Disclaimer: All writer profiles are user-generated content. We therefore take no responsibility for misleading, libelous or defamatory content, or any breaches of copyright.

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 22 years' editorial experience, 17 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, House of Anansi Press, Canadian Children's Book News, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Havergal College, PwC Management Services LP, Firefly Books, Editors Canada, Toronto Foundation, Figure 1 Publishing, Greystone Books, Quill & Quire, ECW Press, Owlkids Books, Annick Press, Indspire and Ontario Dental Association. 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. My full suite of freelance editorial skills includes: writing (blogging, copy writing, rewriting, ghost writing); 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 recently folded 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’ve also been a book reviewer for the Whistler Independent Book Awards and a judge for a Canadian book award. 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 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; Your Oral Health.ca; Ignite magazine; Canada Foundation for Innovation; Elevate magazine; 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 in good standing of these professional organizations: Editors Canada, Toronto branch; Canadian Freelance Guild (formerly the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Toronto chapter); 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, Ghostwriting, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Promotional Copy, Research, Web Content