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Ruth E.R. Wilson

West Coast Editorial Associates

4165 Pelly Rd.
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4B1
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Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


  • President's Award (2011)

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Governance Task Force (2013)
  • Publications (2011)
  • Volunteer Relations (2014)


I have over 30 years' editorial experience both as a freelance and in-house editor, including 10 years as managing editor of Self-Counsel Press. I am a partner in West Coast Editorial Associates. I have worked for a wide range of clients, including book publishers, professional associations, private and public businesses, and international organizations. I have also taught courses in copy editing, substantive editing, and plain language writing at Simon Fraser University, and I offer specialized training to other clients as needed.

Editorial Skills

  • Adaptations
  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • Cookbooks
  • Educational materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • Policies and procedures
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Business
  • Finance and taxation
  • Health and medicine, general
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Society, general