Services, Courses & Retreats
Canadian Writing Services
Most of these services charge a fee. Make sure you are aware of fee structures before contracting their services.
- The Editors' Association of Canada.
- Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island (PEAVI) offers some advice on choosing an editor.
- The Script Archeologist provides resources, research and script analysis for writers of all literary forms including film, novels, comic books and video games.
- Toronto Writers' Centre offers emerging and established writers a quiet and professional environment in which to work.
- Wordwrights Canada offers editing services.
- Write Away! offers writing courses and editing services.
Other Writing Services
- Research for Writers provides custom research services on any topic to novelists, screenwriters, nonfiction writers, speechwriters, TV producers and writers, editors, and others.
Support for Canadian Writers
These organizations provide financial support to established writers in need.
- The Canadian Writers' Foundation (Helping Canadian Writers in Need) is a registered charity with only one aim — to help Canada's senior writers when they fall on hard times.
- The Woodcock Fund provides support funding to published writers who are having hard times or need to support themselves while finishing a book.
Check the pricing of these courses before you register to avoid surprises.
Summer Writing Courses
Dates for summer courses may vary each year.
- Canadian Mennonite University School of Writing in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- The Humber School for Writers offers an annual summer program in Toronto.
- Sage Hill Writing Experience is a rural summer writing retreat in Saskatchewan.
Canadian Writing Courses
- Booming Ground is UBC's non-credit Creative Writing program. The Booming Ground mentorship program offers you the chance to work one-on-one with experienced writers in multiple genres from anywhere in the world.
- The Humber School for Writers offers distance learning programs in creative writing.
- Paul Lima Offers Creative writing & Freelance writing email correspondence courses.
- The Chang School's Writing Workshops provides online (and in-class) writing workshops guided by enthusiastic writers with stellar credentials (part of Ryerson University's Continuing Education).
- The University of Victoria offers highly-rated undergraduate and graduate programs.
- The Writing School — Quality of Course is a correspondence writing school, with interactive instruction on the Internet.
Many Canadian universities offer excellent writing programs.
- The Writers Trust Workshop Blog contains summaries from Canadian workshops and writing lessons online.
International Writing Courses
- Spectrum Virtual University Offers a variety of on-line writing courses.
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab
- Other Online Writing Labs
Updated: February 16, 2013