Writer and Editor – Freelance [Toronto]
2001 – October 2007; September 2008 – present
  • Develop and execute online and offline content strategies for client projects, including websites, marketing collateral and sales aids, medical conference coverage, continuing health education programs, speeches, newsletters, and technical manuals
  • Ensure that all medical communications meet regulatory and ethical requirements of the client’s medical, legal, and ethical review departments, the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board, Rx&D Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro), and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (MainCert)
Editorial Director – CME Solutions Inc. [Toronto/Montreal]
October 2007 – September 2008
  • Researched and developed continuing health education programs
  • Hired and managed freelance writers and their projects
  • Managed quality control of editorial project deliverables
Writer/Editor – Personus [Toronto]
2000 – 2001
  • Developed and executed content strategies for client websites
  • Wrote and edited client website content, from creative to navigational copy
  • Developed creative concepts for client websites in conjunction with creative director
  • Collaborated on client pitches
  • Client projects included Barrick Gold, City of Toronto, Toronto Public Library, eSalveo.com, Kellogg’s, NB Capital Partners, and Region of Peel
Communications Specialist – UUNET Canada (now Verizon Canada) [Toronto]
1996 – 2000
  • Defined communication needs and managed assembly of all material to be communicated and distributed to customers and internal audiences on a monthly basis
  • Wrote all marketing and sales collateral, including website copy
  • Managed internal and external website content
  • Managed development and production of all marketing collateral pieces
  • Scripted presentations and speeches for delivery by senior staff
Writer and Editor – Freelance [Toronto]
1988 – 1996
  • Researched, wrote and edited magazine articles, advertising copy, and marketing and corporate communications

Formal Education
Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (1988)