Judy Williams

Freelance Creative Writer & Editor

Location:Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills


• Possess federal Secret Security Clearance
• Experience as a Probation Officer
• Tenacious with a strong work ethic
• Good judge of human behavior
• Analytical thinker
• Show respect with approach and language when dealing with others
• Committed to resolving difficult issues when/as they arise • Excellent command of the English language (proofreading, editing, writing, spelling, and grammar)
• Take pride in producing polished work and proficient in establishing and meeting work deadlines
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Internet
• Work well alone or as part of a team
• Diplomatic and patient


Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree (Concentration Sociology)
University of Ottawa


Editor/Writer/Administrative Assistant
• Read and edited divisional and Ministerial correspondence to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax when employed by the federal government as Administrative Assistant for 10 years
• Rewrote portions of obscure material when necessary after conferring with authors
• As a volunteer editor at a senior’s organization, interviewed interns to gather information such as how they became aware of the internship program at the organization; how they were qualified to apply; and how their previous experience enabled them to perform the duties of their assignments, etc.
• Created stories that described the interns’ on-site experiences with seniors’ organizations for inclusion in the organization’s monthly e-newsletters
• While employed as a Copy Editor for an Ottawa magazine, work was emailed to me at home where I read, revised, and emailed it back.
• Rewrote material (after conferring with the author) if it contained ambiguous text
• Regularly used the internet to confirm the spelling of names, places, and organizations
• Verified telephone numbers, email addresses, and quoted web sites online
• Used hard copy and online dictionaries to ensure proper diction


Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa April 2011-Jan 2014

Freelance Online Court Transcriptionist Nov 2011-April 2012
International Reporting Inc. Ottawa


Secretary/Intake (Volunteer)
Canadian Office of Human Rights, Ottawa, Ontario (organization since closed) Feb-July 2011

Copy Editor
Capital Style Magazine, Ottawa, Ontario May-December 2008

Contributing Editor (Volunteer)
HelpAge Canada, Ottawa, Ontario Approximate time there was June-August 2007

Program Assistant (Volunteer)
Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services,
Ottawa, Ontario October 2005-March 2006

Policy Review Committee Member (Volunteer)
Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc., Ottawa, Ontario Attended Oct.21/04, Feb.17/05,Mar.24/05,Sept.7/05

Probation Officer (Volunteer)
Ministry of Solicitor General and Correctional Services,
Probation and Parole Services, Ottawa, Ontario September 1991-August 1992

Group Home Worker
Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons
with Developmental Disabilities, Ottawa, Ontario Approximate time there was November 1990-January 1991

Student – University of Ottawa September 1987-May 1990

Administrative Assistant – Federal Government 1976-1987


“Will Private Prisons Work in Canada?” Justice Report. Vol. 20, No. 2, pp.35-37(CCJA)
“Mother’s Rights Do Come First” and “Financial Woes after Divorce may become Financial Crows.” Jurisfemme. Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 9, 13

* Publications available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing