About

Catherine Lai

Catherine Lai was trained in copy editing and proofreading at Ryerson University, where she obtained a Certificate in Publishing from the Chang School of Continuing Education.

She works as a freelance editor and proofreader for the elite editing service Scribendi, serving clients around the world, and she also captions videos for the transcription and captioning service Rev.

She has a variety of background professional experience in different fields, including publishing, accounting, and geographic information systems (GIS). She holds a bachelor’s degree in geography, with a specialization in geomatics, from the University of Waterloo.

Coming from a mixed-race background, she is especially happy to edit for ESL writers, believing that everyone should get the chance to succeed in the English-speaking world, regardless of their background. She has proofread for the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs since 2019.

She is also a longtime staff member of the website MuggleNet.com, where she has written news articles, copy edited, and co-authored a book.

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