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Laura Edlund

Toronto, ON M4J 1G9
Canada
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Certifications

  • Réviseur(e) agréé(e) en révision de fond et en stylistique (2008)

Activités de bénévolat pour Réviseurs Canada

  • Agrément (2013)
  • Section de Toronto (2013, 2014)
  • Publications (2014)

Profile

EAC-certified for excellence, I bring experience, efficiency, and enthusiasm to writing and editing projects. My specialities are fiction, clear language, and plain language. For over 30 years, I have worked (virtually) around the world for companies, individuals, and organizations, including many trade and educational Canadian publishers (Pearson, Oxford University Press, Rubicon, Nelson, McGraw-Hill, Annick Press, Scholastic, UBC's Pacific Educational Press, etc.).

Since 2015, I have been working in the southern office for an Arctic publisher with fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children. I'm available for freelance work on manuscript evaluations, writing, editing, and consulting.

Recent subjects have ranged from Arctic ecology, Inuit stories and perspectives, Inuktitut language, teaching with online videos, education, Indigenous peoples in Canada, social justice, and US politics to (in fiction) murder, family secrets, heroic battles, pirates, aliens, and DIY technology.

Specialties:

helping subject experts present their knowledge with clarity and focus for their target readers

writing and substantive and structural editing for bilingual publications (Inuktitut, English)

planning, managing, motivating, and troubleshooting for new writers, subject experts, and ELL writers

markets in Canada and the United States, and for online international/English-language users

working with large teams, multiple reviews, and complex submissions (e.g., for tendered publications with diverse stakeholders)

Education, training, and memberships include:

Plain Language International Association (PLAIN) membership

EAC membership, EAC certificate for excellence in Structural and Stylistic Editing

BA in English Literature (University of Toronto) 

Book and Magazine Publishing
/Book Editing and Design (Centennial College, Toronto)

Writing for Multimedia (Centennial College, Toronto)

Diploma in Web Content (contented.com, New Zealand)

Plain Language, Editing Fiction, Editing E-Books, Writing and Editing for the Web, and other seminars and workshops

 

Compétences éditoriales

  • Adaptations
  • Canadianisation
  • Consultation et évaluation de manuscrit
  • Coordination de projet
  • Révision à l’écran
  • Révision en ligne
  • Langage clair et simple
  • Correction d’épreuves
  • Recherche, vérification de données
  • Réécriture
  • Révision de fond
  • Révision stylistique
  • Adaptation Web
  • Rédaction

Supports

  • Matériel publicitaire et de promotion
  • Anthologies
  • Atlas, cartes et plans
  • Blogues
  • Littérature jeunesse
  • Ouvrages : général
  • Auto-édition
  • Documents d’affaires : général
  • E-livres
  • Documents pédagogiques : général
  • Romans
  • Documents graphiques
  • Guides
  • Manuels et ouvrages pratiques
  • Photographies et illustrations
  • Guides de l’enseignant
  • Tests et documents d’évaluation
  • Manuels, école primaire et secondaire
  • Livres grand public
  • Sites Web

Spécialités

  • Autochtones
  • Arts
  • Affaires
  • Canada
  • Économie, politique et droit : général
  • Divertissements
  • Géographie
  • Soins de santé
  • Histoire
  • Arts, lettres et sciences humaines : général
  • Styles de vie
  • Littérature
  • Mathématiques et statistiques
  • Sciences sociales
  • Tourisme et voyages