Calgary Association of Freelance Editors

A professional organization for freelance editors and writers.

Sylvia Siemens

As a professional editor, I have the experience, training and skill to help polish, clarify and correct your writing, making it the best it can be. My 14 years of experience as a communicator help me assist writers and act as an advocate for the reader. This means that I give specific and meaningful feedback to authors while always keeping readers’ needs in mind.


I edit books, articles, manuals, newsletters, policies and procedures, proposals, presentations, reports, website and marketing copy, project plans, textbooks, course materials and more. Clients value my concise edits, quick turnaround of their projects, and insightful feedback. I look forward to helping you communicate your message clearly and effectively.
Need an index? I’m also an indexer, with experience in book indexes as well as periodical and online indexes.


I hold a business degree from University of Calgary and certificates in both professional editing and technical writing from Mount Royal University. My formal indexing training is from UC Berkeley Extension and Graduate School USA.


  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Formatting and layout
  • Indexing
  • Technical writing


Contact Information

LinkedIn: sylviasiemens