Journalism & Writing

Sarah Veale Cover Stories
Cover stories on light rail transit in Hamilton and U.S. President Barack Obama written by Sarah Veale  for View Magazine.

Prior to academia, Sarah worked as a freelance writer and journalist. At the height of her career, her work was read by over two million readers each month. In addition to writing, she guest lectured at Mohawk College on the writing process, where she instructed continuing education students on the best way to get a story from idea to print.

Most notably, Sarah spent five years writing for Hamilton’s weekly alternative paper View Magazine, where she contributed articles on political, social and environmental issues. In addition to View, her writing was frequently featured in the Kitchener-Waterloo Echo and Pulse Niagara, reaching readers throughout the Golden Horseshoe. She also contributed celebrity profiles and media reviews to the nationally published Inside Entertainment.

Over the years, Sarah has interviewed leading academics, award-winning artists, and Canada’s top politicians. Some highlights include one-on-one conversations with Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, author and technology activist Cory Doctorow, and Grammy Award-winning musician PJ Harvey. Her work has covered such diverse topics as the status of women in Canada, the myth of bio-fuels, and gridlock at the upper levels of government.

Sarah has also written in a professional capacity for corporate and educational organizations. Her work facilitated communication between these groups and their existing clientele, potential donors, and audiences at large. Some of the projects she’s worked on include newsletters, promotional brochures, fundraising letters, and the production and management of website content.

These days, her focus is on academic writing and exploring historical questions with respect to Greco-Roman religion. She maintains a website for her research project on cursing, Ancient Curses. This site has links to cursing resources, bibliographies, and a regularly updated blog. Between 2010 and 2015, she maintained the popular blog Invocatio, an “off the record” look at her research and other related topics. Many of her Invocatio posts can be found here on the blog page, where she continues to explore the margins of religious practice.