About us

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Jess Blackwell

Editor & Founder

Lumida is a remote editing and proofreading service.

Our mission is simple: we're here to make sure your voice is heard. Whether you've written a college essay or a memo to your high-profile client list, we're here to give your document the thorough editing and proofreading it needs to shine.

Who do we work with?

We work with clients and businesses from diverse backgrounds.

Our history

Here's how we got started (and we'll keep it short, we promise).

After graduating from her master’s program, our founder, Jess, was eager to find work that would be sustainable, flexible, and combine her love of editing and writing with her passion for empowering others.

After much thought and research, Jess realized that the most effective way of realizing her dream would be to start her own fully remote business. 

Thus, Jess set off to build her business, and Lumida Editing & Proofreading was founded in 2017. Like all companies, Lumida’s journey began with one client and eventually grew into a thriving, multi-client business serving authors around the globe.

Our core values

This is what we're all about.

Being authentic, ethical, and socially responsible.

We tell the truth, hold ourselves accountable, and do right by society and the environment. 

Making dreams come true (yes, really!).

A grammatical, well-structured document free of typos can help you achieve your goals!

Living and working sustainably.

Lumida is a low-waste, eco-conscious business, and we strive to be as sustainable as possible.

Offering out-of-this-world customer service.

We'll always provide you with prompt, courteous, transparent customer service.

Solving problems and creating solutions.

Not sure how to get your point across or structure your document? We've got you!

Supporting local businesses.

Are you a Canadian small business? If so, get in touch to ask about our B2B discount.

Our community involvement

Here's what we're doing to directly benefit local communities and protect the environment.

REmarket #6
Repair Cafe @ Remarket #6
FreeMarket @ REmarket #6
FreeMarket @ REmarket #6
Info Table @ REmarket #6
Repair Cafe @ REmarket #6
Recycling @ REmarket #3
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FreeMarket @ REmarket #4
Community Litter Cleanup (April 2023)
Community Litter Cleanup (April 2023)

Jess currently volunteers with the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association’s Waste Reduction Group (WRG), a local non-profit that aims to raise environmental awareness and reduce waste in the downtown Toronto area.

In their efforts to achieve these goals while also making direct contributions to the social and economic welfare of community members, the WRG runs a triennial event called REmarket. Jess aids in the planning, advertising, and execution of these events. She also manages the group’s blog and performs a variety of other volunteer duties.

The most recent REmarket was held on January 25 and 26, 2023, and the event featured a donation zone for post-consumer goods, a totally free market, a repair cafe, free bike repairs, a recycling zone for common difficult-to-recycle items (e.g., office supplies, cosmetics containers, and dental hygiene waste), and an information table.

Over the two-day event, the WRG had 171+ attendees at their FreeMarket and received donations from 419 community members and businesses. Many of these donors also dropped off items to be responsibly recycled through the WRG’s partners and/or used the available repair cafe services.

This allowed the WRG to accomplish the following:

  • 34 skids (~13,736 lbs) of post-consumer goods were donated to The Salvation Army
  • 3 skids of electronics were donated to RCT
  • 1 load of prosthetics and mobility aids was donated to PFFD Inc.
  • 1 large box of eyeglasses was donated to The Optic Zone, who will redistribute them to communities in need overseas
  • 145 empty prescription bottles were donated to Earthub, who will contribute them to disaster relief efforts
  • 2 large bags of cosmetics containers were collected for recycling through HBC’s program with Pact
  • 2 large boxes of batteries, 1/2 box of ink cartridges, and 2 large bags of used pens were given to Staples Canada to be responsibly recycled through their partnership with TerraCycle
  • 1 large box of dental items was collected for recycling through TerraCycle
  • 1 box of disposable razors was collected for recycling through TerraCycle
  • Repair Café Toronto provided 18 volunteer fixers, who serviced 100 items (including bikes) for 65 visitors

So what can we do for you?

We offer straightforward, professional editing and proofreading services in American English, Canadian English, and British English. For more information about what we can do for you, use the button below to learn more about our services.

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