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First Name Jennifer D.
Last Name Foster
Member Since March 14, 2014
Email planet_word@hotmail.com
City Toronto
State Ontario
Country Canada
Company Planet Word
Branch Affiliation Toronto
Website lifeonplanetword.wordpress.com
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/planet_word/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.foster.58958
Bio I'm a Toronto-based freelance writer, editor and mentor, with 25 years' editorial experience, 20 of those as a freelancer. I've created a substantial body of work, with a diverse and notable range of publication credits, interests and clients, including Penguin Random House Canada, The Globe and Mail, Art Gallery of Ontario, HarperCollins Publishers, Second Story Press, Canadian Children's Book News, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Havergal College, PwC Management Services LP, Firefly Books, Editors Canada, Kids Can Press, Toronto Foundation, Common Deer Press, CM: Canadian Review of Materials, GreenShield, ECW Press, Owlkids Books, Tavanberg Communications, Indspire and Ontario Dental Association. With extensive experience in magazines, book and custom publishing, and marketing and communications, I work on everything from fiction and non-fiction, children's books, consumer and trade magazines, blog posts and newsletters to PR materials, web copy, reports/guides, curatorial content, style guides and book reviews. My full suite of freelance editorial skills includes: writing (blogging, copy writing, rewriting); substantive, stylistic and line editing; copy editing; researching and interviewing; proofreading; fact-checking; project consultation/management; mentoring; beta reading/manuscript evaluation; book reviewing; book judging. I'm the former administrative director of Rowers Reading Series, which folded in 2020 after 13 years as a vital part of the Toronto literary landscape; a writer and editor for BoldFace, the blog of Editors Toronto, as well as for other publications, projects and events for Editors Toronto and Editors Canada, such as The Word On The Street; and assistant editor for "Hook, Line & Chapter," an e-newsletter of Canadian Authors Association. I'm also the former vice-president of Canadian Authors–Toronto and former co-chair and seminars chair of Editors Toronto. And I mentor novice editors and writers via Planet Word and Editors Canada's John Eerkes-Medrano Mentorship Program. I’m also a regular book reviewer for the annual Whistler Independent Book Awards and have been a judge for the Fred Kerner Book Award twice. I have an honours bachelor of arts in sociology and mass communication from York University and a bachelor of applied arts (MA program) in journalism, specializing in magazines, from Toronto Metropolitan University.
Publications My work has been published in/on Quill & Quire; Canadian Children's Book News; Canadian Living; Novel & Short Story Writer's Market; Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market; Canadian House & Home; Ontario Dentist; Your Oral Health.ca; Ignite magazine; CM: Canadian Review of Materials; Elevate magazine; National Reading Campaign; BoldFace, The Editors' Weekly and more. Please see the "Portfolio" section of my website, lifeonplanetword.wordpress.com, for a cross-section of my published work.
Other Memberships In addition to being a long-time member of Canadian Authors–Toronto, I’m also a member in good standing of these professional organizations: Editors Canada, Toronto branch; Canadian Freelance Guild; ACES: The Society for Editing; the Editorial Freelancers Association; and The Canadian Children’s Book Centre.
Genres Autobiography, Biography & Memoir, Childrens Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Drama, e-Book, Educational, Fiction, Freelance, Health, History, Humour & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction, Parenting, Politics & Social Science, Romance, Scriptwriting, Self Help, Travel, Young Adult
Available For Presentations, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Copywriting, Corporate Writing, Editing, Freelance Writing, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Promotional Copy, Research, Web Content