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Chris Lendrum

Scriblerus Communications

Ottawa, ON K1M 0Z3
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • National Capital Region Branch (2015)


I am an experienced writer and editor with 14 years of experience, 9 years of which I have spent working freelance. Although I specialize in topics related to health, policy and advocacy, I am happy to work in other areas.

I have worked for a variety of clients from the public, private and non-profit sectors, including UNAIDS, Cancer Care Ontario, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Canada, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and more. I’ve also edited dissertations, theses and articles for academics and researchers in both Canada and Europe.

I have a PhD in English Literature from the University of Ottawa, and I have worked as a part-time professor there for the past 8 years.

I am happy to work with graduate students on their dissertations and theses, and with all scholars on manuscripts that they are preparing for publication. For ethical reasons, however, I will not work on any class assignments.

If you would like more information about the services that I provide, please visit my website ( You can learn more about my past projects  on my Linkedin profile (

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about my availability, please feel free to contact me by phone or email (listed on the top right of this page).

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Editorial Skills

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


  • Abstracts
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • In-house publications
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, other
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Culture
  • Government, federal
  • Government, provincial
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general