You benefit from my experience

My decades of working in newsrooms, interviewing people, researching issues and writing stories will save you time. I can organize your material and craft your message. You can ask my stellar references.

I ask a lot of questions

The better I understand you, the clearer we can craft your message, the more powerful your results.

You gain a team player

As a reporter and editor, I spent a lot of time as part of a team, working with reporters, photographers and editors to generate ideas and produce stories that informed and enlightened readers. It’s an important skill for all projects.

I sweat the details

Words are cheap. Effective communication is priceless. Refining your message will take your project from bland to brilliant.

I do what I say

You’ll get prompt replies to your questions by email, phone or in person – whatever works for you. I deliver on what I promise in the agreed timeline. I have lots of experience meeting tight deadlines.

I care

I know that while I’m working on your words, it’s not just your reputation on the line, it’s mine, too.

I was Angela’s manager … She consistently impressed me with her intelligence, professionalism, skills and work ethic.

I and other managers relied on her to tackle the most difficult editing jobs because she is so good at seeing the core of the story and helping the writer to craft a piece that communicates effectively to the reader. She catches not only the easily missed errors of fact and style, but also the major holes that require more reporting.

Angela displayed solid organizational skills in looking after … co-ordination of photos, illustrations, charts and maps, as well as editing of difficult stories and laying out the pages.

Her time-management skills are excellent, and she reliably made deadline, whether that was two hours or two weeks away.

Bruce MacKenzie

Editorial Page Editor, Times Colonist