Services


Editing

Editorial rigour forms the backbone of our company. All our written documents are edited according to the Professional Editorial Standards set by the Editors’ Association of Canada and the French standards, Principes directeurs en revision professionnelle. Each document is reviewed at least twice.

Depending on your time, need, and budget, your document may require one or more levels of edit:

Moira and Marine have several decades of experience editing documents, Moira in English and Marine in French. We will liaise with you to ensure that documents adhere to your house style and are suitable for their eventual audience. If no house style has yet been developed, we can design one for you.

Translating and Concordance

Marine Armstrong heads up the translation division of Ubiquitext Communications. A certified translator and a member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario, she has an impressive resume of translation projects to her credit and has managed teams of translators for multi-language projects across Canada and in Europe. With sufficient notice, we have access to our network of writers and translators for several other languages as well.

When anything is written in one language and translated into another, concordance is paramount. Our translation services include this step, and thus the assurance that your document has the same meaning in both official languages.

Writing

Providing services in both English and French, our team of writers led by Moira and Marine communicates clearly and effectively to bring your message to the right audience. With your collaboration, we gear each project to your specific outcomes and timelines. We know the best ways to bring your message alive, both in print and electronically.

We are skilled at taking the work of multiple authors to produce documents that read as if they were written by a single hand. Our attention to detail ensures that all parts of your message are clearly communicated.   

We have produced government reports, overnight newsletters, conference reports, annual reports, minutes, and corporate communications in both official languages—here in Ottawa, across Canada, and beyond.

Notetaking, conference and meeting reporting

Both Moira and Marine have considerable experience with conference reporting and notetaking for both large and small meetings. We know how to focus on the important details, thus ensuring that the results of your deliberations reach the widest possible audience. We can gear conference publications and meeting reports to your budget, desired outcome, and constituency.

Minutes are produced accurately and efficiently, with the precise level of detail required.

Managing the production process

We understand the production process as it applies to both print and electronic communication. Marine and Moira have experience assembling and working with project teams to ensure that your document is produced on time and on budget.

Training

Moira teaches or co-teaches several editing-related workshops for government and corporate clients and for the Editors’ Association of Canada in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montréal. As well, Moira and Marine have developed and taught specialized workshops for government clients.

Recent courses include the following:

Training can be geared to specific topics, needs, or skill sets for your employees and workplace. Please contact Moira White (moira@ubiquitext.ca) for more information.