Jessica Pineda, owner of Blue Jay Writing, is a freelance writer who specializes in the veterinary industry. She is the former managing editor of VeterinaryPracticeNews.com, and now is a contributor. She has also been a former editor of BIRD TALK Annual, BirdChannel.com, Ponds and Water Gardens USA, Rabbits USA, Aquarium USA, Coral & Reef USA and Marine Fish & Reef USA.
Pineda has extensive experience working in the pet retail industry, first with Petco, where she became a PIJAC-certified bird specialist for its Tracy and Northridge, Calif., stores, and then for Omar’s Exotic Birds in Studio City, Calif. She started working for BIRD TALK and BirdChannel.com in 2007. In 2014, she became the managing editor of VeterinaryPracticeNews.com, before moving full-time into the world of freelance in 2016.
Pineda has a degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge.
In her off-time, Pineda enjoys spending time with her two German Shepherds, Forest and River. She is currently training them for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, and working toward entering obedience trials in the near future. She is also an avid writer, chipping away at her "great American novel."