Jahleen Turnbull-Sousa
Jahleen Turnbull-SousaProofreader, Editor
Industries: All sectors

Copy Editor, Proofreader, Content Quality Assurance

Are you submitting a response to an RFP? I can polish your proposal, ironing out typos and inconsistencies. Are you writing a policy and procedure manual? I can organize your text, produce a table of contents and index, and ensure a consistent “voice” throughout.

Are you crafting business correspondence? I can edit your wording to make sure it strikes the right tone.

Whatever your writing project may be, you have a message to communicate. Having a set of professional eyes review your content helps to ensure that your message is clear, suitable for your audience, and free of distracting errors and inconsistencies. This, in turn, enhances your professional image and your credibility.

I polish your words while keeping them your own. I am an experienced, thorough, and reliable editor and proofreader. I offer a full range of content quality assurance and editorial services, from big-picture editing to copy editing and proofreading.

Jahleen’s Expertise

Structural and Stylistic Editing (big-picture edits):

  • Document layout and formatting
  • Ensuring content is suitable for the audience
  • Reorganizing information
  • Adding headings
  • Producing a table of contents or index
  • Ensuring a unified authorial voice by smoothing out passages and transitions written by different contributors
  • Checking that graphics and tables are referred to in the text and placed appropriately
  • Tightening text by removing jargon, redundancy, and verbosity

Copy Editing and Proofreading (small-picture edits):

  • Establishing consistency of editorial style
  • Ensuring acronyms are defined clearly
  • Ensuring grammar, punctuation, and spelling are accurate and consistent
  • Checking pagination, figure and table numbering, and headers and footers for accuracy
  • Checking final draft for typos, inconsistencies, and formatting errors

Plain Language Editing:

  • Editing to explain concepts as clearly and directly as possible; editing for lower-literacy readers


  • Adapting text for use in a Canadian market
  • Ensuring content is accessible and meaningful to Canadian readers
  • Editing content to reflect Canadian culture, spelling, terminology, and measurements
  • Replacing regional idioms and terms with Canadian variations

Comparison Reading:

  • Comparing two versions of a document side-by-side to locate changes or inconsistencies

Fact checking:

  • Checking accuracy of facts by consulting original sources or other reference materials
I can help you with your writing project, whatever it may be. I work on a wide variety of project genres, including the following:

  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • Books (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Business reports
  • Corporate communications
  • Educational materials
  • E-newsletters
  • Independent medical examinations (IMEs)
  • Marketing content
  • Medical-legal (medico-legal) reports
  • Organizational correspondence (internal and external)
  • Pocket guides
  • Policy and procedure manuals
  • Product flyers
  • Proposals
  • Website content
I have eight years’ experience in editing and proofreading, specializing in B2B, B2C, corporate, and medical-legal materials. I am a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s editing program, and I am a member of Editors Canada, Plain Language Association International (PLAIN), and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).

Jahleen Turnbull-Sousa is available for Proofreading, Editing and Quality Assurance projects.

Please contact Boardroom Metrics: 1.416.994.6552 or by email: [email protected]