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Paul Richard Deleske

Blacklok Consulting

10024 Maplecreek Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2J 1T8
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Paul Deleske is a 30-year veteran wrangler of words: a writer, editor, proofreader and communicator.

He mastered the journalist’s craft during 15 years in small-town newspapers across Western Canada, serving as a reporter, columnist, editor and publisher—mentoring many aspiring writers along the way.

In 2003, Deleske transferred those wordsmithing skills to the challenging realm of communications, where he became an accredited practitioner and in-house editor in both municipal government and corporate roles.

Deleske’s red pencil and keyboard have edited and proofread written and online content ranging from front-page news, briefing notes and annual reports, to marketing materials, webpages, presentations, forms and surveys, manuals, government documents and style guides.

In 2018, Deleske established Calgary-based Blacklok Consulting, providing a range of editorial services to government, business, institutions, the non-profit sector and non-fiction authors.

Blacklok offers prospective clients three decades of experience plus an intriguing point-of-difference: the combination of an editor's sharp eye and a communicator’s insight.

These dual perspectives result in professionally edited text that maximizes a client’s opportunity to engage effectively with readers and target audiences. Blacklok's editing leaves no footprints; the writer’s voice and vision always shine through.

Blacklok’s fees are structured around project size, scope, complexity and timelines. Workflows can be tailored to meet a client’s needs and deadlines.

Your words matter. Blacklok works to ensure they’re always your very best words.

Let's connect today and share a few!

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Booklets
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Style guides
  • Websites


  • Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Government, municipal
  • Politics