With a background in journalism and an honours degree in English, a professor once told me that I "have a lovely cadence to [my] writing." I am known for connecting easily with clients and interviewees and I am a rigorous researcher. In a world where the written word is both prolific and ubiquitous, no topic stands alone, untouched by other writers. As such, my challenge is to contribute a new, unique voice to the plethora of voices that already exist. Whether I'm differentiating your website content, ghostwriting thought leadership articles, defining and communicating your brand, or distinguishing my own creative work from others, my writing lends an original twist to any given topic. I am notorious for my staunch perspective on grammar (long live the Oxford comma) and I am militant about copyright, plagiarism, and adequately citing sources. But more than anything, there is nothing more satisfying to me than good writing — I live to write — it's my nature, my passion, my purpose.
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Whether writing scares the hell out of you or you just don't have the time for it, I will funnel your thoughts into cohesive, comprehensible content. Working with businesses to tell their stories meaningfully requires generous listening and the ability to take their life's work, their core values, their passions and put them into words that evoke a reaction. As a writer, I don't always nail it on the first try. Imagining myself into your mind requires intimacy, openness, and thoughtful inquiry. This work takes collaboration, it takes time, it takes multiple drafts, and it takes considered, thoughtful, feedback to reach perfection.
Without variety, the creative well dries up, and mechanics and style grow stagnant, becoming lacklustre and unreadable. I flex my writerly muscles by continually working with businesses in any number of fields at a given time. Each week, my workload varies from ghostwriting thought leadership articles to creating website content, from interviewing local businesses for features to composing marketing collateral, from brand messaging to corporate profiles, plus, working my own business and my creative writing. As a result, I deftly transfer my writing expertise from one project to another, juggling different forms and styles with both fervour and authority.
At eight years old, you could find me huddled in bed at night with a book, a towel shoved up against the crack in the door to hide the room's light from my parents. Even today, you can find me reading until the wee hours, loathe to abandon my literary friends to the call of sleep. Pair my endless reading with my incessant need to journal, to blog, and to write for myself every day, and I am a writer - both personally and professionally.