Jana Hill: Writer, Editor, Yoga Instructor
Jana Hill started writing and editing professionally in 1998 (then Jana Alexander), the same year she began her yoga practice.
Copy editing has always served as a backdrop to her writing-work. Past roles include editorships at the Enterprise Newspapers (a Washington-Post-owned weekly), the Skagit Valley Herald, and a nationally circulating business-to-business magazine based in Bellingham, now called Retailing Insight. She started her career-life as a general-assignment reporter, for the Snohomish County Tribune, covering education, public safety, and government, returning to that same employer in 2019.
In her freelance days, she developed specializations in medical and yoga content, landing one article that allowed her to be a drop-in at Seane Corne’s yoga teacher-training, and another that gave her the opportunity to interview both medical-specialists and yoga-greats, for an extensive yoga brochure. She also wrote a medically focused glossary, numerous business-articles. In 2015, she applied a soft-closure to her freelance business, to explore new skills: teaching, dementia-care, and customer/patient service.
She spent a year in healthcare as a physical therapy aid providing front-desk support, after completing classes in anatomy-and-physiology, medical terminology, and biology. Throughout, she continued to write and edit. She continues to teach yoga, posting her schedule on her Bennu Yoga site.