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Jennifer Groundwater

Comox Valley, BC
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Do you believe words matter? I do! I am an experienced non-fiction author and editor specializing in travel, lifestyle, memoirs and self-publishing. I work closely (and sensitively) with you to be sure your words are impeccable, your meaning is clear, and your voice is heard. 

I've worked on a wide range of topics in many genres, from memoirs to how-to manuals. Some of my recent editing projects have included a full-colour cookbook, articles for a Vancouver Island lifestyle magazine, Crowfoot Media's Canadian Rockies Annual, and a self-published memoir about cancer and nature. And even though I've only ridden a motorcyle once in my life, I've also edited several books about motorcycle travel. 

My strong research skills and keen eye for detail allow me to handle almost any editing project.  I'm committed to completing work on time and on budget.

Whether what you require is a substantive edit or a simple "second pair of eyes," I aim to polish your work to a high sheen.

Based in Vancouver Island, I can work with clients anywhere in the world. Please contact me for a free estimate.


Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Books, general
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • E-materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Websites


  • Canada
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism