Transport Canada 2011 Annual Report
  • Client: Transport Canada
  • Type: Report
  • Services: Annual reports | copyediting and proofreading


As part of its mandate, Transport Canada produces an annual report on the status of the country’s transportation sector. While typically this report takes the form of a concise summary, once every five years Transport Canada compiles a more comprehensive picture of statistics and trends across the four modes of air, rail, marine and road. In a competitive process, Ascribe won the job of supporting Transport Canada with writing, editing and proofreading services for the full-scope 2011 edition of Transportation in Canada. We struck a dedicated team of editors to handle weekly flows of content throughout the months of February and March 2012, refining and performing quality control inspections on more than 150 pages of detailed, specialized content.

Our aim was to establish a single, common voice across the massive report — which was authored by multiple subject-matter experts — and to ensure readability by the broadest possible audience. In addition, our team wrote original introductory material and advised Transport Canada on simple devices to draw out the key messages of each chapter. As a result of diligent project planning and effective use of Ascribe’s editing capacity, each editorial phase of the project was completed on deadline — with positive client feedback on the quality of intervention.

The full report is available online at