I have many years experience providing top-notch writing, research, editing and communication services to a wide range of clients. The needs of the client are always of uppermost importance, and I consistently write with the audience in mind. Is it a specialized academic audience which expects the product to be written in the parlance of that discipline? Or is it a diverse audience which invites clear, 'plain' English communication? The words and tone should fit the situation!
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I have a broad range of interests, knowledge, and work experience...
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'Janet Laxton took great care in producing an accurate document in a timely and professional manner.'...Dr. W. K. Carroll, Dept. of Sociology, University of Victoria
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BUSINESS WRITING & EDITING:
Nonfiction. Formats include: media releases, briefing papers, ghost writing grant letters, drafting corporate policy, newspaper/magazine articles, brochures, corporate communications, fact sheets, product descriptions, how-to manuals, research summaries, business letters.
Web-based fact-checking, social sciences research, content analysis, critical analysis of form and content, media scans, synopsis of research.
Proofreading, light editing for grammar and style, substantive copyediting. Application of required style formats, such as APA. I am a native English speaker and I can use American, UK or Canadian English protocols.
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University of Victoria
Freelance Research Transcriber
2012 - 2013
Freelance transcriber and editor on Social Science and Humanities Research Council project, under the direction of Dr. W. K. Carroll, Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria....
Customer Experience Representative
2008 - 2010
Provide exceptional customer service and broad range of knowledge of authors, writing styles, new books, classics. Inform customers about new developments such as e-readers and e-books. Co-ordinate...
Inner City Signs Ltd., Surrey BC
2008 - 2008
Analysis of existing communication materials (website), and providing advice for the launch of the company's marketing program.
Dr. H Khan, Ophthalmologist, Victoria BC
Medical Office Assistant/Administrator
2005 - 2007
All aspects of medical office administration and assistance to patients. Special projects including updating clinic manual, reformatting of patient handouts to promote clear understanding of...
Dr. W. K. Carroll, Sociology Department, UVIC
2001 - 2003
Transcription of interviews, including fact checking and internet research, as part of a major international research project on media concentration.
Hansard, Legislature of British Columbia
1999 - 1999
Transcription and editing to strict Hansard protocols for the 1999 session of the Legislative Assembly of BC.
BC Housing Management Commission
1998 - 1999
Advised on transition of government owned seniors residences to new status as non-profit co-operatives. Prepared articles of incorporation, board of directors manuals, and devised corporate...
Full time parent
1992 - 1998
Full time parent, and part-time out-of-school care worker at local elementary school. Involvement in local school and community activities.
Co-operative Housing Alliance of BC
1992 - 1992
Communications, planning, co-ordination and government liaison for provincial umbrella group of co-operative housing stakeholders in the province of BC. Registered lobbyist in federal and...
Columbia Housing Advisory Association
1986 - 1991
University of Victoria
Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction