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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 and proofreader. I work primarily with businesses and organizations on materials used in advertising, content marketing, business-to-business (B2B) marketing, and investment and financing activities.   

One of the joys of freelancing is its endless variety. With an MA in English literature and a background in teaching, business writing, and software technical writing, I like to exercise both the creative and the analytical parts of my brain. Over the past nine years, I have edited websites, apps, blogs, e-books, proposals (RFPs), annual reports, scientific reports, pitch books, prospectus documents, technical manuals, safety manuals, brochures, newsletters, program guides, and even cookbooks. I enjoy all levels of editing and have an affinity for document formatting. (Yes, that includes troubleshooting in Microsoft Word!)

From a home base in the spectacular Gulf Islands, I work with clients across Canada. Among many others, these have included Deloitte, the Government of Alberta, Edmonton Public Library, Health Canada, Woodfine Capital Projects, Incite Marketing, and UBC.
I also offer editing and proofreading services for 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