Writing short is hard. I can help.

I work with artists and researchers as they articulate their goals to an audience of their peers. Your work is important: if you want it to be read, understood, cited, and acted upon, you should work with an editor.

Letitia Henville, PhD

With a PhD in English Literature, experience reviewing arts & culture grants for the Vancouver Foundation, and success in editing ~$4M of research funding proposals, I specialize in editing artists’ funding applications and academic work in the health sciences, social sciences, and humanities. I also write a monthly column for UniversityAffairs.ca called “Ask Dr. Editor.”

Editing Services

My expertise is in proofreading and editing grant applications and research article manuscripts, drawing on the principles of plain language and design.

I also:

  • advise on teaching dossiers and statements of teaching philosophy;
  • create clear, compelling visuals;
  • copyedit and proofread theses and dissertations; and,
  • update and advise on the strategic use of Canadian Common CVs.

Want to do the editing yourself? Read the tips on my blog. Want me to take the reins? Hire me.