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Meet Jen McIntyre

I am an established freelance editor and proofreader based in Toronto, Canada, with happy and satisfied clients from all over the world.

After graduating magna cum laude from Victoria University here in Toronto with a degree in English literature, I worked as a researcher, writer, and editor at CTV and CBC, two major Canadian news networks.

I then moved to the CNIB (formerly the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) as their senior writer and editor, where I got to do more of what I love, as well as hang out with guide dogs – a huge job perk!

In 2008 I started my own business as a freelance editor, and the rest, as they say, is history (which just happens to be another subject I love to edit).

When I’m not at my desk, I enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and nature photography. I sing in two (yes, two) choirs, I’m an avid Jeopardy! fan, I’m a member of the Toronto Pub Quiz League and Learned League, and of course I read everything I can get my hands on.

Jen McIntyre

"Self-publishing was a bit of an intimidating endeavour for me.  But as soon as I spoke with Jennifer, I felt assured that I had an incredible editor who would help me launch a polished, clear, and concise manuscript. I am so grateful for her expertise and professionalism."

—Michelle Burleigh, author, The Road to Courageous Living

“I’ll try ‘Who is Jen McIntyre?’ for $1000, Ken.”

If you’re a Jeopardy! fan like I am, you’ll know that during each match, the host does a brief Q&A with the three contestants, who get to tell the audience something unique about themselves. So, like all good Jeopardy! geeks I’ve got my factoids ready to go just in case I get that magic phone call from L.A.! 

  • I once met Margaret Thatcher (former British prime minister) in a hotel washroom.

  • I bought musician Phil Collins a cappuccino on a snowy day back in 1999.

  • One of my grandfathers was an elite bomber pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force during WWII, flying a Mosquito FB Mk. VI for the famed 464 Squadron, aka the Gestapo Hunters.

  • I used to play the harp in a Celtic band called The Piper’s Hut. One of the pastors at my church has quipped that this is the closest I’ll ever get to a harp in this life or the next.

  • After doing one of those DNA tests, I found out that my lifelong best friend is actually my cousin.

  • And last but most definitely not least, a friend of mine (who has sworn me to secrecy) has actually been a contestant on Jeopardy! I have photos. Brother LLama, I saLLute you!

Jeopardy buzzer technique

Practising my buzzer technique!

Image by Przemyslaw Reinfus

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