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Heather Bean

Toronto, ON
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Hello! I'm your fresh set of eyes. I can help you produce clear, correct, and compelling writing. I ask questions to ensure we both understand the message and the audience. As a former production manager, I love and respect deadlines.

In almost two decades as a copy editor, proofreader, and writer, I've worked with large and small presses, tech startups, professional organizations, universities, and authors. Subjects have included financial planning, urban planning, health, history, fiction, and poetry. I’ve worked on manuscripts, internal documents, marketing materials, and a number of successful arts grant applications. 


BA in English, University of Waterloo ('98)

MA in English Literature, McGill University ('00)


What People Are Saying

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Heather on stories ranging from quantum science to entrepreneurship and student health and well-being here at the University of Waterloo. She’s a flawless writer who knows how to flesh out the most engaging angle for our readers while keeping Waterloo’s strategic goals in mind. Heather is always ahead of a deadline, looking for ways she can help with all aspects of content production.”

     – Beth Gallagher, Manager, Communications, University of Waterloo

“I know Heather as an excellent professional—pays attention to detail, is insightful, completes assignments on time, and is very personable.”      

     – Ibrahim Chotani, Workplace Learning and Performance Strategist      

“Her edits and suggestions helped to coax out a version that is a hundred times better than what I had first turned in. Thank you, it was a real pleasure to work through these edits.”

     – Amanda Laird, author, Heavy Flow (Dundurn, 2019)