I write a range of communications and fundraising materials for non-profits that are making the world a better place. I’m also the author of the award-winning children’s book Media Madness: An Insider’s Guide to Media.
I’ve worked with these organizations
• Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine (University of Toronto)
• David Suzuki Foundation
• Ryerson University – Office of Advancement
• University of Toronto – Strategic Communications
• Jamaicans For Justice (Kingston, Jamaica )
• Ryerson City Building Institute
• Instituto Dara /formerly Saúde Criança (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)
• And many more….
Here’s what I do
• Develop print, video, and online materials for different audiences, including annual reports, brochures, speeches, TV programs, public service ads, video scripts, web copy, and newsletters
• Write fundraising materials such as case statements, stewardship reports, donor correspondence, and direct mail (print and electronic)
• Provide strategic communications guidance & support
• Develop and implement communications plans
• Pitch stories to media and arrange interviews with 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.
I recently finished a comedic 45,000-word Young Adult novel chronicling the misadventures of 17-year-old Andrew Mohammed, 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 loving. But to fulfill his quest, he must first survive several culture shocks, tame his ferocious 73-year-old grandmother, and succeed as a journalist or face the wrath of his father. Along with several mishaps and challenges, he discovers something he didn’t quite expect: himself.