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Joy Tataryn

The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

500-1155 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 2P4
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In-house legal editor at Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, producing print and online practice manuals, annotated legislation and precedents, deskbooks, and sourcebooks. LLB, University of British Columbia; BA Advanced (Labour Studies), University of Manitoba. Lifelong editor, writer, and communicator with varied experience, including indexing and taxonomy; proprietor DBA The WordFitter Writing and Editorial Services. Persuasiveness and precision honed during legal practice, with focus on litigation. Dextrous with various styles for different purposes and audiences; strong at presenting technical material in a manner suited to laypersons. Attentive editorial skills; proficiency at research; powers of creativity and analysis. Business knowledge enhanced by writing policies and procedures in the financial services industry, study of accounting principles, study of alternative dispute resolution. Experience in strategic government communications. Non-practising member of the Law Society of British Columbia. Member of the Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch). Member and past newsletter editor of the international Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA); member of "ACLEA's Best" publications awards committee since 2014. Legal editor and project manager of the British Columbia Strata Property Practice Manual, looseleaf and online (CLEBC, 2008), winner of ACLEA's 2008 Award for Professional Excellence in the Best Publications category. Voting member of the Editors' Association of Canada. Member of the Indexing Society of Canada. Volunteer judge for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Western Magazine Awards.

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Adaptations
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Indexing
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Indexes
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Newsletters
  • Policies and procedures
  • Public relations materials
  • Reports, other
  • Speeches
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Aboriginal people
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Finance and taxation
  • Government
  • Law