Gentle reader, I’ve only been in Canterbury a few weeks. Maybe that’s why, when I go to London or Broadstairs or Whitstable, I feel like it’s a voyage within a voyage. A Russian doll within a Russian doll. My roommate and I took the train to Broadstairs last weekend, a coastal town about a half hour away. We were hoping to tour “Bleak House,” which is where Charles Dickens spent many summers, and –

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Writing from away

Posted by janeechamberlin on October 08, 2017
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  Gentle reader, I am writing to you from a place that is not my home. Many of you know what it is to live in a place that is not your home, and many of you live in places that must seem worlds apart from the place you grew up. So I want to note that my temporary home in Canterbury is not unintelligible or difficult to manage. But occasionally there are signs that

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Gentle reader, it has been a week of ups and downs – literally and figuratively. First, let me tell you about my love-hate relationship with The Hill. I have heard dozens of warnings about The Hill, on which the University of Kent is situated, resulting in a spectacular view of Canterbury. You would not want to walk up this hill, I was told. You must take the bus, I was advised. It only takes about

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Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 Do the No-Jet-Lag pills really work? They taste like sugar pills but I chewed them diligently as I flew from Calgary to Canterbury. After just two days in the UK, my home-away-from-home, the place where I will magically finish the first draft of my dissertation, I have nearly become a non-jet-lagged Canterburian. Canterburyite. Canterbourois? I managed to sleep a bit on the plane, despite the angle of the seat, which forces

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Sundays are a ruler of life. Ruler, as in, measurement. Once upon a time, Sundays were lazy; sleep till all hours, read a book, go for a run, go for brunch. Then they became like any other day; up at six, nodding off on the couch in front of The Magic School Bus. When I worked full time, I stumbled through Sundays on stun, recovering from the week, doing bits of work, running errands, going

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Calgary freelance writer Jane Chamberlin crafts copy that suits the medium – whether it’s web, print or video. She works with designers to balance words and visuals. And it’s good to be versatile. Because you never know where you’ll need a word or two. On a bus. A video. A website. A fact sheet. Words can happen anywhere. They just need the right voice. Share List

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Being a technology writer involves translating complex information into accessible copy. Jane has extensive experience writing for technology companies, from established leaders to innovative start-ups.   Share List

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This is where both sides of the brain connect – meeting the brief in a creative way. Jane has worked on in-house creative teams as advertising copywriter and team lead, developing copy that speaks clearly to the right audience. Working closely with designers and web developers, she’s created innovative concepts for global campaigns. Within those campaigns, she’s written video scripts, web copy, brochures, articles and pretty well everything in between. Share List

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