Nice to meet you.
With over twenty years of experience writing for publication, I am a results-driven freelance communications professional who has worked with clients in the cultural, educational, and legal sectors.
I specialize in research-based strategies that raise brand awareness through effective market positioning and targeted audience engagement.
In addition to nearly a decade in journalism, I have extensive graduate training in languages and communication theory and I hold professional certificates in Strategic Public Relations and Business and Consulting.
My first-rate communication and business development skills offer a unique advantage for those seeking effective audience engagement.
Education and Professional Training
Perhaps my greatest achievement was returning to school when I was thirty-five. Having immigrated to Canada with only an associate’s degree from a community college, I saw a university education as essential to my personal development.
I earned my honours bachelor’s degree from York University, where I double majored in Classical Studies and Religious Studies and graduated summa sum laude at the top of both programs. These were language intensive programs
that required significant training in ancient Greek and Latin.
Following my undergraduate studies, I completed a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion. My master’s thesis, which relied on primary source materials in ancient Greek and Latin, employed Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory of communication as a theoretical framework for examining polyvalent displays of identity in the public sphere.
In addition to my formal degrees, I have completed PhD coursework at York University’s Department of History and have undertaken advanced training in Germany. I also hold a certificate in Business and Consulting from York University
and a certificate in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Toronto. I am also a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
®, a professional designation conferred by the Project Management Institute.
My academic work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences in North America and Europe. Additionally, my research has won numerous awards, including the prestigious SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, granted by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
My comprehensive academic background and professional training and experience informs my approach to creating effective outreach strategies.
Master of Arts
University of Toronto
As part of an top-ten internationally ranked program, I conducted award-winning research on the intersection of law, identity, and religion in Greco-Roman antiquity.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
Double-majoring in Relgious Studies and Classical Studies, I graduated summa cum laude at the top of both programs.
Associate of Arts
Moraine Valley Community College
I graduated cum laude with a liberal arts degree that focused on political science and government.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ®
Awarded by the Project Management Institute, this professional designation confirms the skills and knowledge required to manage projects and perform business analysis.
Strategic Public Relations
University of Toronto
This certificate integrated traditional public relations principles with the latest in digital marketing strategy.
Business and Consulting
This certificate, awarded by the YGMCA, is geared towards PhD candidates pursing a career in the private sector.
Transcultural Approaches to Epigraphic and Archaeological Sources
This invitation-only certificate required thorough knowledge of ancient languages and the field’s academic literature.
Where we collide.
A few of the communications services I offer…
Research & Strategic Consulting
A seasoned communications professional, I’ve conducted high-level research for numerous organizations and have published my original work in academic journals and popular outlets. Whether you require a simple backgrounder,
an in-depth competitive analysis, or media training for your team, I can provide you with strategic guidance on your project.
Copywriting & Copyediting
With 20 years of experience writing for publication, I have an effortless command of the English language and a deep understanding of genre-specific conventions. Whether you need to elevate your online profile or require
something more extensive, let me help you articulate your vision.
My extensive training in languages and literatures, including ancient Greek and Latin, means you get that additional refinement that comes from an exhaustive knowledge of grammar and syntax.
More and more businesses are relying on artificial intelligence (AI) to produce reports and communications. While fast and efficient, AI clients, like ChatGPT, may lack the factual accuracy you require in your projects,
not to mention the personal tone your brand voice has developed over the years. Let me help you bring your ChatGPT text up to your standards.
Businesses spend over $4 billion annually on voice over services for advertising, product videos, and other narration-heavy projects.
If you are looking for a confident, assertive female voice to put to your company video, instructional materials, or local advertising, I might be the right fit.