Margaret Boyes



Margaret Boyes


BA Psychology

Email address

Phone Number 1


City, Province

Victoria, BC

Company Name

Late Bloomer Business Communications

Web Address (URL)


Quote or Key Phrase


Lake O’Hara: A Secret Heaven in the Canadian Rockies (book) Victoria, BC

Green Party newsletter, (as a volunteer), Victoria, BC

Priority One Personal Assistant website

University of Victoria student essays, Victoria, BC


Personal Biography

I was born in England in 1951 and came to Canada when I was seven. My family had a small farm in BC’s Fraser Valley. In 1988, I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in psychology. Later, I studied copywriting, speechwriting and was certified as a TESL instructor. I’ve taught ESL students from Brazil, Uganda, India, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan,the Philippines, and Mexico. I’ve always loved reading and writing and was delighted to write questions for a textbook for Chinese students called The Eclectic Reader.  Recently I edited a book about Lake O’Hara for a Chinese author called Paul Lee. Today I live in Victoria, BC, close to lots of hiking trails, deer and ducks.

Skills Author support/coaching, Business editing, Canadianization, Copy editing, Editing, Fact checking, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Picture research, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Reference checking, Research, Rewriting, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Website content creation, Writing, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Biography/memoir, Book publishing, Business, Earth and Life Sciences, eBooks, Education, Environmental editing, Environmental impact assessments, ESL – English as a Second Language, Gender and bias editing, History, Human & Social Development, Marketing, Medicine, Non-fiction, Poetry, Psychology, Social Sciences, Women's issues
Types of Publications Blogs, Books, Brochures, eBooks, Magazines, Newsletters, News releases, Personal stories, Theses – Dissertations, Websites
Citation styles APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, CP (Canadian Press), In-house styles, MLA