I write press releases, case statements, funding proposals up to $1-million, op-eds for senior leaders, radio documentaries, articles, brochures, direct mail, and newsletters. (I ghostwrite a lot of material, but I’ve included some things with my name on them below.)
I spent one year with the human rights NGO Jamaicans for Justice, scripting a 13-episode TV series called Justice For All. Each 7-minute episode examined a rights-related issue and was broadcast on local Jamaican TV.
I really enjoy the challenge of writing for young people. Here are some books I’ve worked on.
Media Madness: An Insider’s Guide to Media
A media literacy primer for readers aged 10 to 14.
Written by Dominic Ali and illustrated by Michael Cho
(Kids Can Press)
Download PDF (5.5 MB)
From Discord to Discourse: A Collection of Contemporary Canadian Essays
I contributed a humour piece to this anthology for high school students. (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
Download PDF (4 MB)
I frequently edit online and print newsletters, which includes interviewing experts, taking and sourcing photos, and scheduling the publication to go out to subscribers.
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
For seven years I edited the monthly e-bulletin.
Download PDF (374 k)
Ryerson City Building Institute
Here’s the monthly e-bulletin for the Toronto-based urban planning think tank.
Download PDF (1.34 MB)
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
I’ve also edited this print newsletter.
Download PDF (9.2 MB)
David Suzuki Foundation
And I’ve edited this print newsletter.
Download PDF (2.7 MB)
Here are some of the radio documentaries I’ve produced. For these pieces, I pitched the story idea, researched the topic, interviewed sources, and edited the recording for broadcast.
Studio 360 (Public Radio International)
A cultural history of the wah-wah pedal.
Download MP3 (8.2 MB)
“The Sunday Edition” (CBC Radio One)
Girls Don’t Play Pan
A love affair between a girl & her steel drum.
Download MP3 (5.6 MB)
I’ve contributed to dozens of media outlets in Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean, including magazines like Owl, Azure, Dwell, and Adbusters as well as newspapers such as the National Post, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, and Trinidad & Tobago Guardian. Here are some articles I really enjoyed working on.
This database could save lives
Download PDF (23 MB)
Dinosaurs didn’t just live in tropical swamps!
Download PDF (4 MB)
Taking It to the Trees
A cabin that both Mies and Zelig would have loved.
Download PDF (1.1 MB)
Visiting the spiritual home of Calgary’s Reggae Festival.
Download PDF (168 k)
Western Living magazine
Are We Losing Our Minds? Or freeing them up?
What it means to turn our memories over to machines.
Download PDF (3.2 MB)
Home, Noisy Home
Our world is one loud place.
Download PDF (8 MB)