In 2001, after her maternity leave, Landry started her own freelance production company named in reference to the day she was born: Groundhog Day - February 2nd.

The journalist began having her written work published in magazines and other publications that same year.

As a young mother with a toddler at home, Landry also wrote, produced and directed all the patient stories for the IWK Telethon (the largest hospital for women and children in Atlantic Canada)  for the first eight years of her freelance career, from 2001-2009. It was a deeply rewarding experience which she cherishes.

Since 2001, Landry has worked with dozens of local, provincial and national businesses, agencies, non-profits and VIP individuals, performing a wide-range of creative, strategic and production work, for which she is currently available for hire:

 

Web Writer, Editing, Script Writing, Conference Presenter, Researcher, Media Relations, Public Speaking Seminars, Manuscript Development, Commissioned Written Works, Creative Non-Fiction Writing, Interviewing, Profile Writing, Magazine Writing, Video Direction, Video Production, Speech Writing and Training, Voiceovers, On-Air or On-Camera Hosting for Radio and Television, Media Release and Advisory Preparation and Strategy, Media Booking and Consulting, Event Hosting, Media Policy Creation, Media Engagement Planning and Strategy, Strategic Communications, Mentoring, Adult Continuing Education, Field Producer, Associate Producer, Social Media Training, Key Messaging, Copy Editing and Event Host. 

 

Janice Landry writes, produces and directs production videos; this one for Saint Mary’s University, featuring Bonnie Brooks of the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company. Landry regularly works with videographer/editor Paul Darrow of Darrow Multimedia. Darrow and Landry created this piece.

Credit: Saint Mary’s University

 

Vice-Chair of Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Company, Bonnie Brooks, is featured in this second video created for Saint Mary’s University by Janice Landry and Paul Darrow. The production video was shot in Halifax and Toronto.

Credit: Saint Mary’s University

 

Janice created a special magazine series honouring her late father, Baz Landry, and all first responders. The parts were published in Halifax Magazine, between 2012 and 2013, during the lead-up to the launch of her second book, "The Sixty Second Story." The four parts were submitted by the magazine for consideration for an Atlantic Journalism Award.  

 

Links to Janice’s popular first responder magazine series:

http://halifaxmag.com/2012/11/cover/the-last-alarm/

Part two here
http://halifaxmag.com/cover/into-darkness/#.WLxKJhVh7cM.email
http://halifaxmag.com/features/full-circle/#.WLxKmNR--tQ.email

This piece profiles Tony Griffin, a former Dalhousie University student from Ireland, and a former national hurling champion. Janice volunteered with the non-profit “Give to Live” before, during and after Griffin cycled across Canada to raise money for cancer research. 

Credit: Lifestyle Maritimes Magazine

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A feature on the rebirth of Halifax dining favourite “Le Bistro” for Halifax Magazine.

Credit: Halifax Magazine

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Dr. Ken Wilson and his wife, Denise Doucet, are Janice's friends. Dr. Wilson is now retired from the IWK. It was an honour to write this article, for Living Healthy magazine, about Ken’s leadership with Operation Smile, before he later received the Order of Canada. 

Credit: Living Healthy

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The poignant story about the rehabilitation and joie de vivre of motorcycle accident survivor, Charlie Legere, was published in Living Healthy magazine, a  division of Saltscapes. 

Credit: Living Healthy

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2010 Christmas Daddies

The crew (not all pictured) for CTV's 2010 Cape Breton Christmas Daddies Telethon in Sydney. Janice volunteered in Cape Breton on the show for many years after she left television. photo credit: Cape Breton Christmas Daddies and CTV Atlantic