Working words.

Working Words is a Calgary, Alberta business run by me, Marlies Sargent. I offer collaborative editing services for authors, and I focus specifically on supporting new authors.

My editing style is ideal for new authors who are looking for support in their writing journey, and to get their manuscripts ready for their target audience. I work collaboratively with authors by providing a combination of ongoing line editing and detailed feedback throughout the project so that authors can make changes and ask questions along the way. 

Using my experience as a teacher, I invite writers to learn new skills that they can use right away on their current projects, and take those new skills with them into their future projects.

Most of all, I work to support and empower new authors to write with confidence and clarity, and to get their project ready for the next step.

Please see my Editing Services page for more details, or contact me to answer any questions you may have.


I am a proud member of Editors Canada. I look forward to working with you!