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Lesley Cameron

14260 Marc Rd.
Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2G5
Canada

EAC Volunteer Participation

  • British Columbia Branch (2015)
  • Certification (2013)
  • Conference (2011)
  • National Executive Council (2014)
  • Prairie Provinces Branch (2014)

Profile

Clear, concise writing lets you communicate your message without being misunderstood. I scrutinize every text I work on for spelling, grammar, consistency, and gaps in logic and content to produce a well-written text that preserves both your voice and your message, and reinforces your company's hard-earned reputation for quality. 

Most of my work comes from repeat clients or professional referrals. I came to Canada from the UK in May 2000 and quickly built up a regular clientele who appreciate my attention to detail, my ability to meet deadlines, my respect for their style preferences, and my diplomacy. I work in a variety of subject areas, and have a particular interest in working on reports and training material, and mental and physical health and well-being, nutrition, and psychology texts. 

Having worked as an editor in the UK for several years (including Routledge Publishers, Harrap Publishers, Edinburgh University Press, Manchester University Press), I am experienced in the use of Canadian, UK, and US English and styles. My transcontinental experience also means I can offer localization advice for North American texts destined for a British audience, and vice versa. 

Other services: I hold an MA in translating and offer translation revision services. I am a volunteer translator for Translators without Borders.

EAC participation: In 2013 I was elected to the National Executive Council as the Regional Director of Branches and Twigs (West). I edited the BC branch newsletter, West Coast Editor, from 2002 to 2004, and proofread the newsletter during 2004 and 2005. I was the Co-coordinator and Programs Team Lead for the 2006 national conference, held in Vancouver, and served as a member of the senior editors’ standing advisory committee for programming for several years. 

Other ways you can find me: Consulting editor, project editor, British English, English, French, translator, translating, translation, memoirs, biography, personal history, fiction, health and safety reports, official languages reports, Canadian Parents for French, arthritis research, Canadian Cancer Society, Commonwealth of Learning, Legal Services Society of BC, nutrition, health, wellness, women’s health, children’s health, psychology, eating disorders, mental health, mining, women’s issues, forensic anthropology, branding, marketing, reputation management, gap analysis.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Proofreading
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing

Media/Genres

  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Business materials, general
  • Cookbooks
  • Newsletters
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Biography
  • Culture
  • Europe
  • Family
  • Gender studies
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health care
  • History
  • Information technology
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Society, general