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Lesley Cameron

14260 Marc Rd.
Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2G5
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • British Columbia Branch (2015)
  • Certification (2013)
  • Conference (2011)
  • National Executive Council (2014)
  • Prairie Provinces Branch (2014)


Working with words and people since 1993: Plain language editing, knowledge translation, translation revision, editing, (re)writing.

Summary of services:

Developmental and substantive editing, stylistic and copy editing (including documents written by people whose first or principal working language is not English).

Editing for plain language (clear language) and readability. (In particular: legal and health information.)

Revising and editing translations (cross-reading English < > French translations for accuracy; editing translations from languages other than French into English for style and fluency).

Editing knowledge translation and technical material.

Updating and creating house styles; creating and offering guidance on QA processes for documents; coordinating projects.


Specialties (genres)
Corporate texts (manuals, reports, marketing materials)
Corporate histories and personal memoirs
Plain language materials
Academic/scholarly articles and textbooks
Trade non-fiction and reference books
Language-training manuals
Translations: translation revision; editing translations
Lifestyle publications and cookbooks

Specialties (subject areas):
Arts and culture
Conflict management
Crisis communication
Gender issues
Health and wellness 
Municipal government
Online and distance education and open educational resources (OER)
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET)
Restorative justice

Recent projects and project topics include:
Writing chatbot scripts
COVID-19: in the contexts of gerontology and investing
Transdisciplinary working (TDR)
Sustainable investing
Legal aid/plain language
Anti-money laundering (AML) legislation

Personal interests:
Partner dancing



Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Business materials, general
  • Cookbooks
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Style guides
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Biography
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Developing countries
  • Europe
  • Family
  • Gender studies
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History
  • Information technology
  • Lifestyles
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Society, general