Debbie Innes


I am a copy editor and writer based in Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. I have more than 10 years’ experience working in legal marketing and communication. I have edited and written content bound for print and online publications, including annual reports, print magazines, websites, newsletters, and brochures and other marketing materials. As your copy editor, I will perform sentence-level editing of your written material. My goal is correctness, accuracy, consistency and completeness of your project. I strive for the best experience for the reader. Please contact me to see how I may be of service. I look forward to working with you!

What I Can Do For You

Copy Editing

• edit grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage
• edit for correctness, accuracy and completeness
• check for consistency and continuity
• edit tables, figures, and lists
• query
• develop a style sheet or follow one that is provided

Specialty Areas

• adoption – transracial (I am an adoptee.)
• the arts – specifically, film, theatre and dance
• Black history and culture 
• intersectional feminism
• LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited)
• Ontario’s legal profession (lawyer, paralegal)
• race, class and gender
• Women’s Studies 

Project Genres

• advertising and marketing materials
• annual reports
• articles
• blogs
• booklets
• brochures
• closed captions
• in-house publications
• membership magazine
• newsletters
• news releases
• reports
• transcripts
• website content

What Clients Say

“Working with Debbie was an absolute pleasure. Her transcribing skills were accurate and efficient and we were surprised at how quickly she was able to turn around fifteen plus interviews for our documentary. Would definitely use her services again in the future.”

Regan Latimer, Bee Charmer Productions

“Debbie was wonderful to work with. Her clarity and attention to detail made the proofreading process a breeze. What a superstar! She’s funny, wonderful to work with, an all-round awesome chick. For sure get this one on your project.”

Jessica Cooper, Writer