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Bobbi Beatty, B.App.Comm.

Silver Scroll Services

Calgary, AB T2X 0Z5
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I thrive on editing children's books and young adult and adult fiction, fantasy, and creative nonfiction; poetry; self-help; and leadership manuscripts. My clients have gone on to win contests and find success in both traditional and self-publishing. More importantly, we forge strong relationships and mutual respect along the way.

As a former managing editor with a degree in professional editing, I'll help you bring your story to life and work with you to create the quality story of your dreams, whether you choose self-publishing, traditional publishing, or both. Once your story is alive and memorable, I'll polish it until it shines. Over a decade of experience guarantees you'll receive quality results in all levels of editing: substantive, structural, stylistic, and copy editing and proofreading. I can also guide you down on the road to self-publishing.

But wait! 

I'm not done yet. My experience also spans a variety of technical fields including engineering, environmental sciences, academia, public administration, IT, and business. My specializations include reports, proposals, theses, speeches, presentations, and more, so if you have a technical or academic document that needs my help, you've come to the right place.

And there's more...

In addition, I have over 10 years of experience as a professional writer and possess a degree in professional writing, so I can help you with all your content needs including ghostwriting, web content, blogs, and more. Because I, too, am a writer, I understand where you're coming from. I know what it is to cherish your words and to have an editor mercilessly cut them, so I work with you until we create something together that you're pleased with and proud of.

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What people say...

"Thank you!! And you deserve it! Omg, this is Amazing. I completely understand why writers always thank their editors so profusely in the acknowledgements. My gosh! You do so much work, so well and without you, books just wouldn't have the sparkle, flow and magic that is found in the finished product! I am really thrilled with your work and I really like your style. I know you love your work and it shows. I'm so glad I chose you! :) :)" - Shari Ingenika, Author of The Kingdom of Cardinia

"Thank you so much for this. I really appreciate the time, effort and skill you put into this project! It is certainly the better for your involvement!!" - Kirsten Marion, Publisher, Common Deer Press

“I am so pleased that you are editing my writing. It's a pleasure working with you! On the whole I am extremely happy with your work. Truly."  – Kevin Cottam, Author of The Nomadic Mindset

“I'm so thrilled that I have you as my editor. You have become so important to my writing career. Thank you for providing the wonderful analysis, suggestions, and lessons you have been giving me. I am so pleased that you are editing my writing. It's a pleasure working with you!” – Peter Freeman, Author of Water

“Thank you so incredibly much! Hiring you was the best decision that I made while writing this thesis. I’m beyond grateful for your help. You have put my mind completely at ease. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” – Alicja Jazwiec, School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster University

"Bobbi is definitely an expert in her field and I would highly recommend her to be a part of your book project. The quality of her work and her timely responses have allowed me to effectively reveal the true essence of my book and meet my timelines.” – Barrington Rowe, Author of 7 Biblical Life-Changing Lessons

“Over the course of our working relationship, I have been continuously impressed by her dedication, insight, work ethic, and talent…she is an energetic, dedicated, highly-skilled writer and editor that will bring success to any literary endeavor she is involved in.”  – Marc Colbourne, Other Voices President and Manager, Alberta Immigration

“Bobbi Beatty did an amazing job on editing my children's book. She gave me ideas that made my book make sense and was extremely professional. Within days my book was edited and revised for a great price! Easy to get a hold of and communicate with. I would recommend her for any of your editing needs and will be using her services in the future. Thank you!” Tara Severin, Author of Desi's Colours

“Thank you for all your help in finding my voice and story. It has been a real treat to say the least. You were such an inspiration in the editing process!” – Alana Burton, creative nonfiction author

“Bobbi was a complete God-send in undertaking this work at such short notice! I appreciated her support on this. She does great work and provides meaningful options/choices. I would be happy to work with her again.” – Jeremy Drought, Last Impression Publishing

“I was always impressed by the quality and efficiency of her work. Knowing that she would meticulously scrutinize the document to a high standard allowed me to focus on the technical aspect of the report. Considering the volume and variety of types of reports she would face in a day, she was always consistent in the high quality she delivered, even with competing pressures of multiple looming deadlines.” – Nathan Green, Hydrologist, Matrix Solutions Inc.

“I appreciate your time and amazing skills to help me create this book into something I have always envisioned! I am so happy I went with you to edit and help me through this process!” – Haley Macleod, poet

“She would catch all our mistakes in the text and identified clearer and more concise ways of writing.  She was always professional and easy to work with and her attention to detail improved the quality of my reports.” – Delanie Player, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Matrix Solutions Inc.

“She consistently provided high quality editing of the documents we developed together, following the internal and client standards as required. Her communication was always prompt and professional, and she had a good sense of when to request clarification in order to streamline the editing and document generation process.” – Simone Levy, Environmental Scientist, Matrix Solutions Inc.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Booklets
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Newsletters
  • Poetry
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Administration
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Gender studies
  • Government, provincial
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Handicrafts
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • Leisure, general
  • Life sciences
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism