PORTFOLIO

 

FEATURE WRITING

Food Wolf food truck owners (l-r): Eric Gunnells, Natalie Chavarie and Virgil Muir. The restaurateurs say their underground endeavours were instrumental in helping them go legit. (Jordan Whitehouse)

Food Wolf food truck owners (l-r): Eric Gunnells, Natalie Chavarie and Virgil Muir. The restaurateurs say their underground endeavours were instrumental in helping them go legit. (Jordan Whitehouse)

From backyard to front yard (Atlantic Business Magazine)
Halifax’s backyard economy shows signs of going legit. The result may be a new way to imagine how communities and cities are built

Kitchen confidential (Halifax Magazine)
You’re not a real foodie until you order from the secret menu

Halifax Pride (Local Connections Halifax)
Halifax Pride is now the fourth largest Pride event in the country, but has it lost touch with its political roots?

Microwbrewing 101 (Dal Magazine)
How North Brewing’s Peter Burbridge got his north end Halifax microbrewery off the ground

Built to last (Progress)
A Green Trade social venture marries vulnerable workers with properties in need of repair to impact a marginalized community

Building strength (Franchise Canada Magazine)
How Snap Fitness became a powerful Canadian franchising force

Fishing for growth (Eastern Hotelier Magazine)
A new ferry, a delayed convention centre and an overdue events strategy top the list of concerns from Nova Scotia hoteliers (page 24)

 

COPYWRITING

CuratedGuideThe Curated Guide: Halifax Core & Road Trips (Local Connections Halifax)
I wrote all of the copy in this 88-page tourism guide to Halifax and surrounding areas (excluding pages 1 – 8).

Raising the Roof: Construction Information Supplement (Atlantic Business Magazine)
A special report included in an issue of Atlantic Business Magazine that I helped research and write. It details a few of the larger construction projects happening in Atlantic Canada.

Pick & Shovel: Employee Newsletter (Cruickshank Construction)
I write the majority of the copy in these eight- to twelve-page employee newsletters that are published six times per year.

Native Ad Copy: Family Memory Builders (Ontario Tourism)
A native advertising campaign for summer 2016 that was geared to families travelling to southeastern Ontario.

Our People (Cruickshank Construction)
Short website bios of 15 employees working at Cruickshank Construction.

Blogging (The Great Waterway)
Since 2011, I’ve been a regular blogger with this southeastern Ontario regional tourism organization.

2016 Bay of Quinte Regional Guide (Bay of Quinte Tourism)
I wrote some of the copy in this tourism guide, including the attached piece on waterfront dining in the region.

 

EDITING

GailNever Too Late (HarperCollins Canada)
I proofread this book by personal finance guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade.

Mr. Peanut (HarperCollins Canada)
I was the contributing editor on the “P.S.” section of the Canadian paperback edition of Adam Ross’s novel, which included an author biography, a Q&A, and two essays.

The Best Baby Names for Canadians (HarperCollins Canada)
I was the contributing editor on the updated 2012 version of this book.

Make It Right: Attics and Basements (HarperCollins Canada)
I was a proofreader and contributing editor on this book by Canadian home improvement personality Mike Holmes.

Managing Change: The Easy, Hard and Tough Work  (Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre)
I copy edited and substantively edited this manuscript by Dr. Carol A. Beatty.

Local Connections Halifax
I copy edit each issue of this city magazine (published five times per year).

The Complete Engineer (Queen’s University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)
I copy edit and proofread each issue of this alumni magazine (published twice per year).