Technical Editing

The purpose of technical editing is to create the most effective and usable documentation for your audience. 

Important aspects of technical editing include the organization of the content, user-centric language, and clear, concise writing.

Developmental recommendations. Stylistic and copy editing. Plain language. Style guide development. Confidentiality and ethical editing.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

Standard Operating Procedures
Training and How-to Manuals
Grant Reports
Educational Materials

Nonfiction Editing

Editors and writers work together to ensure logic and flow, clarity, consistency, and compelling arguments and messages.

I advise on plain language and plain design, where appropriate, to help you reduce redundancy and wordiness and to crystallize your intent.

Together, we get clear on your OMA (objectives, message, audience) to clarify your writing.  

Magazine articles, book manuscripts, memoir, blog posts. Structural recommendations. Stylistic and copy editing, and style guide development​. Confidentiality and ethical editing.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

First Nations and Indigenous Topics
Biocultural Diversity  |  ethnobotany, anthropology, endangered languages

Nature  |  conservation, species at risk, wildlife, climate change
Food  |  organic, food security, gardening/farming, food products
Health  |  psychology, baby health, yoga therapy, prostate health, diet

Academic Editing

Not only do I make your job easier, but I also make your supervisor’s job easier. ​Instead of learning APA on your tight schedule, ​hire me. I know the entire APA 7 manual like the back of my hand.

At my indications, you’ll iron out the wrinkles and blaze through the review process. I guarantee my work: if needed post-review, I tweak the APA formatting and any consistency issues.

Drastically ​reduce your stress. Experience greater motivation when working with small editing deadlines. Get a clean and foolproof paper that stands up to scrutiny and ​​improves your mark!

Theses and dissertations. Capstone projects. Journal articles. ​APA style.​ Confidentiality and ethical editing.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

Psychology, Counselling, and Spirituality  ​|  St. Stephen’s College
Social Work  |  University of the Fraser Valley
Education  |  University of Lethbridge, Royal Roads University, McGill
Communications  |  Royal Roads University
Leadership  |  Royal Roads University
Business Administration   |  Royal Roads University
​Forestry and Social Impact Assessment   |  UBC
Environmental Sciences  |  Royal Roads University
Nursing  |  Sask Polytechnic Institute

Confidentiality and Ethics

  • Every aspect of your research, your content, and your project is kept in confidentiality. 
  • The only person with whom I discuss your writing is you.
  • No eyes other than mine will see your writing, unless you’ve agreed that I may employ my assistant’s help.
  • Your writing will not be reproduced nor used for any other purposes.

Graduate students and their supervisors should know that I follow the Editors’ Association of Canada’s guidelines for ethical editing of theses and dissertations. Read more

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