Ursula Vaira

Contact

Name

Ursula Vaira

Education

UBC

Email address

ursulavaira@shaw.ca

Company Name

Leaf Press

Web Address (URL)

ursulavaira.ca

Profile

Quote or Key Phrase

I am nit-picky but patient; a gentle good listener.

Personal Biography

I have twenty-four years of publishing and editing experience: ten years at Oolichan Books and fourteen years as founder and publisher of Leaf Press (leafpress.ca). I have a lot of experience smoothing writing in English where English is a second (or third or fourth!) language. My two main passions are poetry and paddling, especially when those two come together in the transformative journey.

Skills Book design, Book production, Cross-language editing and proofreading, Editing, Manuscript evaluation, Online editing, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Rewriting
Subject / Areas of Interest Biography/memoir, Book publishing, Manuscript evaluation, Poetry
Types of Publications Books, Brochures
Citation styles Chicago, In-house styles