Kate Scallion



Kate Scallion


B.A. (honours), M.A. in English from Carleton (2007) and University of Victoria (2009), certificate in editing from SFU

Email address


Phone Number 1

250 580-5823

City, Province

Victoria, B.C.

Company Name

Kate Scallion Editing and Writing services

Web Address (URL)



Personal Biography

I am an editor and writer, usually based out of Victoria, British Columbia. From September 2015 to April 2016, I am based out of my home province of Nova Scotia, where I’m studying law at Dalhousie University. When I’m not working, I enjoy being outside, running, biking, and skiing; baking and eating cookies (and other food, too); reading; and travelling.

In 2011, I completed a certificate in editing from Simon Fraser University’s Writing and Publishing Program. Prior to that, I graduated with an MA in English from the University of Victoria in 2009, specializing in Canadian Literature, and a BA in English with a minor in History from Carleton University in 2007. I have read and studied a fair bit of literature from Atlantic Canada and British Columbia and enjoy working with both fiction and non-fiction.

In addition to my freelance work, I have worked as an in-house editor and editorial coordinator with Heritage House Publishing in Victoria, BC, working on such books as Birds of British Columbia, by Glenn Bartley, George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within, by George Littlechild, Chilcotin Yarns, by Bruce Watt, and Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields, by Richard Thomas Wright, among others. I have also interned with Echo Memoirs and Douglas & McIntyre publishers in Vancouver, BC.

Skills Author support/coaching, Copy editing, Developmental editing, Fact checking, Literary coaching, Literary editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Picture research, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Reference checking, Research, Rewriting, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Technical writing, Website content creation, Writing, Writing advice
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Biography/memoir, Book publishing, Drama, Environmental editing, Fiction, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Law, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction, Poetry, Social Sciences, Sports
Types of Publications Annual Reports, Books, Brochures, Correspondence: government, Correspondence: personal, Magazines, Newsletters, Obituaries, Personal stories, Reports, Websites
Citation styles APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, CP (Canadian Press), In-house styles, Legal Citations, MLA