Lesley Erickson is an editor, historian, and writer who lives in Vancouver. After receiving a PhD in Canadian history and legal history from the University of Calgary in 2003, she developed a passion for editing, received a master’s degree in publishing from Simon Fraser University in 2007, and has worked as editor ever since. She worked as a freelance copy editor and copywriter before taking up a position as editor and then senior editor in Production and Editorial Services at UBC Press. She now works full time as a freelance editor and specializes in trade and academic nonfiction. In addition to copy-editing and copywriting, she particularly enjoys substantive editing and working with academic authors to make their writing more accessible for general readers.