Writing & Editing Work
I have done freelance writing and editing work for a wide variety of outlets on topics as varied as diabetes, gardening and sanctuary cities. In addition to writing for the publications listed below, I’ve also written for horror magazine Rue Morgue, teen mag Shameless and The Hinton Parklander, a weekly newspaper based in Hinton, Alberta. I’ve also created quizzes and list-style articles for Slice.ca‘s previous incarnation, Life Network.
- 15 Things That Would Change If You Had A Guaranteed Basic Income
- This Archeologist Is Clapping Back After B.C. Wrote First Nations Out Of Its History
- Seriously, Stop Slouching — 5 reasons good posture is great for your health
- Sore back? 5 tips to help you enjoy a pain-free summer of gardening
- For years I couldn’t stand up without feeling ill: A look at POTS, a little-known medical condition
- Lionhearted: Profile of Angela Petesen, a sea lion trainer at West Edmonton Mall
- Check Stop: When there’s 400 free bucks on the line, Edmontonians aren’t any different from kids from the Big Smoke
- Get Out of Here: A look at weekend getaways in Alberta
- We Asked A Doctor To Review Canada’s First At-Home HPV Test
- Meet the Bartender Spreading Awareness re: Sexual Assault Training: Award-winning bartender Veronica Saye wants to make the bar scene safer for patrons and bartenders alike.
Nature Conservatory of Canada
- Species At Risk Need Our Help: A look at the newest members of Canada’s at-risk species list
- The NoSleep Podcast Comes Home For Halloween: Toronto-born host David Cummings is bringing the hugely popular horror anthology’s live show to the Great Hall
- Getting To The Root Of Canadian Cuisine: A conversation with Evelyn Wu and Wayne Morris of Toronto’s Boralia
Ryerson Review of Journalism
- Look Who’s Reading Now: Special sections such as the Edmonton Journal’s ed are designed to capture younger audiences. But as readers age, will they make the jump from hot flicks to politics?
- FOX News: Goes well with tequila shots
- Inside An Ontario Town’s Fight To Protect Its Local Waters
- How to Bring Democracy Back to Alberta
- The Working Poor Diet
- 4 Ways to Travel Greener
- 4 Cancer Causers in Your Bathroom
- How To Deal With Your Baby’s Blocked Tear Duct
- Why Parents (And Schools) Shouldn’t Ban Junk Food
- Type 1 Diabetes Is on The Rise In Kids: Here’s what parents need to know
Travel & Escape
- 5 UNESCO Heritage Sites To Visit Before They’re Gone
- The Best Places To Dive With Sharks
- How To Build Your Ultimate Travel Pharmacy
Travel & Style
- Build A Perfect Babymoon
- Where to Eat, Stay, Play & Shop in Mont Tremblant
- Hotel Review: Prince George Hotel, Halifax
- A First-Time Cruiser Sets Sail To Fiji
- 5 Tips for First Time Cruisers
- Hotel Review: Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
The Toronto Star
- `Third wheel’ Drives a Wedge in Post-grad Trip; a first-person article
GeorgeMichael.com Æccess-only Blog
In the summer/fall of 2011, I blogged from the road while travelling across Europe with George Michael’s Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour. While this blog is no longer accessible on GeorgeMichael.com, I have posted a few of my favourite entries over here.
This is where I blog about a wide variety of topics including Toronto, politics and cute animals. It’s also a place for me to play around with WordPress.
While I started my product review blog so that I could keep track of which of my purchases were smart ones, this blog now has a small but loyal following. I also use it to play around with Blogger and various Google tools.
From the summer of 2007 until the fall of 2010, I was an Associate Editor at This Magazine, where I looked after the front-of-the-book section (aka This & That). My many tasks in this role included coming up with story ideas, reviewing pitches, assigning stories, managing freelancers and of course, editing copy. Here are just a few of the many pieces that I edited.
- A Shot in the Arm for Boys: They’re often unwitting carriers of HPB, so why no vaccinations?
- Reclaiming Reality: Oil sands reclamation projects are more talk than action
- “Give a Day” Campaign Makes Fighting HIV-AIDS All in a Day’s Work
- Teaching Genocide: One school board gets a lesson in definitions