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Elizabeth Macfie

Elizabeth Macfie Editing andTraining

24 Ojai Rd.
Chelsea, QC J9B 1Y7
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Certified Copy Editor
Certified Proofreader
Certified Stylistic Editor

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2012)
  • Conference (2012, 2015)
  • National Capital Region Branch (2015)
  • Newsletter (2014)
  • Publications (2013, 2014)


I'm EAC-certified in proofreading, copy editing (copyediting) and stylistic editing, and I present seminars (workshops) on those skills. I comparative-read French-to-English translations and provide bilingual services. Projects include plain-language writing of manuals for elections officials; editing and proofreading the award-winning exhibits in the Canada Science and Technology Museum; coaching policy analysts in business writing; creating a bilingual style guide for a real estate organization; and editing journal articles on international education, a bilingual conservation report for Parks Canada, and a photography-illustrated book about the Centre Block in Canada's Parliament Buildings. I've been chair of Editors Ottawa-Gatineau, a member of Editors Canada's national council, and president of the Indexing Society of Canada. My other experience includes serving a four-year term as an elected official on the bilingual municipal council of Chelsea, Quebec. I'm also known as Beth Macfie. Variant spellings of my family name include MacPhee, McPhee, McFie, MacFie, McFee and MacFee.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Correspondence
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Reports, annual
  • Style guides
  • Surveys


  • Aboriginal people
  • Biography
  • Canada
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Gender studies
  • Government, federal
  • Government, municipal
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health