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Merle Massie, PhD

EmFive Communications

Box 352
Biggar, SK S0K0M0
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Dr. Merle Massie is an experienced writer and editor, author, historian and farmer who works from her home in rural Saskatchewan. An adjunct professor with the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Massie has particular expertise in Canadian agricultural, environmental, and local history. She is an advocate for polished and readable academic writing, particularly grant proposals, journal articles, dissertations and books. She has written for publications from web to print media, has completed successful multi-million dollar grant proposals, and is an award-winning academic author.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Conference materials
  • E-books
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Websites


  • Canada
  • Ecology and environment
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Food and drink
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • North America
  • Politics
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Transportation
  • Travel and tourism