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Heather Youl, BA Environmental Geography

11067 Barnston View Road
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2X3
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Freelance writer, ghostwriter, editor, proofreader and entrepreneur with a background in environmental science, geography and the social sciences. 

With 6+ years of experience, I have been editing academic materials such as papers, essays, and theses for students and graduates. Additionally, I have experience in proofreading, rewriting, stylistic editing, structural and substantive editing for various medias and genres.I also have experience editing and proofreading work for those who's first language is not English. This requires both tact and careful assessment of the subject matter, meaning and goal of the work. 

My personal writing style is highly-readable, clear, descriptive, and yet relatable. My goal is to provide my clients with a seamless editing process which provides a finished work that has an air of professionalism while also being effective and efficient communication of your ideas, thoughts, and work. My educational background includes a degree in environmental geography and a diploma in business management. Beyond my education I have experience working within corporate administrative settings where effective electronic written communication is key for success.

Currently I own and work as a consultant for Cedar Coast Sustainability as a consultant and environmental issues writer. I am also available for blog content writing, website and social media copywriting. I hold my business and writing to the highest of standards and I translate that into my work as an editor and proofreader. You can trust me to provide the highest quality of editing for your academic, professional and personal communications.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • E-materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Administration
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Communications
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Geography
  • Lifestyles
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Travel and tourism