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Laura Cappello Bromling

Elusive Beast Editing

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1B2
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.
Certified Copy Editor
Certified Proofreader


A certified copy editor and proofreader, I focus mainly on business and technical editing, working with corporate and public sector clients across Canada.   

In more than 10 years as a full-time freelancer, I have edited websites, apps, blogs, proposals (RFPs), annual reports, scientific reports, business cases, prospectus documents, technical manuals, safety manuals, brochures, newsletters, online courses, product packaging, and video scripts. I enjoy all levels of editing, as well as document formatting (even troubleshooting in Microsoft Word!).

Selected clients include the Government of Alberta, WorkSafeBC, Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton Public Schools, Health Canada, Deloitte, Woodfine Capital Projects, Incite (marketing and strategy), Lemieux Bédard Communications (pharmaceuticals documentation and advertising), Athabasca University, and UBC.

I also work occasionally with self-publishing authors of non-fiction.




Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Websites


  • Business
  • Construction and real estate
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Finance and taxation
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Labour and employment
  • Literature
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sciences, general
  • Technology