I’m a versatile writer and an enthusiastic team player with a meticulous eye for detail. I'm reliable, diplomatic and deadline-dependable. I regularly manage complex editorial assignments and identify strategic communications for organizations.
Love of language and skill in its use inspire me to share the human heart of every story, and educate, enlighten and delight the reader.
As a freelance writer with 20-plus years’ experience, I have strong capabilities in research and reporting. With a background in print journalism, my specialties are:
I'm particularly interested in issues around sustainability, the environment, and people taking action to create a better world for all.
I also use my experience as a copy editor to help other writers polish their work for correct language use, grammar, style and clarity.
Alberta Magazine Awards 2019
Service: Business, Education, Health or Medicine, Silver
Apple magazine, Alberta Health Services
Portrait photo credit: David Watt of David Watt Photography
Pen and signature graphic credit: Vincent Murakami
Article for the dance current magazine titled Ziriguidum Review.
Article for golden girl finance titled How Small Investments Can Lead to Big Change.
Advertorial for the Calgary Herald titled Serious about the schnoz.
Article for air-water-land titled Danger in the Nursery, pages 13-15.
Article for Leap magazine of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, titled Carnival Cocktails for Cancer Celebrates Jennifer Gardiner.
Article for the Kurt files titled Kurt Browning's Favorite Teacher.
Article for the Calgary Herald titled See the province by horseback.
Article for Family Fun Canada titled
Jacqueline's writing style is quite unique in that she is able to capture the essence of what or who she is describing in a very personal and precise manner, while still maintaining her professional standards. She is a very good communicator, which means she listens exceptionally well, enabling her to acquire great understanding of her subject in a short conversation. She puts her interviewee at ease, which opens up the conversation to greater depth and detail.
Barry Sjolie, Q.C., Partner
Ms Louie recently completed a story for a well known publication, about ATB Financial being recognized as one of THE places to work. She was a great listener, attentive to the right details and overall very effective in communicating our values and translating the essence of ATB’s culture.
I would recommend Jacqueline as an excellent writer and story teller.
(former) Chief People Officer; current, Chief Culture and Transformation Officer, NorQuest College
Dear Ms Louie, please accept my congratulations for the fine article you wrote about my wife and me for the Room with a View page (Calgary Herald New Homes section). Over the years I have had quite a few articles written about me, and I must say that yours ranks among the best. Your interview technique, your writing, and your general presentation shows a degree of professionalism that is not often found in writers of today. Congratulations again.
Hugh A. Dempsey, CM, LLD (Member of the Order of Canada, Doctor of Laws)
Historian and author
Having worked in education for thirty years, I have had many opportunities to work with writers and journalists. Her ability to synthesize the key points and tell the story in an engaging manner is pure magic . . . I appreciate the care and attention that Jacqueline brings to her articles. She is a great storyteller and catches the nuances, making the story personal and authentic.
Carol Grant-Watt, B.Ed., M.A.
Head of School
Hi, Jacqueline. You did a great job on this story and my edits were just to tighten the word count and reduce a few of the lengthy words or terms.
(former) Editor and Publisher of Alberta Health Services’ health and wellness magazine), current, Director, Branding, Alberta Health Services
Jacqueline is a delight to work with: highly punctual with her deadlines, creative with out-of-the-box ideas and ambitious in suggesting new opportunities. Jacqueline's best attribute, however, is her connection to the community and the way that community interacts with her. She has her ear to ground on a variety of topics, and is genuinely interested/passionate in and about much of what she writes on.
(former) Manager, Media Services; (former) Assistant Manager, Calgary Herald Special Projects, current Content Marketing Manager, Solex Thermal Science