Writing Assignments

"This is amazing! Sue, you are an excellent writer."

Jayme Turney
Toronto Public Space Initiative

"I'm midway through a conference call with the team. They were so excited to read and see their work for the past two years written up with such energy. The overwhelming response was excitement and pride. THANK YOU!"

         Wendy Walters
         Public Relations Advisor, IWK Health Centre

"Sue is one of the first people I turn to if I need a thorough and thoughtful piece of writing, such as once, for example, a comprehensive media package about food insecurity in Nova Scotia. She’s also a first choice if I need something creative and fun (i.e., on one occasion, a humorous script to warn researchers about Knowledge Transfer pitfalls, and, another time, an online game to educate teens and pre-teens about the dangers of chewing tobacco)."

donalee Moulton
Principal, Quantum Communications

Editing and Proofreading

"You deserve much of the credit for making it sing."

        Sine MacKinnon
        Director of Communications and Community Engagement
        The Change Foundation

"Thanks for the great edits. It's a pleasure to see the stories being improved."

         Kurt Kleiner
         former Assistant Director and Editor, UTSC Commons Magazine
         University of Toronto Scarborough

"[Sue MacLeod] 'did a superlative job of finding the gold in a mountain of text and shaping it into a cohesive and powerful book, while keeping her clients' aims and preferences steadily in view,' said one judge. The judges were impressed with ... her ability to negotiate tricky political and ideological waters, collaborate with the book's designer and keep the project on schedule. Overall, a stellar editing job."

         Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence Committee, 2015
         Editors' Association of Canada

"Congratulations—you have succeeded in simplifying and streamlining the language in a way that better highlights the important content [in the report]."

         Amy Lang
         Director of Patient, Caregiver and Public Engagement
         Health Quality Ontario

"Working with Sue is always a treat. She's that rare breed of editor who possesses both an ‘eagle eye’ for detail, and a flair for language. Sue is extremely conscientious and reliable. I can always count on her to meet our deadlines—even for those projects that crop up at the last minute. In addition to her skills as an editor, Sue’s customer service skills are top-notch. She is friendly, courteous and has a terrific sense of humour."        

        Alison McLennan
        former Interim Manager, Communications
        Health Council of Canada

"A quick note to say how grateful I am for your expert help on the report yesterday. That you were able to proofread it in such a short time and with such focus on the content as well as the mechanics ... well, that was nothing short of amazing. Important corrections caught in the nick of time. A great reminder that everyone needs an editor (and proofreader)—even fellow editors!"

         Amy Zierler
         Editor and Writer

"Sue MacLeod worked with our Publications group on a daily basis for four weeks, in which she had to proofread, factcheck and suggest edits for daily news stories and turn them around on an hourly basis. She displayed a great eye for detail and provided diligent checking and smooth edits in a very timely fashion. I can easily recommend her to others."

Berton Woodward
Publications Director
York University

"In all my years at this place, you're the best proofreader we've had."

        John Williams
        Coltsfoot Publishing (Halifax)

Teaching and Workshop Leading

"Her strong evaluations and comments I've heard from students attest to Sue's warmth as a workshop leader ... [and] critically, Sue challenged her students to grow as both writers and readers. She provided students with an intelligent but accessible dialogue ... and gave balanced attention to individual writers and the class as a whole."

Dr. Daryll Whetter
Coordinator, Creative Writing Program
Dalhousie University

"The comments from your participants are so glowing you would blush."

Jane Buss
Executive Director
Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia