WordImage Inc. Corporate summary

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WordImage Inc.


1984 - 2010 WordImage, Ottawa, Canada
WordImage, owned and operated by Janet B. Uren, offers a range of communication services, including the planning, development and/or writing of exhibitions, institutional and family histories, visitor guides, feature articles, annual reports and corporate plans, speeches, newsletters and promotional materials and websites.
1993 - 1996 University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Post-graduate studies in History
1975 - 1978 Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

Master of Arts, English
1967 - 1971 Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), English/Spanish
1984 - present Principal, WordImage Inc.
1993 - 1995 Senior Writer/Editor, Creative Services

National Capital Commission

Ottawa, Ontario
1991 - 1992 Teacher (English)

The English School

Scalea, Italy
1983 - 1984 Editor

What’s On in Ottawa-Hull

The Ottawa Newcomer

Wedding Bells

Ottawa, Ontario

1982 - 1983 Writer/Editor

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Ottawa, Ontario

1981 - 1982 Editor

The Enterpriser

Ottawa, Ontario

1980 - 1981 Editor

The Cottager

Ottawa, Ontario

1977 - 1980 Assistant (latterly Associate) Editor

Canadian Geographic Magazine

Royal Canadian Geographic Society

Ottawa, Ontario

Research, interpretive planning, image research and acquisition and text-writing
Cobourg: People in Motion, Interpretive Heritage Panels, Town of Cobourg [in progress 2010]
Reflections of Canada: Provincial and Territorial Representation in the Capital, National Capital Commission, 2009
On the Road North: The Journey to Freedom of Black Canadians, Parks Canada/Department of Canadian Heritage, 2007-08; updated 2009 [travelling exhibit]. Online learning materials: Virtual Museum of Canada, Agora Learning Centre, 2008 [online]
The Magnificent, The Merry and The Mundane: The Display Windows of the Eaton’s Department Stores, with Frank Edwards, Archives of Ontario, 2008 [online]
Eyewitness: Thomas Burrowes on the Rideau Canal, with Frank Edwards, Archives of Ontario, 2007 [online]
Quest for the Capital, City of Ottawa Archives, 2007
A Capital Choice: 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Capital, National Capital Commission, 2007
Streetscape II, National Capital Commission, 2005
Leamy Lake Interpretive Project, National Capital Commission, 2005
Interpretive Texts
The Canadian Car, Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation, 2009
More Than Honey: Our Partnership with the Bee, Agriculture Museum/Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation, 2009
The Greeks, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2008 [audio-guide]
Treasures from Beijing, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2007 [audio-guide]
Canada, Face to Face, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2006
Acres of Dreams, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2005

Research and text

Walking Tour of National Historic Sites in Toronto, Parks Canada, 2008 [online]
“The Billings Family,” Primary Exhibit Research, Billings Estate National Historic Site, City of Ottawa, 2010
Family Histories and Biography
Loyalty: the Hanes Family, 2009
Measure of My Days: A Memoir, 2009
Far from Home: Elmwood School and the British Evacuees, 2004
Institutional Histories
Place of Peace: The Story of Bruce House, 1988-2008 (Ottawa: Bruce House), 2010
Minto: Skating through Time, 1904 – 2004 (Ottawa: Minto Skating Club), 2003
Voices: from Elmwood School, 1915-2000 (Ottawa: Elmwood School/Baird, O’Keefe), 2000

“Modern Love,” Ottawa Interiors, February 2010

“All About Light: The House that A.Y. Jackson Built,” Ottawa Interiors, February 2010
“Family Connections: the Fuller House,” Ottawa Interiors, February 2009
“Perennial Delight: the Garden of Mary Pratt” Ottawa Interiors, February 2009
“Love at First Sight: my affair with an old house” Ottawa Interiors, February 2009
“Still Point of the Turning World,” Ottawa Magazine, December 2008
“The Scientist-Gardener of Carrigliath,” Ottawa Magazine, June 2008
“Canadian Club: 7 Rideau Gate,” Ottawa Interiors, 2008
“History in the Making,” Ottawa Magazine, October 2007
“Wearing Its Age Lightly: Restoration of the Library of Parliament,” Ottawa Magazine, December 2006
“The man who lit up Ottawa,” Ottawa Magazine, March 2006
“A Quiet Private Light: Lillias Ahearn Southam, 1888-1962,” Ottawa City Woman, March 2006
“Catherine The Great: Arts For The Empire: Masterworks of the State Hermitage Museum, Russia,” NUVO Magazine, November 2005
“Cause for Rejoicing,” Ottawa City Woman, Summer 2004
“Labour of Love,” Ottawa City Woman, Winter 2004
Web Writing
Canada’s Official Residences, National Capital Commission, 2008
Canada’s Capital: Introduction to the National Capital Region, National Capital Commission Website, 2008
Lesson Plans (relating to online exhibits), Archives of Ontario, 2007

Award of Excellence, 2007

Interpretation Canada

For the Leamy Lake Interpretation Project
Gold Pinnacle Award, 2004-05

From the International Festivals and Events Association: Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Multiple Pages)

For the National Capital Commission Annual Report

Gold Medal, 2000

From the International Festivals and Events Association: Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Multiple Pages)

For A Capital Adventure: Confederation Boulevard Guide

Silver Medal, 1999

From the International Festivals and Events Association: Best Educational Program

For “A Capital Century,” National Capital Commission Centennial Exhibition

Awards for Excellence, 1999-2000, 1998-99 and 1996-97

From the Auditor General of Canada

For the National Capital Commission Corporate Plans and Annual Reports

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