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Catherine Lawson

303-1950 Watkiss Way
Victoria, BC V9B 0V6
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The most consistent feedback I get from clients is that I have made them better writers.  I am an excellent choice if you want to communicate with elegant simplicity to a general audience. My background in print journalism means that I thrive on deadlines and variety.

Working as an editor with both novice and seasoned journalists taught me to craft my approach to the individual writer. Reporting in various fields — crime, courts, social issues, business, fashion, politics and theatre — gave me a wide knowledge base.

I am a new member of Editors Canada, hoping to expand my client base. My most recent editing projects have included commercial websites and blogs. I will respond to any request for work in less than 24 hours, with an estimate.


Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Blogs
  • Brochures
  • Government materials, general
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals, general
  • Public relations materials
  • Speeches
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Government
  • Health
  • History
  • Lifestyles
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Psychology and mental health