About Laura Edlund
I am a freelance writer and editor who specializes in education, plain language, and stories.
I work for a variety of clients—institutes, governments and NGOs, publishers, corporations, and individuals.
I provide developmental edits, structural and stylistic edits, manuscript evaluations, writing, consultations, and other services to meet client needs. I love good stories, respect writers and subject matter experts, have decades of experience in education (online and print publications), dive into complex and visually rich publications, and have a special interest as an ally in reconciliation in Canada, Indigenous Peoples, and social justice.
To each project, I bring the experience of working on staff, freelance, and in business. As well, I am committed to continual professional development, including committee work, conferences, and seminars.
Clients (present and past) and employers (past) include the Art Canada Institute, Decoding Dyslexia Ontario (DDON), Kativik Ilisarniliriniq (the school board of Nunavik, Inuit territory in northern Quebec), Pearson Canada, the Insurance Institute of Canada, Scholastic Canada, Inhabit Education, GoodMinds, Page Two Strategies, JUMP Math, Oxford University Press, Annick Press, Nelson, Formac Publishing, government departments, non-profits, corporations, and individual authors.
Recent projects include:
- writing, structural editing, and stylistic editing for plain language, accessibility, and cultural sensitivity
- writing, structural editing, and stylistic editing for diverse audiences, genres, formats, reading levels, and interests
- working with subject matter experts to meet team goals for publications
- researching and developing reports for and proposals to governments
- developing projects in English for translation and publication in multiple languages
- editing and proofreading publications with fine art, photos, maps, charts, and technical diagrams
- research, writing, and editing complex multilingual publications
- manuscript evaluations, structural, style, and copy-edits for fiction and creative nonfiction writers
- the full publication process—from concept development and research to writing, editing, review process, visual concept and design, to photo selection and art approval, and finally proofreading and publication
- regional, Canadian, American, and international readerships
- working with large teams, multiple reviews, and complex communication needs