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