"I dreamt last night we were at a conference
together, and you explained that you didn't really
edit for typos 
and grammar, but for ethical flow."
– Michelle Beveridge

Dave Oswald Mitchell is a freelance editor, communications strategist, & facilitator of change-making projects.

Editing Liam Barrington-Bush's Anarchists in the Boardroom.

     "Dave Mitchell edits with speed and precision. He's passionate about the ideas, religious about the facts and has the best attitude in the business. He's not only one of the best editors around, he's one of the best humans (for a Canadian). And I know: I had to write a book with him."

     - Andrew Boyd, author, editor, humorist

     "Dave Mitchell has the outstanding ability to create a thorough, organized, creative product that will appeal to all ages. Through questioning, confirming statements and requesting elaboration he creates a product pleasing to the writer and meaningful to the reader. I’ve appreciated and now highly recommend David Mitchell’s skills as an editor."

     - Harold Chapman, author of Sharing My Life: Building the Co-operative Movement


Beautiful Trouble

Beautiful Trouble is a book, web toolbox, and international network of artist-activist trainers whose mission is to make grassroots movements more creative and more effective.


Upstream is a movement to create a healthy society through evidence-based, people centred ideas. Upstream seeks to reframe public discourse around addressing the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society.  

Briarpatch Magazine

Briarpatch Magazine is an award-winning magazine of politics and culture. Fiercely independent and proudly polemical, Briarpatch offers original reporting, insight, and analysis from a grassroots perspective.

Book review: Drug War Capitalism

Do you know the story of Mexico’s 43 missing student-­teachers? Scrutinize any in-depth account, and you’ll start to question everything you thought you knew about the so-called war on drugs.

10 favourite reads from the last year

Long and short reads that stuck with me from the last year.