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Laura Edlund

Toronto, ON M4J 1G9
Primary contact: 
Réviseur(e) agréé(e) en révision de fond et en stylistique

Activités de bénévolat pour Réviseurs Canada

  • Agrément (2013)
  • Congrès (2017)
  • Publications (2014)
  • Section de Toronto (2013, 2014)


Editors Canada-certified for excellence, I bring experience, training, and efficiency to writing and editing projects.

The short story: I provide developmental edits, manuscript evaluations, writing, consultations, and other services to clients ranging from individual authors to publishers, government departments, institutions, and corporations. I love good stories, respect writers, have decades of experience in education (online and print), dive into complex and visually rich publications, and have a special interest as an ally in reconciliation in Canada, Indigenous Peoples, and social justice.

The long story: To each project, I bring the experience of working on staff, freelance, and in business. Clients (present and past) and employers (past) include Pearson Canada, the Insurance Institute of Canada, Inhabit Education, GoodMinds, Page Two Strategies, JUMP Math, Oxford University Press, Scholastic Canada, Annick Press, Nelson, government departments, non-profits, corporations, and individual authors.  My specialties include:

- writing, structural editing, and stylistic editing for diverse audiences, genres, formats, reading levels, and interests

- planning, managing, motivating, and troubleshooting for new writers, subject experts, and multilingual authors

- helping subject experts present their knowledge with clarity and focus for their target readers and to meet their objectives

- 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 goverment reports and proposals)

- troubleshooting and planning to meet deadlines and budgets with best results 

Education, training, memberships, and speaking engagements include:

- Editors Canada certificate for excellence in Structural and Stylistic Editing

- Editors Canada membership

- creating and presenting an Editors Canada webinar about editing maps, speaking at Ryerson University to editing students, speaking to Editors Canada (Toronto branch) about applying Professional Editorial Standards, and speaking at the Editors Canada national conference (2017)

- Plain Language International Association (PLAIN) membership

- 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
  • Coordination de la production
  • Correction d’épreuves
  • Recherche, vérification de données
  • Réécriture
  • Révision de fond
  • Révision stylistique
  • Adaptation Web
  • Rédaction


  • Matériel publicitaire et de promotion
  • Anthologies
  • Atlas, cartes et plans
  • Blogues
  • Littérature jeunesse
  • Ouvrages : général
  • Auto-édition
  • Documents d’affaires : général
  • Programmes-cadres
  • 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


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