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2016 Toronto Tea Festival Recap

On January 30th and 31st, people from across the Greater Toronto Area flocked to see what tea is all about at the 4th annual Toronto Tea Festival. Founded in 2013, the Toronto Tea Festival is the largest event of its kind in Canada, and over 40 different companies showed up to sell their wares.

Frequently Asked Questions: What Kind of Editing Do They Need, and How Much? February

Frequently Asked Questions. If customers ask certain questions so often that your company requires a dedicated FAQ page, the answers should be so obvious that they write themselves, right? Not quite. In this article, I discuss some of the things that editors need to watch for when editing this kind of web content.

Local tea vendors to check out at the Toronto Tea Festival, January 28, 2016

The 4th annual Toronto Tea Festival is coming up this weekend at the Toronto Reference Library. Whether you’re an aficionado who wants to learn more about authentic tea ceremonies or a new convert looking for ways to get your caffeine buzz on, this event is all about tea leaf love. Check out these vendors from across the GTA who will have their blissful brews on offer.

Why You Need to Be a Storyteller to Succeed in Business, June 4, 2015

An article for Kaleidoscope Consulting about the value of storytelling in business. You can focus on facts, figures, and percentages, as those are persuasive to many people. But they also leave many others feeling cold. If you can find a way to humanize what you want to say, you’ll reach as wide an audience as possible.

Two Things You Need to Remember When Talking to Your Audience, Apr. 9, 2015

An article for Kaleidoscope Consulting about how using tone and register properly in your content affect your company's brand.


Kiki's Delivery Service is an awesome coming-of-age movie about a young witch - it's great to get the chance to write about something I love.

Joint Majors Offer Flexibility, Enhanced Career Options, Feb. 26, 2015

An article about the value of pursuing a joint major at Trent University

How Canada’s Top E-Commerce Companies Integrate Social Media, Feb. 25, 2015

I interviewed Matt Bertulli, founder and CEO of Demac Media, about his session at the upcoming Dx3 digital marketing conference in 2015.

Trent University Responds to Increased Demand for Online Learning, Feb. 23, 2015

An article about the continuing growth of Trent University's online learning programs.

Self-Care Tips for Attending (and Surviving!) Fantasy and Sci-Fi Conventions, Feb. 12, 2015

An article for xoJane.com about establishing personal boundaries, taking care of yourself, and having fun at sci-fi and fantasy conventions.

Why MEC Values Its Website “Far Beyond Direct Revenue”, Feb. 11, 2015

I interviewed Jeff Crook, Chief Product Officer of Mountain Equipment Co-op, about his session at the upcoming Dx3 digital marketing conference in March 2015.

Yes, LinkedIn Can Help Freelancers Make Money. Here’s How. Feb. 6, 2015

An article for The Freelancer, run by Contently, about how freelance writers can use LinkedIn to their advantage.

What bloggers can learn from good print advertising, Feb. 6, 2015

An article for Kaleidoscope Consulting about what makes an effective print ad - and what lessons bloggers can learn from print marketing.

Grad Student Thesis on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Among Most-Accessed Dissertations, Jan. 26, 2015

A news item about Trent University graduate and former OPP Sergeant Mike Illes.

PhD Candidate Wins Prestigious Award from Coordinating Council for Women in History, Jan. 12, 2015

A news item about Trent University PhD candidate and award winner Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy.

Why 2015 Will Be My Year of Assertiveness, Jan. 7, 2015

A guest post on business coach Aprille Janes' blog.

How Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Made Me a Better Feminist, Dec. 23, 2014

An article for xojane.com.

Trent Biology Professor Appointed to Council for Health Canada, Dec. 9, 2014

A news item about Dr. David Beresford of Trent University.

Student-Run Conference Presents Great Opportunities for Personal Growth, Nov. 27, 2014

A news item about a student-run conference at Trent University.

A Path to the Sea, 2014

My short memoir piece "A Path to the Sea" was published in The Writing Spiral by Sunshine in a Jar Press in 2014.

The Motley Fool Canada, summer 2014

Freelance copy editing during the summer of 2014 for The Motley Fool Canada, a site providing financial advice for individual investors.

Fiona Sampson cover story - Trent Magazine, fall 2013

A feature profile about Trent alum Fiona Sampson, founder of The Equality Effect.

Deborah Berrill cover story - Trent Magazine, spring 2012

A feature profile about Prof. Deborah Berrill, founder of the Trent University School of Education & Professional Learning.