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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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.

“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

“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

“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 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

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

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

“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

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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