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Creative Services

WELCOME

"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple."
-- Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

 

ABOUT

Raised on British Columbia's Pacific coast, following high school I took a summer job pruning apple trees in the Okanagan, before enrolling in the Applied Communications program at Camosun College on Vancouver Island. There I learned how to put together a newspaper, take professional photographs, and produce radio and television broadcasts.

Working in public radio taught me a lot about how to find my way into a story, the layered bureaucracy of government and the who's who of industry that drives our world. I also developed a skill for tracking down sources, asking the key questions, and assuming the dogged persistence required to meet deadlines.

I went on to Journalism School at Langara College in Vancouver and later worked as a reporter for various newspapers. When an injury necessitated long-term recovery, I began writing freelance from my home office, writing and providing communications services for government, non-profits and industry.

 

My curiosity and interest in learning has led me back to school several times, majoring in Italian Studies at UBC, and at SFU, BCIT and Langara College to further my training in still photography and video production.

 

I am based in Metro Vancouver where I write and am currently working on a novel.

 

You are welcome to contact me directly, or visit my LinkedIn profile.

 

SERVICES

I offer creative thinking, a suite of writing and editing services, strategic communications, project management, photography and video production.

 

Depending on the project, I work alone, with the clients, or with other professional communications colleagues, who are available to support you with reliable, customer-focused service.

 

I begin collaborating with you by discussing your goals, vision, standards, timelines and budget, before a schedule of production begins.

 

As a project lead I make it my mission to source the best quality products and services in the shortest amount of time for the least expenditure of resources. 

 

Let me know more about your project, and how I can help.

 

TESTIMONIALS

  • "I always found Ellen to be a skilled and creative journalist and videographer, who is always willing to do whatever it takes to get a quality product."

    Elayne Preston
    Managing Consultant, Health & Wellness
    Fraser Health Authority
  • “Ellen is a gifted writer who is able to transform pedantic language into terms that have meaning for our employees.”

    Susan Chunick
    Director of Evaluation and Research
    Fraser Health Authority
  • Ellen has a wonderful writing style that is fresh, creative and evokes a personal connection with the topic. Ellen inspired many innovative approaches to communicating corporate initiatives and new programs."

    Marie Szklarz
    Director Corporate Communications
    Fraser Health Authority
  • “Ellen is a flexible, talented writer and communicator who is attuned to her audience, respectful of diversity and passionate about creating impactful work using a range of media.”

    Carmen Wright
    Communications Manager
    Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
  • "Ellen makes my writing so much better. That’s the bottom line. I give her the raw material and her talent for editing not only clarifies my meaning, but in a way that retains my voice and intent, only much better. I rely on her and she's never let me down."

    Paul Cowhig
    Professional Standards Advisor
    Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
  • "Well-read curious and concerned about the world around her.... a collegial attitude and a good sense of humour...Ellen's attention to detail and creativity came out on audio-visual assignments."

    Raija Orava
    Former Manager of Public Affairs
    Fraser River Port Authority

SAMPLES

 

CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS

Clients

ARTHRITIS RESEARCH CENTRE
OF CANADA
BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
FOUNDATION
BC HOTEL ASSOCIATION
BC REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
BTY GROUP
DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA
EAGLE RIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
FRASER BASIN COUNCIL
FRASER HEALTH AUTHORITY
FRASER RIVER PORT AUTHORITY
FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE BOARD
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
PULSE ENERGY
SIERRA LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
STP PUBLISHERS
TASK CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
UBC LIFELONG LEARNING

VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL

Broadcasting

CBC RADIO

CBC TELEVISION

GLOBAL TV

VANCOUVER CO-OP RADIO

CJJC

Publications

VANCOUVER SUN

FINANCIAL POST

COLUMBIAN DAILY 

NOW NEWSPAPERS

WEST ENDER

SURREY LEADER

KITSILANO NEWS

NORTH SHORE WEEKLY

THE SOUNDER

DELTA OPTIMIST

WHISTLER QUESTION

WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE

URBAN DESIGN

STEP MAGAZINE

CONSERVATOR

COUNTRY LIFE

HOTELIER

EASY LIVING

THE SOUNDER

AWARD

MINING REVIEW 

VITAL SIGNS

HOME HEALTH CARE

HEALTH CARE JOURNAL 

IN FOCUS

 

CONTACT

For any inquiries, please contact me directly

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