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Dennis York - SimplyWrite Communications
I am a writer, editor, trainer and consultant, specializing in plain language communications.
I have written everything from website content, radio stories and scripts for multimedia CDs to magazine and textbook articles, marketing material, corporate brochures, training manuals and a plain language style guide. I have also published a novel and a book of poetry and photography with a small press.
Editing and Rewriting
I have edited and/or rewritten everything from proposals, grant applications, government documents, training manuals, annual reports and curriculum documentation to magazine and academic articles and advertising copy.
Teaching and Training
I have taught communication skills, including business writing, grammar fundamentals, report writing and preparing and delivering presentations.
My private, non-profit, business and government clients have included
-Mantle & Overall Communications
-Word Sculpture (Sweden)
-Association for Manufacturing Excellence
-G R Young Communications
-Performance Management Consultants
-Pearson Education Canada
-Harcourt Brace & Co.
-Creative Force Communications
(Canada Council for the Arts)
-Audiosynchrasy (Agri-Food Canada)
-Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
-Department of Defence (DND)
-Canadian AIDS Society
-RCMP Canadian Firearms Program
-Public Safety Canada
-Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI)
-Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
-Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
I am listed in ProServices and registered with the federal government as a supplier of writing, editing, training and consulting services. I had a Standing Offer for Editing Services with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) from June 2008 to June 2011. I am contracted to edit documents for the Evaluation and Advisory sector of Transport Canada from June 2014 to March 31, 2015. I was a pre-qualified vendor of editorial services for Alberta Education from June 2012 to June 2014. I have security clearance.
-I am a member of the Editors' Association of Canada.
- I was Chair of the Editors’ Association’s Professional Development Committee for the Ottawa branch from 2006 to 2010.
-I was on the Editorial Advisory Committee of Carleton University Magazine from 2005 to 2009.
- Copy editing
- On-screen editing
- Plain language
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Academic materials, general
- Academic papers and essays
- Advertising and marketing materials
- Business materials, general
- Conference materials
- E-materials, general
- Educational materials, general
- Grant applications and fundraising
- Manuals and how-to books
- Periodicals, general
- Proposals and evaluations
- Résumés and CVs
- Grammar and linguistics
- Industry and technology, general
- Sciences, general
- Society, general