Lesley Erickson is an editor, historian, and writer who lives in Vancouver. After receiving a PhD in Canadian history and legal history from the University of Calgary in 2003, she developed a passion for editing, received a master’s degree in publishing from Simon Fraser University in 2007, and has worked as editor ever since. She worked as a freelance copy editor and copywriter before taking up a position as editor and then senior editor in Production and Editorial Services at UBC Press. She now works full time as a freelance editor and specializes in trade and academic nonfiction. In addition to copy-editing and copywriting, she particularly enjoys substantive editing and working with academic authors to make their writing more accessible for general readers. Her research and writing explores the upheavals and dislocations that accompanied the settlement of the Canadian Prairies.