Scribe Technical

About Scribe Technical

Scribe Technical is led by an urban planner skilled in technical communications. It's a unique combination!

We help write and edit the documents that city builders prepare every day — reports, plans, strategies, proposals, studies, and more. We also train professionals in how to tell their story to decision makers, project partners, and the public with clarity, understanding, and impact.

We shine a spotlight on your planning expertise, so you can focus on what you do best: developing your leading-edge community- and city-building ideas!

Since launching in 2019, our client list has grown to include government, industry, and non-profit organizations across Canada and the U.S. Scribe Technical is led by planning consultant and technical writer and editor Lisa D. Orchard, who has more than 20 years of experience with preparing reports, plans, studies, strategies, policies, and other complex documents. We make sure the behind-the-scenes work is understood and has an impact — whether that's getting the right decision from a tough audience, advancing a project with colleagues, or winning over a skeptical public.

We deliver the top-quality, polished documents that our clients need to influence their audiences and transform their communities for the better.


Toronto, ON Canada





Regions Served
Planning Specialties
Community or Neighborhood Development   •   Comprehensive, Master or Long-Range Planning   •   Downtowns and Main Streets   •   Economic Development and Revitalization   •   Environmental and Natural Resources Planning   •   Hazard Mitigation, Disaster Recovery, or Resiliency   •   Housing Policy, Design, or Implementation   •   Land-Use and Development Regulation and Zoning   •   Parking Standards and Traffic Engineering   •   Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure/Active Transportation   •   Streetscape/Corridor Improvements and Beautification   •   Sustainability or Climate Protection Planning   •   Transportation Planning   •   Universal Design/Age-Friendly Planning/ADA Compliance   •   Wayfinding and Signage
Services Offered
Code Writing   •   Community Engagement   •   Plan Creation or Updates   •   Project Management   •   Technical Writing and Editing   •   Zoning Administration/Development Services
Business Certification
Women Owned