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Colleen Stewart Haynes

Prairie Surf Communications

14906 43 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6H 5S1
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Conference (2012)
  • Prairie Provinces Branch (2017)
  • Volunteer Management (2015)


Professional editor/writer available for contract work. I focus on academic & medical editing and corporate projects. 
I have written a number of feature articles for lifestyle mags and trade pubs.
Long career in nursing (ER, community, mental health, instructing), retired.
Technical writing certificate.
Completed MA in Professional Communication (RRU, 2011).

Member: Professional Writers Association of Canada

Editors Canada, Writers Guild of Alberta

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Cookbooks
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reference materials, general
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Style guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Websites


  • Communications
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Travel and tourism