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Debbie Clara Bateman

Clear Choice Writing

Duncan, BC


For more than 20 years, I’ve dedicated myself to the art of communicating clearly. Before deciding to work freelance, I was employed by the Calgary Fire Department, SAIT Polytechnic, and SMART Technologies. Over the years, I’ve worked in a variety of genres and formats, from online courses and user guides to brochures, reports, blogs, scripts, and novels.

Debbie is by far the most conscientious, detail oriented, and skilled writer I have ever worked with. Her ability to capture, collate, and augment information through research, and transcribe subject matter expertise is unequalled. A passionate writer, consummate professional and a true pleasure to work with.”  – Trevor Sommerfeld, Calgary Fire Department 

In editing my novel, Debbie brought three critical elements to the table: her knowledge, professionalism, and a genuine desire to support my growth as a writer. Starting with a thorough manuscript evaluation, Debbie commented on the overall story structure and flow, narrative and character arcs, identified areas of improvement (and explained why) and even pointed out areas of strength (and again why). The copy edit was as equally thorough.” — Tina Rovatti, novelist


Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Indexing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Permissions
  • Plain language
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Multimedia
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reference materials, general
  • Study guides
  • Style guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials


  • Business
  • Construction and real estate
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Pedagogy
  • Technology