With over twenty years of experience writing for publication, I am a seasoned communications professional who has written in a variety of capacities over the years.
A former journalist, I have interviewed leading academics, award-winning artists, and Canada’s top politicians. In addition to writing cover stories and feature articles for publications such as Hamilton’s weekly alternative paper View Magazine and the nationally published Inside Entertainment, I’ve guest lectured at Mohawk College on the writing process.
Beyond my work in media, I have written in a professional capacity for corporate, governmental, and educational organizations. My communications work helped these organizations connect with existing clientele, potential donors, and audiences at large. Some of the projects I’ve worked on include newsletters, promotional brochures, fundraising letters, and the development of website content.
***Please note that this is not an exhaustive catalogue of my work, merely a representative sample.
Corporate & Content Marketing
Arts Commons Then and Now: The History of a Maverick Arts Organization
This blog post was intended to educate the general public about a major arts organization in Calgary and generate enthusiasm for an upcoming capital project. (2022)
What’s That Thing? The Sound Board!
This blog post was part of a series that celebrates the “unsung heroes” that keep an arts organization running. (2022)
Six Things You Didn’t Know About Kurt Elling
This blog post was created to promote an upcoming Jazz performance in Calgary. (2022)
Ragtime: A Concert Performance Promises an Unforgettable Evening
This blog post was intended to promote a major theater production and featured interviews with two leading cast members. (2022)
Law Firm Website Copy: Promotion of a Legal Award
This copy for the firm’s website announced a major award milestone for the firm. It included an overview of the award, the ranking methodologies, and links to more information from the granting organization. (2021)
Law Firm Website Copy: Appearance in Lawyer’s Daily
This copy for the firm’s website was intended to highlight a recent media appearance from one of our lawyers. It provided a summary of the article as well as key pull quotes from the featured lawyer. (2021)
Law Firm Website Copy: Promotion of a Speaking Event
This copy for the firm’s website was intended to promote a speaking engagement for one of our lawyers. It included an overview of the lecture, information of professional interest to lawyers, and links to the event. (2021)
Law Firm Practice Area Description: Energy Innovation
This practice area description was for written for a multi-national client in the legal sector who wanted to promote their Energy Innovation services in Canada. (2021)
Law Firm Lawyer Biography
This lawyer biography was written for a new member joining the firm. The production process included interviewing the lawyer, researching their previous work, and creating an audience-centric biography that fully demonstrated our lawyer’s breadth of practice. (2021)
Fallen Soldiers and the Gods: Religious Considerations in the Retrieval and Burial of the War Dead in Classical Greece
This peer-reviewed academic article investigated religious rhetoric that surrounded war customs in classical Greece. ( The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, Vol. 21, no. 1, 2019)
Defixiones and the Temple Locus: The Power of Place in the Curse Tablets at Mainz
By exploring the locative dimensions of archaeological findings, this peer-reviewed academic article re-contextualized cursing practices as normative legal remedies executed within a traditional religious framework. ( Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 12, no. 3, 2017)
Edward J. Watts, The Final Pagan Generation (University of California Press, 2015)
This book review was published by the esteemed peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Late Antiquity , published by Johns Hopkins University Press. (The Journal of Late Antiquity, 2016)
“Orientalism in Iamblichus’ The Mysteries”
This peer-reviewed academic article examined rhetorics of alterity in neoplatonic philosophy. (The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies Vol. 15, nos. 1-2, 2013.)
For more academic work, please see my Academia.edu page.
The following are a few of the articles I published in View Magazine (Hamilton), Echo (Kitchener-Waterloo), Pulse (Niagara Region), and Inside Entertainment (national).
Prime Minister Harper Declares War on Women
Article on budget cuts to Status of Women Canada. (October 26, 2006)
Parliament Asks What Happened to Kyoto?
Feature story on Bill C-288 and Canada’s Kyoto Protocol commitments. (November 16, 2006)
View Goes One-On-One with the Guy in Hamilton’s Top Job
Interview with Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger. (December 14, 2006)
A look at vertical farming and its implications for agriculture, business, and the environment.
The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind
Cover story on wind power. (April 27, 2007)
The Art-Rock Diva
A feature article/interview with award-winning artist PJ Harvey for Inside Entertainment. (October 206)
A critical look at bio-fuels. (March 20, 2008)
Light Rail Should Live On
Cover story on light rail transit. (August 21, 2008)
The Luckiest Dude on TV: Daytime’s Hottest Star Drives Nighttime’s Hottest Car
A feature article/interview for Inside Entertainment with actor Justin Bruening, star of the 2008 Knight Rider re-boot. (September 2008)
The Conservatives Ride On
Cover story on the failed Liberal-NDP coalition. (February 19, 2009)