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Dawn Loewen

Dawn Loewen, Certified Copy Editor

Saskatoon, SK S7K 4N7
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  • Certified Copy Editor (2008)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Saskatchewan Branch (2015)


I am a certified copy editor who has worked in publishing since 1998. I specialize in detail work (copy editing and proofreading)—picking out the nits, but avoiding pedantry. My work spans everything from academic journal articles to poetry, consultants' reports to children's books. Given my academic background (BSc in biology and physical geography; MSc in ethnobotany), I have particular subject-matter expertise in natural history, the natural sciences, and Indigenous/First Nations/Métis themes. My editing background includes courses from Ryerson and SFU, countless seminars, and extensive in-house editorial training. I am familiar with many styles, including Chicago and APA. It would be my pleasure to give your writing a professional editor's polish. Please visit my website for more information and testimonials.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic papers and essays
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Guidebooks
  • Poetry
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Aboriginal people
  • Animals
  • Biography
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Health
  • History, Canadian
  • Life sciences
  • Literature
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences