'Write well and do good'

I'm an award-winning journalist with three decades of experience in the field.

An editor-mentor early in my career said, "Write well and do good - and you'll be a successful journalist and human being." That's still my aim, every day.


If you're looking for a 'multi-tool' of communicators - someone who can take a jumble of ideas and sculpt them into a smart, engaging, strategic story – look no further.

I am adept at making technical stories readable; making institutional stories interesting; bringing personality to profiles; and finding and sharing the good in our community.

And, because words matter, you can count on clean copy. I care about the difference between 'further' and 'farther,' between 'practice' and 'practise'. I can spot a dangling participle a kilometre away; have little use for Oxford commas; and, if given a chance, would happily banish 'impactful' from the English language.

That's what comes from 30 years of reporting on education, health and medicine, politics, agriculture, the environment and more. Along the way, I've honed skills in assigning/mentoring other reporters, copy editing, web-posting and other digital communication.

After a great stint working in communications at a post-secondary institution,  I now work for a large non-profit agency,  where I have the privilege doing good in media relations, strategic/development communications, writing/reporting/photography/videography and a whole bunch of webby stuff. I continue to learn and to share what I've learned.


Check out my  story Portfolio and Contact pages to learn more about what I do and how I can help make your message shine.