WHO WE ARE
Founded in July 1996, Jewel Communications is owned and operated by Julie Reeves. Julie has over twenty years of experience in corporate training, technical writing, copy editing and proofreading. She began her career as Communications Coordinator for Manulife Financial, where she was responsible for administering the marketing communications budget, overseeing supplier relations, handling desktop publishing and print production for internal projects and developing computer-based presentations.
At the same time, Julie also acted as Program Co-ordinator for the Center for Crisis Communications and Management, a company that specialized in training public relations practitioners in the areas of crisis communications and strategic planning. In her role with the CCCM, Julie developed an extensive database of senior public relations practitioners, co-ordinated all marketing and seminar material, handled seminar registrations and organized catering and site management for the seminars.
After leaving Manulife Financial, Julie joined The Rider Travel Group, Canada’s largest corporate travel agency, as New Business Co-ordinator. Julie’s main focus was to research and write major business proposals for the Vice President of New Business. In addition to proposals, Julie also created sales presentations and wrote and produced a monthly sales newsletter.
In 1995, Julie joined Hazell & Associates as Manager, Corporate Communications and Systems where she was responsible for internal and external communications, business proposals, technology procurement and administrative staffing.
Since opening Jewel Communications in 1996, Julie has worked extensively in developing materials for various training and communication programs for a wide range of clients. By combining expertise in word processing, desktop publishing, writing, editing and project coordination, Julie has been able to provide support for many different projects, including large-scale national training programs, materials translation and corporate change initiatives.
Julie holds a bachelor of arts degree from Bishops University and graduated with high honours from Seneca College’s Corporate Communications program.