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Susan Filyer

Editing by the Book

Kamloops, BC V2C 2L9
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I'm the owner of Editing by the Book and provide copy editing, stylistic editing, and proofreadomg services. My language and editing skills have enhanced online educational material, professional reports, websites, technical manuals, and motivational business text. I have proofread exhibits at the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History, including the Canadian History Hall, created for the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. I apply standards of grammar, punctuation, and usage established by authorities such as The Chicago Manual of Style. My training includes studies in grammar and editing through the Professional Sequence in Editing program, University of California, Berkeley. I earned a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton University, Ottawa, where I received the Journalism Faculty Writing Style Award. As a member of Editors Canada, I edit according to their Professional Editorial Standards. Your writing voice is unique, and I will preserve your style and message with care.


Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Stylistic editing


  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Government
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Religion and spirituality