Background

Several years ago I began to write for publication. Mainly literary journalism but also opinion pieces, business articles and various bits of reporting.

I have tended to specialize in science, biography, and history but have happily turned my hand to everything from genre novels to travel books. I published and edited two chairs magazine, a general interest literary magazine, for two years. (Soon I will put the archived two chairs website up just for fun and reference.)

Current Employment

Freelance: National Post, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Victoria Times Colonist, Montreal Gazette and Halifax Daily News

Proprietor: Paradox Publishing – Design and Fine Cards

Editing: Manuscript evaluation/editing

Prior Work Experience

Publisher and Editor two chairs magazine: monthly, 24 – 40 pages
Publisher Into the Garden magazine: bi-monthly 24 – 40 pages
Editor Common Ground Magazine: monthly
Lawyer Sole Practitioner (specializing in copyright and arts issues)
Lecturer University of Toronto Continuing Education
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Political Consultant Office of the Cultural Heritage Adviser, Various political campaigns

Skills

Writing/Interviewing Over 150 interviews – Martin Amis, Bill Bryson, Vikram Seth, Gov. Gerry Brown, Arthur Erickson, Alberto Manguel

Writing/Reviewing Approximately 200 published book reviews – art, movies, literature, biography, history, science and natural history. Reviews range from capsules of less than 300 words to full scale articles up to 2000 words

Editing Planning and commissioning articles, substantive editing, proof reading, fact checking and copy editing

Business Business planning, contract negotiations, dispute resolution; advertising sales and presentations; general business practices, employee interviewing and training

Community Working with volunteer writers and artists; sponsoring and attending writing and arts events; attending book launches and other events; hosting reading groups and author events