I wear many hats. Writer, editor, journalist, blogger, aspiring novelist. You pick. 

I deliver creative, engaging stories through print, video, photography, podcasts and digital media. You can find my work in places such as Faith TodayYoung Leaders Advisory Council, Spur OttawaCanada Foundation for InnovationMetro Ottawa, J-Source and Glue Magazine.
I have edited for clients such as the Canada Science and Technology Museum, as well as a couple student publications. I have competent instincts for what makes a good story and how to shape an even better one through structural changes, stylistic edits and proofreading. I love partnering with writers to find more compelling ways to tell their stories.
Work aside, I’m a non-recovering tea addict who appreciates sarcasm and wide open skies. In my spare time, I’m writing a fantasy/sci-fi novel.

Ilana Reimer

Kind words from others:

Ilana is probably the most reliable writer I have worked with. She never misses a deadline, often handing work in days early. She is driven, professional, and hard working. I know I can rely on her for quality work on short timelines, with minimal or no supervision. I thoroughly appreciate her passion and initiative as a writer and journalist. I have no hesitation in recommending her to any publication, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.
— Craig Macartney, Managing Editor, Spur Ottawa
Ilana is the type of journalist with whom every editor hopes to work. She is conscientious, dependable and a consummate professional. She delivers clean, highly readable copy on time (and often early). I cannot recommend her highly enough.
— Steve Rennie, Managing Editor, Metro Ottawa
Ilana is a breeze to work with. She’s efficient, capable and has great storytelling sensibilities.
— Jodi Di Menna, Senior Writer / Editor, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Ilana’s writing, editing, photography and multimedia talents are superb, and her congeniality and pleasant demeanour made her a favourite among her classmates. If I had a business of any kind, I would not hesitate to hire her.
— Joe Banks, Coordinator / Professor Journalism program, Algonquin College
Ilana is a bright, talented storyteller with strong editing skills who is, above all, pleasant to work with.
— Elizabeth Shilts, Director, Communications, Canada Foundation for Innovation

Get in touch

I love coming up with creative ways to tell stories. Whether it's content writing, guest blogging, editing or something else—I'm happy to help.
Let me know what you are looking for.