A writer, observer and newshound with a deep curiosity and an insatiable passion for knowledge and information of any kind.
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Over 15 years experience for newspapers, magazines, television and documentary film.
In 2010 enrolled in the Journalism program at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning to upgrade skills and become web savvy, graduating with a diploma and A average in 2011.
With so many movies shot in Canada can Canadian actors challenge Hollywood and become...
Health and fun can mix in food. This is a cheeky, light but informative article in...
A serious feature article in Food for Thought Magazine examines GMO foods and how they...
A new rock band and Toronto's burgeoning music scene get written up in The Toronto...
A profile of one successful film wardrobe designer informs how anyone inspired by her...
More and more mature students are invading college campuses turning the idea that...
Students still find social challenges and having to fend off accusations of being dumb...
Article on 3 common houseplants that filter out toxins in a room and add fresh oxygen...
With new developments in biofuels, and how easily they may be developed by individuals,...
Hated by the Mayor and business owners, the article asks whether it makes a difference...
The ZENN was the first real electric car, way ahead of Detroit or Japan but another one...
Madness is more popular in movies than you would suspect. The article is about the...
A Minister in Canada's government had foreign aid funding cut off to one agency...
English Editing AP; Chicago (US) CP (Cdn)
Adobe InDesign; Photoshop; Dreamweaver
I can write
-reports and white papers, and
-gather any information you need.
My strong visual sense can add great photos or images to enhance the information so that it will be clearer and more interesting.
-design and layout all this product with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
-do digital publishing and basic web design on Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage, blog on Wordpress and Blogger, and
-know how to work with HTML.
If there is something you need that I have not mentioned here, talk to me and we will see what we can do.
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Writer, researcher and copy editor
2011 - 2011
Wrote 2 articles (one on the cinematographer of "The Borgias" TV series), for May and June, 2011 issues. Verified and corrected copy in The Essential Guide to Canadian Films
Sheridan Institute of Technology
2009 - 2011
Wrote, researched, interviewed, designed and did layout for newspaper articles and editorials, magazine articles, ezines and web articles for Sheridan student media outlets. Although this was...
CTV, Global-TV, Paragon Motion Pictures
Freelance researcher, story producer and writer
1988 - 1990
Researched, interviewed and story produced segments of infotainment TV program, "Live It Up!" for CTV.
Paragon Motion Pictures
Researcher and Report Writer
1985 - 1990
Researched short stories suitable for adaptation to television, and researched and reported on whether fact-based events and books could be suitably adapted into movies.
Feature and profile writer
1980 - 1986
Canada's premiere film industry magazine. My portfolio sample is a 2,000+ feature article on the state of Canada's star system, interviewing multiple sources including director Norman Jewison.
Freelance feature writer
1979 - 1985
This is Canada's main national fashion magazine, comparable to Glamour and Elle. I wrote a profile and updates on up-and-coming designers and innovators. My sample article is for Flare's Career...
The Toronto Star
1977 - 1980
I wrote mostly entertainment and latest buzz weekly articles for an insert called Street Talk. My sample "Rocks New Wave Rolls Winner" is typical.
Sheridan Inst. of Technology & Advanced Learning
2009 - 2011