Mary Jane Copps is a Halifax-based writer, editor and business communications consultant. She honed her editing skills as a journalist in the 1980s, working for The Globe & Mail and as both journalist and editor for Maclean Hunter. She worked with Barbara Blouin as a copy editor the 2002 book, Labours of Love, and she continually provides editing assistance to her clients for their magazine articles, newsletters, blogs and manuscripts. Mary Jane also volunteers her expertise in manuscript evaluation and critique for several Atlantic Canada writing competitions and awards.
Since 2006 Mary Jane has embraced her alter ego, The Phone Lady, a North American company that focuses on excellent telephone communication skills. Mary Jane has worked with over 300 clients and her expertise has been recognized throughout North America and Europe by a wide-range of business media – radio, television and print – including the Wall Street Journal.
Her title The Phone Book – essential business development and career building skills through effective telephone communication was recently published by Boularderie Island Press.