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Lana was working at an international consulting firm when she listened to the voice inside her telling her to explore a career as an editor and writer. She completed an Editing Certificate from Simon Fraser University in 2004, left her job as a consultant, and never looked back.

Today, as an editor and indexer, Lana specializes in non-fiction books, including cookbooks, art books, scholarly works, business titles, and general trade books.

As an instructor, Lana has delivered plain language, clear writing, and editing workshops for a variety of corporate, non-profit, and public sector clients. She is on faculty for Simon Fraser University’s Editing Certificate program and for the Foundation of Administrative Justice.

And as a writer, she has planned, written, and done photo research for numerous personal and corporate history books, including for the descendants of second Vancouver mayor David Oppenheimer and for Wendy McDonald of BC Bearing.

Lana is a Certified Professional Editor. She is also a member of Editors Canada and Plain Language Association International (PLAIN).

Lana lives in Vancouver with her husband and son. A history and genealogy buff, she is a member of the Vancouver Historical Society and the BC Historical Federation, and she blogs about BC’s bookselling history at She also makes cards and stationery products in her spare time, all for the love of words, typography, and the feel of paper in her hands.

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