Jane Marshall


Writer, author, editor


  • Freelance writer since 2006
  • Content Editor, Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald, Capital Ideas (2016)
  • Author of Back Over the Mountains (Hay House India 2015)
  • Columnist for the Edmonton Journal, Family and Fitness (2011-2012)


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts, English Major. 2004. 
  • Memoir Writing, University of Alberta Faculty of Extension. 2006. 
  • Technical Writing, University of Alberta Faculty of Extension. 2006. 
  • Yoga Teacher Training, RYT 200 Hour.


  • Founder and Director of The Compassion Project, a Canadian registered charity serving the remote valley of Tsum, Nepal. Our aim is to improve healthcare and education. 
  • Volunteer at the Edmonton Humane Society. 2015-Present. 


  • Guest speaker at Know It 2016.
  • Guest speaker at 2015 Words in 3D Writing Conference
  • Guest speaker for Ted Bishop at the University of Alberta, Travel Writing class 2012 and 2015. 
  • Awarded the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Individual Artists Project Grant 2012.
  • Judge for the Amber Bowman Memorial Travel Writing Award 2010. 
  • Shortlisted for the Writer’s Union of Canada 2010 Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. 
  • LitFest 2010 Pen Canada Cabaret: Guest reader for my book Back Over the Mountains.