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An award-winning writer and editor with a diversified Canadian and international clientèle, Vida Jurisic has written in the areas of retail, food processing, public works, visual communications, insurance, law enforcement, customer service, travel, corporate profiles, and health and seniors' issues. She is a silver award recipient from the National Mature Media Awards that recognizes the best advertising, marketing and educational materials produced for adults aged 50 and over. The Awards program is open to all those involved in the production of materials for the mature market.
At ease writing for traditional and electronic media, Vida is currently editor of Luggage, Leathergoods and Accessories Magazine (http://www.llanda.com) that has been the voice of the Canadian luggaage, leather gloods and accessories industry for 43 years. LL&A Magazine is published by Media Diversified Inc., (http://www.mediadiversified.com), a seasoned Canadian custom publishing company,
Vida's fluency in French and English enlarges her network of information resources both nationally and internationally, bringing an added dimension to her client services. As a result, she has successfully worked with editors in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, has participated in press trips to Spain and Belgium and provided interpretation services to business missions from France.
Moreover, Vida works as a consultant to help new businesses as well as businesses that are expanding or experiencing change to prosper by promoting a consistent business message to their diverse business audiences.
Vida holds a B.A. and M.A. in translation (English, French, Spanish). Although writing is her forté, and first love, her past experience also includes translation, copywriting, and teaching both English and French to university and corporate students.
Raised in Montreal, Vida now makes her home in Toronto. She is past president of the International Trade Club of Toronto, a unique not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist members comprising trade commissioners and export and import companies in promoting, exchanging and developing trade expertise.