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Annette Wierstra

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

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

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


Eileen Brettner

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

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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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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