Katie Heffring



Katie Heffring


BSc (Honours with Distinction); SFU Editing Certificate (Honours with Distinction)

Email address


City, Province

Ladysmith, BC

Web Address (URL)



Quote or Key Phrase

Hello! I have experience editing works of fiction (specifically speculative fiction (adult and children) and mysteries/thrillers), news articles, scientific articles, blog posts, and more. I also have experience guiding authors through the publishing process. Hope to hear from you soon! http://www.editican.com

Personal Biography

I have a Bachelor’s of Science General degree from the University of Alberta and a certificate in editing from Simon Fraser University, achieving honours with distinction in both. Currently, I am obtaining the Plain Language Certificate and Technical Communication Certificate online at Simon Fraser University.

I have worked as an editorial assistant and a marketing assistant for McGill-Queen’s University Press for several years. Now that I am living on Vancouver Island, I copy edit articles for the Island’s Take 5 magazine and the West Coast Editor. I am a member of the Editors’ Association of Canada and the Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island.

The genres/subjects I have experience with include:

  • Fantasy and science fiction (for children and adults)
  • Mysteries/thrillers and spy stories
  • Travel memoirs
  • Political Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Music
  • Animals
Skills Copy editing, Developmental editing, Document formatting, Editing, Fact checking, Indexing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Publication design, Reference checking, Research, Rewriting, Scientific editing, Scientific writing, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Technical editing, Technical writing, Website content creation, Website design, Writing
Subject / Areas of Interest Biography/memoir, Book publishing, Drama, Earth and Life Sciences, eBooks, Environmental editing, ESL – English as a Second Language, Fiction, Film, Gender and bias editing, Geology, History, Manuscript evaluation, Marketing, Non-fiction, Poetry, Preparing transcripts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports, Technology, Women's issues
Types of Publications Blogs, Books, Brochures, Conference proceedings, Correspondence: personal, eBooks, Magazines, Newsletters, News releases, Personal stories, Reports, Theses – Dissertations, Websites
Citation styles AP (Associated Press), APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, CP (Canadian Press), In-house styles, MLA