Snappy, witty, and direct describes my style, along with tenacity and versatility to get the job done. 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 Courier,  and I’m the senior legal correspondent for LawyersandSettlements.com.

Awards:

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.

Work History

  • 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.

Education

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.

UBC Writing Centre Profile

Editing

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

Vancouver Magazine’s

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