My name is Jenni Sheppard and I’m a freelance writer and editor. I was born in the UK, but I have lived in Vancouver, Canada since 2011.
For 10 years, I worked in media, beginning my career in the BBC newsroom as a broadcast assistant to the user-generated content desk in 2009.
I went on to fill many different digital positions at the BBC, including broadcast journalist, content producer, and video journalist.
In 2011, after moving to Canada, I joined the CBC as a casual online writer. I also covered the roles of web editor, web video editor, and web copy editor.
At the CBC, I was nominated for the Grierson Mentor Award for my work sharing digital skills with colleagues across the newsroom. I was also part of two CBC news teams honoured with awards from the RTDNA.
I also joined the TV team at the CBC, becoming a senior writer and script producer for News Now with Ian Hanomansing.
In 2016, I joined Daily Hive as a staff writer, where I was promoted to senior staff writer and led major projects, including BC election coverage.
After two years, I launched my own business, and now provide freelance writing and editing services to a diverse range of clients.