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Deirdre Maultsaid

Vancouver, BC V5Y 0A5




I am an editor and writing teacher.  I can design and write courses, and edit course materials in a variety of formats. I can edit for style,  copyedit, fact check for theses and dissertations, bibliographies, academic articles, manuals, textbooks, websites, government and non-profit reports and proposals, and non-fiction in the social sciences, healthcare, emergency preparedness, and other subjects. Please ask.

Education writing and editing

         I have experience in instructional design, both for online and classroom courses.

         I have written, edited, and published academic articles, abstracts, and conference presentations.

         I have coached writers in their thesis and dissertation writing, and edited dissertations.

         I teach professional communications.

 Education and Professional Development

         BA, Communications

         MEd, Adult Education

         Courses and workshops in writing, copyediting, blogging, writing for the web, Microsoft Office, Moodle, Wordpress, copyright law, interviewing, project management



Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, self-help
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Government
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general