Skye EnviroEditing

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


2015 - present - Launched Skye EnviroEditing. From 2008 until the present, I continue to provide freelance editing and proofreading services to the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

2007–2013 – Manager of a group of six public libraries and a staff of 45.  

I was responsible for internal and external communications and the promotion of  these libraries. I edited promotional material and reports submitted by my staff and wrote and edited library documentation. 

2004–July 2006 - Editor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Edited documents for the researchers and secretariat that included: reports, newsletters, policy briefs, occasional papers, contracts, MOUs, journal articles, a white paper, website documentation and correspondence for senior IGES officials and  senior members of Japan’s Environment Ministry including the Minister of the Environment.

2004-2006 - Freelance copywriter and editor, Tokyo, Japan.

Contracts with:

British American Tobacco (BAT) and, 
The Standard & Chartered Bank, Tokyo.

I researched the historical background of these two large corporations and wrote and edited material that was included in their respective websites.

The Moneo Company, Tokyo.

I co-edited a book for this company of consultants who develop senior leaders of multinational corporations. This book is the company’s philosophy.

ILCC, Tokyo, Japan. 




I did proofreading jobs for ILCC, a strategic global communications company that organized international events. I proofread material such as guides to international film festivals held in Tokyo that had been translated from Japanese to English.

1990-2004 - Director of the Research & Information Centre, the Canadian Embassy, Tokyo. I researched and edited historical documentation and supporting visual material for a book celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan. I was the editor for this book project that took two years (1998-2000) to complete. I also wrote and edited official government reports and documents as required.

1988-1990 – Department of External Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), worked as a researcher and editor for a DFAIT publication called the North Asian Bulletin that was sent to senior bureaucrats in the federal and provincial governments and heads of major Canadian companies that dealt with north Asia on a regular basis.

Memberships in Professional Societies:

  • Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators, Tokyo, Japan
  • Professional Association of Editors on Vancouver Island, Canada


Special Courses:


  • Sustainable development - Jefferey Sachs, Columbia University




Editing Experience