Jenna Campbell

Jenna Campbell - Editor

Kelowna, BC, Canada

An experienced editor working in children's publishing, specializing in content that inspires young readers’ imaginations.

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Overview

I have over nine years of editorial experience, having worked with several publishers including Today’s Parent Magazine and most recently, Owlkids Publishing. As Assistant Editor, I helped produce engaging content for kids throughout Chirp, Chickadee, and OWL magazines. I collaborated with editors to refine each publication through multiple stages of production, including fiction stories from contributing authors. In addition to regularly proofreading and fact-checking, I was responsible for writing various sections in the magazines, including animal profiles, personality quizzes, puzzles, and in-depth features.

I hold a Bachelor of Journalism with an English minor from the Ryerson School of Journalism, one of Canada’s most respected and competitive media programs. I have also sought opportunities to hone my own fiction writing, having undertaken two children’s literature workshops at George Brown College and a creative writing graduate certificate at the Humber School for Writers. Currently, I am pursuing my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in the Okanagan.

I have a keen eye for stories that intrigue kids’ interest and love crafting content that inspires young readers’ imaginations. I bring my passion for children's literature coupled with my deeply-detailed approach as an editor to each project—whether your manuscript needs in-depth copy-editing, story development, or a fresh pair of eyes.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Journalism; English Minor – Ryerson University
  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing – Humber School for Writers
  • Writing Children's Fiction 1 – George Brown College
  • Writing Children's Fiction 2 – George Brown College

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Owlkids Publishing - Chirp, Chickadee, and OWL Magazines
February, 2019 – Present (about 2 years)

Assists in the production of Chirp, Chickadee, and OWL Magazines. Collaborates with editors to refine publications through multiple stages of production, including fiction sections and comics. Regularly proofreads, fact-checks, and contributes writing, including animal profiles, puzzles, personality quizzes, and in-depth features.

Editorial Assistant (freelance)

Today's Parent Approved
November, 2017 – December, 2018 (about 1 year)

Proofread and wrote product reviews, maintained CMS (prepping copy on WordPress for SEO), and tested products. Assisted with photo/video shoots and liaises with editors and other partnering teams.

Editorial Intern

Today’s Parent Magazine
March, 2017 – April, 2017 (about 1 month)

Produced SEO-optimal blog content that covered online trends, fact-checked product spreads for the print magazine, and transcribed and adapted interviews into a storytelling format.

Op-ed Editor, Copy Editor

The Ryersonian
January, 2017 – March, 2017 (about 2 months)

Generated editorial content, copy-edited online and print articles, and laid out the paper’s editorial section.

Managing Web Editor

Dandyhorse Magazine
September, 2014 – January, 2015 (4 months)

Copy Editor

McClung's Magazine
September, 2012 – April, 2017 (over 4 years)

Reporter

Strathmore Times
December, 2010 – January, 2013 (about 2 years)

Jenna has 2 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Joey B
Jenna did an unbelievable job. I hired her for a copy-edit, but got back so much more. My children’s non-fiction story included a lot of “fun facts” that were written above the target age range. Jenna helped tighten and simplify these facts so that they were digestible, but without dumbing them down. She even went so far as to provide a complementary Word Doc with detailed notes on bigger issue...
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Joey B, February 2021


Jeanet Allinson
There aren’t enough positive adjectives to describe Jenna’s editing. At the onset, Jenna summed up my manuscript on what was working for the story, what didn’t, and how to make it better. Jenna made me feel it wasn’t just about editing the manuscript, and that she genuinely shared my desire for a successful outcome. What I loved most about my collaboration with Jenna - when she made a suggest...
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Jeanet Allinson, August 2020

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