I have edited magazines about business, health and industry and worked as a daily reporter in newsrooms in Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton and Toronto.
During all this country crisscrossing, I chased politicians on Parliament Hill, followed cops down Edmonton alleys and discovered baseball from inside the Jays’ dressing room. My work has appeared in magazines including Canadian Business, Canadian Medical Association Journal and Alberta Venture and in newspapers across the country including the Toronto Star, National Post, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald and Ottawa Citizen. It has also been broadcast on CBC Radio One and CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa. As an editor, I managed a diverse custom magazine portfolio at Venture Publishing in Edmonton. Some clients I worked with included the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Alberta Health Services and Finning Canada.
I’m also an award-winning scholar. I hold a B.A. in communication studies from the University of Calgary and a master’s in journalism from Carleton University. At both institutions, I shared my passion for journalism by teaching others, first as an editor at the University of Calgary students’ newspaper, then as a teaching assistant for first-year journalism students at Carleton.
These days, I make my home—and my home office—in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood, where my freelance work and web editing is fueled by the ridiculous number of espresso shops on Queen East.