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Audra M. Gorgiev

Professional Freelance Editor/Proofreader

138 Crystal Green Drive
Okotoks, AB T1S 0C8
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I am a full-time professional freelance editor (copy, line, and technical editing) and proofreader with over 17 years of experience editing a wide variety of material (including technical documents; scientific/medical research journal articles; manuscripts/textbooks; finance/investment reports, funds/markets briefs, and investor literature; corporate communications, white papers, regulatory reports, and marketing material; academic documents; K-12 STEM and postsecondary e-learning materials; bio/autobiographies; and ESL documents). I edit material in U.S. or Canadian English as required for the intended audience.

References will attest to my determination to accept nothing short of perfection in my work. I strive for complete accuracy and the highest degree of professionalism in the work I complete, and utilize Chicago, AMA, APA, AP, and Canadian Press manuals of style as required; I also use (or create) house style guides as needed. In addition to editing in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and MS PowerPoint, I also have experience working within structured authoring and template-based authoring content management systems, and other authoring tools (such as ScholarOne, GatherContent, Delta, Slack, and SharePoint), and am very comfortable working with HTML.


My editing and proofreading skills extend across many subjects and business needs—you could say that I am an “editing savant”—and have always been the hidden accomplice behind any successful document. Grammar, punctuation, clarity, formatting, and rapid turnaround are my specialties, whatever the document may be; and I work electronically or with hard copy. I am a passionate perfectionist when it comes to a succinct, well-written, and mistake-free document—that oh-so-important first impression. My time is very flexible and I am on call six days a week for long- or short-term projects; my computer is fired up at 9 a.m. and is on until 9 p.m. MST.

My rates vary on the level of editing and turnaround time; the billing method and rate structure can be tailored to the project. Please note that I do strive to work within my clients’ budgets.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • Conference materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Public relations materials
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Study guides
  • Style guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Engineering
  • Government, federal
  • Handicrafts
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • International relations
  • Leisure, general
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Technology