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Michelle Waitzman

47 Fintona Avenue
Toronto, ON M1E 1V5

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • National Executive Council (2019, 2020)


Professional plain language services, writing and editing. I use plain language to make complicated ideas clear and always keep the target reader in mind, helping you to craft a message that reaches the right audience and makes a strong impact.

I offer plain language consulting, training/workshops, writing and editing. I write, ghostwrite, and edit for corporate, non-profit, professional, and non-fiction publishing clients. 

I can help you with books, articles, websites, journals, reports, conference papers, newsletters, brochures, social media, ad copy and scripts—or anything else you use to get your message across.

I’ve worked with complex topics like tax, law, finance and immigration. I’m not intimidated by challenging content and I love to learn about new subjects.

My clients have included the Canadian Tax Foundation, Miller Thomson LLP, Emond Publishing, Association for Computing Machinery, Ironshield Financial Planning, ITFO Communications, Avalon Travel Publishing, Arcturus Publishing, New Zealand Department of Labour, and Wilderness Press.

Some of my particular areas of knowledge and experience include health and fitness, diet and nutrition, cooking and baking, camping and outdoor recreation, animals, New Zealand (where I lived for seven years), and adventure/budget travel.

Before starting my freelance writing and editing career I worked as a communications specialist for five years and had a successful career in TV production. This gave me lots of experience working as part of a team and collaborating with other writers, producers, performers, graphic artists, and printers, and bridging the gap between the creative team and the business team.

Contact me today to find out how I can help you to get your message across clearly and successfully.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Public relations materials
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Animals
  • Biography
  • Finance and taxation
  • Health
  • Law
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Travel and tourism