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Stephen Beck

Box 1767
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N4
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Developmental editor for the federal government program which published educational material and procedural manuals to provide federal auditors with up-to-date tools and techniques. Developmental editor of research papers on management controls, cost-effectiveness of controls, organizational behaviour, modelling and simulation, and the programming of audit resources. Substantive editor for all print material produced by the Office of the Deputy Minister of a federal department, applying judgment to material which would be viewed in a national and international context. Required strict adherence to deadlines. Chief speechwriter for the Deputy Minister. Analyst and technical editor for complex submissions to Cabinet and Parliament.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Plain language
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Atlases, maps, plans
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • Government materials, general
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Reports, other
  • Speeches


  • Administration
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Construction and real estate
  • Ecology and environment
  • Finance and taxation
  • Government
  • Information technology
  • International relations
  • Society, general
  • Transportation