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Katy Moore

Edmonton, AB T5J 3C8
Canada
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As a certified plain language professional, I live to make communication straightforward and accessible. Whether it's technical jargon, legalese, or simply an overly academic style, I take pleasure in unwinding mazes of words to make the true meaning shine. My specialties are legal writing (working with lawyers to make the law accessible to all) and academic works (including a love of citations and indexing!).

I also have a master's degree in library science, which means I love researching, fact-checking, properly citing sources, and generally organizing everything (and everyone) around me. It also means I'm well-practiced with presenting information in a variety of ways in order to reach the intended audience.

Particularly useful in editing is the fact that I am American, and moved to Canada in 2012. As a result, I am cursed with the ability to immediately see variant English spellings, and more importantly, recognize when a style is used inconsistently. I can quickly Americanize a Canadian text or Canadianize an American text, all without losing my sense of self!

I have more than 10 years of experience in communications, writing, editing, and researching. I'd love to put my passions (and idiosyncrasies) to work for you! Please get in touch so we can chat about your project.

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Indexing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Hand-written materials
  • Indexes
  • Labels and packaging
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Reference materials, general
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Study guides
  • Style guides
  • Surveys
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Family
  • Finance and taxation
  • Government
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • North America
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Travel and tourism
  • United States