Jenna Campbell

Jenna Campbell - Editor

Toronto, ON, 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 eight years of editorial experience, having worked with several publishers including Today’s Parent Magazine and now Owlkids Publishing. As Assistant Editor, I help produce engaging content for kids across Chirp, Chickadee, and OWL magazines. I collaborate with editors to refine each publication through multiple stages of production and fiction stories from contributing authors. In addition to regularly proofreading and fact-checking, I am 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.

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 1 year)

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)

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