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Editing Services

Specializing in non-fiction


Stylistic editing

Copy editing


Fact checking


Graphic Design

Page layout

Complete publication design

Book covers

Collateral marketing

Image research


Project Coordination

Production planning

Prepress file preparation

Printing coordination


Promotional brochure, University of Victoria
Design, layout, editing, printing

My team and I worked with Michael on the English Language Centre's 24-page brochure that has received wonderful feedback from our agents and partners abroad. We use the brochure as a tool when introducing our location, university and programs and the new design allows us to showcase them seamlessly.

Michael was involved in every step including concept development, structural editing, layout design and print coordination. We are very satisfied with this design and will be using it as a standard for all of our marketing materials moving forward.

– Si Heng Tang, Manager, International Marketing & Student Recruitment, English Language Centre, University of Victoria

Victoria Festival of Authors program
Design, layout, editing, printing

Michael created a brilliant format and structure for our program within days of taking on the project. He was so easy to work with. Not only did he provide valuable insight to page use and layout, but also guidance on content. We were beyond impressed when we saw the printed copies. It was more beautiful than we could have hoped for. 

– Vanessa Herman, Artistic Director, Victoria Festival of Authors

Guide to continuing education, University of Victoria
Editing, layout, design, printing


I started designing, editing and coordinating the production / delivery of spring and fall issues of the continuing education calendar back in 2003. It has evolved into more a magazine-style piece of about 104 pages. I've also written many of the feature stories and contributed photography for them.

I've worked on 24 issues and each issue involved a lot of coordination, the gathering of raw content from many sources, fact checking, copyediting, structural and stylistic editing, and proofreading. Deadlines were crucial (from a financial perspective) and were always met.

– MJ Turner

Memoir, self-published author
Editing, design, layout, printing


Back in 2005 I helped a local author turn a small room full of manuscript binders into a finished book. It was a very challenging project but an inspiring one. Peter had a clear idea of what he wanted his book to be and how he wanted it to be received by his intended audience. He had been stalled in the editing process for many reasons. I was able to get the project back on track and carry it through design, layout and printing to the finished product. It was great to see Peter open his first carton of books and smile!

– MJ Turner

B.A. Honours | Certificate in Editing

Member: Editors Canada

I have 25 years of experience as a publications manager, editor and graphic designer. During that time, I've worked with self-published authors, academics, large public sector organizations and non-profits. I traded life in big cities for a different lifestyle here in Victoria BC, on beautiful Vancouver Island. 


I can work with you on a large, detailed project from the planning stage to completion if that's what you need. Or I can take care of just one aspect, working independently or in consultation with your team. Throw me the ball and watch me run with it!


I'd love to chat with you about your next project. Please use the form below (the message field will expand as you write), or send me an email, to give me a brief idea of what it's about. I'll follow up with you to discuss how I can help.