Who we are
Jean Cook, ELS

As principal of editorial, Jean Cook, ELS, brings a journalism degree, certification as an Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS), and 20+ years of experience to her writing and editing work.

Before joining ImageSmythe in 1997, she worked as a book project editor and a magazine editor, during which she
  • served on the launch team of a regional women’s lifestyle magazine.
  • expanded the scope of a trade magazine for architects/engineers to include international coverage and circulation.
  • developed the architecture trade magazine's international student design competition.
  • helped re-establish and manage a relocated national business magazine, which won a NEAL award for issues produced during her time as managing editor.

Jean launched her career with a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund national copy editing internship and also gained university and hospital public relations experience along the way.

See Jean's professional awards and memberships here.

When Jean is not editing and writing clients’ materials, also writes creative nonfiction.