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Colleen Stewart Haynes, MA

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)
  • Volunteer Management (2015)


Professional editor/writer available for contract work. I focus on academic & medical editing and corporate projects. 
I have also written a number of feature articles for lifestyle mags and trade pubs.
Long career in nursing (ER, community, mental health, instructing), retired 2014.
Technical writing certificate.
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
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • 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
  • Construction and real estate
  • Food and drink
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Travel and tourism