Kelly S. Thompson is an award-winning writer and editor, formerly based in Vancouver but currently residing in the Toronto area. She provides a wide variety of freelance writing and editing services for both commercial and personal needs. She has a broad education as well as nearly a decade of experience in writing and communications, giving her the expertise required to deliver the style and tone of copy that the client needs.
Kelly delivers writing in all forms including, but not limited to, articles, copy writing, résumés, letters, stories, speeches, ghost writing, blogs and essays. She has written in a wide variety of genres including entertainment, politics, fashion and business and has been published in books, magazines, newspapers and online.
Kelly also offers editing services, which can be provided at all stages in your own writing process. It can be as simple as correcting grammatical errors or as complex as assisting the author in creating and developing a project. Due to the broad nature of editing requirements, Kelly provides developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading services.
Kelly provides quick turnaround and stellar communication to all clients so that each writing and editing project is completed on time and on budget. She realizes that the needs of every customer differ greatly and so before each project begins, Kelly discusses details at length, setting needs and expectations before the work begins. Customers are provided with updates on the progress of their piece and given a timeline so that they may expect the timely completion of their work.
Kelly has won several awards for her writing. Her essay, “We Are a (Military) Family” won the Barbara Novak Award for Personal Essay in 2013, and the book this essay appeared in, Embedded on the Home Front, won a CBC Bookie Award. Kelly won the Barbara Novak Award for Personal Essay again in 2017 for her essay, “Strip, Reveal and Sex Appeal,” which appeared in Caitlin Press’s Boobs: women explore what it means to have breasts. Her short story, “Fluidity,” won the House of Anansi Press Golden Anniversary Award, celebrating 50 years of publishing by Anansi, and was published as an ebook. She has also been shortlisted for Room Magazine’s 2013 and 2014 creative non fiction contests.