About Scriblerus Communications
Most of the time, Scriblerus Communications is just one man: Chris Lendrum. (That's me at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich; believe it or not, I was working!).
I created Scriblerus Communications in 2009 while suffering through the doldrums of my PhD. I had done some editing before, so a career as a freelance writer and editor intrigued me.
It was a good decision. Since then, I have been fortunate to work with some great clients, including Siemens Canada, UNAIDS, Health Canada, and Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
I also collaborate with some very talented freelancers, so no matter the job, we can find the solution you need!
I have always been a fan of words, and I have spent most of my life reading, writing and thinking about words. Increasingly, I became interested in how people communicate in print, particularly what makes some documents effective and what makes others fail.
Since completing my dissertation on editorial techniques in magazines and newspapers (you can call me "doctor," if you like), I have pursued that interest. I teach classes on composition, writing and literature at the University of Ottawa, where I emphasize the importance of knowing your audience, their needs and their abilities.
I also work hard to ensure that my own writing and editing is suited for the desired format, genre and readership. Some might call it "plain language," but I just think of it as clear communication.
When I am not working, I rather predictably enjoy reading and writing for pleasure. I have a passion for history and most sports, and you can frequently find me telling my two cats to behave.
Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in English Literature from Simon Fraser University, 2001.
Master of Arts in English Literature (specializing in Print Culture Studies) from Simon Fraser University, 2005.
Doctorate in Philosophy in English Literature from the University of Ottawa, 2010.
Currently enrolled in Certificate in Editing program through Simon Fraser University. Classes completed include