Resume

I’ve always loved words — their power to elicit feelings, convey facts, provoke thought and spur action. Not surprising, my career has always centred on writing and communicating content, whether I’ve worked as a corporate public affairs manager, an independent consultant, or a freelance writer and blogger.

Experience

Writer/editor/entrepreneur

  • Freelance writer contributing stories on food trends, homes and renovation, health and healthcare, personal finance, retirement, books and other topics have appeared in publications such as Edible OttawaFood in Canada, The Ottawa Citizen, The Calgary Herald, The Montreal Gazette, M&IT, Canadian Nurse, Fifty-five Plus and others.
  • Independent communications consultant providing strategic communication, writing and editing, and project management support to public and private sector organizations. Projects have included: annuals reports, employee newsletters, communication plans, speeches, news conferences, marketing brochures, online content, and policy and research reports.
  • Partner/cofounder, Powerhouse Communications Group, a PR practice specializing in strategic corporate and marketing communication for high-tech companies.

Corporate management

  • Held management positions at Bell Canada and Telecom Canada in public affairs/public relations, technical documentation and business development.

Awards

  • Seven awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in business writing categories such as speeches, news, scientific/technical articles, and communication plans.

Education

  • St. Lawrence College, Certificate with Distinction, Sustainable Local Food
  • Concordia University, BA with Distinction, English and History

 

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