“Thank you for your hard work on the RMRC report. I really enjoyed your writing style. I sure wish all the technical reports I have to read had your stamp of approval on them.”
Nat Treadway, Managing Partner, Distributed Energy Financial Group and RMRC member
Retail Market Review Committee (appointed by Alberta’s Minister of Energy)

About Us

Our Team

Pentacle Productions’ partners,* Marie Lesoway and Ron MacLeod, have decades of experience in research, writing, editing, planning and training.

*We’re partners in life as well as in work.

Marie Lesoway


Marie has decades of experience as a researcher, writer and editor. Her background is an eclectic mix of business training enhanced by the creative thinking skills and discipline of an arts education.

Marie has researched and written dozens of major reports ranging from 20 to 900 pages in length. Her work with the Alberta Future Summit project team earned gold in the 2003 Premier’s Award of Excellence.

Marie holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Special) in Classics and English from the University of Alberta. She is a voting member of the Editors’ Association of Canada and served three terms on the executive of the Prairie Provinces Branch. She has served on the association’s national policy committee and on the advisory board for MacEwan’s professional writing program (2000–2007). She is also a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the Plain Language Association International, PLAIN.

Marie holds Editors' Association of Canada certification as a proofreader and copy editor.

Ron MacLeod

BA, MEd, PhD

Ron is a researcher, writer and educator who has taught writing and developed curriculum for students whose reading skills ranged from basic literacy to college level.

Ron holds a doctorate in Cultural Studies and a Master of Adult Education degree from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s. Ron is a seasoned administrator and academic counsellor. He has extensive experience in adult, secondary and correctional education, and has created programs for correctional educators at several institutions across western Canada.

Ron has conducted a number of workshops on developing creativity in the workplace. His master’s thesis focused on critical thinking and on writing as a creative process.

Ron’s particular interest is the role of education in society, and the complex relationships between social class, education and employment. His doctoral work was a comparative cultural study of street prostitutes and sexual minorities in Canada.