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Elizabeth Macfie

Elizabeth Macfie Editing, Training and Indexing

24 Ojai Rd.
Chelsea, QC J9B 1Y7
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  • Certified Stylistic Editor (2012)
  • Certified Copy Editor (2007)
  • Certified Proofreader (2006)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

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


I'm EAC-certified in proofreading, copy editing (copyediting) and stylistic editing and I teach those skills. I comparative-read translations and provide bilingual services. Projects include coaching policy analysts in business writing, creating a bilingual style guide for a real estate organization, editing articles about international education, editing a bilingual conservation report for Parks Canada, proofreading Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering by David A. Kessler, and presenting seminars (workshops) on editorial skills. I've been chair of Editors Ottawa-Gatineau, a member of Editors Canada's national council, and president of the Indexing Society of Canada. 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
  • Indexing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Correspondence
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Indexes
  • 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