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Annette Wierstra
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 9 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
COO

Jaclyn has turned a life-long passion for words into a career, writing and editing everything from oilfield manuals to magazine articles. For over 15 years, she has worked freelance and in-house for a variety of clientele. Jaclyn specializes in working with subject matter experts and creating cohesive procedures and safe work practices for our clients.

 

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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Pamela Scott
Writer

Pamela has always loved to write, but it wasn’t until she found a way to marry her logical and practical side with her creative side that she found her career. 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 & gas, and other businesses. She likes to partner with client subject matter experts to create custom documentation that fits with their actual processes.


Managing a hockey family and a business means Pamela is an excellent organizer and strategizer, able to strike the right balance of personal and professional for everyone involved.

Diploma of Professional Writing, MacEwan University

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Eileen Brettner
Writer

Full of curiousity about the written word from a young age, Eileen has been in the communication industry for both non-profit and corporate sectors for fifteen years. As a side hustle, she began providing advice and volunteering hours as a freelance editor, only to turn her newfound love of editing into a full-blown freelance career after achieving her Editing certificate from Simon Fraser University. With a focus on editing various documents, from technical to personal manuscripts, she enjoys the ever-changing environment of this field and all that it has to offer. She is now bringing her wealth of experience to the Scriptorium team.

 

When not delving into the world of communications, you can find her testing out local cafes and hiking in Alberta’s grand national parks.

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University

Editing Certificate, Simon Fraser University

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Rebecca Grose
Writer

Writing has been Rebecca’s passion for longer than she can remember, so when it was time to choose careers, communication was a no-brainer. After graduating, Rebecca worked as a communication coordinator for non-profit healthcare organizations before branching out into the technical writing world. 


Rebecca loves to learn. Whether through formal education, researching Canadian regulations for industry clients, or falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, she’s happy to dive in headfirst. She leaps at a chance to work with esoteric knowledge or translate complex ideas into easily understood documents. 


When she’s not writing for work, you can find Rebecca writing for pleasure, playing games, and trying out more hobbies than is reasonable. 

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University

Master of Arts, Digital Humanities, University of Alberta (in progress)

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Kaitlyn Petry
Writer

Ever since a well-meaning teacher told her she should be a writer, Kaitlyn has been pursuing that dream. A childhood spent writing novels by herself and with friends led her to take Communications at MacEwan University, from there she began work at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) as a Digital Media Script Developer. Working with subject matter experts to enhance their course content with digital learning objects helped her understand how to translate technical subject matter into plain language and appreciate a wide array of subjects ranging from workplace safety to laminating dough! After five years at NAIT, Kaitlyn returned to MacEwan for her diploma in Public Relations, which introduced her to a new role in marketing and advertising as a social media coordinator and copywriter. Copywriting gained Kaitlyn experience writing websites, newsletters, print and advertising materials, as well as detailed content and communications strategies.

 

Kaitlyn continues to write creatively and has had short stories published in various anthologies, aiming to complete and publish a full-length novel soon. When she isn’t writing, she can be found chasing her daughter around the house, spending weekends at the family cabin, or watching re-runs of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Diploma of Public Relations, MacEwan University

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University

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Felicia Mason
Writer

Felicia graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Communication Studies and a major in Professional Communications in 2018. She spent nearly three years with the Government of Alberta as a communications advisor and contract web writer. During her time as a web writer, Felicia discovered her love for working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to translate complex information and processes into plain language with clear information maps.


She’s passionate about rural living and you can often find her hiking trails or boating and kayaking with family on Wabamun Lake. She’s also a self-proclaimed foodie and aspiring food blogger. You can find her recipes on www.budgetfamilyeats.com.

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University

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Hanna Leonard
Intern Writer

Hanna never imagined that her lifelong love for reading would turn into an interest in writing and editing. She began a Bachelor of Arts degree at UBC Okanagan in 2019, quickly discovering that she had a knack for grammar and writing. In 2020, she made the move to Edmonton to pursue a Public Relations diploma at MacEwan University, which led her to the Communications program; Hanna is currently a fourth-year Professional Communications student, minoring in Journalism. She’s worked as a Communications Assistant and, more recently, as the Managing Editor of a student research book. She is now honing her writing and editing skills at Scriptorium.
 
In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors. You can find her hiking, camping, and road-tripping around BC, where her family lives. One of her favourite areas to visit is the Kootenays

Diploma of Public Relations, MacEwan University

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University (in progress) 

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Claire Wolsey
Intern Writer

Claire is a fourth-year Professional Communication student at MacEwan University. She’s excited to pursue her passion for working with words at Scriptorium. She has worked as an editor for two MacEwan publications, Earth Common Journal and The Bolo Tie Collective.

 

When she’s not studying or working, Claire enjoys reading, crafting, and cuddling her cat, Luna.

Bachelor of Communication Studies, MacEwan University (in progress)

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