EDITOR • COPYWRITER • JOURNALIST
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR • MANAGER
The rapid evolution of media — and of communications in general — has left behind those who are unwilling to embrace change and develop a thorough understanding of what is now required to engage an audience.
Unlike many longtime media professionals whose career began in print publishing, I don't believe there needs to be a church-and-state divide between creativity and commerce. Indeed, rarely can one now exist without the other. My skill set brings the most valuable qualities of traditional journalism and storytelling to the worlds of custom content, social media, copywriting and other forms of consumer-targeted communication.
Formerly senior editor of Vancouver, FASHION and Glow magazines, I've contributed hundreds of features and reviews to publications across Canada and internationally. Topics of interest include food and drink, popular culture, style, travel, health and fitness, entrepreneurialism and consumer goods. As well, I've written and edited press releases, media pitches, custom features and complete magazines for a variety of corporate and small-business clients.
My first book, the award-winning music biography Popkiss, was published worldwide by Bloomsbury in 2015. It garnered four-star reviews in leading international music magazines, and currently holds an aggregate rating of 4.4 (out of 5) on Goodreads.com.
I welcome freelance writing and editing opportunities, as well as proposals of part-time positions related to editing, copywriting, marketing, PR and teaching.
Cover feature written for Glow magazine
Seattle travel feature written for Men's FASHION magazine
31-page cover-story package edited and co-written for Vancouver magazine
One of two custom city guides written and edited for HSBC, for distribution to high-income investors immigrating to Canada
Neighbourhood dining feature written for Vancouver magazine
108-page magazine edited and co-written for distribution to hotels, retail, and tourism services