Clients + Testimonials


BC Association of Farmers’ Markets
BC Centre for Disease Control
BC Healthy Communities
BC Institute of Technology
BC Land Summit Society
BC Ministry of Agriculture
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Campus + Community Planning at UBC
City of New Westminster
City of Vancouver
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+)
District of North Vancouver
EcoPlan International
Fraser Health – Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Great Bear Business Corporation
HB Lanarc Golder
Hey Neighbour Collective, SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Metro Vancouver
Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY
Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada
Orton Family Foundation
Page Two Strategies
Park Board, City of Vancouver
Planning Institute of BC / Canadian Institute of Planners
Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable / Fraser Basin Council
Prince George Regional Adaptation Collaborative / Fraser Basin Council
Provincial Health Services Authority
Real Estate Institute of BC
Regional District of Nanaimo
Resilience Planning
River Market
Town of Markham
Township of Langley
Vancouver School of Economics at UBC


It was my privilege to work with Shana as a stylistic and copy editor on the City of Victoria’s Equity Framework. The subject matter is challenging for people to engage with as the concept of embedding equity in municipal work is relatively new (for a lot of people) and it involves learning new terminology and shifting our ways of being. Shana has a wonderful ability to identify ways to clarify content so that people can more easily understand and engage with the work. She is fastidious in her feedback and was attentive to our hard deadlines. Shana also made very helpful suggestions about the living document approach we are using. This was my third time working with Shana and I look forward to many more future opportunities. I highly recommend her!

Lisa Moffatt, Principal,
Resilience Planning

Shana brought a number of strengths to our project that made her a perfect fit for our team: subject matter familiarity; the ability to identify gaps in our content that were needed to make our argument stronger; the ability to reorganize content to clarify and support a more logical flow and a coherent narrative; and lastly, an attention to detail and design that polished it all up in the final stage. An easy, pleasant, professional experience every step along the way.

Michelle Hoar, Project Director,
Hey Neighbour Collective, SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Working with the Uncover Editorial + Design staff was a wonderful experience! The team helped us synthesize complex qualitative and quantitative data into easy-to-read infographics and provided invaluable insight on language use and the overall design process. The team helped us transform our vision for this report into reality; the end result was an accessible, informative, and engaging document. In addition, Shana was great to work with due to her professionalism, flexibility, commitment to this work, and her breadth of expertise. Thank you!

Diana Gresku, Research and Impact Specialist,
BC Healthy Communities Society

Shana Johnstone is the consummate professional. From the outset, she clearly communicated what she thought was possible for our project publication, what would be most effective, and how it would be best achieved. Her interactions with our team were consistently professional, focused, and congenial. Shana is incredibly adept at translating complex technical information into content appropriate for a range of audiences. Her exceptional technical competencies in copy writing, editing, and layout design were evident from day one, and resulted in a final product that exceeded our expectations and that we are proud to share. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Shana and Uncover Editorial again, or to recommend her and her studio to others.

Kent Mullinix, Director, and Caitlin Dorward, Senior Research Associate
Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Shana was a huge asset to our project—helping to deliver a high-quality, elegant campus planning document that will serve our immediate needs and those well into the future. With an incredibly tight delivery schedule, Shana was responsive, skilled, and constructive in her input, both technically and creatively. She was also just a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Shana again, and would recommend her professional services without reservation.

Joanne Proft, Manager
Campus + Community Planning, University of British Columbia

It has been such a pleasure to work with Shana on a narrative companion to a highly technical document. She blends her creative strengths with her impeccable attention to detail and the result is a polished and engaging product.

Fiona Dercole, Section Manager
Public Safety, District of North Vancouver

Shana’s work with us on our new Nature in the City web pages was exceptional. She ably distilled complex content into interesting bite-sized pieces, and has helped us communicate important new organizational priorities to our community in an engaging way. She worked efficiently and added a great deal of value to our project. I’d recommend her in a heartbeat!

Lindsay Cole, Sustainability Planner
Park Board, City of Vancouver

Shana initially worked with us to edit a series of local government action guides on health and well-being. We were so impressed with her attention to detail, professionalism and editing expertise, we asked her to support the editing of content for a large project website. Shana has been fantastic to work with—she asks the right questions to help clients pinpoint key messages and ways of communicating. I would recommend her services to anyone!

Kerri Klein, Program Manager
BC Healthy Communities

Shana is one of those very rare individuals who can see the bigger picture while staying focused on the steps required to navigate a path from intent to action. Building on her unique blend of strengths in the fields of community planning, design, and editing, Shana has the ability to identify opportunities for innovation in the broader landscape of science-policy integration. She has the skills to help others transform complex ideas into a narrative that is relevant and accessible to a wide range of audiences—a rare talent that brings out the best in each and every author that she works with.

Murray Journeay, Research Scientist
Geological Survey of Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada

We asked Shana to design our department’s alumni newsletter. The work that she did for us was impeccable. Shana is a pleasure to work with: a clear communicator and a great listener. Her professionalism is beyond reproach. And most importantly, our newsletter is a thing of beauty! I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

Henry Siu
Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

Shana has extensive knowledge of sustainability planning and is committed to the clear communication of research findings to enable change. When paired with her editorial and design skills, this makes her the ideal person to work with on sustainability, urban planning or technical publications. She is both highly effective and a pleasure to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants their publications to sound good and look great!

Jessica Webster, Community Energy Planning Analyst
CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada

We recently asked Shana to write case studies about three BCIT energy and greenhouse gas management projects for our students to learn from. Shana is the writer you can only hope to find. Not only is she professional and extremely punctual with deadlines, Shana has the capability to listen to you expressing your very unorganized thoughts and—first thing you know—you receive a text that expresses exactly what you meant, and more…as if she had read your mind and then organized it for you!

Alexandre Hebert, Energy and Sustainability Manager
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Shana is the consummate professional and is meticulous with everything that she undertakes. Her passion for sustainability and understanding of it are second to none. She is able to take complex issues and break them down so they are easy to understand. I would recommend Shana for any editing or design challenge that you may be facing.

Brenda Southam, CAE, Executive Officer
Real Estate Institute of BC

Shana has a remarkable ability to animate words on a dramatic graphic stage.  Her surgical approach to editing, her sophisticated sense of design, and her unassailable commitment to client satisfaction combine to energize projects and open unforeseen opportunities.

Cam Brewer, Executive Director
Smart Growth BC