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Sylvia Barrett

Touchplate Editorial and Design Services

Kingston, ON
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Award-winning editor and writer with more than 30 years’ editorial and communications experience — 14 as a senior staff editor at national magazines (Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Equinox). Specialize in life sciences, forensic science, and environmental topics for nonprofit, academic, and government clients. Also a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada. Visit for more information.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Government materials, general
  • Guidebooks
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Ecology and environment
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health
  • History
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Travel and tourism