It’s been my pleasure to work with a variety of clients in various sectors.

The list below  offers a sample of projects I have been involved with. To help understand definitions of editing tasks, please visit this page (Definition of editorial skills) at the Editor’s Association of Canada.

Note: My company was previously called Marguerite Communications.

Client/Employer
Target User
Role/Task (D) = Designed in Word
Project
CAN-ADAPTT/CAMHInterdisciplinary professionalsStructured info; substantive and copy edit (D)Creating Effective Tobacco Cessations Systems in Canada: 10 Strategies for a Tobacco Cessation System (2012)
CIDA, Policy BranchSubstantive and copy editGuidelines for Supporting HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment & Support in Resource Limited Settings
Correctional Service CanadaInterdisciplinary professionalsMajor restructuring and editing (D)Specific Guidelines for Methadone Maintenance Treatment (105 pages. 2002) (See example)
Testimonial
Correctional Service Canada (Term position, 2008–2010)Interdisciplinary professionalsNursing Project ManagerAdapted national guidelines based on structure I had created as a consultant; researched new material for some.
CPHA, Plain Language Service (in-house)General publicRewrote in plain languageVarious publications with health information for the general public (2000–2001)
Federation of Canadian Municipalities–International DivisionMunicipal leadersMajor substantive and copy edit; researched and wrote some content (D)Municipal Strategic Planning: A Handbook for Local Authorities in Africa (49 pp., 2006)
Go for Green, Active & Safe Routes to School Program (1999–2000, employee)Parents and teachersCoordinatorFacilitated school and community groups in the promotion, implementation, sustainability and evaluation of this program promoting active transportation to school for health and environmental benefits.
Go for Green: The Active Living and Environmental ProgramParents and teachersSubstantive and copy edit (D)How to Organize a Walking/Cycling School Bus (WSB/CSB) (Manual, 22 pp., 2000) See example
Heroxx Logistix Inc.Policy/decision makersWrote report from conference notes (D)Report on 2nd Annual National Connecting Aboriginal Canadians Forum (70 pp., 2003) (Did same for 2004 Forum)
Maison de la Nature et de l’Environnement de Saint-Pierre & MiquelonGeneral publicRestructured; researched and added key information; translated to English; advised on designNature Guide: Discover 15 Hiking Trails in St. Pierre & Miquelon (152 pp, 2013)
Nursing Sector Study Corporation (commissioned by Canadian Government)Policy/decision makersSubstantive and copy edit. The International Nursing Labour Market (45 pp.)
Nursing Sector Study Corporation (commissioned by Canadian Government)Policy/decision makersSubstantive and copy edit.Mobility of Nurses in Canada (82 pp.)
Nursing Sector Study Corporation (commissioned by Canadian Government)Policy/decision makersSubstantive and copy edit (D)Immigration and Emigration Trends: A Canadian Perspective (86 pp.) See examples.
Nursing Sector Study Corporation (commissioned by Canadian Government)Policy/decision makersSubstantive and copy edit (D)Nurse Human Resource Requirements in Canada: Implications of Changes in Service Delivery (32 pp.)
Nursing Sector Study Corporation (commissioned by Canadian Government)Policy/decision makersSubstantive and copy edit (D)Nursing Education in Canada: Historical Review and Current Capacity (133 pp.)
Nursing Sector Study Corporation (commissioned by Canadian Government)Policy/decision makersSubstantive and copy edit (D)Survey of Employers: Health Care Organizations’ Senior Nurse Managers (105 pp.)
Osteoporosis Society of Canada (1998–2001)Educators working with teen girlsCoordinator of pilot project; researched and wrote manuals, linking material to official curriculum goals (D)Pilot program for osteoporosis prevention for girls ages 11–18.
Organizer’s Manual & Resource Kit (90 pp) (See example)
Ottawa Exam CentreStandardized patientsTrained standardized patientsNational Objective Standardized Clinical Exams (for physicians and physiotherapists)
Sherie Rusler Croft (Author)General publicEdited (D)Learning to Fly! A Healing Journey with Cancer. (2006)
Testimonial
The Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulatory BoardsPhysiotherapist studentsSubstantive edit and rewrite (D)Study Guide for the Physiotherapy National Examination 1997 (Student manual, 116 pp.)
Testimonial
The Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulatory BoardsPhysiotherapist studentsDeveloped template to standardize structure of training information; edited all materialNational Objective Standardized Clinical Exams (all training and exam material)
The Conference Board of CanadaPolicy/decision makersSubstantive and copy editExploring Technological Innovation in Health Systems
The Conference Board of CanadaPolicy/decision makersSubstantive and copy editLiability Risks in Interdisciplinary Care: Thinking Outside the Box
The Conference Board of CanadaPolicy/decision makersSubstantive and copy editInformation Management and Technology
Testimonial
University of Waterloo, CBRPE (now Propel)Policy/decision makersSynthesized modules from original report (D)From Stroke Prevention to Health Gain: 5 Modules (18 pp. total, 2003)
WHO-SEARONursesMajor substantive and copy edit; researched and wrote some content (D)Educational Modules on Nursing and Midwifery Management of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support; and Programme Guide (622 pp. total, 2007)
WUSC, OttawaPolicy/decision makersSubstantive edit and rewrite (D)Socio-Economic Factors Contributing to Girl Child Abuse in Botswana (39 pp., 2005)
Canadian Child Care Federation/Canadian Institute of Child HealthParents of young childrenRewrote some content; edited; (D) for Book 1 (design guided others in series)Moving and Growing series (Books 1 to 3, ages birth to 6 years)
Testimonial
VON Canada (for WHO)Community Health WorkersSubstantive and copy edit of plain language material for trainers (D)Epidemic- and Pandemic-prone Acute Respiratory Diseases: Educational Package for Infection Control (16 pp, 2007)
International Council of NursesNurses in all roles, globallyResearched and wrote some content; structured and copy editedDelivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Primary Health Care (2008)
International Council of NursesCommunity trainers and traineesSubstantive and copy edit (D)Training of Trainers Workshop for Management of ICN/MSD Nursing Mobile Library and Nursing Library for Refugee Health: Facilitator Manual (72 pp, 2008) and Participant Manual (60 pp, 2008)
PHACPolicy/decision makersSynthesized information and drafted reportNeeds Assessment Synthesis Report (2010)