Johanna Ward Communications

Writer, Editor & Marketing Consultant

I'm Johanna, a Vancouver-based writer and editor looking for challenging projects, particularly in the health care and academic fields. My current focus is large-scale grant applications and strategic plans.

My colleague Dr. Chrystal Palaty and I recently completed work on the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan for the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction. We're thrilled with the results. Click here to view a PDF of the Strategic Plan. Many thanks to Chrystal, who is the Principal Consultant and owner of Metapase Health Research Consulting Inc. and Paula Heal, of Paula Heal Design for their inspiring collaboration!

I've been fortunate to work with some of the top scientists and researchers in the country, as well as marketing and communications professionals and business leaders. Recent clients and contracts include the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary. College of Registered Nurses of BC, and the PROOF Centre of Excellence.

I've worked for the Certified General Accountants of Canada as communications consultant and also edited and wrote for their publication, CGA Magazine. I also spent three years as an editor in the Tokyo Bureau of Kyodo News, Japan's national News Agency -- I remain committed to keeping on top of international news and events, and their impact on research, politics, and day-to-day life in Canada.

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I look forward to hearing from you.