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Editing

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

Writing

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

Training

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

“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

“I knew we were in good hands. You certainly have been excellent to work with, and I will recommend you to anyone without hesitation.”

— Monika MacNeill, Manager, Corporate Identity, humanworks consulting group inc.

“Thank you, Rowena, for your efficiency and eagle-eyed skill in editing this book. Having such a competent and reliable editor has been of great comfort to me.”

— Geoff Mynett, Author, Service on the Skeena

“It is grand to have the backup support that Audrey’s [blog] notice has given to my Churchill and Fisher. You professionals do so much of the heavy lifting in my line of work, essential to the productivity and quality of good historical writing.”

— Barry Gough, Author, Churchill and Fisher

“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

“The writing workshop was one of the most useful I’ve ever attended. It was a real game changer for me, and years later I still follow the tips.”

— Sue Connell, Manager, Public Health Services, City of Hamilton

“The corporate history book you produced for us is amazing, and so was your team. Thank you!”

— Randy Mowat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, MNP LLP

“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

“Our workshop with West Coast Editorial was hugely successful. Frances 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

“Thanks, Lana, for your work on Peace, Love & Fibre. I was so happy with the copyedit, and Mairlyn Smith [the author] told me she just felt so lucky to have someone asking these questions now rather than after publication! We were both really pleased at how thoroughly you’d researched her style, making notes and choices based on her previous books. It was pretty much the perfect author/ editor/ copyeditor connection.”

— Zoe Maslow, Editor, Appetite by Random House

“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

“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

“I had used other proofreaders and thought my book copy was clean and ready to go. Ruth returned a proof that showed what everyone else had missed. Now my professional readers have a professional book. I am thrilled with Ruth’s work and recommend her completely.”

— Louise Karch, Author, Word Glue: Find Your Million-Dollar Brand Name

Some of our clients

Businesses, associations, and institutions

  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • Boston University
  • College of Registered Nurses of BC
  • Commonwealth of Learning
  • Community Living Victoria
  • Doctors of BC
  • Early Childhood Educators of BC
  • Foundation of Administrative Justice
  • Klohn Crippen Berger
  • Ledcor
  • Legal Aid BC
  • Medical Council of Canada
  • MNP
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
  • Royal BC Museum
  • Royal Roads University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Smith Bros. & Wilson
  • Special Olympics Canada
  • University of Victoria
  • Vancouver Island University
  • World Bank
  • YWCA

Government and agencies

  • BC Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • BC Ministry of Education
  • BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy
  • BC Pension Corporation
  • BC Utilities Commission
  • BCcampus
  • eCampus Ontario
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Financial Institutions Commission of BC
  • First Nations Fisheries Council of BC
  • Halton Region
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Office of the Auditor General of BC
  • Office of the Ombudsperson of BC
  • Open School BC
  • WorkSafeBC

Publishers and language groups

  • BC Medical Journal
  • Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education
  • Crwth Press
  • Douglas & McIntyre
  • Echo Storytelling Agency
  • Editors Canada
  • Figure 1 Publishing
  • Greystone Books
  • Hakai magazine
  • Harbour Publishing
  • Heritage Group of Publishers
  • Kids Can Press
  • New Star Books
  • Orca Book Publishers
  • Page Two Strategies
  • Portage & Main Press
  • Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island
  • Random House Canada
  • SkyNews magazine
  • Stanton Atkins & Dosil
  • UBC Press
  • Wiley
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