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|Member Since||March 15, 2016|
|Bio||Joan is a Professional-level member of the CAA, recognized by her peers as a writer and editor with competencies across discrete and challenging platforms. She currently writes fiction and poetry that embraces psychological and metaphysical themes. Her previous 35-year career as a writer, editor and journalist encompassed legal, medical, academic, and newspaper publishing, as well as corporate, government, and non-profit work..|
|Publications||1. The Poet Within Winter Session 2017 -- chapbook (Edmonton, Alberta). 2. Aboriginal Multi Media Society of Alberta newspaper archives: www.ammsa.com. Editor of Ontario Birchbark, BC Raven's Eye, and Alberta Sweetgrass; Staff Writer for Windspeaker and for Saskatchewan Sage. 3. Editor, The Enterprise newspaper (Iroquois Falls, Ontario). 4. Editor, Opasquia Times newspaper (The Pas, Manitoba). 5. Associate Editor, Modern Medicine of Canada, Southam Inc (Don Mills, Ontario). Clinical journal. 6. Managing Editor, Legislative Services, Southam Inc. (Don Mills, Ontario). Researched, updated, edited, and oversaw production of monthly business publications about (i) environmental law and (ii) occupational safety & health law. Wrote monthly commercial newsletters on the same areas of law as they affected corporations. 7. Editor, Legal & Academic Texts, Butterworths Canada Ltd. (Scarborough, Ontario). 8. Senior Technical Editor and Departmental Co-ordinator (Law Reports), Carswell Legal Publications (Scarborough, Ontario). Responsible for all aspects of production of up to 12 hard-bound law report series published monthly.|
|Other Memberships||Writers' Guild of Alberta; Stroll of Poets Society|
|Awards||Native American Journalists Association award for feature writing, 1997|
|Genres||Academic, Biography & Memoir, Educational, Fiction, Freelance, Health, Nonfiction, Poetry, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Short Stories, Technical|
|Services Offered||Book Reviews, Editing, Manuscript Reading & Consultation|