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Stephen Bernhut

Stephen Bernhut

49 St. Clair Avenue West, #601
Toronto, ON M4V 1K6
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I am a business and management editor-writer who works with organizations in the private, public and not-for profit sectors. I am the former editor of the Ivey Business Journal, a former editor with CIBC World Markets and an associate editor of Leader to Leader (Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute). Time Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post are some of the publications I have written for. I've also written for several trade, professional and association magazines. I have worked in corporate communications, public and investor relations, and in sales and marketing management. My familiarity with those environments enables me to understand the audience, context and goal of a specific assignment. My editing and writing skills span the spectrum of commonly used vehicles, ranging from annual reports, white papers, speeches, blogs and newsletters to media, investor and public relations materials. I have edited 3 books on business and management. Clarity, fluidity and concision are extremely important to me. I am the founding editor of Montage, the magazine of the (film) Directors Guild of Canada, which received a National Magazine Award for Best New Magazine, and Food and Drink, the consumer magazine of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. I am also a former editor of Canadian Fundraiser and Philanthropy. I am based in Toronto but can travel to asssignments. All of my work is underwritten by a commitment to confidentiality. 

Editorial Skills

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


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Speeches
  • Surveys


  • Business
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Europe
  • Finance and taxation
  • Food and drink
  • Government, federal
  • Government, municipal
  • Government, provincial
  • Health and medicine, general
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • International relations
  • Medicine
  • North America
  • Politics
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sports
  • Transportation
  • United States