Ursula Vaira



Ursula Vaira


UBC, University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon

Email address


Phone Number 1

250 797-4592

Phone Number 2

250 390-3028

City, Province

Lantzville BC

Postal Code

V0R 2H0

Company Name

Leaf Press

Web Address (URL)



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, Canadianization, Copy editing, Cross-language editing and proofreading, Document formatting, Editing, Fact checking, Non-fiction editing, Plain Language editing, Proofreading, Publication design
Subject / Areas of Interest Biography/memoir, Book publishing, Environmental editing, Fiction, History, Non-fiction, Poetry
Types of Publications Audio/Visual presentations, Books, Brochures, Correspondence: personal, Personal stories
Citation styles Chicago, In-house styles