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Anne Godlewski, BSc

Terrific Text

Waterloo, ON N2K 3K9
Canada

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Conference (2014)
  • Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph Twig (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Publications (2015)

Profile

I’m a copy editor and proofreader who specializes in scientific and technical subjects. I can help you simplify your text and clarify complex ideas that native and non-native English speakers are more likely to understand.

I have a degree in biology and a strong interest in life science subjects, herbal medicine, nutrition, and well-being. My editing experience ranges from research reports in foresty and documentation for software developers to white papers on travel and health insurance. I’m experienced in editing with a focus on translation and search engine optimization (SEO), and in assessing content for appropriate legal language and trademark and brand compliance. I’ve revised website text and navigation structure, worked in a UI/UX role in designing the navigation and usability of record-keeping software, and I am comfortable applying HTML and XML tags. 

Here’s what some of my colleagues and clients have to say about me and my work:

This is perfect. Thank you! When I review these articles, I'm looking at content and messaging, so it’s easy to miss glaring errors like having a source’s name spelled two ways. Thank goodness I sent this to you. Your queries are great, too.

-- Managing editor

Anne is an essential member of our team, helping us create content that is accurate, concise, and conforms to company guidelines and best practices. Anne has that rare combination of skills in being able to create useful products while also taking the time to understand difficult concepts to make the products even better. She makes herself available to help solve problems and answer questions, displaying mentorship qualities that go far to improve the team. On top of this, her good humour and approachability make it easy for people to understand and accept the sometimes difficult feedback of an editor.

-- Technical writer

In my working experience with Anne, she has proven herself to be a very resourceful and respectful colleague. She is extremely intelligent, and has always taken the time to answer any questions in a thoughtful and timely manner. Her insight into any situation has always been proven to be an added resource, whether it is professionally or personally.

-- Project manager

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Layout and design
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing

Media/Genres

  • Academic materials, general
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Labels and packaging
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Multimedia
  • Periodicals, general
  • Pictures and illustrations
  • Reports, other
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Health care
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Insurance
  • Sciences, general
  • Technology