About Us

Jeanette Taylor has four nonfiction books in print, on the history of the British Columbia coast. She’s a nonfiction writing instructor and coach; and she regales passengers aboard the historic Columbia III with coastal tales. Jeanette can otherwise be found in the office of her 120-year-old log house on Quadra Island, overlooking orchards, gardens, fields and the sea. She’s currently at work on a history of the colonial era, told through one man’s experiences.

Elise Velazquez, writer and editor, has a degree in Communications from the University of Victoria. She has copy-edited publications including the Victorian Review and works as a copy writer and editor in her current job for the federal government. Elise is also a freelance writer and regular contributor to Island Parent.

For more on our professional background (and those of the other Scribes associates) check the About Us Page.