Cale Cowan



Cale Cowan


Journalism, public relations, communications, project management

Email address

Phone Number 1


Street Address 1

1405 Wende Road

City, Province

Victoria, B.C.

Postal Code

V8P 3T6

Company Name

Media Octopus

Web Address (URL)


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A copy editor, line editor and story coach with 25 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and long-form essays, I can help you make your copy stronger and more precise. I’m a specialist in spelling, grammar and structure. I can coach the idea, coach the writer and edit the drafts. I work quickly and accurately and can provide quick turnaround on your project.

I am also a specialist in typography, page layout and design and graphic design.

Personal Biography

I am a journalist and senior manager with national newspaper experience spanning more than two decades. I live in Victoria with my wife, two boys and a grumpy pug.

Skills Author support/coaching, Business editing, Canadianization, Coaching, Consulting, Copy editing, Developmental editing, Document conversion (e.g., PDF to Word), Document formatting, Editing, Fact checking, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Proofreading, Reference checking, Research, Rewriting, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Website content creation, Website maintenance, Writing, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Author support/coaching, Biography/memoir, Business, Earth and Life Sciences, eBooks, Environmental editing, Fiction, Gender and bias editing, Government publications, History, Human & Social Development, Manuscript evaluation, Marketing, Non-fiction, Preparing transcripts, Project management, Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports, Technology, Women's issues
Types of Publications Annual Reports, Audio/Visual presentations, Blogs, Books, Briefing notes, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Correspondence: government, Correspondence: personal, eBooks, Magazines, Newsletters, News releases, Obituaries, Personal stories, Policy documents, Reports, Software manuals, Theses – Dissertations, Websites
Citation styles AP (Associated Press), Chicago, CP (Canadian Press), In-house styles, Globe