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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, Canada Post, 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 in French (federal government level BBB)

- 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