Calgary Association of Freelance Editors

A professional organization for freelance editors and writers.

Pat Kozak

Through my experience as an in-house editor for an Alberta publishing company, as well as my background in journalism, corporate communications, and public relations, Pat Kozak 2I have gained the skills to edit fiction, non-fiction, and a wide variety of business and technical communications.

Fiction and non-fiction: During the last fifteen years I have worked with novice, intermediate, and established writers. I’m sensitive to writers’ needs and offer honest but respectful feedback. I have edited both literary and genre fiction, as well as short stories and novels for children and young adults. My non-fiction editing includes memoirs, biographies, text books, guide books, cook books, and feature articles.

Business and technical communications: In this field I have edited newsletters, annual reports, proposals, articles, and user manuals. I have also rewritten complex technical documents to make them easier for the general public to understand.

I enjoy all aspects of editing, but I take particular pleasure in helping creative writers polish their prose. Similarly, I get great satisfaction from transforming dense, convoluted technical text into clear, concise language.

Because I realize editing is a bit of a mystery to both creative and technical writers, I have created an information sheet for both groups. If you would like a copy of either document, please contact me at

References, published acknowledgements, and titles of published books are available on request.


Contact information:
Phone: 403-295-2096