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David Gillap

27 Patricia Ave
Barrie, ON L4M 3J6
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


I enjoy working collegially with clients to help them think through their ideas and bring clarity and an appropriate tone to their message. I specialize in making writing clear and reader-friendly.

I have helped many client organizations improve their own writing skills through customized workshops.

I have taught university courses in literature and writing skills. I have also led many business workshops in interpersonal and communication skills, and problem-solving and decision-making. 

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Multimedia
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reports, other
  • Speeches
  • Websites


  • Administration
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Finance and taxation
  • Health
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Insurance