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Barbara Sandilands



Former foreign service officer with over 27 years' experience in teaching language and writing skills in academic and government settings. Extensive experience editing foreign affairs and trade/export documents for senior management; over fifteen years of translation and text comparison experience (French to English, more than 20 books) for a range of publishers. BA Honours French, MA Canadian Studies, MA Translation. Secret clearance. Pre-approved "ProServices" supply arrangement under Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Editorial Skills

  • Bilingual editing
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, French to English
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Arts
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Food and drink
  • Government, federal
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • International relations
  • Labour and employment
  • Literature
  • Pedagogy
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism