Final Proof is a boutique editing and proofreading agency. Our clients are often under the gun to get proposals and projects back to their clients or onto the design, printing, and publishing stages. They rely on our knowledge and expertise to ensure their content is error-free and in optimal shape for its intended audience. 

Final Proof: the perfect solution for those who don’t have the capacity to professionally edit and proofread their content.

Clients value our efficient turn-around times because everything on their end often comes together at the last minute. Final Proof copyedits content for the design stage, and/or proofreads content, including web content, before it goes to the final print or publishing stage.

Given today’s challenging economic climate, businesses are raising their bars to stay competitive and win fierce bidding wars on contracts and projects. As such, presenting clear, concise, error-free content is a top priority. 

Whether it’s content for bid proposals, grants, manuals, reports, plans, business correspondence, media releases, scripts, articles, website content, social media profiles, or marketing collateral, Final Proof keeps our clients looking professional, credible, and successful. 

Mediocrity is not an option.


Shannon P. Lyons
Principal and MANAGING Editor

A graduate of Mount Royal University’s Public Relations Program, Shannon has almost three decades of demonstrated experience in writing, editing, and proofreading, gained from working in public relations and communications roles for a wide array of industries. She is known for her attention to detail, critical thinking, and resourcefulness. Shannon’s approach to client work is logical, practical, and systematic and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone more reliable.

Erin Clark

Erin is an educator and business owner with over 20 years’ experience teaching and tutoring students of all ages. Of those 20 years, six of them included teaching junior and senior high school English and Social Studies. Erin has also taught college-level Communications, focussing on the mechanics of writing (grammar, punctuation spelling), corporate professional correspondence, and writing for business purposes. She has a keen understanding of language and just how integral the proofreading stage truly is. You can rest assured that Erin will take a fine-tooth comb to your submission and return it to you proofed and polished.