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editing, writing, and design
for print and web

 
 
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Hello! I'm Ariana

I’m a professionally trained editor, a graduate of SFU’s editing certificate program, and a full-time freelancer with nearly a decade of real-world editing experience. I LOVE words. Some of my favourites include hullabaloo, preposterous, umpteen, rakish, and pandemonium.

Read on to learn about what I do!

 

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Rates vary • Contact me for a quote

FAQ
 

Editing takes a great piece of writing and makes it clearer and ultimately easier on the reader. I edit all kinds of things for print and web, focusing on these types of editing:

  • Substantive (Structural) Editing – Reorganizing and rearranging to improve structure and readability
  • Stylistic Editing – Line-by-line editing to clarify logic and smooth out any bumps in paragraphs and sentences
  • Copy Editing – Fixing grammar, spelling, punctuation, and consistency issues; dealing with the mechanics of language
  • Proofreading – Checking over previously edited and laid-out content for errors

You need print or web content produced, but you don’t have the time or brain space to produce it; I’ll do it for you. I take your information and put it into words that make sense to your audience and sound like you wrote them. I write:

  • Website content, from scratch or based off your existing content
  • Corporate blog posts and ongoing site content updates
  • Marketing collateral – Newsletters, brochures, press releases, white papers, boilerplate material
 

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Rates vary • Contact me for a quote

layout

Rates vary • Book layouts start at $3.50 per page • 
Contact me for a quote

 

I design layouts for:

  • Books – Professional interior layouts for self-published authors, who often print through services such as Amazon’s CreateSpace or Blurb
  • Corporate documents – Proposals, annual reports, business cases, etc.
  • Graphic elements – Cover pages, organizational charts, etc.

I work in both Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, depending on a project’s needs.

I work exclusively with Squarespace templates to design small business and personal websites. I can help you transition your existing website into something new and fresh, or if you don’t have a web presence yet I can build you a site from the ground up. Optional add-on services include:

  • Domain, hosting, and email address advice and set-up
  • Regular blog posts
  • Periodic site updates
  • Tutorials so you can update your site yourself in the future
 

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Full websites (including copy) start at $1450 • Contact me for a quote

Need a couple of the above done at the same time? No problem. You can hire me to:

Edit your self-published book
and do the layout

Write your website copy
and design your Squarespace site

Edit some existing copy
and write more new stuff

 

And more! That's convenient.

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A few things I've worked on recently

Some of my past & present clients

 

Black Tie Properties
• Revelstoke, BC

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Christ City Church
• Vancouver, BC

Cedar Coast Properties
• Vancouver, BC

First Nations' Emergency Services Society of British Columbia
• North Vancouver, BC

OnPoint Proposals
• Kelowna, BC

Relevention Marketing (now CREW Marketing Partners)
• Abbotsford, BC

Stratesol Consulting
• West Vancouver, BC

Sui Generis Editing
• Vancouver, BC

Surespan Group
• North Vancouver, BC

Tekton Project Management
• Maple Ridge, BC

Transposition Films
• Vancouver, BC

Westside Church
• Vancouver, BC

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A few nice things people have said
about working with me

You take my written words and transform them into visual magic.
— Keri, Owner, Sui Generis Editing
WOW!! If I ever had an amazing vision of what my website would look like, this would be it! Thank you!
— Chad, Owner, Profile Woodworking
[Working with you] has been a very enjoyable and confidence building exercise for me.
— Joe, self-published author
Her attention to detail, quality work and reliability even under the tightest deadline are what make her so great!
— Katherine, Owner/Principal Consultant, OnPoint Proposals
Upon implementing Ariana’s new copy we saw an immediate drop in our website’s bounce rate from over 85% to around 25%.
— Ender Ilkay, Coach, Ender Ilkay International Inc.
I am so appreciative of all your help and expertise. You were an answer to many prayers!!!
— Kveta, self-published author
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True Story is in Western Canada and runs on Pacific Time,
but I love working with clients anywhere in the world.

Email me: ariana@truestoryediting.com
or just click the button below to fill out an easy form.