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Kyra Nabeta, M.Sc., CMNC

Victoria, BC V9B 1E8


I write, copy-edit, and proofread technical documentation for the nautical and ocean-science communities. I have worked extensively with scientific journals and bilingual government communications, and my experience in the lab, in operations centres, on ship, and abroad help me target the languge level for your chosen audience.

Whether you’re creating usable safety protocols for your crew or disseminating your research findings, let me help your readers focus on your message rather than your writing.

Editing interests:

Technical documents related to:
- Shipping and oceanographic industry
- Marine science, esp. ornithology, ichthyology, meteorology, pollution
- Seach & Rescue (SAR) and emergency response
- Accident investigation
- Pre-hospital medical care
- Mental health for first responders

Relevant certification:

- Chief Mate, Near Coastal (Transport Canada)
- B.Tech. in Nautical Sciences (Cape Breton University)
- M.Sc. in Biochemistry (Queen’s University)
- International Studies Certificate (Queen’s University)
- Editing Certificate (Simon Fraser University)
- Trauma Resilience instructor (Canadian Coast Guard)
- Marine SAR on-scene coordinator (Canadian Coast Guard)

Relevant experience:

- Four years as a watchkeeping mate on the Pacific coast of Canada
- Three years in Coast Guard operational centres (Western Canada + national headquarters)
- Two years as a deck cadet in the St. Lawrence River and on the Atlantic coast of Canada
- Four years as a technician at an aquatic toxicology lab and a salmon hatchery
- Three months as a tropical-fish intern at a large aquarium
- Twelve years as a volunteer medic
- Three years as a translation editor for French-Canadian colleagues
- University-level science and humanities courses completed in German

Other relevant keywords:

shipping, seamanship, ISM, pilotage, SAR, cargo, diving, environmental, remediation, policy, safety, regulations, towing, inclusivity, diversity

Editorial Skills

  • Bilingual editing
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Stylistic editing


  • Academic papers and essays
  • Government materials, general
  • Policies and procedures


  • Ecology and environment
  • Government, federal
  • Life sciences
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Transportation