Sunday, November 29, 2020

About Virginia St-Denis

Virginia St-Denis

Hi, I’m Virginia St-Denis. I am a publishing professional with more than 25 years of experience in writing, editing, photographing, desktop publishing and managing newspapers, magazines, newsletters, journals and websites.

Having started my career as a journalist, I became a professional storyteller before storytelling was considered an important part of marketing and communications. My skills and hard work earned me a promotion to be the editor of a community newspaper. I became the editor of a hobby magazine and then an academic research journal. I was the managing editor for three medical research journals before going back to a magazine.

While working in corporate communications settings, I edited annual reports, newsletters, reports and various business documents.

Lifelong learning

I have a Journalism diploma and a Social Media certificate. I believe in lifelong learning and regularly take workshops, seminars and webinars to keep up with the fast pace of change. I’m a member of many social media groups for editors. These not only provide great networking opportunities and professional support, but these also provide platforms to learn from others and to share my knowledge with them.

Since 2002, I’ve worked with not-for-profit organizations. This experience has taught me how to do more with less without sacrificing quality.  It has also given me the opportunity to work with subject matter experts. I’ve learned a lot from Indigenous health professionals, psychiatrists, obstetricians and gynecologists, radiologists, nurses, medical specialists and residents.

Memberships

Member of Editors Canada

I’m an active member of Editors Canada. As well as volunteering with the Ottawa-Gatineau branch, I was the director of communications on the national executive council. I was also the April 2020 Volunteer of the Month.

As a Language Portal of Canada Ambassador, I help promote trusted and high-quality language resources, as well as provide readers with access to official languages resources. As a volunteer, I promote the portal’s tools and services to the people in my networks. I have even written a post for the Our Languages blog.

How can I help you?

I help not-for-profit organizations gather and package information into useful and engaging content. I provide writing, editing and social media services to keep target audiences coming back for more. My outstanding organizational and time-management skills allow me to complete overlapping high priority projects with tight deadlines on schedule and on budget.

If you want to find out more about my experience, check out my LinkedIn page.

Let’s talk about how my unique combination of skills can help you achieve your goals.