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Annemarie Vander Veen

Annemarie Vander Veen & Associates Inc.

67 Gleeson Way
Ottawa, ON K2J 4Y9
Canada
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Profile

Ottawa-based freelance editor and writer, owner of Annemarie Vander Veen & Associates Inc.

- Subjects: hi-tech, science, health, business, green technology, psychology, agriculture, education, climate change, math, business, HR, & more

- Excels at substantive, structural, stylistic, & copy editing; proofreading, standards development 

- Editing experience: gov't reports, web content, academic papers, funding proposals, performance audits, textbooks, non-fiction books, procedures guides, online help files, case studies, & more

- Expert in the principles of clear writing, plain language, writing for translation, web writing

- Current clients and past employers include Agriculture Canada (Environment Bureau), Auditor General, Bank of Canada, Health Canada, Algonquin College, U. of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing, Corel, Open Text, Cognos-IBM, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, Nortel

- Twenty + years of experience as an editor, writer, communications specialist, and manager

- Holds an honour’s degree in Rhetoric & Professional Writing from the University of Waterloo

- Flexible, personable, dependable… able to meet tight deadlines and take last-minute work requests

- Conversational ability and federal government level BBB in French

- Security Clearance: Secret

 

 

 

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Indexing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Guidebooks
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Surveys
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Business
  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Family
  • Government, federal
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • Leisure, general
  • Literature
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general