I have more than a dozen years of experience providing clear, concise, accessible writing for a wide variety of audiences, both in print and online.

I provide a wide range of editing services including

  • Proofreading (final checks for typos, spelling errors, layout errors and so on)
  • Copy editing (checking for readability, grammatical errors, style issues, and accuracy of graphics and charts)
  • Substantive editing (reviewing and commenting upon written materials with an eye to the organization and flow of the writing; re-working of material if required and agreed to)

Computer/technical skills
Having worked in print and online media, as well as in educational software development, I can draw on the following skills when it comes to work projects:

  • Experience with QuarkXPress, InDesign and PageMaker for publication layout
  • Extensive Internet research experience
  • Knowledge of Canadian Press Stylebook and the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications
  • Extensive experience with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Acrobat, BBEdit, HomeSite, FileMaker, Access and various FTP clients
  • Working knowledge of HTML, website maintenance, content management
    systems (e.g., WordPress) and version control systems (e.g., TortoiseCVS)
  • Knowledge of e-mail programs such as Eudora, Outlook, Lotus Notes and Groupwise
  • Experience with digital and 35-millimetre cameras