Glenna Jenkins is a writer and editor who calls Lunenburg, Nova Scotia home. A trained economist, her areas of expertise include applied economics, development economics, business, finance, politics, the environment, and sustainable development. She also has an interest in fiction, and writes and edits in this field.
Glenna has a strong background in editing manuscripts prepared by academics and consultants whose first language is not English and who wish to publish in English language academic journals or development bank publications. She edits and writes with precision and economy. She organizes concepts, ideas and information with the reader in mind. In her non-academic writing, she never uses jargon or references to theories that are not commonly discussed in the broader world. Good writing aims to respect the reader.
Publications include: Regional Development in Nova Scotia: Theory, Policy and Practice, 1957-1983, as a requirement for completion of a graduate degree in Economics; Biotechnology in Atlantic Canada: A Review of Current Research, published by The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; and Small Business Financing in the Maritime Provinces: A Background Study for a Proposed Venture Capital Program, published by the Council of Maritime Premiers. In addition, Glenna was either the sole author or a contributor to a number of studies completed for the Federal Department of Finance, the Asia Pacific Foundation, and the former Economic Council of Canada.
Glenna is also a graduate of Humber College’s Novel Writing Program, and recently published a short story in Riptides: New Island Fiction, edited By Richard Lemm, and published by Acorn Press, in 2012. Her novel Somewhere I Belong, will be published in 2014, also by Acorn Press.