What they
say about us:

A Metaphoric mind

“[A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture, edited by Ruth Couture and Virginia McGowan, Athabasca University Press, 2013] is meticulously edited, and, for me, both inspiring and easy to read. [The editors] have done a wonderful job of pulling together what I believe to be one of the most important works on Indian spirituality the world will see."

Fil Fraser C.M, D.Litt (Hon)

Who we are.

Our team includes the principals (Virginia McGowan and Richard Forsyth) and Associates with specialized experience and expertise. We hold advanced (graduate and post-graduate) degrees in the social, health, and behavioural sciences. The principals and Associates have worked extensively in academic, community-based, and government contexts. Several hold adjunct or emeritus positions in graduate faculties of Canadian universities (e.g., Dalhousie University, Laval University, University of Prince Edward Island).

Most importantly, we are published scholars and authors with successful track records in proposal writing, as well as training and experience in research, writing, editing, proofreading, indexing, fact checking, and copyright search and permissions. We are also experienced in detecting plagiarism, and will ensure effective visual display of data, accuracy of quotations, and the correct format for citations for a polished professional document.

The principals and senior Associates are regular reviewers for a number of scientific periodicals. We’ll appraise your manuscript and provide you with a professional arms-length critique and constructive analysis of a nonfiction work in progress.