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About Me

Hi! I'm Douglas Trueman, an award-winning author and cross-industry freelance writer and editor. If you're writing or editing a piece and you're lost for words, you've come to the right place.


I can compose or edit any style of writing from corporate to creative, and have published hundreds of pieces including novels, newspaper editorials, technical guides, white papers, and press releases. My writing career has taken me from Los Angeles to Prague to Berlin and Vancouver. Along the way I interviewed the casts of X-Men United and Aliens vs. Predator and wrote a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant that was awarded $186,000 for a university in Ontario.



I've edited PhD theses, been a co-author on several published academic articles, written successful application letters for universities, been published in The Globe and Mail and The National Post, broken down complex technical procedures into layman's terms, worked as a teaching assistant for an undergrad communications class, and have hundreds of website and magazine articles to my name.

I have an English B.A. (University of Calgary), a Master's in Creative Writing (Honours with Distinction, City University, London), and a Master's in Professional Communications (Ryerson), so no matter the project I've got you covered.



Word on the Street

"In my magazine editorial days, Doug was a go-to guy for highly-researched articles needed quickly and of excellent quality. I have no doubt he can serve your needs just as well, no matter the field."

Chris Baker, former editor
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine.

"Douglas makes dry subject matter compelling, produces copy in a short period of time, and his attention to detail and knowledge of grammar are second to none."

Sheena Archer

Creative Director,
Mentor Engineering

"Doug's intelligence, creativity and insightful complement his expertise in writing and speaking across a range of genres. His mastery of both the theoretical and practical aspects of language make him a wordsmith of the highest quality."


Dr. Jean S. Mason

Associate Professor, School of Professional Communication

Ryerson University

About Me
Word on the Street
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