Who is Jill, anyway?

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Hi, I'm Jill!

I am a London, Ontario, based digital creative.

Words are my specialty: my services include copywriting, content marketing, and consulting.

I’m either glued to my keyboard or running around outside, camera in hand, living and breathing and seeking out the stories I later share with you.

Before settling down in my hometown, I liked to move around a lot. I thought that the more I move, the more experiences I could put to paper—or Word document, or website.

Something I’ve learned: stories grow from the quiet moments too.

 

Stories bring us together

No matter where I lived, my values were constant: a connected community and a creative life. I'm always trying to be a better person and I get a little closer to my goals each day.

Words by Jill is where I reflect on my life, work, and travels through a creative lens. It's where I get a bit personal because I believe sharing experiences is how we get a little closer to finding all the answers. I don’t have IT all figured out yet, but I’m trying.

 

my not-so-short story

I graduated from The University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts. I majored in English language & literature and minored in philosophy. Basically, I read a lot of books and wrote a lot of essays. All that practice comes in handy these days.

After graduating, I spent some time living, eating, and writing in Montreal, Quebec. I found an apartment in the Mile End—I loved its slanted wood floors and how the morning sun spilled through the oversized windows onto my desk.

The next city on my wish-list was Calgary, Alberta. The mountains were calling, and I can't resist the beginnings of a great cliché. I discovered the enormity of the Rockies, wrote a lot more, and furthered my education in my spare time. I received a Professional Writing Certificate specializing in public relations and marketing from the University of Calgary. In Calgary, my days began early in the morning with hot coffee and a mountain view enjoyed from my desk. I adopted a personal assistant (also known as a puppy named Champ) who keeps my feet warm while I draft delicious documents for all of you to ooh and aah over.

It took a few years, but I know where home is now. I swapped mountain views for the blue-green hues of Ontario's lake country. Weekdays are inspired by weekends spent on the beach, between the trees, or in the backyard with friends and family.

 

I believe in work-life integration

While the view from my desk sometimes changes, my work is always similar. I facilitate connection between businesses and their clients through website copy and content marketing strategy. I help brands identify their message and refine their voice, then find the audience to share it with.

I work with people from all corners of the globe. I love what I do and the lifestyle it allows.

Thanks for hanging out while I chase my dreams.

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