Carrier
Communications

Your Message, Carried Forward

Carrier Communications provides editing, writing and translation solutions.

EDITING

As your editor, I will:

• make your writing pop
• clean up your docs
• turn good English into excellent English
• improve grammar
• double-check your argument’s logic
• feed back about structure
• smooth out multi-authored volumes and reports

WRITING

As your writer, I will:

• transform your unique thoughts into a coherent document
• use source materials to draft your report
• prepare press releases that journalists can’t ignore
• assist with other communications needs
• ghostwrite your story

TRANSLATION

As your translator, I will:

• carry your writing into the francophone world
• render French documents into English—fast!
• work with Spanish-speaking clients in your own language

ABOUT ME

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

With three languages and extensive international experience in writing and communications, 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 recent devotee of synchronized swimming. 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 as their guest

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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, including editing journal articles, grants, and monographs, reporting to principal investigator Dr. Cindy Patton. Ten years as a freelance editor and writer for a host of clients.

JOURNALISM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s of Journalism from Carleton University and a decade spent working as a print, radio and television news writer and producer, including for CTV and CBC Newsworld.

AWARD-NOMINATED LITERARY WRITER

Three books of poetry and fiction attracting prize nominations and a national and international audience, with a fourth title (poetry) forthcoming in 2021. 

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, monographs, grants and more. 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.

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

Marguerite has done amazing work editing many of my manuscripts. Her edits have added clarity to the papers, improving their style and logic, and upgrading the language and overall quality of the writing. Working with Marguerite has been a very positive experience. She is very well organized, which helps with better planning of my publications.

Dr. Nihaya Daoud

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

BLOG

Check in here for Marguerite’s latest blog entries.

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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Five Writing Tips from a Former Journalist

My first career was in journalism. I was a news producer, first for CBC Radio, in Northern Ontario, then for CTV and other TV outlets in Toronto. I worked long[…]

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CONTACT

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