You have a story to tell. I can help you share it.

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What I do

I help people tell their story, share their message, and reach their audience through clear and thought-provoking writing, detail-oriented editing, and straightforward guidance on how you can share what you have to offer.

Writing

You've got the message, the product, or the idea. I've got the experience and skill to put it into words and ensure you're speaking direcly to your audience.

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Editing

You've done the leg work in crafting your piece, but you need to be sure your words are clear, coherent, and error-free. You need an editor - that's where I step in.

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Consulting

You want to publish your work, but you're not sure how to go about it. With a decade of experience under my belt I can help you navigate the publishing industry and avoid the slush pile.

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Hi, I'm Jessica Antony!

I’m a writer, editor, and consultant.

I’ve always been enthusiastic about researching, sharing people’s stories, and using language to affect change. I love writing and I’ve done a lot of it for myself and for my clients, but I also love helping other people polish and fine-tune their own words so that they can be confident that their message is being clearly received.

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Featured Work

Writing

In the Depths of an Unforgiving Winter, the Reliable Mayhem of the Dateline Podcast Kept me Afloat

Warm Blanket is a series of personal essays from Canadian writers and artists reflecting on the pop culture that has brought them comfort and coziness during one year of the pandemic.

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Editing

Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence

October 15, 2020
Copy Editing
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Featured
Work

As a writer, I specialize in writing personal profiles, straightforward website and marketing copy, and valuable content marketing pieces. As an editor, my expertise lies in non-fiction books (both academic and trade), research reports, and articles. You can see a few samples of my work below. Keep scrolling and you'll find my Writers Series and Medium articles.

WRITING
EDITING

How Landing Pages Can Help Your Business

In this post for Sherpa Marketing, I break down the ins, outs, and best practices for making use of landing pages.

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In the Depths of an Unforgiving Winter, the Reliable Mayhem of the Dateline Podcast Kept me Afloat

Warm Blanket is a series of personal essays from Canadian writers and artists reflecting on the pop culture that has brought them comfort and coziness during one year of the pandemic.

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8 Steps for Writing an Effective Email

Make email work for you! In this blog post I lay out the things to consider when writing your next email.

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How the Pandemic Forced me to Slow Down and Stop Smothering my Anxiety with Chronic Busyness

I wrote about how COVID-19 forced me to confront chronic busyness in this piece for CBC Arts' Pandemic Diaries series.

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Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence

Copy Editing

Counseling in Relationships: Insights for Helping Families Develop Healthy Connections

Proofreading

About Canada: Disability Rights

Copy Editing

Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 2nd Edition

Copy Editing

Connecting the Circle: A Gender-Based Strategy to End Homelessness in Winnipeg

Copy Editing

Writers
Series

In this ongoing series I talk to writers about their work to better understand the victories, challenges, and motivations of those of us who write for a living. Speaking with other writers helps to make connections with others in the industry and learn how to better face the challenges that many of us share in common (but may not recognize).

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Featured Article

Testing Day

My hands grip the bar, the feel of the rough, cross-hatched knurl sends a rush of powerful adrenaline through my body. The sounds of clanging plates and low gym chatter start to fade away as my teeth grind down on the hard, plastic mouth guard keeping my mind and breathing focused. My head and shoulders swing under the bar while a light dusting of white chalk floats off my back and fills the air around me.

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Get in Touch

Whether you have a specific project you need help with or you’re interested in talking about how you can get your ideas on the page, I’m happy to talk shop.

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