Catherine Lang

Contact

Name

Catherine Lang

Education

Journalism diploma, Langara College; UVic creative writing major

Email address

graygirl@shaw.ca

Web Address (URL)

catherinelang.ca

Profile

Personal Biography

Working with the written word is my passion.  I have devoted over 35 years to it and enjoy it immensely. 

I edit legislative debates and parliamentary committees for Hansard Services, which produces the official record of provincial government proceedings.

 

I’d like to broaden the scope of my editorial experience through projects that call for someone with versatile skills, an eye for detail and an interest in wide-ranging subjects.

My background includes working as a newspaper reporter; writing and editing freelance articles for magazines and newsletters; and work in government communications.

 

I am the author of O-bon in Chimunesu, published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 1996.  It is a creative nonfiction account of the former Japanese Canadian community in Chemainus, B.C. The book won the Hubert Evans non-fiction award in 1997.

Skills Author support/coaching, Business editing, Copy editing, Editing, Fact checking, Non-fiction editing, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Research, Rewriting, Writing, Writing advice
Subject / Areas of Interest Biography/memoir, Earth and Life Sciences, Education, Environmental editing, History, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Non-fiction, Women's issues
Types of Publications Books, Correspondence: government, Correspondence: personal, Magazines, Newsletters, News releases, Obituaries, Personal stories
Citation styles CP (Canadian Press), In-house styles