Collaboration is key to an effective partnership.

Dictionary words - collaboration

I have had the privilege of working alongside and assisting some amazing people, both as a freelance editor and in-house. Here’s what some of my collaborators have had to say about what I do, categorized by the type of work.

Writing and Structural Editing

[The manuscript] reads SO MUCH BETTER. I am so glad I reached out to you and relinquished some control (not so easy for me). I really appreciate your help on this – the structure and flow has improved immensely. 

~Lauren E. Kelly, PhD, MSc, CCRP (Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba)

In this revised manuscript [Karen has] done an impressive job of addressing each of my previously expressed concerns in a clear and concise manner.

~ Reviewer, Trials journal

Karen has excellent writing ability and is able to synthesize complex information into an understandable format. Her help was invaluable in achieving a large and complex grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to fund innovative clinical trials for children.

~ Terry P. Klassen, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Professor, University of Manitoba)

Karen is an asset to moving projects forward – she has capacity to be that extra set of eyes that can get past a perceived hurdle. She does this because she listens, and then takes appropriate initiative to guide you forward in a manner that you perhaps had not realized was the best way to go. Her suggestions to improve and even change the tone of our published work have been critical for a number of key projects that are now widely recognized.  

 ~ Andrew J. Halayko, PhD, FCAHS (Professor, University of Manitoba)

Karen is brilliant at learning everything about a project and then pulling together people, ideas, analysis, and images to reach the project goals. She communicates with diamond clarity, precision, and warmth. I can’t think of any health or science project I’ve been involved in that would not have benefited from her participation.

~ Carl von Baeyer, PhD (Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan)

Stylistic or Copy Editing; Proofreading

Karen is a scientist with extraordinary linguistic competence. Her contribution to my thesis had a remarkable impact on the readability and flow of the script. I would highly recommend her.

~Aruni Jha, PhD (Graduate, University of Manitoba)

As the managing editor of two peer-reviewed academic accounting journals, I hired Karen to help me climb out from under a backlog of accepted articles that had been typeset but not proofread. She did a great job: she asked the right questions, followed (and improved) our style guide, and cared passionately about style issues in a way that made me confident she was doing a careful, meticulous job.  She worked hard, met deadlines, and always maintained an open, friendly, professional relationship. I’m so glad I found her.

~ Colin Braithwaite (Canadian Academic Accounting Association)

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