Vous êtes ici

Catherine Plear

Vancouver, BC V6H 1Y5
Primary contact: 


  • Finaliste du prix Tom-Fairley (2012)

Activités de bénévolat pour Réviseurs Canada

  • Agrément (2015)


I'm a certified copy editor with a record of helping writers hone their work and meet their deadlines. I work in both the digital and print worlds and help authors make sure their writing is ready for either.

As a book editor, I've worked both freelance and in-house with general, legal, and business publishers as well as academic and educational presses. I've edited art catalogues, legal how-to guides, and books on personal finance, natural history, medical technology, and business basics, among other subjects.

My aim is to ensure not only that every book succeeds as a whole but also that every sentence in every book is as clear, informative, and engaging as possible.

I’m also an indexer. I’ve indexed books on sports, politics, nature, health, and history.

As a web writer/editor, I've worked on websites, newsletters, and marketing copy. I understand the demands of web publishing (including search engine optimization) and know how to shape material for online delivery.

I love language and know how to make it work.

"Catherine Plear worked for me as an employee (editor, then managing editor) and freelance editor for many years. She is among the very best editors I have had the pleasure of working with: conscientious, meticulous, and on time. Among her great strengths are her ability to quickly grasp complex topics and explain them in simple language, and her ability to deal with print and digital content in any form one might imagine. I recommend her without reservation."

          -- Richard Day, Publisher, Self-Counsel Press





[Keywords: academic editor, academic editing, documentation, bibliography, bibliographies, citations, book editing, law, legal, legal how-to, business, business how-to, medical, medical technology, history, natural history, art, art catalogues, art catalogs, personal finance, marketing, certified copy editor, certified, certification, structural editor, proofreader, indexer, indexing, SEO, web editing, e-materials]



Compétences éditoriales

  • Préparation de copie
  • Coordination de projet
  • Indexation
  • 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


  • Ouvrages et monographies
  • Matériel publicitaire et de promotion
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogues
  • Livres d’art et de photographie
  • Ouvrages : général
  • Documents d’affaires : général
  • Supports électroniques : général
  • Documents pédagogiques : général
  • Guides
  • Index
  • Revues et magazines
  • Manuels et ouvrages pratiques
  • Infolettres
  • Documents de relations publiques
  • Autres types de rapports
  • Guides de rédaction
  • Livres grand public
  • Sites Web


  • Animaux
  • Arts
  • Biographies
  • Affaires
  • Écologie et environnement
  • Médecine et santé : général
  • Histoire
  • Arts, lettres et sciences humaines : général
  • Droit
  • Littérature
  • Musique
  • Sports