Carrier
Communications

Writing and Editing

Carrier Communications provides writing and editing solutions.

EDITING

As your editor, I will:

• make your writing pop
• turn good English into excellent English
• improve grammar
• feed back about argument, logic, and structure
• smooth out multi-authored volumes and reports
• optimize, trim, and sharpen web copy

WRITING

As your writer, I will:

• transform your unique thoughts into a great document
• use source materials to draft your report
• prepare press releases that journalists can’t ignore
• draft search-optimized web copy
• assist with other communications needs

EVALUATION

As your evaluator, I will:

• assess your whole manuscript
– bring a writer’s attention and an editor’s eye to evaluating your draft writing
talk with you during an in-person session
• offer concrete steps for developing and polishing your next draft
– equip you to complete your project

ABOUT ME

Hi. I’m Marguerite Pigeon, the principal at Carrier Communications. My life is all about writing.

I bring precision, passion, and efficiency to every document that crosses my desk.

My training as a journalist, combined with my MFA in creative writing (UBC), position me to assist with a wide variety of projects. I also write my own books of poetry and fiction, so I understand first-hand how tough it is to write well.


Outside of work, I am an intrepid walker and swimmer. Originally from Blind River, in Northern Ontario, I live with my family in Strathcona, one of Vancouver’s oldest settler neighbourhoods. 

I recognize that this land has a much longer history and has always belonged to the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. I am grateful to live and work here.

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LET ME CARRY YOUR MESSAGE FORWARD

FIFTEEN-PLUS YEARS EXPERIENCE

Five years as Publication Manager for SFU’s Health Research Methods and Training Facility.
Ten years as a freelance editor and writer. Member, Editors Canada.

JOURNALISM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

B. Journalism from Carleton University.
A decade in print, radio and television news writing and producing (CTV, CBC Newsworld, and more).

AWARD-NOMINATED LITERARY WRITER

Four books attracting prize nominations and a national and international audience. Inclusion on ‘Globe 100’ list of top books, 2021. Member, Writers’ Union of Canada and League of Canadian Poets.

MULTILINGUAL

Franco-Ontarian from Northern Ontario, and formal Spanish training in Mexico City. Eager to work with clients in their own language.

SPECIALTIES

Carrier Communications has a wide client list. Services are tailored to the needs of each project. Experience in the following areas makes Marguerite the right choice to carry your message forward.

SCHOLARLY

Journal articles, edited volumes and monographs. Extensive work with ethnographers, anthropologists, social epidemiologists, sociologists, education specialists, and scientists.

FEMINIST WRITING

Intimate knowledge of feminist precepts, intersectional methods and theory, and gender research.

CANADIANIZATION

Co-author of several ‘For Dummies’ and ‘CliffsNotes’ Canadianized titles.

MENTAL HEALTH

Interest and experience in editing works concerning new approaches to mental health, both in Canada and internationally.

WEB WRITING AND EDITING

Recent training from SFU’s Editing program in writing and editing for the web. SEO, microtext, eye-catching writing.

PORTFOLIO

Marguerite has contributed structural and copy edits to monographs, edited volumes, journal article, reports, and more. Below are examples of titles to which she has contributed editing. 

by Dr. Carlos Fraenkel

provided structural and copy editing

collaboratively written by Access Alliance

provided copy edits

by Dr. Cindy Patton

provided structural and copy editing

In addition to her academic work, Marguerite has contributed freelance writing to newspapers and magazines, including:

Interested in seeing what else Marguerite has contributed to?

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

When authors or editors are happy, I know I’ve reached my goal.

Working with Marguerite on two book manuscripts was delightful. She did a superb job editing my writing for orthography, style, clarity, structure, and content. She is meticulous, super reliable, punctual, quickly responds to queries, and offers feedback that’s clear, sensitive, and helpful. I cannot recommend her more highly.

Dr. Carlos Fraenkel

McGill University

Marguerite Pigeon has been working with me on various articles, chapters, and book projects for the last decade. I appreciate her warm encouragement and great contributions to my research. Her edits and insights epitomize her competence and agility in critical thinking and writing. I consider her an excellent editor and true intellectual. 

Dr. Jie Yang

Simon Fraser University

It’s a great pleasure to work with Marguerite. Her in depth analysis and insights and very helpful suggestions on two full-length fiction manuscripts gave my work the boost it was looking for. She’s published excellent works of literature herself and I recommend her to anyone seeking a fresh perspective.

Steven Brown

Novelist,  Vancouver

BLOG

Check in here for Marguerite’s latest blog entries.

3 Ways to Start a Writing Session When You Feel Blocked

Ever put aside time to write but found the words just wouldn’t come? Whether you write for work or for pleasure (hopefully both), it can be tough to get into[…]

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Lessons from poetry that any kind of writer can use

Poetry has a mixed reputation. It’s often represented as esoteric or elite. Yet popular song lyrics and, even more so, rap rhymes, have made poetry mainstream, relevant and politically urgent.[…]

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CONTACT

 Reach out now, and I’ll provide an estimate of the timing and cost for your project.