Testimonials & feedback from clients/collaborators

  • "...this book [Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments, New Society Press, 2012] came together with the assistance of researchers from the Centre for Sustainable Community Development and the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, in particular: Larissa Ardis, senior research co-ordination and developmental editing ... I could not have been more fortunate than to have these talented and capable people working with me." Dr. Mark Roseland, author of Toward Sustainable Communities and founder of Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C.

  • "Larissa Ardis is an outstanding writer who matches these skills with a highly professional approach to project management. She is comfortable communicating in a wide variety of voices, formats--including academic research, public reports, funding proposals, and media. She delivers the highest quality of work and is also a pleasure to work with, bringing strong interpersonal skills to her project involvement." Sean Markey, Associate Dean, Faculty of Environment; Associate Professor with the School of Resource and Environmental Management; and Acting Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University.

  • "Larissa worked on a group project that was supported by the City of Vancouver and which produced the first original research that we know of on Vancouver's sharing economy. I observed that she's very smart, super-hardworking and very happy to take initiative. Larissa's analytical eye coupled with her ability to think big and creatively helped produce research insights that were appreciated by staff here at the City of Vancouver... they will surely move our discussions on sharing economy forward." Amy Fournier, Project Analyst, Sustainability, City of Vancouver

  • "Alongside her professionalism, Larissa brings integrity and enthusiasm into all her work endeavours. I enjoyed working with Larissa immensely on our project, and above all appreciated her flexibility and creative approaches to problem solving. I would not hesitate to hire Larissa for any project, particularly those involving complex editorial requirements, strict deadlines and receptiveness to the changing needs of a project." Roxy Edey, Planning Officer, Integrated Land Management Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture / Skeena Region

  • "Working with Larissa was a pleasure. Larissa was quick to pick up complex issues and effectively convey them in an easy to read, yet articulate manner. Larissa is also very sensitive to language and tone, and is skilled in accurately reflecting stakeholder concerns in a transparent fashion. Larissa is a hard worker, and her services are highly recommended." Paddy Hirschfield, Quality Waters Biologist, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Environmental Stewardship Division, Skeena Region

  • "On two occasions I have called on Larissa for some help with editing--once for a report and once for a press release. Each time it was an extremely satisfying experience. Larissa is creative, talented and has a depth of experience which she brings to bear to the task at hand. She is helpful, pleasant to work with and totally reliable. You can count on her to keep any commitments she makes. I strongly recommend her." Kathleen Ruff, Founder of rightoncanada.ca / former director of the BC Human Rights Commission

  • "Larissa, you are a treasure. Can't tell you enough how much I LOVE working with you, how much I trust you, how much I appreciate all the 'extras' you include in your work. I could never have gone that far with this issue without your help." Dr. Josette Wier, Canadian activist

  • "I was very pleased with what you were able to do on my document, and I appreciate the quick turnaround. I am very satisfied, and will be back in contact with you for more work!" George Andrews, Vice President, External Relations & Chief Development Officer, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Royal Roads University

  • "Larissa Ardis provided professional, confidential, expedient and thorough services throughout the entire editing process. Her knowledge of commonly used style guides was substantial, of word processing details commendable, and of grammar intricacies outstanding. I am very pleased with my polished product and I feel comfortable recommending Larissa's editing services to anybody." Rebecca World, Educator and Master of Arts, Environmental Education and Communication, Royal Roads University

  • "Thanks again for your help. I was so pleased when I read through the paper after your suggestions. Very helpful for increasing clarity! I have already recommended you to a friend." Madelaine Ahlberg, Master of Counselling, Campus Alberta Applied Psychology

  • "Larissa helped me with my personal statement [for medical school]. To my surprise she was the most attentive and talented writer I got help from. She listens very well, absorbing all the points in your mind and choosing the right words to express them. I really appreciate her magnificent work, professionalism and pleasant personality." Babak Farivar, MD, Vancouver, B.C.

  • "Larissa's work was thorough, detailed, and professional. She rescued me from the clutches of thesis hell. Larissa calmed me (no small feat), and attended to my needs with great care. She truly went over and above what was asked of her, taking my project to the next level. Her extensive knowledge of APA was obvious, as was her ability to comb through my paper with the greatest of care. I will absolutely work with her again, and recommend her wholeheartedly." Kelly Tillman, Master of Counselling student, Campus Alberta Applied Psychology Initiative

  • "Thanks for taking on my thesis at the last minute. Your comments and suggestions were very helpful. It seemed I could count on you to flag the sentences describing ideas or comments that I myself was not sure about." Master of Science (Geography), Simon Fraser University