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Laurel Hyatt

Byword Communications

4D-120 Holland Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 0X6
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A multi-skilled, creative, and award-winning communicator equally comfortable with editing, writing, and production managing. More than 18 years’ experience in several media, including books, magazines, and the Web, with a strong journalism background. Book projects include the bestselling Canada Year Book and Canada: A Portrait, from Statistics Canada. Excellent computer and Internet skills. Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University. Speak French and Dutch.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, general
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites


  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Government, federal
  • Government, municipal
  • Information technology
  • Labour and employment
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Society, general
  • Transportation