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Annette Wierstra

Annette Wierstra
awierstra@scriptoriumpro.com
CEO

For over 25 years, Annette has turned her proclivity for organization and order into a career by combining it with her love of writing. Starting as a journalist and managing editor for a small publication and several websites, she shifted into technical writing at EPCOR Water Services. Now Annette uses this experience to write policies and procedures for utilities and non-profits. After nine years of teaching communications and writing at MacEwan University, Annette has a special love for instructional design and teaching projects for Scriptorium clients.

A self-professed creative dabbler, Annette likes to play with watercolours, fibre arts, and baking. Her latest obsession is podcasting; find her talking about geek culture on the Incomparable Network.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta

Bachelor of Applied Communications, MacEwan University

Master of Arts, International and Intercultural Communications, Royal Roads University

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Jaclyn Lawrence

Jaclyn Lawrence
jlawrence@scriptoriumpro.com
COO

Jaclyn has turned a life-long passion for words into a career, writing and editing for a variety of clientele. She has 20 years of experience as a technical and business writer, editor, instructional designer, and project manager. Jaclyn manages the day-to-day operations of our team and specializes in working with subject matter experts.

 

She also brings experience teaching communications online and on-campus for MacEwan University and NAIT and uses these skills to present Scriptorium workshops and help our clients with instructional design projects.


Jaclyn (aka Jaclyn Dawn) is the author of The Inquirer (NeWest).

Bachelor of Applied Communications, MacEwan University

Master of Creative Writing, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Eileen Brettner

Eileen Brettner
Writer

Eileen has been in the communication industry as a writer for both non-profit and corporate sectors for 16 years. She enjoys helping clientele establish policies and procedures for the workplace. As a side gig, she's provided advice and volunteer hours as a freelance editor, turning her newfound love of editing into a full-blown career. With a focus on editing technical and business documentation to books, she enjoys the ever-changing environment of this field and all that it has to offer.

Eileen was the first female volunteer editor for the longest-running military reservist magazine, The Forty-Niner, for four years.

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University

Editing Certificate, Simon Fraser University

Indigenous Canada Certificate, University of Alberta

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Niabi Kapoor
Bilingual Writer (English/Spanish)

Dynamic content and copywriter with extensive experience in editorial publications, English and Spanish translation, blog writing, editing, and social media management, with a background in communications, IT and Quality Assurance. Niabi has strong editorial and translation skills with a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling.

Niabi brings bilingual (ENGL/SPAN) and international experience to the team. She has a variety of published work from her experience in editorial publications, web content writing, and communications. She enjoys a challenging translation or editing project. When Niabi is not working she enjoys travel, good food, and the outdoors.

Bachelor of Arts in English & Spanish Language and Literature, University of Alberta

Translation Certificate, University of Alberta

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Hanna Leonard

Hanna Leonard
Writer

Hanna never imagined that her lifelong love for reading would turn into an interest in writing and editing. She began her education at UBCO before transferring to MacEwan to pursue a Public Relations diploma and a Bachelor of Communication Studies degree. She’s worked as a communications assistant and, more recently, as the managing editor of a student research book. With a focus on procedure writing, Hanna loves “word math” and the challenge of simplifying technical texts.

Hanna travelled to Queen Margaret University in Scotland to conduct research for a study on Indigenous issues. She also co-wrote a published paper on social media addiction, which can be found in Research and Communications: Student Collection 2022.

Diploma of Public Relations, MacEwan University

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University 

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Pamela Scott

Pamela Scott
Writer

Pamela has always loved to write, but it wasn’t until she found a way to marry her practical side with her creative side that she found her career in technical writing. Before Scriptorium, she worked as a technical writer at EPCOR Water Services.


Building on her experience with utilities, Pamela specializes in writing policies and procedures for construction, oil and gas, and other businesses. She likes to collaborate with subject matter experts to create valuable documentation solutions.

Diploma of Professional Writing, MacEwan University

Claire Wolsey

Claire Wolsey
Writer

Claire has a lifelong love of writing and editing and is up for any documentation challenge that comes her way. She graduated with Distinction from MacEwan University in 2023, majoring in Professional Communication with a minor in Journalism. Over the last few years, Claire has acquired extensive experience with technical and business documents, including manuals, policies, and procedures. Her passions include proofreading, creating inclusive documentation, and advocating for serial commas.

Claire has worked as an editor for two MacEwan University publications, Earth Common Journal and The Bolo Tie Collective.

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University

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Maria Pereira
Bilingual Intern Writer (English/Spanish)

Maria is a Bilingual Communications student, with over two years of experience in technical and business writing, social media management and experiential marketing. She provides writing support in both Spanish and English to our team. 

In her studies, Maria had the opportunity to volunteer her communications and marketing skills for institutions like MacEwan Life and her local Spanish church. She received an OMNI TV scholarship as well as other grade-related awards and grants.

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University (in progress)

Social Media Marketing Certificate, Facebook

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