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Carolyn Bateman

Carolyn Bateman Communications

Sooke, BC


More than 30 years' experience: 10 years as an in-house editor (Toronto Life, Western Living); more than 20 years editing for book and magazine publishers as well as government/corporate clients (City of Burnaby, UBC). An intense stint of writing and editing for a Web hosting company familiarized me with the essentials of compelling Web content. Working with self-publishing writers or those needing help before submitting to agents or publishers is another specialty. My personal essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines, my poetry in literary journals. As a writer, I feel I have an affinity with my clients; feedback bears this out.

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Business materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • Magazines
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Style guides
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Architecture
  • Canada
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • History
  • Information technology
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Travel and tourism