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Sally J. McBeth

Clear Language and Design

201-110 Eglinton Av. W.
Toronto, ON M4R 1A3
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Certification (2015)


We are plain language professionals committed to improving your ability to communicate with your audience by providing a clear language alternative to any of your communication needs. We specialize in usability assessment, substantive editing and rewriting for the Web, print communications for the general public, and clear language training. Recent clients include Sun Life Financial, Health Canada, the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Sally McBeth, Manager of Clear Language and Design, was a member of the program team for the 10th biennial conference of the Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN) in Dublin, Ireland in 2015.

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • E-materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Labels and packaging
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, other
  • Websites


  • Aboriginal people
  • Communications
  • Construction and real estate
  • Economics
  • Family
  • Finance and taxation
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Labour and employment
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pedagogy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general