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Dr/Prof Paul Ling, FRCS

Perfect English 101

304 Stone Road West
Suite 3
Guelph, ON N1G 4W4
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph Twig (2019)


Dr Paul Ling - Medical & Scientific Editor. English/French Translation.

I am a former clinical professor who loves refining academic ideas! My clinical specialist background includes various surgical specialties, with previous research in microbiology and molecular biology, editing journal articles, textbooks, related documents, and commercial documents. With over 30 years of international experience, working in Canada, Australia, the UK, the middle east, and so on, I am well accustomed to interpreting and enhancing the concepts of authors from many professional and cultural backgrounds.

This depth of exposure includes extensive private sector experience - hence, expertise in editing business communications (e.g. proposals & business plans).

My scientific and business editing is therefore performed from a deep academic and practical business background in clinical health sciences, based on more than a quarter century of experience assisting colleagues to improve the expression of their academic and business accomplishments in the written form.

With kindest regards,

Dr Paul Ling

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, English to French
  • Translation, French to English


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • Newsletters
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Medicine
  • Pedagogy
  • Pharmaceuticals