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Kathy Vanderlinden

8-686 St. Patrick St.
Victoria, BC V8S 4X3
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As an editor and writer with more than 30 years' experience in book and magazine publishing, I've edited everything from Hansard to how-to's, music to memoirs, and kidlit to cookbooks. Clients have praised my ability to combine big-picture thinking with great attention to detail. I am a co-author of Editing Canadian English (1st and 2nd eds.) and the author of four children's books, including You Are the Earth and Eco-Fun (with David Suzuki), the first nominated for an award  hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the latter a finalist for a Silver Birch Award. I have edited seven titles in the Canadian Battle Series, by Mark Zuehlke, describing the battle experiences of the Canadian Army in World War II. And I have also edited or written many magazine articles, especially for Canadian Living. I have travelled widely and lived in Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris, Montreal, Toronto, and Victoria.

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Cookbooks
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Government materials, general
  • Magazines
  • Style guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school


  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Cinema
  • Ecology and environment
  • Family
  • Food and drink
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • Music
  • Sciences, general
  • Travel and tourism