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Maude Downey

Maude Downey Consulting

69 Huron Ave. N
Ottawa, ON K1Y 0W1
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Public health promoter with over 30 years of experience in clinical and public health, specializing in knowledge transfer and communications. Excellent research and synthesis skills. Ensures content is relevant, accurate, complete, clear and easy to follow. Expert-level competency in clear and effective writing. Writes, edits and designs information using industry and evidence-based standards. Produces printer version as PDF, from Word.

Able to envision the big picture while meticulously attending to detail, I am organized, good-natured, and accommodating, and committed to getting the best product possible within budget. 
My knowledge and skills are founded in a variety of professional experience: nursing project manager (federal government); free-lance editor (since 1994); registered nurse (10 years, various disciplines, three countries); ESL/FLS teacher; standardized-patient trainer; project coordinator. 
Master of Public Health; Registered Nurse (College of Nurses of Ontario); BA (French Language and Literature).



Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • Layout and design
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Production editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, other
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Educational materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Study guides
  • Style guides
  • Surveys
  • Teachers' guides
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Aboriginal people
  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Family
  • Gender studies
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Lifestyles
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism