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Professional Info

Professional writer and digital communications specialist telling stories about industry, community, crime and government. Published in newspapers across Ontario and national magazines. Proficiency creating editorial plans and content strategies for both print and digital entities, as well as non-profit marketing materials and corporate communications for internal and external audiences. Ability to instantly grasp complex issues and communicate them with confidence and clarity. 

Education 

Journalism Print and Broadcast
Conestoga College, 2001-2004 
 
Graduated with President's Honour Diploma for academic excellence. Editor of college newspaper, Spoke, managing a newsroom of about 15 students. Responsible for layout, story generation and assignment, editing copy and photography and coordinating with advertising department.  
 
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Authorship

A much-needed resource in pediatric palliative care. Distributed across North America. 

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Feature Article

Unique article about research and forensics for Blue Line magazine.

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Corporate

Content for council reports and other corporate documents about the County. 

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Video Storytelling

Commercial to promote BBBS Oxford for virtual event.

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Editorial

Community magazine I created and managed from content to design, including blog and website. 

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News Release

Promoting events across Canada with individualized media releases. 

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Article 

Hired by OPC to promote their anniversary in Blue Line Magazine.

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YouTube Channel

Created and produce videos for children on The Feelings Lab. 

Experience 

Adobe Indesign, Photography, Videography, Website Builders and Digital Media platforms

 

Communications Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Southwestern Ontario)

Develop communication plans, annual recruitment campaigns, produce digital and print marketing materials for fundraising events, including video and social media content.
 

Communications Officer, Oxford County 

Produce compelling blogs, news releases and radio ads to promote various departments and services in Oxford County. Edit and format corporate reports and documents ensuring adherence to branding standards and CP style.  

 

Marketing and Communications Associate, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Manage public relations and execute national advertising strategy. Write radio ads, news releases, patient stories, blogs and podcasts. Co-ordinated first Facebook Live event for Brain Tumour Awareness Month, resulting in most viewed video to date. Manage email marketing strategy with targeted messages for donors, patients and health care professionals.

Multi-Media Journalist, Sun Media and Torstar

Accurate and compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news with clippings from Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Tillsonburg News, Niagara News (editor), The Record, and Guelph Mercury. Researched and developed feature series on child sexual assaults, delayed ambulance responses and citizens police academy. Court and crime reporter for over five years. 

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