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Antoinette Karuna

Karuna Communications

Antigonish, NS


Hello! My name is Antoinette Karuna, and I work with words—writing, editing, and translating them—to help you improve your communications, connect with the right audiences, and reach new markets.

As your editor, I make sure that your message is communicated effectively, enabling you to present yourself with confidence and professionalism and setting you up for communication success!

This means that I ensure that the concepts are clearly expressed, that the structure is coherent, that the style used is consistent, that the tone is appropriate to your target reader, and that the copy is free of grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation errors. I value the use of plain language and apply its principles when appropriate.

I edit a variety of texts—from children's books to government reports to marketing collateral—including documents written by individuals for whom English is an additional language (non-native English writers). I also offer comparative editing, which means that I revise English translations of French and German texts to ensure that the translation is faithful to the original text. 

I offer the following editorial services: bilingual editing; plain language editing; substantive, stylistic, and copy editing; and proofreading. I also offer writing and translation services. 

Please visit my website ( for more information and to read client testimonials.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (specializing in Film Production) with a minor in Creative Writing from Concordia University. My university studies and years of professional experience in screenwriting have provided me with a profound understanding of storytelling and narrative structure—knowledge that I bring to all my editorial work.

Parallel to my editorial work, I am a visual artist and part-time academic instructor within the Art Department at St. Francis Xavier University.

I reside in beautiful Antigonish, Nova Scotia. I have lived in London, Berlin, and Montreal.

Editorial Skills

  • Bilingual editing
  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, French to English
  • Translation, other
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • In-house publications
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Pictures and illustrations
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Surveys
  • Websites


  • Aboriginal people
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Cinema
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Developing countries
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Food and drink
  • Government
  • Handicrafts
  • International relations
  • Lifestyles
  • Travel and tourism