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Lori-Ann Livingston


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My first loves are writing and grammar. I have extensive experience in copy editing and proofreading for print and online. I am a communications and marketing professional specializing in plain language and Canadian Press (CP) Style. I am also a freelance writer.

I worked as a journalist in the UK and southwestern Ontario for about eight years, and in communications in the public sector for 11+ years. I founded and ran an arts-based storytelling festival for 12 years.

“It’s an absolute pleasure working with Lori-Ann. She’s professional, thorough, and reliable. I confidently publish my work because it’s been edited by Lori-Ann!” – Client  

“Lori-Ann has a remarkable ability to quickly hone in on gaps in content and website structure, and to make targeted, straightforward remedies. She helped me communicate fuzzy concepts, so I could tell my story better. Most importantly, she made clear suggestions that allowed me to match the tone of my writing with my intended message. She is gentle but direct in her feedback - a perfect combination. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants their story to have more impact.” – Client  


Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • Educational materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Public relations materials
  • Websites


  • Arts
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Government, municipal
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Music
  • Religion and spirituality