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 a small team. (That's how we like it.) And we maintain a network of trusted professional colleagues whose help we can call on when we need to.

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

Marie Lesoway

BA, MBA

Marie Lesoway is a researcher, writer and editor who wrote her first book when was she was 6. It had shiny, blue-foil covers and pages held together with ribbon.

Marie has been writing ever since.

Her most recent books include a memoir of her late mother-in-law, who once faced down a wildcat, and a collection of stories by a Canadian lawyer and one-time stand-up comic who now lives in California.

Marie has researched and written hundreds of documents for audiences ranging from young people and seniors to academics, corporate staff, technical experts, government departments and the public. Her trademark is synthesizing complex ideas and vast quantities of data into language that is easy to read and understand.

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 active in numerous nonprofit and professional organizations and she holds Editors' Association of Canada certification as a proofreader and copy editor.

Ron MacLeod

BA, MEd, PhD

Ron MacLeod is a researcher, writer, educator and artist 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. He also has Bachelor of Arts (Political Science major) from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s.

Ron is a seasoned administrator with extensive experience in adult, secondary and correctional education. He has conducted a number of workshops on developing creativity in the workplace.

Ron’s particular interest is the role of education in society. His master’s thesis focused on critical thinking and on writing as a creative process. His doctoral work was a comparative cultural study of street prostitutes and sexual minorities in Canada.