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Shara Cooper

The Raven's Writing Desk

Castlegar, BC V1N 2K3


With over 20 years as a professional writer and editor, I know what it's like to be in your shoes. Allow me to help you make the most of your writing with skills like: targeting your ideal readership, writing to meet the required style guide, and cleaning up errant typos.

I pride myself on my fact-checking abilities, my ability to support emerging writers, and my flexibility in strengthening your unique voice. I meet deadlines and aim for pristine communication so misundertandings can be avoided. 

My completed credentials are: 

     • Bachelor of Arts in English (2019)

     • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design (2020)

     • Diploma in Journalism (2000)

My in-progress credentials are: 

     • Master of Arts in Creative Writing (2021)

     • Bachelor of Journalism (2022)

     • Certificate in Professional Editing Standards (2021)

Visit me at the Raven's Writing Desk for more information. 

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking


  • Blogs
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Newspapers
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Arts
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Family
  • Food and drink
  • Gender studies
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Social sciences