Anna Shannon (she/her) is a creative and technical writer and editor. Her Treaty 7 home of Calgary/Mohkinstsis is located on the hereditary homelands of the Niitsitapi (the Blackfoot Confederacy: Siksika, Piikani, Kainai), the Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina Nations, as well as the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.


Anna is available for contract work in technical writing and editing. Services include writing copy (web, articles), corporate governance items (minutes, terms of reference, policies, guidelines), speaking remarks, technical instructions, copyediting, proofreading and structural editing. Contact her for more information.

Current creative works in progress:

The Lady Photographer

The Grand Spectacular: The Life and Work of Entertainer and Photographic Artist Oliver Brown Buell


For a complete list of publications, visit annawordsgood.com/publications/.

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Author Biography:

Anna Shannon (she/her)  is a writer and editor living in Calgary, Alberta on Treaty 7 land. She has publications in Bellingham Review, The Coachella Review, The Existere Journal of Arts and Literature, and more. She is currently writing a novel based on the researched history of a 19th century female (gasp!) photographer, the marvels of wet and dry plate technology, and the tumultuous events in western Canada in 1885.  


Anna is a proud member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society, and the Alberta Historical Society.

Ethics, standards and corrections:

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