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Sylvia Siemens

Siemens Editorial Services

Calgary, AB T2N 4S6


It’s hard to be objective about your own writing, especially after reading your text many times. But you probably know when there are opportunities for polishing, clarifying and correcting. As a professional editor, I have the experience, training and skill to help you make your writing the best it can be.

My 14 years of experience as a communicator help me assist writers and act as an advocate for the reader. This means that I give specific and meaningful feedback to authors while respecting their voice and keeping readers' needs in mind.

Need an index? I'm also an indexer, with experience in book indexes as well as periodical and online indexes.

I hold a business degree from University of Calgary and certificates in both professional editing and technical writing from Mount Royal University. My formal indexing training is from UC Berkeley Extension and Graduate School USA.

Clients value my concise edits, quick turnaround of their projects, and insightful feedback. I look forward to helping you communicate your message clearly and effectively.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Indexing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Indexes
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, other
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Websites


  • Business
  • Construction and real estate
  • Earth sciences
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Engineering
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Information technology
  • Leisure, general
  • Technology
  • Travel and tourism