Self-Employed — Ottawa, ON (2017 – Present)

  • Wrote web copy, articles, and fictionalized narrative to client specifications.
  • Conducted interviews with subject matter experts to gather information on content.
  • Collaborated with clients to make changes and revisions according to feedback.
  • Wrote based on interviews, existing content, client notes and discussion, and references from materials provided.
  • Advised on organizational structure of website and communications best practices.
  • Clients have included the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College and Condor Security.

Communications Associate
Department of National Defence — Ottawa, ON (2017)

  • Managed publication of web content.
  • Researched and wrote articles on history for newspaper publication.
  • Edited and revised materials in both English and French.
  • Translated English-language materials into French for rapid turnaround.
  • Assisted communications team with transition from print to web media.
  • Wrote internal communiqués and video scripts.
  • Supported communications team with additional tasks as needed.

Communications Intern
Ottawa Riverkeeper — Ottawa Riverkeeper (2016)

  • Wrote, edited, published, and distributed all communications content.
  • Created press releases and media advisories for print, radio, and television sources.
  • Wrote blog posts for the ORK website.
  • Published newsletters and event information via email distribution.
  • Managed social media accounts and created Facebook and Twitter posts.
  • Translated English-language materials into French.
  • Served as main point of contact for all communications-related needs.

Communications Strategist
Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology — Ottawa, ON (2014)

  • Independently wrote, created, and organized all content for new website.
  • Revised web content according to feedback from director and investigators.
  • Created graphics and took photographs for website.
  • Served as liaison between OISB and web development team on website creation.
  • Produced yearly report for 2013 calendar year.
  • Established and curated social media presence for OISB.

Communications Assistant
The Ottawa Hospital — Ottawa, ON (2013)

  • Wrote and edited articles for biweekly print newsletter and weekly email newsletter.
  • Conducted interviews and took photographs for articles.
  • Created videos for recognition events to client specifications, including planning, filming, editing, and revisions according to feedback.
  • Designed and produced graphics and posters for in-hospital campaigns.
  • Managed and updated hospital noticeboards to keep staff informed of upcoming events, campaigns, and other news.
  • Assisted in organizing and running staff events.

Communications Associate
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada — Ottawa, ON (2013)

  • Monitored agency media mentions and articles relevant to agency mandate.
  • Created and distributed daily media packages to directors and interested staff.
  • Wrote articles for publication on FCAC website and in the press.
  • Assisted with editing and revising web content.
  • Created social media activity reports for FCAC files.

Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network — Ottawa, ON (2012)

  • Wrote plain language web content for public and private sites.
  • Adapted print and other web content for use in online publication.
  • Edited web content according to client feedback.
  • Worked in collaboration with project manager and graphic designer to entirely redesign and restructure EPION website.
  • Created private searchable database of articles relevant to EPION mandate.