Profile- Jane Elizabeth Firth writes remotely from her narrow boat on the beautiful Lancaster canal. She is a content writer for magazines, web & blogs.

'Are Slugs Really Smart?' - blog published on Contena-Publish Front Page, Halloween- Oct 2020.

October 18, 2020
taking a picture of hanging lights
Photo Credit: RetroSupply | Unsplash

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Content Writing- WordPress webpage, Contena-Publish, Medium, LinkedinPulse

I created my own writer web page and blog at powered by WordPress; The Porthole Peeper- a monthly blog post of my canal boat adventures. 

I have published content on Contena-Publish, Medium, and LinkedIn Pulse and manage posts on social media- Pininterest,  Linkedin and Mastodon. I have used social media calendar- to post to Instagram and Twitter.


Creative Writing Skills

Writing with Flair: How to Become an
Exceptional Writer by Shani Raja.
Course completed on May 13, 2020 • 5 hours 8 min-Editor, Writer, Trainer, and was Senior Editor for Wall Street Journal. Journalist-Shani Raja is a deeply experienced editor and writing trainer.

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Editing Skills

Proficient use of  AutoCrit & Pro-Writing Aid- professional editing software.

Editing Mastery: How to Edit Writing to
Course completed on Jun 4, 2020 • 4 hours 41 min-Editor, Writer, Trainer, Journalist-Shani Raja.

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Yoast SEO for WordPress  certified

Software & Media

Scrivener, WordPress, Yoast SEO, AutoCrit, Pro-Writing Aid, Contena, MS Word, Publisher,  PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere-video editing, Classin, Social media. I have worked with smart-boards in educational settings.

Published content, web site design & blog 2020- present.

2010 B.A Teaching Support -Commendation

2011 QTS-Primary- Good to Outstanding.

Primary NQT & Supply Cover across many schools-at least 3 Years.

Special Teaching Support- Primary School- 6 Years- STA Commendation.

2001 B.A Hons. Fine Art-Time based Media- 2:1.   

Here I am on my live aboard narrow boat-Lancaster Canal. 

Me now and my interests  2018 – Present

Categorically not a Primary school teacher any-more! I now live and travel, along with my husband, on a fifty- foot narrow boat- a beautiful location for my remote writing! This is the inspiration for publishing 'The Porthole Peeper'. Peeping Tom's paradise, it isn't! - But a monthly, narrative, lifestyle blog. Go to and join me!

Photo on Unsplash - used at

Reading from a wide range of publications- AutoCrit, Medium, The Sun Magazine, Creative Nonfiction Magazine Sunday Short Reads from Brevity. Sweet Lit, River Teeth and Diagram, current affairs, news and lifestyle... I like to stay up to date on stories, news and creativity; I am interested and aware of the world.

Recent published work on Medium, Contena, Linkedin and Wordpress. I often post to Medium, Minds, Mastodon, and Pin-interest too. I have written about lifestyle, food & nutrition, nature, history, education & current affairs, with good humour- I enjoy a little dark humour.

Photo by 7shifts on Unsplash

I continuously improve by learning about effective content writing and SEO techniques learned through Yoast for Wordpress. I often enjoy joining in valuable training events with authors and successful freelancers on Auto Crit, ProWritingAid and The Write Life. Other interests include illustration, and I am a weekly member of my local Art Club.

I teach English part-time, to wonderful Chinese children remotely- I don't speak Chinese! With weird and wacky friends from around the world, I frequently enjoy Indian, Mexican, and Chinese food. I am an avid supporter of drinking raw milk and like cooking healthy food- much needed to help digest all the chillies!

One of my 'Best Experiences!'- travelling across Europe for a month in a V.W. Camper when I was ten years old. I wish I’d had a grown-up camera!

I hope to explore travelling far and wide again…