Skye EnviroEditing

About Me

Excellence is not my goal ... it's my standard



I am a professional editor, writer, copywriter, researcher, lecturer, and librarian.

I thoroughly enjoy working with the written word and am an ardent advocate

for proper use of the English language. I value structure, style, and creativity

and am passionate about the various aspects of my work. I had worked for

the Canadian government for eighteen years: four years at the Department of

Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa, Canada and fourteen years

at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. I then became the in-house editor  

for the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), an environmental

strategic policy research institute in Hayama, Japan. Besides providing editing 

services at IGES, I presented a series of grammar and writing workshops to the

researchers, the majority of whom were Japanese and Asians whose native

language was not English.  I was occasionally called upon to edit

correspondence and documents written by senior officials at the Japanese

Ministry of the Environment, including the minister.


My primary editorial focus is on material related to the environment and

written by professional researchers who are not native English speakers, The

types of research material I have edited includes: journal articles, reports,

case studies, surveys, legal contracts, MOU's, commissioned research papers,

policy briefs, newsletters, and website material.

















I have a B.A. in Asian Studies (Japanese) from the University of British Columbia and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario.