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Carol Rigby

Carol Rigby Cataloguing, Editing and Information Management Services

100 Oak Court
Maberly, ON K0H 2B0
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Training and Development (2015)


I am a freelance editor specializing in material pertaining to the the Canadian Arctic. Having spent more than 25 years living on Baffin Island and living through, and participating in, the birth of Nunavut, I can offer experience based on intimate knowledge of the places and people of the Canadian North. I am also a professional librarian with extensive knowledge regarding available materials pertaining to the North, in English, French, and Inuit languages, including Inuktitut syllabics.Subject specialties: Circumpolar tourism and public policy, especially pertaining to Nunavut and the Canadian North; territorial education at all levels; business communications, editing and writing; library technical services and multilingual  and multiscript library services.Specialized knowledge in Nunavut geography and history, including the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement, and Government of Nunavut policies, procedures and legislation, including use of territorial official languages.Extensive experience in writing, substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, and proofreading in English, in the following areas: administrative management manuals; internal audit reports; college-level course materials, manuals and textbooks; territorial newspapers and magazines; tourism materials and travel guides; government training materials; adult education training materials; elementary school curriculum; government public communications documents; biographies; consolidations of legislation.Experience in copyediting and proofreading in French, including verifying correspondence of text in bilingual English-French documents, in the following areas: consolidations of legislation; administrative management manuals; government reports.Able to keyboard and proofread text in Inuktitut syllabics.Experience includes the following clients and employers: The Gordon Foundation (Toronto). Dr. John F. Keith (Canadian Baptist Ministries, retired). Nunavut Arctic College. Government of Nunavut departments of Justice, Education, Human Resources and Finance. Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Government of Canada).

Editorial Skills

  • Bilingual editing
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Correspondence
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Transcripts and minutes


  • Administration
  • Africa
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Finance and taxation
  • Government, federal
  • Government, provincial
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Travel and tourism