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Suzanne Bowness

Codeword Communications

Toronto, ON
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I am a writer/editor with over 17 years of experience writing everything from feature articles to web content to profiles, and editing everything from annual reports to magazines. I am a strong generalist, with a handful of specialties that include higher education, careers, business technology, and books.

Visit my portfolio at for some samples of my journalism, or for my copywriting business.

I started out my editorial career as an Online Editor at the late weekly Saturday Night magazine. I have worked as editor of a technology trade magazine called Information Highways, and have edited many projects for various clients including annual reports, and magazine articles. I have written hundreds of articles as a journalist for publications from the Globe and Mail to University Affairs to Franchise Canada.

Through my copywriting business, CodeWord Communications (, I have helped organizations with everything from web site copy and brochures to case studies and direct mail campaigns. I’ve also worked as a web designer, so I’m SEO-enabled and social media savvy.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals, general
  • Poetry
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Textbooks, college and university


  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Government, federal
  • Government, provincial
  • History
  • History, Canadian
  • Humanities, general
  • Labour and employment
  • Literature
  • North America
  • Social sciences
  • Technology
  • Travel and tourism