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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
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.foster.58958
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.ca/ernieandbert/
Bio I'm a Toronto-based freelance writer, editor and mentor, with 21 years' editorial experience. I've created a substantial body of freelance work, with a diverse and notable range of publication credits, interest and clients, including The Globe and Mail, Art Gallery of Ontario, House of Anansi Press, Canadian Children's Book News, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Penguin Random House, Havergal College, PwC Management Services, Firefly Books, Toronto Foundation, Quill & Quire, Owlkids Books, Transcontinental Media, Ontario Dental Association and Oxford Properties Group. With extensive experience in magazines, book and custom publishing, and marketing and communications, I work on everything from adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, consumer and trade magazines, blog posts and newsletters to PR materials, web copy, reports/guides, curatorial content, style guides and book reviews. I'm currently working on my first book, a YA novel. I volunteer my time as administrative director of Rowers Reading Series; a writer and editor for BoldFace, the blog of Editors Toronto, as well as for other publications, projects and events for Editors Toronto and/or Editors Canada, such as The Word On The Street; a copy editor and proofreader for Networds, the blog of the Professional Writers Association of Canada’s Toronto chapter, and Pulse, the enewsletter of PWAC's Toronto chapter; assistant editor for Hook, Line & Chapter, an enewsletter of Canadian Authors Association; and a mentor to novice writers via PWAC. I'm the former vice-president of Canadian Authors-Toronto and co-chair of Editors Toronto, and I also mentor novice editors via Editors Canada. I have an honours bachelor of arts in sociology and mass communication from York University and a bachelor of applied arts (journalism), specializing in magazines, from Ryerson 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; Canada Foundation for Innovation; Your Oral Health.ca; National Reading Campaign; 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 member of Canadian Authors–Toronto, I’m a member of these professional organizations: Editors Canada, Toronto branch; Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), Toronto chapter, as well as the PWAC Danforth Success Group (subchapter); CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers); 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, Ghostwriting, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Promotional Copy, Research, Scriptwriting & Screenwriting, Web Content