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Whatever level of editing you need, we have the partner or the team to get the job done.


Whether your material is long or short, technical or general, we can research, write, or rewrite it.


If your staff needs a refresher, we offer workshops and coaching in writing and editing.

“The West Coast Editorial Associates team demonstrated sound editing abilities by reworking two technical papers—one multi-authored with many illustrations and references. They turned both papers into coherent and accessible documents.”

— Sheila Protti, General Editor, Commissioned Papers, Walkerton Inquiry

“Our workshop with West Coast Editorial was hugely successful. The facilitator focused the training on our needs and presented complex concepts with ease and humour. Her confidence and depth of knowledge really shone when responding to questions from staff.”

— Rob Sutherland, Director of Hansard Services, Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

“The cooperative approach, creative suggestions, and problem-solving abilities of West Coast Editorial Associates have helped our association immensely through the complex production of a wide range of documents, including manuals, promotional brochures and articles, announcements, and website material.”

— Wendy Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches

“Our team could not have accomplished what we did, or done it so well, without the diligence, professionalism, perseverance, and organizational abilities of West Coast Editorial Associates personnel.”

— Norma Kennedy, Senior Program Manager, Nelson Education

“The thorough and diplomatic work of West Coast Editorial Associates allowed us to turn our attention away from concerns about content and focus on design and production.”

— Susan Mavor, Principal, Metaform Communication Design

“West Coast Editorial Associates conducted a workshop on proofreading and developed a proofreading manual for our division. They did an excellent job tailoring their products to our needs, and both services were well received by staff.”

— Public Involvement, Liquid Waste Services and Water Services, Metro Vancouver

“West Coast Editorial Associates has always delivered high-quality services. The partners we’ve hired have impeccable work ethics, are extremely reliable, possess an exemplary style of writing, and always offer invaluable suggestions.”

— Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada

“The expertise West Coast Editorial Associates brings to any project is invaluable and required in today’s business environment.”

— Lionel Sandner, President, Edvantage Interactive

“The facilitator made what could have been dry content very interesting. I loved the presentation, the activities, and the use of current examples to help us learn new concepts.”

— Sydnie Nicoll, former training specialist, Kit and Ace

“We really appreciated the careful work done by West Coast Editorial Associates on Prairie. There is no doubt that the copy editing contributed to the quality of the book.”

— Nancy Flight, Associate Publisher, Greystone Books

“The copy editing and proofreading services provided by West Coast Editorial Associates are uniformly excellent, and their on-time performance is exceptional.”

— Jay Draper, Managing Editor, BC Medical Journal

Some of our clients

Businesses, associations, and institutions

  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
  • COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association
  • College of Registered Nurses of BC
  • Commonwealth of Learning
  • Community Living Victoria
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Doctors of BC
  • FPInnovations
  • Hootsuite
  • Human Security Report Project
  • IBM
  • Island Planning Services
  • Kit and Ace
  • Law Society of BC
  • Ledcor
  • Manulife
  • The Mining Association of Canada
  • MNP
  • National Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Unifor
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • VITA: Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transition Team
  • World Bank
  • Worldwide Association of Business Coaches
  • YWCA

Government and agencies

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • BC Assembly of First Nations
  • BC Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • BC Ministry of Education
  • BC Ministry of Environment
  • BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
  • BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
  • BC Oil and Gas Commission
  • BC Pension Corporation
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Financial Institutions Commission of BC
  • Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Health Canada
  • House of Commons
  • Inuvialuit Development Corporation
  • Metro Vancouver
  • National Research Council
  • Natural Resources Canada—Canadian Forest Service
  • Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
  • Office of the Auditor General of BC
  • Office of the Ombudsperson
  • Parks Canada
  • Revenu Québec
  • Senate of Canada
  • Translation Bureau of Canada
  • WorkSafeBC

Publishers and language groups

  • Appetite by Random House
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario
  • BCcampus
  • BC Medical Journal
  • Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • Chalkboard Publishing
  • Douglas & McIntyre
  • Echo Storytelling Agency
  • Editors Canada
  • Edvantage Interactive
  • Figure 1 Publishing
  • Greystone Books
  • Grolier
  • Harbour Publishing
  • Heritage Group of Publishers
  • Kids Can Press
  • Lexi-tech International
  • Magazine Association of BC
  • McGraw-Hill Ryerson
  • Nelson Education
  • NRC Research Press
  • Orca Book Publishers
  • Page Two Strategies
  • Pearson Canada
  • Preview: The Gallery Guide
  • Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island
  • Raincoast Books
  • Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC
  • Stanton Atkins & Dosil
  • UBC Press
  • Wiley
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