I am an award-winning, independent writer, photographer and cookbook author based in Vancouver, B.C. My articles have appeared in various International magazines, from Scientific American to MORE Magazine, and national newspapers, including The Globe & Mail and the National Post . I am a regular contributor to The Vancouver Sun and The Province, and I’m the senior legal correspondent for LawyersandSettlements.com. Snappy, witty, and direct describes my style, along with tenacity and versatility to get the job done.
Ghostwriting: True to my word, no links. Suffice to say, my secret clients keep me busy.
2017 Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) Gold Award for my story about helping refugees in Lesvos, Greece
2016: Taste Canada Gold Medal for Ocean Wise Cookbook 2
2011: Taste Canada shortlisted for Ocean Wise Cookbook 1
Due to a wealth of life experience to draw from, my interests are varied, and I have a level of confidence and understanding that makes for excellent, insightful interviews. I have experience as a copywriter, copy editor, researcher and proofreader. I have written and edited newsletters and brochures, book and television proposals, script coverages and analyses, web content and more.
As well, I have completed an editing certificate at Simon Fraser University and I was Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) BC Chapter President from 2010-2104.
I can assist you on many levels to communicate with your public and realize your goals—from copy-editing to writing proposals, reports and articles. My broad and diverse background in education makes me a desirable candidate for your project and whether helping with your MBA application or writing your menu, I promise to make you look good.
On a more personal note, the best trip I have ever taken was to India, where I visited Kavya, my sponsored child with the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (yes, they are doing good work). It was life-changing. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, here is more about the rewards:
- problem solver
- capable of handling multiple assignments within specific time frames
- excellent written and verbal communication skills
- capable of working in time-sensitive and corporate environments
As owner and operator of ‘Reel Appetites’, a film catering company, Jane maintained and oversaw complex and integrated service competition. She employed over 40 personnel, overseeing operations including customer service, accounting, inventory control and costing for sales over $3million annually. Jane also created and maintained schedules for upwards of 15 productions and corporate clients, originated a web site, facilitated food costing and developed a tracking program.
Prior to that, Jane was Manager for Station Street Arts Centre. She managed personnel, liased with actors and publicists, wrote PSA’s, press releases and fundraising applications. She also maintained government-funded programs,working with their budgets and constraints.
Edit and Publishing Certificate Program, SFU
Desktop Publishing, Corp.Communications College
University of Victoria. English, Creative Writing
Jane lives in Vancouver with Lizzy, her co-pilot canine.
The OceanWise Cookbook: Editor/Writer. Publisher: Whitecap
Vancouver Cooks: Associate Editor. Publisher:Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Cloverleaf Country Magazine: Editor. Publisher: S Hyman, B&C List
Lawyers and Settlements: Editor
Eating & Drinking Guide: Research Editor
Media/Genres: articles; cookbooks and recipes; editorials; grant applications; guidebooks; interviews; magazines; online publications; press releases; profiles, people; web sites
Editorial Skills: copy editing; desktop publishing; editing, HTML; picture research; proofreading; research; résumés; stylistic editing; writing, web site; writing, copy; writing, fiction
Subjects: cooking; food and drink; creative writing; dogs; gardening and horticulture; hospitality industry; lifestyles; vegetarianism