Erinne White & Associates

Professional Writing and Editing Services


I began my career in 1991 working in communications for a social services organization in Edmonton, Alberta. After moving to Ottawa in 1994, I worked on staff for several years as a writer, editor and project manager at a firm specializing in the production of conference proceedings and newsletters. I managed overnight publishing services for large-scale national and international conferences, travelling across Canada to train notetakers and writers as members of conference publishing teams.


In 1999 I started my own business as a freelance writer and editor and diversified my services. In addition to producing conference and meeting reports, I have researched and written brochures, articles, information sheets, project summaries and promotional copy. As an editor, I have copy edited research reports and books published by organizations such as the North-South Institute and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). I have also reworked and rewritten major reports, guidebooks and planning documents.

I moved to Toronto in 2010 and I now work in both Toronto and Ottawa, occasionally travelling elsewhere to take notes at meetings.


My formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Toronto (1992), a Master’s degree in English from Queen’s University (1994) and completion of the Editors’ Association of Canada Scholarly Editing Seminar (2001). 


“Language is simply alive, like an organism.... Words are the cells of language, moving the great body, on legs. Language grows and evolves, leaving fossils behind.”

- Lewis Thomas

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