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Elizabeth Rains is the author of The Vancouver Parents Survival Guide (Brighouse Press) and Demon in My Blood (Greystone Books, 2017). She has been a reporter for the Vancouver Sun, the managing editor of The Capilano Review, and the publisher of Pacific Rim Magazine. Her feature articles have appeared in more than forty newspapers and magazines. She frequently writes about the Sunshine Coast in the Coast Reporter and in her blog Rains on the Coast.


Elizabeth has been teaching editing at Simon Fraser University for fifteen years. She has taught journalism, editing, media law, and publishing at Langara College and Capilano University. She speaks frequently on writing and editing topics at publishing industry conferences.


She has won four writing awards and holds a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University. 




Some of Elizabeth's background:

  • Publisher: Pacific Rim Magazine

  • Editor: Canada Wide Magazines

  • Editor: AfterWork (published by IWA Canada)

  • Managing Editor: The Capilano Review

  • President: BC Association of Magazine Publishers

  • Reporter: Vancouver Sun

  • Politics reporter: Kamloops
    Daily News

  • Advertising Copywriter: Ken Koo Creative

  • Instructor in journalism, communication, and editing: Simon Fraser University, Capilano University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College 

What clients and students have said about Elizabeth:

"Our phones have been ringing with comments of “'I saw you on the news” or “heard the ads on the radio and saw the billboard.'”


- Deborah E. Abma, development director, Focus Foundation, commenting on promotional campaign Elizabeth wrote.

"Elizabeth's research was thorough, her writing was clear, and her presentation of materials was comprehensive and well organized. . . . Elizabeth has impressive interpersonal skills. Our entire staff enjoyed working with her."


- Gayle Stevenson, manager, creative services, Credit Union Central, commenting on Elizabeth's writing of a marketing plan for Enterprise Magazine.

"Elizabeth was great at keeping my interest in the topic and very knowledgeable in the subject. I learned a lot."


- Michelle Goetz, accounts technician, Sunshine Coast Regional District office, where Elizabeth presented a customized course on report writing. 

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