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Sylvia Siemens

Siemens Editorial Services

Calgary, AB T2N 4S6

Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Annual General Meeting (2015)


I have the experience, training and skill to help you find the right words and hone your message. My 16 years of experience as a communicator have equipped me to assist writers and advocate for readers. This means I give specific and meaningful feedback to writers while respecting their voice and keeping the audience's needs in mind.

It can be challenging to be objective about your own writing, especially after reading your text many times. But you probably know when there are opportunities for fine-tuning, clarifying and correcting.

Clients value my concise edits, quick turnaround of their projects, and insightful suggestions.

Need an index? I'm also an indexer, with experience in book indexes as well as periodical and online indexes. My subject areas include technology and computers, business, social sciences, cooking and horticulture.

I hold a business degree from the University of Calgary and certificates in both professional editing and technical writing from Mount Royal University. My indexing training is from UC Berkeley Extension and Graduate School USA.

I look forward to helping you communicate your message clearly and effectively!

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Indexing
  • Layout and design
  • Mark-up and coding
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Indexes
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, other
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Websites


  • Business
  • Construction and real estate
  • Earth sciences
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Engineering
  • Finance and taxation
  • Food and drink
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Government, provincial
  • Information technology
  • Leisure, general
  • Life sciences
  • Technology
  • Travel and tourism