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Adrineh Der-Boghossian, MSc


Toronto, ON
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Toronto Branch (2017, 2018, 2019)


I’m an experienced communications professional with 10+ years’ experience in writing, editing, and translation. I’ve worked mostly in the non-profit sector and academia but also have experience in research and online media. I’ve taught English at the American University of Armenia, managed the production process of print materials for a legal advocacy organization, translated a booklet of a report on human rights violations of LGBTQ+ people in Armenia, researched factors affecting media trust, and developed a grassroots campaign to raise awareness on domestic violence in Armenia. I have many interests, but the core of what I do is communicate: I help people and organizations distill their thoughts and ideas into language that’s accessible for their audience, adapting the message for various products and platforms.

My educational qualifications include a certificate in editing from George Brown College, an honours bachelor of arts degree in psychology from York University, and a master's degree in communications from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I am a lifelong learner, engaged in ongoing professional development. Currently, I am pursuing a publishing certificate from The Chang School at Ryerson University.

For two years, I volunteered my time on the Editors Toronto executive as editor-in-chief of BoldFace, the official blog of Editors Toronto. I currently volunteer as the proofreader for The Editors' Weekly.

In December 2019, I edited and did the back-of-book index for a self-published vegan cookbook, while in February 2020, I proofread a cookbook for Penguin Canada. I very much enjoyed these experiences and, as an avid cook myself, I would love to work on other cookbooks. I recently completed the course Editing Recipes and Cookbooks (part of Ryerson's publishing program) and feel better prepared to tackle cookbooks.

I’m looking for new opportunities in writing, editing, and research—anything that involves the written word. I want to help you or your organization tell your story better and get it out in the world.

Contact me to see how we can work together.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Indexing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, other
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Books, general
  • Catalogues
  • Conference materials
  • Cookbooks
  • E-materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Indexes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Communications
  • Developing countries
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Humanities, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general