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Liz McKeen

McKeen Editorial Services

331 Fifth Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1S 2N6

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2013, 2014, 2015)


I perform quality copy editing and proofreading. I can improve the writing of non-native English speakers and convert texts to “plain language”. My particular interest is fiction.

I can help you if you are:

a writer who needs fresh eyes to suggest ways to improve your text, or copy editing to impose consistency and accuracy in such language mechanics as punctuation, capitalization, spelling and grammar, before sending your manuscript to a publisher or literary agent;

a publisher who needs copy editing or proofreading done well and on time;

a company that needs professional-quality brochures, corporate reports or publicity materials;

a student who wants a professional review of your term paper or thesis before final submission;

a non-native English speaker who needs a native speaker’s review of your writing to ensure accurate use of idiom, grammar and tone for a Canadian or international audience.

My Qualifications

I have a B.A. in English literature (uOttawa), a B.A. in Psychology (uOttawa), and a Master of Library Science (University of Toronto). I have completed Ryerson University courses in copy editing and indexing, as well as numerous short courses of the Editors’ Association of Canada. I completed an editorial internship at HarperCollins Canada. I also have extensive experience as a public service manager.

Contact Me

Email me at or visit my website at


Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Indexing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Writing


  • Books, general
  • Fiction
  • Newspapers
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Trade non-fiction