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Anne Brennan, BA, CPE

Allegro Communications

10375 Sandiford Drive
Richmond, BC V7E 5S6
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  • President's Award (2014)
Certified Professional Editor (CPE)
Certified Structural and Stylistic Editor
Certified Copy Editor
Certified Proofreader

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Publications (2011, 2014, 2015)
  • Website Redesign Task Force (2012)


I started editing almost as soon as I started reading. I figured out how to get paid for it in 1983.

Today I'm a certified professional editor (CPE), having passed rigorous tests set by the Editors' Association of Canada in structural and stylistic editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I also hold a degree in psychology and anthropology with a minor in English.

My specialties are plain language, educational publishing, technical editing (especially for quilting and sewing publications), website content and construction, magazine editing, and project management.

I’ve supervised a distance-course production department (Simon Fraser University), edited courses (BC Open University/BC Open College; Technical University of British Columbia; Simon Fraser University; Safety Codes Council of Alberta, Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council,, edited magazines (Easy Living; BC Woman), created original website content (;, and built and maintained websites (,

I’ve also edited books and edited and/or written corporate and promotional materials and newsletters.

I’m happiest when I’m working on content about sewing or quilting . . . or, better yet, when I’m actually sewing or quilting. I also love playing clarinet and alto sax in various orchestras, concert bands, chamber groups, and musical theatre productions.


Keywords: text, textbook, website, magazine, book, academic material, educational material, sewing, quilting, corporate reports

Editorial Skills

  • Acquisitions
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Referencing
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Study guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Business
  • Canada
  • Handicrafts
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Music
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences