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Patricia Riopel, President of Scribendi Inc., is announced as WEtech’s Woman in Tech of the Year 2021, presented by TekSavvy, for technological achievements.

Chatham, Ontario, March 24, 2021: President of Scribendi Inc., Patricia Riopel, secures the 2021 WEtech Woman in Tech of the Year award, presented by TekSavvy. This award recognizes, celebrates, and makes visible the achievements of women with a clear passion for technology.

Riopel was chosen through public and panel voting to receive this year’s award in recognition of her leadership of Scribendi Inc., a English-language editing and proofreading company that has been listed on the Growth 500 for the past eight consecutive years, and tech company Scribendi AI.

The tools developed by Scribendi AI work to deliver better, more consistent editing and proofreading services for Scribendi clients. One such technology is the Scribendi Accelerator, the most advanced grammatical error correction tool today.

"Recognitions like these help to combat unconscious biases about women leading in technology fields," says Riopel. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to showcase the word-class natural language processing tools my team developed right here in Chatham-Kent."

Riopel has been driving technological innovation at Scribendi Inc. since 2017. Alongside CEO Enrico Magnani, she continues Scribendi’s 23-year pursuit to help writers achieve their goals through high-quality editing and proofreading services.

Riopel’s emphasis on the in-house development of proprietary technologies has allowed Scribendi to stay ahead of the curve in a traditionally paper-based field undergoing rapid digitalization.

Scribendi’s equal-opportunity mindset has also allowed the company to play its part in transforming the traditionally male-dominated fields of editing and tech, ensuring that both women and men make key business decisions that drive innovation.

"At Scribendi, we have a balanced workforce with a leadership team that is more than 50% women," says Riopel. "We are not just woman-owned, but women-led."

Scribendi has been on the List of Best Workplaces™ Managed by Women for the past two years. Riopel’s work has been recognized at the federal level, having received grants from the Women Entrepreneurship Fund and the National Research Council of Canada for the international promotion of Scribendi Inc. and Scribendi AI’s proprietary technologies.

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About WEtech Alliance

WEtech Alliance is one of seventeen Regional Innovation Centres, funded by the Province of Ontario, serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions. They provide entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring new ideas to market, scale to the next level, and build a dynamic culture and community of innovation. WEtech Alliance has served as the catalyst for technology and innovation in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions since 2011.

About TekSavvy

TekSavvy has been proudly serving Canadians award-winning telecom services and fighting for consumers’ rights for more than 20 years. TekSavvy is committed to providing quality competitive choice and closing the digital divide in Canada. With over $250 million of planned broadband infrastructure investments by 2026, TekSavvy will continue to better connect underserved Canadians. TekSavvy has offices in Chatham, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec, and is Canada’s largest independent telecom service company serving over 300,000 customers from coast to coast.

About Scribendi AI

Scribendi AI helps professional English editors unlock their full creative potential and enhance their productivity by handling repetitive tasks at maximum efficiency. Scribendi AI’s commitment to innovation helps people from all over the world get their messages across effectively. Every day, Scribendi AI’s editing technologies, including the Accelerator and the Classifier, work to deliver better and more consistent editing and proofreading services for Scribendi clients.

For information about Scribendi AI and editorial technologies, please visit

About Scribendi

Scribendi is an ISO 9001:2015-certified online editing and proofreading company dedicated to helping people reach their goals through the written word. With more than 550 editors and 215,000 clients, the company has a global reach. Scribendi's editors benefit from the company's devotion to developing new technology that enhances their already formidable editing and proofreading skills by boosting their efficiency and consistency, allowing Scribendi to deliver high-quality services every time.

For more information about Scribendi and editing services, please visit

Scribendi Inc.

Scribendi AI

405 Riverview Drive, Suite 304
Chatham, ON N7M 0N3


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