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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 (comparative revision/La révision comparative), (re)writing, content creation and revision, coaching. Ambassador of the Language Portal of Canada/Ambassadrice du Portail linguistique du Canada

Many of the projects I work on are collaborations with branches of international organizations such as UNESCO or are destined for submission to departments of the Government of Canada such as GAC.

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.

Project management.

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
International development
Law: family, labour
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:
Anti-money laundering (AML) legislation
COVID-19: in the contexts of gerontology, economics, and investing
Head injury: in the context of intimate partner violence
International development: education and gender issues
Law: family, labour
Sustainable investing
Transdisciplinary working (TDR)


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