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Jennifer D. Foster

Planet Word


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First name
Jennifer D.
Last name
Planet Word
Group participation
  • Chapter - Toronto
Keywords and Phrases
editor, writer, book, books, magazines, children's books, fiction, non-fiction, communications, marketing, book publishing, custom publishing, web content, web, internet, newsletter, brochures, reports, manuals, packaging, signage, book reviews, feature, edit, article, profile, editing, writing, copy editing, copy edit, proofreading, proofread, fact-checking, blog, blogging, project management, arts and culture, books and media, homes, renovations, interior design, business, health, wellness, lifestyle, urban living, gardening, language, freelance, marketing and communication, art, culture, media, mentor, mentoring, literacy, reading, reading series, literary, museum, curatorial, art gallery, exhibition, press release, trade magazine, magazine, ads, YA, young adult, middle grade, enewsletter, e-newsletter, digital, pdf, publication, ad, advertising, blogs; Adobe Acrobat; Adobe; Microsoft Word; Microsoft; track changes; webpages; web pages
Professional Experience
I'm a Toronto-based freelance writer, editor and mentor, with more than 20 years' experience. My solid reputation is built on eagle-eye attention to detail, engaging text, comprehensive research and never-missed deadlines.
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, newsletters and PR materials to web copy, scripts/speeches, reports/manuals, curatorial content and book reviews. My company is Planet Word.
I've created a substantial body of freelance work, with a diverse and notable range of publication credits, interests and clients, including The Globe and Mail, Art Gallery of Ontario, Owlkids Books, House of Anansi Press, Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto Foundation, Greystone Books, PwC Management Services, Ontario Dental Association, Firefly Books, Canadian Children's Book News, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Oxford Properties Group, and Quill & Quire.
I'm a mentor for novice writers via PWAC's Toronto chapter and for novice editors via Editors Canada's Toronto branch. I'm administrative director of Rowers Reading Series; former co-chair of Editors Toronto; and former vice-president of Canadian Authors Association, Toronto branch. I also volunteer my time as a writer and editor for BoldFace, the blog of Editors Toronto; as assistant editor of Hook, Line & Chapter, an enewsletter of Canadian Authors Association; as a copy editor and proofreader of Networds, the blog of PWAC Toronto; and Pulse, the enewsletter of PWAC Toronto.

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