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Gary Lund

Gary W Lund Writing and Editing

Vancouver, BC V6K 1E9
Canada
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Profile

Freelance editor and journalist:
Editing training manuals, education materials, marketing plans, business plans, other corporate communications
Writing profiles, feature articles on horticulture, automotive businesses, and management subjects

Other editing interests:
Books on horticulture/arboriculture, religion and spirituality; editing ESL-translated material

Education/credentials:
TEFL Certificate and Tutoring ESOL Certificate (teaching and tutoring ESL), completed in 2011
(Vancouver Community College)
Print Futures: Professional Writing Diploma
(Douglas College)
Business Administration Diploma
(Red Deer College)
Jouneyman Landscape Gardener
ISA Certified Arborist (not renewed)
Certificate in Drafting

Relevant experience:
Technical Writer/Editor (policy editor) at BCIT (2008-2013)
Instructional Materials Developer at BCIT (2012)
Freelance Journalist and Copyeditor/Proofreader for the trade journals Tow Canada and Collision Quarterly (2005-present)
ESL Teaching Assistant (practicum) at MOSAIC English-language training centre, Vancouver
(2011)

Other freelance experience:
Proposal-writing
Editiing marketing materials, training manuals, online educational materials
website maintenance, online newsletters

I have more than 60 published articles. My writing has been published by:
Tow Canada, Collision Quarterly, Towing & Recovery Footnotes, the Red Deer Advocate, the Other Press, Gardens West, and the e-Zine, Looseleaf.

Prior to my writing and editing life, I worked as an entrepreneur, a gardener, an arborist, a draftsman, and in retail record sales.

My broad background, life experience, education, and curiosity equip me with knowledge, diplomacy, and language skills, and provide for a wide perspective and critical thinking abilities. The results are articles, proposals, and designs that are clear and persuasive.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Academic materials, general
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Administration
  • Business
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Pedagogy
  • Transportation