Member Profiles

Below is a list of Editors Calgary members.

If you are interested in being added to our member profiles page, please send an email with the subject line “Member Profile Addition Inquiry” to In your email, please include the following:
– Your name
– A short write up about yourself and your editorial background (250 words maximum)
– Any contact information such as an email address and/or phone number,  as well as any weblinks to portfolios, social media,  or professional pages you would like to have included in your profile
– A picture to accompany your profile (optional)

Karen CrosbyLinkedIn image

I’m the founder of Editarians, a Calgary-based editing company specializing in academic work (and exceeding expectations). Over the last 18 years, my team and I have helped hundreds of clients—many of whom return time and again—complete their projects to exacting standards and submit with confidence. We especially work with documents written to meet the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style editing), including theses, dissertations, OCPs, capstone projects, journal articles, and book chapters. Beyond that, we frequently edit nonfiction books and corporate reports, convert theses or dissertations to journal articles or books, and reformat papers written in one style (e.g., Chicago or Harvard) to another (e.g., APA).

I have been a member of Editors Canada since 2013 and serve as a mentor within the association to budding editors. In 2014 I completed Mount Royal University’s editing certificate program and now sit on its board of directors. I love my work, grounded in the desire to do the little things to give others’ writing the big impact it deserves.

To learn more, visit my website at or find me on LinkedIn. For updates and access to resources, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We’re confident you’ll appreciate how we see what you don’t.

Paul Deleske

BLACKLOK CONSULTING - Paul Deleske LoRes.jpgPaul Deleske is a 30-year veteran wrangler of words: a writer, editor, proofreader and communicator.

He mastered the journalist’s craft during 15 years in small-town newspapers across Western Canada, serving as a reporter, columnist, editor and publisher—mentoring many aspiring writers along the way.

In 2003, Deleske transferred those wordsmithing skills to the challenging realm of communications, where he became an accredited practitioner and in-house editor in both municipal government and corporate roles.

Deleske’s red pencil and keyboard have edited and proofread written and online content ranging from front-page news, briefing notes and annual reports, to marketing materials, webpages, presentations, forms and surveys, manuals, government documents and style guides.

In 2018, Deleske established Calgary-based Blacklok Consulting, providing a range of editorial services to government, business, institutions, the non-profit sector and non-fiction authors.

Blacklok offers prospective clients three decades of experience plus an intriguing point-of-difference: the combination of an editor’s sharp eye and a communicator’s insight.

These dual perspectives result in professionally edited text that maximizes a client’s opportunity to engage effectively with readers and target audiences. Blacklok’s editing leaves no footprints; the writer’s voice and vision always shine through.

Your words matter. Blacklok works to ensure they’re always your very best words.

Blacklok Consulting


Becky Noelle


Becky has a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma in Education, Professional Editing Certificate, and over five years of teaching experience. She has written and edited a large variety of texts including scientific research papers, report card comments, instructional design plans, and personal blog posts. Becky recently became a member of Editors Canada as a student affiliate and volunteers on the Student Relations Committee. Becky accepts freelance editing and writing work and is especially interested in educational and academic texts.

Learn more about Becky on her LinkedIn page or email her at


Dr. Robert Runté is Senior Editor with, a Southern Alberta editing cooperative. provides editors and coaches for fiction, non-fiction, memoir and theses, matching the manuscript to the most appropriate editor. Robert himself has two specialties: speculative fiction and thesis rescue. He has edited over 30 traditionally-published SF&F novels, two of which (both by first-time authors) were shortlisted for Aurora Awards. He himself has won three Aurora Awards for his literary criticism and promotion of Canadian SF&F, including over 70 published reviews; the NCF Guide to Canadian Science Fiction; the SF&F entry in the Encyclopedia of Canadian Literature; and innumerable conference presentations and workshops. He has edited novels by such well-known authors as Dave Duncan and successful self-publishers such as S.E. Sasaki. As a former professor, he also provides ethical coaching on the writing process for graduate students struggling with their thesis or dissertation. (Of those who start a thesis or dissertation, 50% fail to complete because no one has explained to them that a sustained piece of writing, such as a thesis, requires new writing strategies. For Dr. Runté’s FREE 32-page guide to thesis writing strategies/attitudes, go to  Learn more at and or email
SFEditor.CA home page, developmental editorial services for science
fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction genres

Essential Edits
Staff at Essential Edits have experience editing everything from
speculative fiction novels to dissertations. Memoir, film treatments,
graphic novel scripts, test construction, books on urban renewal,
gardening, or history…you name it, someone on staff has done it.
Fiction, non-fiction, or academic, we can make it better.

Ryan Smith

Ryan has been a member of Editors Canada since 2018. He first got involved in editing when we joined the Creative Writers’ Association at the University of Lethbridge. In 2014, Ryan became the editor-in-chief of the school’s creative writing magazine, Whetstone. After graduating, Ryan went out to Toronto to attend the Publishing Certificate program at Ryerson University. He is now an editorial assistant at Weigl Publishers and volunteers with Editors Calgary as the social media coordinator.

Learn more about Ryan from his online portfolio or email him at

Christine Beevis Trickett

Christine Beevis Trickett is the director of editorial services for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Christine was born and raised in a bilingual (French-English) family in North York, Ontario. From an early age, Christine found herself fascinated with books and nature.

Christine’s role as professional storyteller and NCC’s “editorial conscience” perfectly marries her lifelong interest in using words and writing to share stories about the natural world and the importance of protecting it.

She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband, where they enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring their new province together.

Learn more about about the National Conservancy of Canada on their French or English websites, their blog, Land Lines, or their FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInPinterest, or YouTube.

Christine can be reached by email at