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Karen Crosby


2555 Woodview Dr SW
Box 73052 RPO Woodbine
Calgary, AB T2W 6E4
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I’m the founder and senior editor of Editarians, a Calgary-based editing company specializing in APA Style (and exceeding expectations). Our expertise and sensitivity have afforded us the opportunity to help hundreds of clients over the years, and we’d love to extend our services to you, too. Contact us for a free estimate. We’re confident you’ll appreciate how we see what you don't.

Editing History

I have been editing in various capacities since the early 1990s. My early work was in Japan, first for local and prefectural governments, and then for a bilingual magazine. Upon returning to Canada, I started freelance editing in 2002 under the name Documedic Editing Solutions. My aim was simple: do an unparalleled job of improving clients’ written work. In 2006, I began to hire and train editors in my process. In 2012, to celebrate the milestone of 10 years in business, we changed our name to Editarians.


Editarians specializes in academic work (theses, dissertations, capstone projects, journal articles, reports) written to meet the standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style editing). For a long list of testimonials, please visit our website. I also personally work with corporations, both for-profit and nonprofit, on documentation such as style guides, manuals, reports, and website content. In the past few years I have copy edited a number of book and e-book projects, mostly nonfiction but also some short stories and screenplays; please contact me for a list of titles.

I'd love to hear from you on your project and hope to earn your business. 


BA with Distinction, University of Alberta, 1992

Professional Editing Certificate, Mount Royal University, 2014

Editorial Skills

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


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • E-books
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Periodicals, general
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Business
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general