OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF ONTARIO (OAGO)
My ongoing work for the OAGO includes substantive editing and copy editing for the Auditor General of Ontario's annual Value-for-Money (VFM) audit reports and Follow-Ups on Value-for-Money audit reports.
CITY OF MISSISSAUGA
Since 2002, I have been providing editing, copy editing, proofreading and writing services to the City of Mississauga. This ongoing work includes copy editing and proofreading the annual Financial and Sustainability Report, copy editing and proofreading white papers/position papers, ghostwriting articles, writing brochures, and working on a wide range of external communications, including writing, copy editing and proofreading newsletters and press releases.
OSGOODE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
As Osgoode Professional Development (the lifelong learning arm of Osgoode Hall Law School), created a new website, I copywrote multiple pages (including the About Us), as well as edited and copyedited existing/refreshed pages throughout the new site.
ONTARIO MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (OMERS)
On a freelance basis, I provided editing, copy editing and proofreading services to OMERS for five years. This work included the annual Financial Report, financial documents, and external and internal communications.
My work for Davies LLP included services as a writer and editor for a rebrand and rewrite of the law firmís website. In addition, my work included writing, editing, copy editing and proofreading website articles and external and internal communications, including materials for lawyer and law firm rankings.
ONTARIO SEWER AND WATERMAIN CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION (OSWCA)
As contract editor for six years for the OSWCA, I edited and wrote the Associationís annual Financial Report, other external and internal communications and reports and its quarterly magazine. I took the 36-page magazine through a total rebrand and repositioning within the construction industry (from The Undergrounder to H2OSWCA magazine). In my role as editor, I was responsible for suggesting articles for and finalizing the Table of Contents, hired all freelance writers (I also wrote some articles), ghostwrote articles for OSWCA members and supervised the design/art vendors through to the final layout.
CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN ALLIANCE OF ONTARIO
On a contact basis, I copy edited and proofread a 75-page position paper that included 80 figures and tables.
FINANCIAL TIMES OF CANADA
As the contract Supplements Editor of the Financial Times of Canada for five years, I was responsible for hiring all writers (I wrote some of the articles) for as many as 20 reports a year. Topics were as diverse as banking, law, investment, securities, real estate, economic development, personal finance, franchising, management consulting, human resources, logistics, technology and manufacturing. Each of the supplements was at least 16 pages (8 editorial), while some had page counts as high as 32. I assigned/edited all articles and worked with the art department and production departments. On these projects, I had to adhere to extremely strict deadlines.
CANADIAN CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION (CCCA)
On a contract basis, I was the Web and Corporate Communications Editor for the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, part of the Canadian Bar Association. I wrote and edited corporate communications and website materials. In addition, for each issue of the quarterly CCCA Magazine I wrote the Chair's message, "Spotlight on CCCA" feature article, CCCA News, and ghostwrote the general counsel "Inside Edge" article.
CANADIAN CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION (CCCA MAGAZINE)
I was the inaugural managing editor on a freelance basis of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association's CCCA Magazine since its inception in 2006, until the position was moved in-house in another city. I provided key editorial support and writing services to the Editor-in-Chief. This included helping to generate article ideas, assigning articles to freelance writers, editing, copy editing, proofreading, liaising with law firms and editing articles from lawyers. As managing editor, I wrote feature articles and profiles of lawyers. Further, I worked directly with the magazine designer and approved all final layout.
MOTIVATED MAGAZINE, THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF POWER WITHIN
My role, as freelance editor of MOTIVATED magazine, was to select and edit articles that reflect the motivational attitude of the POWER WITHIN organization. The magazine was distributed at the organizationīs conferences throughout North America. I also worked directly with the designer and approved all final layout.
CANADIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION (CFA)
After writing feature articles and profiles of franchisors and franchisees for Franchise Canada magazine for more than 10 years as a freelancer, I took the helm of the magazine while they were searching for a full-time, in-house editor. This was a very challenging position. I took over at a time when the magazine was also changing publishers. No articles had been assigned and the magazine had to be assigned, written, designed and sent to the printer within three weeks. By drawing on my freelance contacts from the Financial Times of Canada, the deadline was met. I stayed on as editor for three issues.
BELLZINC.CA (BELL CANADA'S SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE)
As a contract editorial consultant and writer, I wrote dozens of articles for the website. This role also included ongoing editorial suggestions as to topics and sections to be included. I also edited and Canadianized (by researching and adding in material relevant to Canadian small business readers) a number of articles on business and legal issues for this website that Bell Canada obtained from U.S. providers.
TORONTO CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION (TCA)
I was the freelance Contributing Editor of Toronto Construction News, the magazine of the Toronto Construction Association. Each issue, I wrote the Chair's message, the main feature article and the TCA News section. I also wrote the TCA Annual Report, speeches for the Chair, press releases, edited the Association's newsletter and wrote the Associationís 125th anniversary book.
YOUR OFFICE: CANADA'S SMALL BUSINESS MAGAZINE
As a Contributing Editor to Your Office: Canada's Small Business Magazine, the publication of the Canadian Office Products Association, my writing included many cover stories and features about small business (including e-commerce, venture funds, angel investors, banking, financing and human resources). My role also included editorial suggestions for special reports and specific articles. I also acted as contract interim editor for two issues when the full-time editor left. This was extremely challenging in terms of maintaining editorial schedules already set in place.
SMALL BUSINESS MAGAZINE/PROFIT
As a Contributing Editor, I wrote as many as 15 features and columns yearly. These included profiles of start-up entrepreneurial companies, success stories, banking articles and features about specific issues such as licensing or branchising (including an excerpt from my book Franchising: A Complete Guide for Canadian Buyers and Sellers, published by Key Porter Books Ltd.). I wrote articles on topics as diverse as credit, taxes, human resources and legal trends.