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Nathan Alexander LaRoi

Alexander Editing

10504 - 17 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6J 5B5
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Unusual among editors in having degrees in both the sciences and the arts, plus a double-life as a fiction writer, I have worked since 2008 as a full-time editor for an Alberta university. Beginning as a freelance journalist and editor-in-chief of an arts magazine, I  began editing academic materials in 1992 while writing fiction evenings and weekends. APA editing (e.g., Nursing, Education, Psychology) is one of my specialties. Some of my best work is with ESL writers from culturally diverse backgrounds. “You have done a wonderful job at casting my words in a clear focused way” – University of Alberta professor. I love what editing does to me, getting me into a concentrated, meditative state of zen-like total absorption.

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Books, general
  • Conference materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Aboriginal people
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Ecology and environment
  • Engineering
  • Health care
  • Literature
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general
  • Society, general