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Nathan Alexander LaRoi

Alexander Editing

10504 - 17 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6J 5B5
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Unusual among editors in having both a BSc and BA (Carleton College, Minnesota; University of Alberta), plus a double-life as a fiction writer. Beginning as a freelance journalist and editor-in-chief of an arts magazine, I became a full-time writer/editor in 1992 (key clients include Province of and University of Alberta). Some of my best work is with ESL writers from culturally diverse backgrounds. “You have done a wonderful job at casting my words in a clear focused way” – University of Alberta professor. I love what editing does to me, getting me into a concentrated, meditative state of zen-like total absorption.

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Books, general
  • Correspondence
  • Fiction
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Magazines
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Aboriginal people
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Ecology and environment
  • Engineering
  • Health care
  • Literature
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general
  • Society, general