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Since 1992 West Coast Editorial Associates has provided high-quality writing, editing, and training services, working collaboratively with a wide range of clients:

  • Businesses, associations, and institutions
  • Government ministries, departments, and agencies
  • Publishers of trade books, educational material, and magazines


Amy Haagsma

Amy specializes in copy editing and proofreading non-fiction materials, with a focus on business and technical communication and academic writing. She also helps clients with graphic design, website development, and social media management.

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Barbara Johnston

Barbara works at all stages of publishing, from research, writing, and rewriting to editing and publication management, for individual, corporate, and public sector clients.

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Lucy Kenward

Lucy edits and proofreads non-fiction books and other publications for publishers, non-profit organizations, and educators. She works extensively with complex illustrated projects.

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Audrey McClellan

Audrey specializes in developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and indexing of trade and academic books.

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Lana Okerlund

A Certified Professional Editor, Lana edits, indexes, and writes non-fiction books and other publications. She trains and coaches workplace writers and teaches editing at SFU.

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Rowena Rae

Rowena edits books, magazine articles, reports, and educational materials. She trains and coaches writers, teaches editing at SFU, and does photo research and permissions.

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Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

A Certified Professional Editor, Merrie-Ellen writes, edits (substantive, stylistic, and copy), and proofreads materials ranging from books and manuals to websites and reports.

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Ruth Wilson

Ruth, a Certified Professional Editor (Hon.), works at all stages of publication: writing, rewriting, and editing at all levels. She delivers workshops for editors, writers, and communicators.

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