“Your first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”– Terry Pratchett
Welcome and thank you for joining me here. I am Heather Youl, professional editor, copywriter and proofreader located in Vancouver B.C. Canada. As a writer you are looking to communicate your thoughts and messages swiftly and elegantly to your readers; therefore, you require an editor who is capable of detail oriented editing, proofreading and copywriting in a timely manner.
When I returned to University for my second degree, one of the first books that was gifted to me was “Everyone’s an Author” by A. Lunsford, M. Brody, L. Ede, B J .Moss, C. Clark Papper and K. Walters. Throughout my time at Simon Fraser University I returned to this resource time and time again, honing my writing, editing and citation skills along the way. It also fed my imagination, desire to write and appreciation for the art that is editing. To this day, this resource sits on my desk reminding me of the humble place where writing begins: with you.
After I obtained my BA Environmental Geography, from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, I realized that I missed academia and all that came with it like research, writing and strangely enough proofreading. I found a new outlet for this energy in the form of a blog http://www.cedarcoastbc.com where in which I use my passion for the environment and sustainability to communicate new research and environmental news in a easy, digestible format that my followers can understand. It was here that I truly began to love creating blog content, writing articles and translating academic research into palatable and understandable works.
For the past 6 years I have been professionally editing and proofreading academic, digital, fiction, non-fiction, and professional writing. Additionally, I also create blog content (article writing & photography), copywriting for websites, marketing materials, social media and design websites. To learn more about my services click here.