Professional Writing and Editing Services
Welcome To A High-Quality Writing & Editing Service For Government, Business & Non-Profit Clients.
Welcome To Erinne White & Associates
Welcome to a high-quality writing and editing service for government, business and non-profit clients.
I am an independent writer and editor based in Toronto with 20 years of experience as a communications professional and a Master’s degree in English. I specialize in the preparation of meeting and conference reports. I also have considerable experience as a writer and editor of communications materials.
My approach is simple: I work with you directly to build a relationship tailored to your unique requirements. For larger projects, I work in partnership with colleagues and small firms to provide a full range of services — including conference reports for events large and small, across Canada and internationally.
Please visit the following page to view a sample of my writing. For this project, I wrote the text and managed the publication process, including editing, proofreading, French translation and design:
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Green Municipal Fund: Brownfields “Sustainability Snapshot” (information tool)
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).
Meeting and Conference Reports
Benefits To Clients
- Report completed within days of the event, allowing you to follow up without delay
- Considerable time saved in-house, freeing staff for other work
- A supportive tool for planning, organizational change and accountability
- Improved communication with stakeholders
- An accurate, objective record of discussion and debate
- Clear, readable writing that reflects the “language,” style and tone of your organization
I am available for meetings of all sizes, from small board meetings and strategic planning sessions to national and international conferences. I offer a variety of options, depending on your needs and budget. I am very flexible in my approach and will tailor my service in consultation with you. Some options include:
- Conference proceeding
- As-was-said reports
- Thematic summaries
- Detailed records of outcomes, decisions, action items, discussion and debate
- Tracking of speakers’ names or anonymity
Breadth of experience
With over 18 years of experience in the preparation of meeting and conference reports, I have worked in many different fields, including public health, trade, technology, medical research, business, international affairs, environmental science, management theory, strategic planning, human resources, municipal affairs, social services, education and sustainable development.
Clients have found my reports to be a great way of sharing information internally or presenting news to a wider audience.
Facility with scientific and technical material
In my years as a conference notetaker, I have developed exceptional skill at taking accurate, detailed notes during highly technical presentations and discussions. I have written comprehensive summaries of meetings on scientific research, environmental science, renewable energy technologies and labour negotiation strategy.
If your subject matter is scientific, technical or legal, please get in touch with me directly and we can discuss whether I would be the right person to capture your material in a report.
Writing & Editing
In any writing project, my goal is to convey your message in the style and tone best suited to the audience. With my depth of experience in a broad range of subjects, I understand how to write in your “language”. I can translate complex information into clear language and offer advice on its presentation.
Where there is a translation or design requirement, I collaborate with trusted colleagues to provide you with a complete, polished publication.
I have prepared project summaries, information sheets, newsletters, brochures and other promotional materials.
Good editing requires objectivity, experience and deep respect for the nuances of the writing. I tailor my approach to the specific requirements for each project, always respecting the author’s work. I take special care with politically and culturally sensitive material and have expertise as an editor of scholarly and specialized documents.
I offer stylistic and substantive editing, copy editing or simple proofreading. If you have an in-house style guide, I will meet its requirements. I have experience with everything from scholarly books to plain language information materials. My goal is always to ensure clarity and readability, regardless of the complexity of the material.