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Michael Benedict

MCB Strategies

262 Pacific Ave.
Toronto, ON M6P 2P5
Canada
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Mediator (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • National Executive Council (2014)

Profile

Plain English. Making complicated materials  understandable. Making the complex acessible. "Michael is one of a rare breed of editors who do more than polish,” says one client. “His great strength is his ability to take dense and often lifeless text and to make it intelligible and lucid.”One academic publicly credited Michael for making “significant improvements” to his paper published by the C.D. Howe Institute. Another described Michael’s editing as “tough, but fair.” Michael has written and edited for both government and the private sector, with a specialty in legal issues and labour relations.

MCB Strategies offers writing, editing and consulting services to a diverse group of clients. Company principal Michael Benedict writes and edits annual reports, major policy papers, newsletters, op-ed newspaper columns and worked with several authors to edit and otherwise prepare books for publication.Among past and current editing clients are Auditor General of Ontario, Manulife Financial, Institute for Research and Public Policy, Plan Canada, CD Howe Institute, Ontario Power Authority, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Polytechnics Canada, Bay Street law firms, Ontario Ministry of Attorney General, Ontario College of Teachers, Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canadian Council of Chief Executives,  Education Quality and Accountability Office, City of Mississauga, Munk Centre, World Vision Canada and Toronto Board of Trade.

Editorial Skills

  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Speeches
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Transcripts and minutes

Subjects

  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Government, federal
  • Government, provincial
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • History
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Industry and technology, general
  • Labour and employment
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism