Betts - Screenwriter - Montreal, QC, Canada

Lynn Betts

Montreal, QC, Canada


I am passionate about writing and science. I aspire to be a working screenwriter who can continue my scientific education and pursuits while dabbling in other interests and investments.



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Analyst, Treatment Authorization Centre (Contract)

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 2011 - September 2011

Authorizing health-related treatment requests from providers and clients.

Night Shift Supervisor / Alarm Dispatcher

Armstrong's Communication

June 2009 - February 2011

Monitored personal medical emergency buttons for seniors and disabled citizens in both private home and facility settings.
Provided regular care calls and medication reminders to clients.
Monitored fire security systems across Canada and the US.
Provided follow up calls to clients after dispatches.

Film Rental Clerk

Le SuperClub Vidéotron

July 2008 - April 2009

Parc Avenue, Montreal location.


Reuben's Deli & Steaks

October 2007 - March 2008

Busy restaurant in downtown Montreal.

Server, Hostess, Retail Sales Associate

Hard Rock Cafe

March 2006 - September 2007

Montreal location (closed in 2009). Consistently one of the top sellers.


Peel Pub

January 2006 - March 2006

Busy pub in downtown Montreal.


Lynn Betts

December 2004 - December 2004

I have had a short film produced, a few screenplays optioned and writing assignments completed. Several of my feature-length scripts are available on InkTip or can be requested through Script Pipeline, where my script "Fifty-Nine Lost" has a Recommend and is a Top 20 Finalist in their 2011 Competition.

I am open to assignments and writing on speculation. Please contact me if you would like to see a sample script in any genre.

I am currently branching out into the development of novels, children's literature, scientific study aids, stageplays and teleplays.

Full-time Graduate Student / PhD Candidate

McGill University

September 2004 - December 2005

Carried out lab work, assigned research projects, assistant teaching for sophomore organic laboratories, student examination grading, proposal writing/editing and chemical storage inventory.

Organic Chemistry Tutor

Lynn Betts

September 2003 - September 2003

Private tutor to many students at the university (McGill, Concordia, UQAM, Mount Allison) and college (Dawson, Vanier, Marianopolis) levels. Specializing in organic chemistry but other fields of chemistry taught on an exceptional basis.

Recommended listing on Tutor Pages.

Laboratory Teaching Assistant

Mount Allison University

September 2003 - December 2003

Assistant in sophomore and junior organic chemistry laboratories for the fall semester.

Organic Synthetic Researcher

Mount Allison University

May 2003 - August 2003

Paid summer student research in partial fulfillment of the Honours Degree requirements. Supervisor Dr. Richard Langler. Prior to this I worked in the lab from October 2002-March 2003 on a weekly voluntary basis.

Thesis title: "Selecting Sulfonate Esters for Potential Application in Antimalarial and Anticancer Therapy"

Resulting publication: Ether Aryl Sulfonic Acid Esters with Improved Antimalarial/Anticancer Activities. L. M. Betts, N. C. Tam, S.M.H. Kabir, R.F. Langler and I. Crandall. Aust. J. Chem. 2006, 59, 277-282.

Bartender, Cocktail server, Shooter Girl

Dooly's Billiard Room

October 2002 - July 2004

Student part-time position.

Shift Supervisor

Dairy Queen

May 2002 - August 2002

Student summer job.

Pharmacy Clerk, Special Authorization Unit / Administrative Assistant, Training Centre

Medavie Blue Cross

May 2002 - August 2002

Student summer position carrying out work in two different departments.

Customer Service Representative, Health & Dental Inquiries

Medavie Blue Cross

May 2001 - August 2001

Summer student position answering customers inquiring about their health and dental coverage. Also carried out some relief claim analyst duties during a backlogged period of claim processing.

Salesperson, Cashier

Peoples Jewelers (now Zales)

May 2000 - September 2000

Student summer job.

Concessionist, Box Office Cashier, Usher

Empire Theatres

August 1998 - August 2001

Consistently a top up-seller.

Show Dog Handler

Dog shows

January 1994 - January 1998

Handler in CKC and AKC-sanctioned confirmation shows, obedience trials, agility events and junior handling competitions. Fundraiser and member in good standing of the Moncton Kennel Club 1994-2000.

Qualifications & Certifications

McGill University

B.Sc. (Honours)

Mount Allison University

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