Expressive: editing, proofreading & writing services is owned and operated by Deborah Rogers. Established in 2011 on Vancouver Island, clients typically come from Canada, the US or the UK.
Originally from the UK, I am now based in Victoria BC. An English graduate of the University of the West of England, I have been working as a freelance writer and editor for over ten years. The fun for me is in the variety. Working with small businesses, musicians, artists, authors and students has given me a window into many worlds. Every project is different and getting to know each client is part of the process. We all have a voice that is unique, and it’s my job, and my delight, to help you find yours and share it to your best advantage with the world!
As a member of the Professional Editors Association Vancouver Island I have worked with authors and students, editing and proofreading a variety of texts including magazine articles, website copy, fiction and academic papers, as well as writing a variety of commissioned copy. After a year as Editor-in-Chief of Seaside Magazine, I am now Editorial Director, overseeing the print magazine, social media assets and website. I also contribute regular columns to the magazine, which has a print run of 19,000, and a strong, loyal following. For Deb’s Day Out I undertake experiences and bring them to our readers: I’ve driven performance cars on a motorsport track; kayaked and sailed on the Salish Sea; crafted pottery; cooked; made wine (and sampled it!). These assignments are always incredibly fun, whatever the activity, and I try to bring some humour to the articles.
Over many years working at an advertising agency I have also written large volumes of press releases, website copy, advertising copy and marketing materials. Talk to me about social media promotions, marketing plans, product launches, direct mail or email campaigns: I have lots of ideas!
I’m interested in authored, co-authored or ghostwriting assignments. And am willing to undertake research, or write from provided notes. Face-to-face or over-the-phone I love to interview people. Sometimes it’s the best way to pull content when you feel stuck and unsure how to start a piece of writing.