What clients have said about our consulting and learning work

Feedback on project advisory, resource review and recommendations, and development of a process framework: “We have been nothing short of thrilled with Edified Projects, their expert knowledge, experience, and thoughtfulness of approach have been invaluable to supporting our work with Indigenous communities.” – Carrie Wong, Senior Manager of Learning & Training, Prosper Canada

Feedback from our custom Train the Trainer for Building Inclusive Workplace for Métis People:
I would have to say everything was impactful … Your insight, perspective and energy was superb!
– David Jones, Assistant Manager, Rupertsland Institute – South

Feedback from our custom workshop Building Inclusive Workspaces for Métis Apprentices: The course material is exceptional. I believe it should be a staple in our organization for any level of supervisor/ work leader at our organization. Field leaders as well as locational/functional leaders.

About our Parenting with Ease workshop: Participating families received knowledge and practical tools to assist with parenting, communicating, understanding children and more. As a result, families lives have been enriched and family functioning has been improved...everything was excellent, thank you! – Anastasiia Hilbrecht, Family Support Coordinator, City West Childcare & Community Support Society

The land acknowledgement workshop taught me so much about myself my own kinship how I show up in the world to my community and myself. It connected me to my ancestors myself and my future. I also took away the skills to bring Land acknowledgments into personal and professional settings in a way that’s appropriate and authentic. I loved being in a group setting to learn and having different styles of acknowledgments that were “beyond the script” was so impactful and important to my learning. I didn’t expect the experience to be so emotional for me and I’m thankful that it was and that the facilitators and participants provided a safe space for vulnerability and truth. – Steph Kosty, Fulcrum Executive Coaching and Consulting

Alicia, Becca, Destiny, and Kyle fostered an extremely emphatic, caring and safe online space in which to explore various considerations and processes that go into planning, writing, and sharing personal land acknowledgments. I appreciated the two workshop format that allowed for a much needed reflection period in between. I walked away from this experience feeling motivated and inspired to push myself to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable in both reflecting on my relations and non-innocent responsibilities that come with growing up, living, and working on Treaty 6 and 7 territory and (currently) living in Tiohtià:ke, commonly known as Montreal, on the unceded Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) territory. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to reflect and act on what it means to live and work in good relations. – Matana Skoye, University of Alberta

I left feeling thankful for the chance to reflect on and pay respect to the community members, colleagues, elders, and friends past and present for their vulnerability in sharing their knowledge and teachings with me. The workshop also instilled in me a sense of curiosity and duty to learn more about my ancestors, their uninvited settlement and impact, and my responsibilities as a guest from Treaty 6 territory living on the traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) peoples. This experience has sparked my ongoing personal reflection on what it means to be a respectful and reciprocal settler and a deep appreciation for the continued physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual nourishment these lands provide. I would highly recommend and look forward to any future workshops this compassionate and skillful team delivers. – Mandy MacRae

The time that was taken to explain the land acknowledgment and how that connects to our organization had a deep impact on making this more than just words being spoken at the beginning of our meetings. It allowed me to connect with the words and the meaning each and every time I use the acknowledgment. Providing a safe space to ask questions and learn made the process personal and meaningful. – Lena BouSaleh – Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Servus Credit Union

What clients have said about our editing

I edit online content for a major Canadian visitors’ and convention bureau, and contacted Alicia Hibbert in search of sensitivity reading. Alicia provided informed, professional feedback within my less-than-generous timeline. She also shared detailed explanations for each copy change, which helped educate me on important contexts, history and evolution in Canadian English. I soon began sending Alicia all my fact-checking and copyediting, too. Her work (and that of her team) is always professional, contemporary and on deadline. Alicia took it upon herself to maintain a style guide for our account so she can keep track of all the little quirks of our website, including display copy, neighbourhood nicknames, hyperlink style and so forth. She is an exceptional copyeditor with a keen eye for detail, editorial nuance and tone. Her work is always in on time or earlier than assigned. She makes me look good to my client, and for that I am so very grateful! – Yuki Hayashi, Freelance Editor

Alicia’s copyediting work is incredible. The amount of care and attention to detail that she puts in is unmatched, and she has a gift of being able to adjust her editing style to fit the style of the author. I’ve worked with her several times now, and her work is quick, thorough, and done with care. – Dr. Lucy Fowler, University of Manitoba and Pawaatamihk: Journal of Métis Thinkers

Alicia’s careful eye for detail and adherence to both House Style and the CMoS made her the perfect freelance editor for the copy edits and proofreads she has completed for us. In her copy edits, in particular, she is sensitive to a writer’s voice and her suggestions are thoughtful and in tune with the tone of the book. She has gone above and beyond to verify language translations outside of English, which was a surprise and very much appreciated for a particular work by a Métis Cree author. She is wonderful to correspond with and I look forward to sending many more projects her way. – Production Editor

As an editor myself, I know how difficult it is to get an editing project that meets the trifecta of on time, on budget, and on point, but Alicia and the Edified team were able to do all that and more for us. They brought a keen eye and fantastic editorial guidance to our project; the author was appreciative of and excited by Alicia’s insightful commentary. At the end of the process, we knew we had a better book in our hands, and working with Edified Projects made the process of getting there a joyful journey. Thank you, Alicia! – Ashley Rayner, Senior Editor, Inkwell’s Editorial Services

Alicia offered really excellent resources and thought provoking questions to help me improve my project. Her communication was detailed and clear and I very much enjoyed our interactions. I would definitely recommend Edified Projects to other writers. – Fiction author

Edified Projects gave me targeted feedback on language, potential issues, and best approaches in my creative writing and communications with regards to Indigenous issues. I greatly appreciated their advice, promptness, and attention to budget. – P.D. Workman, Author

I have used Alicia’s editing services for the past 4 years. She is efficient, skillful, and dependable when completing deadlines. Alicia is a talented editor and I highly recommend her services. – Lori, Edmonton, AB

As an international student, to be honest, I find it quite hard to follow the writing and thinking patterns in English, especially doing such a big project in the area of education. Your help means way more than editing, because you are my writing guru! You’ve helped me to make my project “shine.” – Xiaonuo (Nicole) Li 

After having to look at my thesis for two years straight there were multiple issues that needed correcting, as well as some errors that I simply did not see/was not aware of. Alicia caught these errors and helped correct the citation in my thesis so that it was concise and up to proper standards. I am happy to say that my thesis was approved for graduation without any citation or formatting errors! – Amabel D’Souza