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Larissa Ardis

Larissa Ardis Communications

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Vancouver, BC
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Good Day!

I have 20+ years of experience writing and editing professionally in a wide range of (mostly non-fiction) formats. I have several years' experience in journalism, a bachelor's degree in communications, a Master of Resource & Environmental Management (Planning), and have worked on many projects that relate to social and environmental sustainability. But I am open to any projects -- particularly like those that call upon my skills in advanced research, storytelling, and ghostwriting. I also speak and read Spanish pretty well.

A few additional skills not listed in my profile here (because Editors Canada doesn't include them as options!) is curation of images and permissions to illustrate your project, conceptualization and editing of images for your project, and targeted media pitches--that is, when you've got a story that needs media coverage and want help getting it out there.

For smallish, one-off projects my usual rate is $65 + GST per hour. However, I sometimes offer lower rates for trusted clients who pay quickly and/or have sizable, long-running projects.

It's best to book me with a deposit at least a few weeks in advance, but if you have something short -- try me, even at short notice! I may be able to fit you in.

I prioritize clients who see an editor-writer relationship as an enjoyable and mutually respectful one, often deepening over time as we discover how best to work together and build on successive projects. I am especially keen to work with newcomers to Canada, people speaking English as a second language, and historically under-represented voices.

Find out more about me at, and don't hesitate to drop me a line at


Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Adaptations
  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • E-books
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Guidebooks
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Study guides
  • Surveys
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites


  • Aboriginal people
  • Arts
  • Canada
  • Central and South America
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Europe
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Government
  • Government, municipal
  • Government, provincial
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Information technology
  • International relations
  • Labour and employment
  • Law
  • Music
  • North America
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Politics
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel and tourism