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Risa Vandersluis

Toronto, ON M5N 1P1
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I have been a freelance proofreader, copy editor and indexer since 1996. I hold an honours Bachelor degree in Food and Nutrition and have co-authored a cookbook. I have worked extensively for legal and educational publishers, private businesses and academic thesis candidates. I have vast experience in a variety of topics including legal (all areas), food and nutrition,  health, science and business. I have worked on textbooks, non-fiction books, journal articles and promotional materials, both from hardcopies and online. I have excellent researching and fact-finding skills. I am detail-oriented, meticulous, thorough and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Indexing
  • Metrication
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Cookbooks
  • Educational materials, general
  • Hand-written materials
  • In-house publications
  • Indexes
  • Magazines
  • Reference materials, general
  • Speeches
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Construction and real estate
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Family
  • Finance and taxation
  • Food and drink
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Labour and employment
  • Law
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general