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Lakehill Editing


Establishing credibility is important and one simple way to engage with your reader is to publish clear and concise material. Hiring an editor to go over your material with an objective eye ensures that your work is accessible to your readers and that they will be more likely to connect with your message.

My name is Karen Smith and my goal is to ensure that your written materials are as clear, correct and consistent as possible.

I graduated from Queen's University with a BA (Honours) in History before working as a legislative editor for a major legal services company. I have an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Human Resources) and I have completed editing coursework through Simon Fraser University. I enjoy working as a consulting editor based in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.

I am a member of Editors Canada. I strongly believe in the value of professional development and continue to increase my knowledge and skills to better serve my clients.


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Copy Editing

Copy editing is a detailed edit made to ensure correctness, accuracy and consistency. I will ensure adherence to editorial style and verify grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style. I will create a custom style sheet for you to refer to and my recommendations will be made directly in the electronic document for your review.

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Proofreading is the final stage of the editorial process. The material is examined in its finished form to ensure that all visual and textual formatting errors in the document are flagged for correction. My keen eye for detail will help to ensure your publication looks polished.

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Further Services

I am also available for Canadianization of English-language material, fact-checking, editing of web content, and transcription. Please contact me if you have a specific need not listed here and I may be able to help.


Rates vary depending on the specific services required, the complexity of the text and the time frame given to complete the work. I will look at a sample of your work and that will allow me to send you a time and cost estimate.

Please contact me to discuss your project in detail.


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