After transferring from English to theatre in university to study playwriting, Judy enjoyed trying anything interesting that came across her path—as long as it had something to do with writing.
So when she was the operations manager for a well-known advertising agency, her favorite part of the job was writing press kits for the partner handling agency PR. This led to jobs in actual PR, where she project managed big launch events so she’d have the chance to write speeches, press releases, proposals and articles.
Eventually, she began a career as a freelance marcom writer, where she expanded her skillset to include whitepapers and web copy for technology startups. She then discovered that the only thing as interesting as writing was editing the writing of other people, so she went back to school, got an editing certification, and now has fun trying to help other writers make their copy sing.
5 surprising facts about Judy
- Judy isn’t the slightest bit interested in hockey, so it surprises people that she spent five years working as a production coordinator at Hockey Night in Canada.
- She spent one memorable New Year’s Eve in Pasadena, California, gluing roses onto a Rose Bowl Parade float. It was fun, but she’s totally over the smell of roses.
- A lifelong singer (in choirs), Judy finally got up the nerve to take singing lessons. It was fun hearing her own voice for a change!
- For over 15 years, she volunteered in the recording studio at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, recording talking books for their print-disabled clients. For a lifelong reader and writer, it was the most satisfying volunteer job imaginable.
- She grew up in a Canadian snowbelt and actually likes winter.
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