Here you have an opportunity to meet the members of the Communicative English editing team. All members are highly qualified, experienced editors. All are native speakers of English.



Marvin DuBois, Ph.D. is a director of Communicative English and heads the editing team. Originally from Northern Canada, he has lived in Europe for many years, a good part of which he has been active in editing and language training.

'We are extremely fortunate to have such a fine team of editors. The skill level is very high, and everyone works together extremely well. With team members spread halfway across the world, texts are being edited around the clock.'


Maureen Epp holds a Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Toronto, with a specialty in the music of the European Renaissance. She has also completed several courses in the publishing certificate program at Ryerson University (Toronto). In addition to being part of the Communicative English editoring team since 2005, she works as a freelance copy-editor for academic publishers, editing subject matter ranging from Greek epigraphy to film studies.


Richard Ratzlaff has an MA in the humanities and began a doctoral degree. He has been an academic editor for over 20 years, including five years of in-house experience with a major university press. Richard has also taught ESL and has been a member of the Communicative English editing team since 2005.


Jean Lawrence is an experienced academic editor specialising in social sciences and biomedicine, with a particular interest in public policy, health policy and international relations. She has a background in research, advocacy and management of non-profit organisations, and training as a teacher of English as a second language. Jean holds a BA in linguistics and a Master of Library Science (specialty in law) and is a member of several professional bodies. She chaired the 2006 national conference of the Editors. Association of Canada.


Paul Morris is an academic and free-lance translator and editor with over 15 years of experience. He has published translations from both Russian and German. He currently lives in Winnipeg, Canada.


Vicky Nash has five years of experience in editing academic articles, papers and doctoral theses written in English by non-native.speaking authors. These texts have varied vastly in subject matter from historical to financial, with a focus on political science papers. Vicky lives in Hertfordshire, north of London.


Carol Zhong holds a BA in French and an MA in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). She has 20 years' experience teaching, two and a half years' as a lexicographer with Longman in the UK, and 15 years' experience as an editor, two of which were in-house for the Open University of Hong Kong. Carol currently works as a freelance editor specialising in academic editing on a variety of subjects. Carol is a member of the Editors' Association of Canada, for which she was treasurer of the British Columbia branch for one year and member services chair for two years.


Lesley Cameron has a BA (Hons) in English and French and an MA in Translating. She began her editing career in-house in 1993 and has been working freelance since 1996. In 2000, Lesley left her native Scotland and immigrated to western Canada. She edits and proofreads a variety of genres, including academic texts, health and wellness texts, education and training texts, and memoirs.


Judy Cohn is a director of Communicative English and, along with being deeply involved in language training, takes cares of administrative matters linked to our editing activities.