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Kaarina Stiff

On Point Writing and Editing

Ottawa, ON K1V 6Z2
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As a former executive in the public service, I understand what kinds of information people need to make decisions. I use plain language techniques to make complex ideas understandable, and I excel at drawing out the key messages you want to communicate.

I am a now freelancer with significant experience writing and editing web content, government documents, and environmental reports. My clients include technology companies, government departments, and non-profit organizations. 

Recent client comments:

"I think it's perfect! Thank you for your concise work."

"She loved it! When can we talk about the next piece?"


government, plain language, copyediting, stylistic editing, environment, blogs, web

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • E-materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Websites


  • Ecology and environment
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Information technology
  • Labour and employment
  • Social sciences
  • Sports