Douglas Adamson, PhD, FCSI

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Doug began his writing career as a general news reporter, financial reporter and feature writer at The Canadian Press, where he worked with some of Toronto’s best journalists. During his newspaper years, Doug developed excellent interviewing skills and wrote hundreds of in-depth business stories and profiles of industry leaders. Doug’s research and writing skills proved invaluable in the investment business where he wrote newsletters for an investment counsellor and three brokerage houses. While working in the investment business, Doug earned his Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) designation.

After taking time out to earn his PhD at the University of Toronto, Doug returned to the business world as a consultant to one of the world’s leading forensic accounting firms specializing in fraud and white-collar crime investigations. He wrote case studies, marketing collateral, and articles for accounting, legal, insurance and banking journals published in Canada and the United States, in addition to numerous chapters for books on forensic accounting.

Throughout much of his career, Doug has also taught English, law, accounting, economics, marketing, human resources, bookkeeping and other college-level business courses.

Trish Adamson, MA, MISt

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Trish holds both a Masters in English and a Masters in Information Studies from the University of Toronto.

Her work has included editing The CPA’s Handbook of Fraud and Commercial Crime Prevention for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She also wrote some chapters for this publication as well as for The Accountant’s Handbook of Fraud and Commercial Crime, published by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada). These large, loose-leaf handbooks are the standard for forensic accountants throughout North America.

Since then Trish has specialized in editing books on accounting, privacy and other financial matters, and a newsletter for the accounting industry. In addition to her writing and editing capabilities, Trish has a sharp eye for typos, formatting inconsistencies, missing text, and spelling and grammar errors and, as a result, is Adamson Writers & Editors’ quality-control specialist.

William Knight, B.Comm.

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William’s degree from Ryerson University in Toronto is in Information Technology Management.
William is a project manager for a large telecommunications company, and has considerable experience researching and editing material concerning today’s latest technologies.

For the past five years, William has written and edited technology articles for a Canadian business newsletter. William is Adamson Writers & Editors’ technology consultant.