Nice to meet you.
With over twenty years of experience writing for publication, I am a results-driven freelance communications professional who has produced assets for the governmental, educational, and legal sectors.
I specialize in outreach 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 professional 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 career advancement.
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 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.
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 and professional education informs my approach to creating effective outreach strategies.
Master of Arts
University of Toronto
As part of an top-ten internationally ranked program, my work focused on communication in 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.
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.
Analysis of Epigraphic and Archaeological Materials
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…
Copywriting & Copyediting
With 20 years of experience writing for publication, I bring the skills and knowledge to put the right words to your project. 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.
Research & Strategic Consulting
I’ve conducted high-level research for numerous organizations and have published my original work in several academic journals. Whether you require a simple backgrounder or an in-depth competitive analysis, I can provide
you with what you require to advance your project as well as strategic guidance for optimal execution.
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.
Getting into the top schools takes sound strategy. With acceptances at numerous programs at some of the best schools in Canada, along with a track record of successful grant and proposal development, I know what admissions
committees are looking for. Let me help you put you best foot forward with an intensive review of your application materials.