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Robin Marwick

Toronto, ON M4E 2P3
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.
Certified Copy Editor
Certified Structural Editor

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2018)
  • Conference (2015, 2017)
  • Toronto Branch (2014, 2015)
  • Training and Development (2015)


Editor, writer, and proofreader with 20 years' experience in web and multimedia production, plain language, and health communication.

I can help ensure that your written communication, from a single graphic to an entire website, is clear, engaging, and useful to its audience. I specialize in health communication, including patient education, adherence, and continuing medical education. My services include:

● Plain language editing to ensure that material written by health professionals and scientists is accessible to a lay audience
● Structural editing
● Copy editing and proofreading
● Adapting content for the web
● Working with subject matter experts to coordinate content development and review
● Uploading materials for review into document management systems like Veeva Vault

● Patient education materials for print and web
● Video and narration scripts
● Interactive telephone and text message scripts
● News and feature articles
● E-learning content
● Social media and e-newsletter content
● Research and referencing

Content strategy:
● Assessing available content and processes
● Making recommendations for filling gaps, updating content, and continuing maintenance based on your business goals
● Developing processes, templates, and style guides

I have a B.Sc. in chemistry and have worked for many years in the health care field, both for corporate and non-profit organizations. I am a Certified Copy Editor and a Certified Structural Editor through Editors Canada.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • Mark-up and coding
  • Metrication
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Conference materials
  • E-materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Graphical materials
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, annual
  • Style guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Transcripts and minutes
  • Websites


  • Africa
  • Animals
  • Business
  • Developing countries
  • Ecology and environment
  • Europe
  • Family
  • Finance and taxation
  • Handicrafts
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general
  • Transportation
  • Travel and tourism