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Scott Uzelman

Ottawa, ON K1N 5G8
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I have a PhD in Communication and Cultural Studies at York University and more than 15 years experience as a writer, editor, and teacher of academic writing.

I have edited several peer-reviewed books (collections and single authored) that have been published by academic presses, as well as many journal articles. I have also assisted numerous graduate students in the social sciences to improve the quality of their theses and dissertations. As the recipient of several prestigious academic scholarships and grants, I have shared my skills as a grant writer and assisted many graduate students in the preparation of successful research grant and scholarship proposals.

I have also worked outside of the academy as a writer and editor. I have provided writing and editing services to assist with the creation and improvement of materials targeting specialist and non-specialist audiences (e.g., reports, guidebooks, presentations, articles). Past clients include the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Union for Public Employees, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and Dennery Resources.

I look forward to helping you to craft excellent written communication!

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, general
  • Conference materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Reports, other
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Culture
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general