Good writing is more


zebras


than black marks on white paper

marian buechert editorial services


writing editing indexing



As a professional editor with 10 years of experience in nonfiction publishing houses and a further 20 years as a freelancer, Marian's work has covered everything from magazine proofing to working with authors to create 1500-page legal compliance manuals for small businesses. She has edited checklists, appendices, tables, diagrams, and various other technical material.

As a writer, she specializes in suiting the style to the audience, whether that means interpreting legal jargon for a business professional or presenting information in a lively, easy-to-read format for a magazine audience. She is currently the creative force behind the weekly travel blog Calidris.

Marian is based in the Vancouver, B.C., area, but has often worked with clients located outside this area, such as Ontario, Illinois, Oregon, California, and New Mexico.

She has been honoured to act as judge for the writing and editing competitions of the Dog Writers Association of America (2011) and the Society for Technical Communication (2010).

What clients say:







...a gifted and wise editor with a clever wit and an
understanding of Internet technology....Marian
brought consistency and balance to this book and
offered numerous invaluable suggestions about clarity, organization, and writing style....
I commend her highly for her dedication to the quality
of this book.

Steven D. Imparl, JD
Author of Internet Law: The Complete Guide







It is a testament to Marian's abilities that all of the authors with whom she has worked have had nothing but praise and admiration for her professional guidance, her intelligent contributions to their work, and her meticulous attention to detail....She negotiated editorial changes with her authors, worked with various Word and Pagemaker programs at a sophisticated level, managed huge numbers of files with careful precision, and met rigorous deadlines consistently.
Margaret Campbell, MA
Director of Editorial, Specialty Technical Publishers




contact info