I produce a range of communications materials for non-profits that are making the world a better place. I’m a writer and the author of the award-winning children’s book Media Madness: An Insider’s Guide to Media. If I can assist your organization with its communications or content needs, get in touch.

I’ve worked with these organizations

• David Suzuki Foundation
• Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM)
• Ryerson City Building Institute
• Ryerson University – Office of Advancement
• University of Toronto – Strategic Communications
• Jamaicans For Justice (Kingston, Jamaica)
• WWF-Canada
• Brazil Child Health/Saúde Criança Renascer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
• International Renewable Energy Agency (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
• Greenpeace Canada
• Canadian Environmental Law Association
• Ashoka Canada
• Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
• GRID-Arendal (Arendal, Norway)
• Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (University of Toronto)

Here’s what I do

• Develop print, video, and online materials for different audiences including annual reports, brochures, speeches, TV programs, public service ads, web copy, and newsletters
• Write fundraising materials such as case statements, stewardship reports, donor correspondence, and direct mail
• Provide strategic communications guidance & support
• Develop and implement communications plans
• Pitch stories to media and arrange interviews for spokespeople
• Organize press conferences and media events
• Ghostwrite op-eds, speeches, and articles for senior leaders
• Work with stakeholders to craft communications materials such as press releases, backgrounders, and articles.

Freelance journalism

I was a freelance journalist for many years, and contributed to dozens of media outlets in Canada, the U.S., and Caribbean, such as:
Owl magazine
Azure magazine
Dwell magazine
• CBC Radio’s “As It Happens”
• CBC Radio’s “Definitely Not The Opera”
• CBC Radio’s “The Sunday Edition”
• WNYC Radio’s “Studio 360” (New York City, USA)

Western Living magazine
Adbusters magazine
THIS magazine
National Post newspaper
Toronto Star newspaper
Vancouver Sun newspaper
Ottawa Citizen newspaper
The Journal-Gazette newspaper (Fort Wayne, USA)
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian newspaper (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad)
McCall’s magazine (New York City, USA)
enRoute magazine
Vancouver magazine

Current projects

I’m working on a comedic 70,000-word young adult novel chronicling the misadventures of 17-year-old Andrew, the child of Caribbean immigrants. When Andrew lands a summer job in his ancestral homeland as a local newspaper reporter, he arrives with two simple goals: fun and a little lovin’. But to fulfill his quest he must survive several culture shocks, adjust to his eccentric newsroom colleagues, and tame his ferocious 73-year-old grandmother. Along the way he also discovers something he didn’t expect: himself.