Special Interests

Speeches and other communications products. A long-time public-service writer/editor specializing in speech-writing, Mary is experienced in creating a wide range of texts for many different audiences and purposes. Plain language is her forte.

Mary can guide you in fine-honing your message without sacrificing the intent and impact of your texts.

Brief Bio

Mary has many years’ experience as a senior Government of Canada communications professional, particularly writing/editing speeches, news releases, articles, reports, etc. Her career highlights include writing speeches for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and research/writing for successive Women’s History Months.

Mary holds degrees in Arts, Art as Applied to Medicine (medical illustration) and Women’s Studies. She is a certified equestrian coach.

Services Offered

Detailed line editing; one-page critique; complete edit; in-person, telephone or Skype consultation; ongoing coaching.

To contact Mary Trafford, click on the envelope icon to the left of the author photograph, or write: marytra4d [at]

Mary Trafford’s Resume

Mary Trafford