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Lynne Graham

Words at Work: Writing, Editing, Communication Services

949 Kentwood Terrace
Victoria, BC V8Y 1A5
Canada
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Profile

Every document tells a story. I ensure the story is clear, interesting, and meaningful. The editing process is flexible; the outcome is consistent: clear, consistent writing that achieves results.

Credentials

My credentials include an MA in professional communication, an MSc in Microbiology, a diploma in professional writing, and 13 years of editing experience.

Approach

As an editor and professional communicator, I help you achieve your goals. I work with you to match your objectives with your readers' interests, while ensuring the writing is clear and says what you intend it to say. Whether you need a report, proposal, presentation, or any other workplace document, the result is content that works.

With a background in both science and business, I bring an analytical approach to editing projects, together with an excellent understanding of business communication. My specialties are twofold: making complex concepts engaging and easy to understand, and developing persuasive proposals that help bring critical projects to reality.

Successful projects

-  Technical documents: 
Reports (client, annual, medical-legal), proposals, procedures, manuals (operations; teaching; health, safety, and environmental), requests for proposals (RFPs), policies, applications (funding, grants)

-  Corporate communications and marketing: 
Presentations, brochures, newsletters, web content, proposals, communications plans, scripts, articles, news releases, reports, community information boards

-  Books: 
 -- Canada's Pacific Gateways: Realizing the Vision (a 400-page book on the history of Canada’s Pacific ports and the railways that connect them), by Dr. W.B.M.. Hick

 -- Staying Safe on Our Roads: The Small Margin for Error (a 210-page book on road safety), by Brian Denton

 -- The Ultimate Learning to Drive Guide: Learning Strategies and Advice from a Professional Driving Instructor, by Lana Deets

-  Academic theses:

Social Sciences, Leadership, Business, Education, Microbiology

-  Curriculum:

Natural Sciences

-  Grant applications, funding proposals, and presentations:

Numerous successful applications that have raised significant funds for critical projects

 

Quality of work

“Lynne’s work has been outstanding . . . I recommend her without hesitation for any position requiring the services of a professional writer and editor.”  Suzanne Bastedo, Special Projects Manager, NAMC

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Academic materials, general
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Teachers' guides
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Ecology and environment
  • Engineering
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Life sciences
  • Sciences, general