Author of The Porthole Peeper

Where gritty truth meets with beautiful narrative on an off-grid canal boat…

Jane Elizabeth on her canal boat, Lancaster Canal UK-freelance profile

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Latest Post: Nature Versus Modern Man

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Jane Elizabeth Firth

Freelance Writer

Writing remotely from her boat on the beautiful Lancashire canal.

Jane is a freelance content writer for magazines, websites and blogs.

How can Jane help you?

  1. Written Content-articles, blogs, essays, social media posts.
  2. Excellent Research Skills.
  3. Deep Editing Skills.
  4. SEO- optimisation for content.
  5. Write Social Media Posts.
  6. Website Building on WordPress- Pages and Posts.

Now open to entry level work.


Content Writing Expertise

As a freelance content writer

I built my own writer web-page and blog, The Porthole Peeper– a monthly written post of my canal boat adventures- Home


Jane Firth successfully completed the Yoast SEO for WordPress (block editor) course!
  • Optimise content for key words.
  • Incorporate internal and external links.
  • Write for different audiences.
  • Write great headlines and by-lines with a hook.
  • Keep readers engaged through use of style, structure and content.
  • Organise content for social media posts.

Creative Writing Skills

Writing with Flair: How to Become an
Exceptional Writer
Course completed on May 13, 2020 • 5 hours 8 min-Editor, Writer, Trainer, Journalist-Shani Raja is a deeply experienced editor and writing trainer.

Editing Skills-

ProWriting Aid & AutoCrit- grammar, style & voice.

Editing Mastery: How to Edit Writing to Perfection
Course completed on Jun 4, 2020 • 4 hours 41 min-Editor, Writer, Trainer, Journalist-Shani Raja.

Scrivener, WordPress, Yoast SEO, MS Word, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere-video editing

Content Writing– recent published work:

ContenaPublish-‘Front Page’
Linkedin Pulse
My own website-The Porthole Peeper.

Formal Education

Art and Design-BA Hons Fine Art-time based media-2:1.
BTEC Foundation Art and Design.
PGCE with QTS-Primary.
BA Teaching & Learning Support – Recommendation


Continue to optimise my webpage and posts with Yoast for WordPress. Learn more about SEO content strategies and website design. How to write copy for B2B and B2C audience.

Background 2018 – Present

Categorically not a Primary school teacher any more! I now live and travel, along with my husband, on a fifty foot narrow boat- a beautiful location for my remote writing! This is the inspiration for publishing ‘The Porthole Peeper’. Peeping Tom’s paradise it isn’t! But a monthly, narrative, lifestyle blog! Go to and join me!

Reading from a wide range of publications -The Sun Magazine, Medium, Minds, Chicken Soup for the Soul…on current affairs, news and lifestyle- I keep up to date and aware of the world from a wide range of sources. I enjoy learning about effective writing techniques, and often take part in meetings with authors and successful freelancers on Auto Crit, ProWritingAid, The Write Life and The Copy Posse. My hobbies include an online course in illustration to further fuel my creative instincts and I’m a weekly member of my local Art Club.

I teach Chinese children remotely and with weird and wonderful friends from around the world, I frequently enjoy Indian, Mexican and Chinese food. I’m an avid supporter of drinking raw milk- much needed to help digest all the chillies!

One of my best ever experiences- travelling across much of Europe for a month in a V.W. Camper when I was ten years old. I wish I’d had a camera!

I hope to explore travelling far and wide again.

Reading and Writing Interests:

Lifestyle, Travel, Culture & History, Natural Science.

Previous Experience: Art and Design, Film and Time Based-Media, Education…

I’m curious about the world- always asking questions…

Phone Number on request. Native Language-British English. Residence-Lancashire, UK.

Let’s make something together.

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