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David Dressler

David Dressler, The Write Stuff Services

218-3433 Renfrew St.
Vancouver, BC V5M 4H8
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Writer/editor/researcher published since 1950s: including, but not limited to, health, medical, investigative journalism, dance and the arts. Also including: education, business, and ESL. Editing: the foregoing and ad copy, news releases, correspondence, web site text, books, theses, essays, speeches. Publications include: Medical Post, Chronicle of Skin and Allergy, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,  Monday Magazine, Vancouver Sun, Health Care News, BC Massage Practitioner, Popular Electronics, Astounding Science Fiction, by request of NASA a Eulogy to Fallen Astronauts. Education: Reed College, BA (philosophy), Vancouver School of Art, professional dance training, University of Victoria MA program (counselling psychology), communication skills workshops, medical training at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, Canadian School of Osteopathy, Upledger Institute, Ursa Institute, editing and journalism courses, Simon Fraser University Extension. Acccomplishments include: stopping a national railway subdividing land, with a single letter; changing EI law in writing, a victory for artists; eulogy to fallen astronauts read by NASA to the stricken families; investigative journalism documentary proving a conspiracy; healthcare advocacy; health columnist and radio announcer.

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Fiction
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Earth sciences
  • Health care
  • Life sciences
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general