Since 1996, I have been working in the magazine publishing industry as an editor and copywriter. It’s work I love for many reasons: the challenge of meeting deadlines and raising the bar with every issue; the new information and people that come with a job that never slows down; the excitement of changes in trends, topics, and technology; the incredible sense of accomplishment when a magazine goes to press. It’s work that requires attention to detail but also an ability to see the big picture and, at times, to look into the future. I especially enjoy starting new magazines, and I am very proud to have worked as founding editor with the fabulous team at Page One Publishing in Victoria, B.C. to start six new magazines.
More recently, I have discovered the fun and freedom of freelancing, of delving deeply into a topic, interviewing the people behind a story, and putting it all together in a way editors appreciate and readers enjoy. Some of my magazine articles are below in the Portfolio section, and more are posted under the Recent Work link on the left. The magazines I edit now or have edited in the past are shown below under Publications.
I am now based in Toronto and travel to Victoria several times a year. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magazines, consumer and trade (B2B) articles, websites, profiles, advertorials/branded content, whitepapers, case studies, marketing material, proposals, and manuals.
Developing lineups, working with writers and designers, participating in sales and marketing initiatives, orchestrating content from the big-picture vision down to the tiniest details — I love it all. Even budgets! Being a good editor means understanding that a successful magazine is a team endeavour.
What does it take to be a good copywriter? Good writing skills, certainly, but just as important is understanding and delivering a message that achieves goals, whether it’s for a website, a media release, branded content, or a case study. And I am a goal-driven content strategist.
With all my experience as an editor, I know the value of a reliable writer who turns in clean, accurate, engaging copy on time. As an unabashed generalist, I get excited about topics ranging from food, books, pets, and travel to health, technology, business, and industry.