What people are saying about Ann Douglas
"I have had the tremendous pleasure of working with Ann Douglas at three different publications, and it's because she's such a pro that this is the case. I've wanted her at as a contributor wherever I've gone, most recently the Toronto Star. Ann is incredibly good at generating story ideas and has her finger on the pulse of not just the subject areas for which she's best known, but many others as well. She researches her stories deeply and is conscientious about deadlines. Her writing style is engaging and clear, making it an easy edit. Ann has outstanding credibility with readers and just having her as part of our team helps ingratiate us to ours. As if that weren't enough, Ann uses her incredible social networks to help promote our print and online properties. I've really enjoyed my working relationship with Ann and I believe any team would be lucky to count her among their contributors."
- Brandie Weikle, former editor, healthzone.ca and parentcentral.ca, Toronto Star
"Ann is brilliant when it comes to making connections with others. She's a terrific writer and conveys her message and knowledge to others with grace, intelligence and wit.”
- Ami McKay, author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure
"Ann is one of the finest writers that I have worked with in Canada. She has a superlative understanding of some of the most challenging aspects of family – pregnancy, babies, toddlers, sleep (or lack of) and diet. Ann is my first choice in writers when it comes to all things baby and toddler. She has a kind and comforting way of passing along tips and advice that I adore."
- Caroline Coulson, editor
“We discovered Ann when we were looking for good and passionate writers for the launch of the Unofficial Guides. She was unbelievable. She did great work and delivered her material on time!”
- Maryam Banikarim, former publisher, Macmillan Publishing
"Ann is one of Canada's best known parenting experts, but that doesn't mean she rests on her laurels. Ever.
Time and again Ann digs deep to deliver rich and thought-provoking content, whatever her assignment may be.
I've collaborated with Ann on a variety of projects across a number of publication titles and she always delivers her material in a professional and polished manner. A pleasure to work with, a delight to read. Always."
- Beth Thompson, writer and editor
"Ann is an exceedingly generous and seemingly tireless advocate and teacher on all things parenting. Google her. Period."
- Barry Martin, Hypenotic
"Ann Douglas is truly 'The Mother of All' parenting experts, but is easily one of the most down-to-earth and easy-going people you'll meet."
- Andrew Findlater, Principal, Select PR
“Ann provided expertise for an article I was writing for Readers' Digest on play date etiquette. She responded promptly to my request for assistance, provided relevant and timely information and enhanced the quality of my article with her contributions. Ann never hesitates to mentor and share her knowledge. Thanks Ann!”
- Lisa MacColl, freelance writer and editor
“I've interviewed Ann for several stories on pregnancy, parenting and sleep issues, and her responses are always thoughtful, knowledgeable, relevant, and very quotable. I'd recommend her to any writer or reporter looking for an expert parenting source.”
- Meagan Francis, freelance writer and author of The Happiest Mom
"Ann has built an expertise in all things parenting through thorough research techniques and a genuine interest in her subject matter. Her willingness to share her own trials on the sometimes tough road of parenting distinguish her from some of the other parenting 'experts' out there. Ann has such a generous and mentoring spirit. It has been a real pleasure getting to know her.”
- Jennifer Lawrence, Principal, Process Design Consultants
"I took a freelance writing course with [Ann] at Trent University. Very good teacher: positive, knowledgeable, and supportive of students."
- Dawna MacIvor, Alumni and Donor Relations Officer, Dalhousie University, Halifax
“I am honoured to know Ann, both as a professional spokesperson and author, as well as a writing mentor. She is approachable, warm and cares deeply about Canadian families. Reading her books and articles is like having coffee with a dear friend. Her knowledge of the publishing industry is incredible and her advice is practical and applicable. Through her Author Incubator program, I was able to realize my dream of becoming a freelance writer. I am so thankful that Ann is a colleague and also consider her a friend. Without question, she is a trusted source of advice for many Canadian families.”
- Bonnie Elgie, President, Bonnie Elgie PR
“Ann is one of the most inspiring women I've ever met....She is not only a talented writer, but a pleasure to work with.”
- Jodi Lastman, Hypenotic
"It's an honour to know Ann. She's always there to offer the right kind of support and a kind word."
- Sara Bingham, founder, WeeHands
“I have known and admired Ann for years. She is wise and witty, always at the ready with great ideas, and has been a generous contributor to our site. Her books are smart and well-rounded, and I know firsthand that her advice really resonates with moms-to-be."
- Nancy J. Price, co-founder, SheKnows.com
“Ann is undeniably one of the most highly respected parenting authors published today. What an honor and pleasure it has been to have Ann involved in the process of getting my book Twinspiration to shelves. While I feel privileged to have her thoughtfully composed back-cover review gracing my text, I feel equally honored to consider her a respected resource, colleague and friend.”
- Cheryl Lage, author of Twinspiration
"Ann is the most detailed writer and superb Mom. She walks the talk and has extensive research and practical experience behind her. It was a pleasure working with her, although briefly. I highly recommend her books!”
- Cindy Mount, entrepreneur
“Ann is an awesome asset to PWAC's national board of directors, serving an appointed position of past-president. She shows both wisdom and grace. Very skilled and knowledgeable about writing issues particularly in the area of copyright legislation."
- Tanya Gulliver, past-president, Professional Writers Association of Canada
"One of the best people I know, with a compassion that never ends. A wonderful writer and activist."
- Christine Roberts, Sales Representative, Sutton Group Realty, Peterborough
"Fabulous writer, parenting guru, and beloved community member! We can't get enough of Ann!"
- Desiree Fawn, Desiree Fawn Birth Services
"I wanted to send a quick note to thank you again for the wonderful presentation you did for us in Dundas last week. The feedback from the participants was outstanding; everyone loved your speaking style and very personal approach."
- Kelly Zerebny, Licensed Home Early Learning and Child Care Consultant, Today's Family Early Learning and Child Care, Dundas, Ontario