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Valerie McDonald

781 Euclid Ave.
Toronto, ON M6G 2V3
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A former social worker (MSW) with a love of narrative, I have worked as a free-lance writer and editor since 1992. My main focus is working with community and health organizations. In my spare time, I wrangle a feisty group of writers known as the Bathurst Muses.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic papers and essays
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • In-house publications
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Websites


  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Psychology and mental health