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Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

West Coast Editorial Associates

1246 Acton St.
Victoria, BC V8T 1Y2
Canada
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Certifications

  • Certified Professional Editor (CPE) (2009)
  • Certified Copy Editor (2008)
  • Certified Proofreader (2009)
  • Certified Structural and Stylistic Editor (2009)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Publications (2011)
  • Conference (2011)

Profile

I am a Certified Professional Editor (certified in proofreading, copy editing, and structural and stylistic editing). I have been a freelance writer and editor since 1987, and have clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. I work effectively in almost any subject area and for any audience, but specialize in translating complex material into clear, accessible language. Other strengths include determining a process that will best meet the specific needs of my clients, and working closely with authors in order to get an end result that fully satisfies them.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Bibliographies
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Poetry
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Aboriginal people
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Law
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Social sciences