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Robin Marwick

Toronto, ON M4E 2P3
Canada
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.
Certified Copy Editor
2018
Certified Structural Editor
2019

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

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

Profile

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:

Editing:
● 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

Writing:
● 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

Media/Genres

  • 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

Subjects

  • 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