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Joanna Odrowaz-Pieniazek

112 Gothic Ave.
Toronto, ON M6P 2V9
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Editors Canada Volunteer Participation

  • Conference (2014, 2015)
  • Toronto Branch (2013, 2014)


Clear, consistent, and correct is what I make your  medical and scientific texts.
I edit reports, research papers, guidelines, books, and websites for the public and private sectors;training and instruction manuals, PowerPoint presentations and other related materials including invitations, evaluation forms, placemats, calendars, posters, and even CD ROM and DVD covers;physician and patient brochures as well as promotional brochures, flyers, advertorials, and websites. What can I do for you? - I clarify and organize your text, graphics, and tables;- I eliminate unnecessary jargon and bias and make sure that your spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage are all correct;- I make plain language revisions to improve readability at all levels;- work with you to make sure that your text retains your voice while getting the best out of your writing.Present and past clients include the Public health Agency of Canada; First Nations and Inuit Health, Alberta Region; Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care; Council of Canadian Academies, and Robert Rose Inc.I adhere to client-specified formats though I will gladly research other ways to showcase your texts.  Clients' Remarks "Your English editor is terrific. She should come and teach my [science writing] course." (Author of a journal editorial, to that journal's Managing Editor.) "I very much appreciate [your] careful reading of the manuscript and the improvements that resulted. This care for details makes an author feel valued..." (Author of a paper submitted to a medical journal.)"You put in rigorous effort to ensure our documents were thoroughly reviewed and completed on time." (Pharmaceutical sales training manuals client.) Search keywords: Medicine, medical, health, life sciences, pharmaceutical, physiology, biochemistry, chemistry, epidemiology, cancer, statistics, education, instructions, training, academic, copy, copyedit, copy-edit, style, stylistic, structural, substantive, content, papers, reports, websites, books, plain language, AMA, CSE, Chicago, Canadian Style, CP, Canadian Press

Editorial Skills

  • Adaptations
  • Copy editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • E-materials, general
  • Educational materials, general
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Reports, other
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Websites


  • Ecology and environment
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pedagogy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Sciences, general