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Susan L Joudrey, PhD


For over a decade I've composed, edited, and copyedited web content, reports, research papers, journal articles, book manuscripts, educational resources, speeches, and presentations. Previous clients include Oxford University Press, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canadian Museum of History, Parks Canada, and UBC Press. I facilitate curriculum design, and teach writing and editing skills at post-secondary institutions. With a background in history and performance, I'm also adept at contextualizing design, as well as assisting with presentations and public speaking.  My writing has been published in academic journals and featured on blogs. Additionally, I possess an understanding of cultural sensitivity and avoid cultural appropriation of voice. 

Storytelling connects people and allows them to reflect on broader human experiences. I endeavour to create community through clear, impactful communication

Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Layout and design
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Brochures
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • E-materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Pictures and illustrations
  • Public relations materials
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Websites


  • Aboriginal people
  • Arts
  • Canada
  • Cinema
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Gender studies
  • Government
  • Handicrafts
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Lifestyles
  • Music
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general
  • Travel and tourism