Technical writing can be a bit… well… technical. In certain fields the topics, processes or equipment are so specialized that they often have developed their own language. And to many people, this language may not look like English. Dissecting the terms and concepts requires a writer who can develop an understanding of the underlying technology. … More Xiris Automation Inc.
A baby is a huge, wonderful, challenging change in a family. Preparation is helpful to minimize the challenge and maximize the wonderful, particularly if you have a dog in your household. In this series on ThatMutt.com, I wrote detailed posts describing how to deal with the variety of situations people may encounter when a baby … More How to prepare your dog for a baby
Communications can be a force for good. It can raise funds or raise awareness. It can inspire people and move them to act. It can change the world. Changing the world is the vision of BarnRaising Associates. This consulting firm based in Waterloo, Ontario works with start-ups, social ventures and tech companies–like-minded organizations that share the … More BarnRaising Associates
With a growing recognition of the importance of sustainability in our food chain, more people are looking for information and guidance on organic practices. The Canadian Organic Grower is a national magazine focused on organic production, research, marketing and more for an audience of farmers, gardeners and consumers across Canada. In articles for TCOG, I showcase businesses … More The Canadian Organic Grower
The goal of editing is to improve communications. At the most basic, an editor checks that writing is correct–spelling, grammar and punctuation. At a higher level, an editor ensures that writing is clear and readers will understand. Beyond that, an editor looks at the style, the imagery, themes and “feel” of a piece–the elements that … More VMF ink
Dogs enrich people’s lives. Whether it’s through training challenges that teach both dog and human, the surprising abilities that dogs possess, the unique experiences humans share with their dogs or a myriad of other special moments, dogs are a constant source of inspiration for me and a fascinating topic to write about. As a regular … More ThatMutt.com
Home–whether it’s a farm in the country, a condo in the city, a family-friendly two-storey in the suburbs–is an extremely personal, special place. The experience of finding, buying, renovating, building, decorating and maintaining our homes can be both challenging and rewarding. On homify.ca, I wrote about beautiful homes, discussed trends and showcased architects, designers and … More homify.ca
Supporting local businesses, participating in local events and building relationships with the people who share our communities, towns and neighbourhoods connects us more deeply with our homes and enriches our lives. snapd is a community newspaper that showcases citizens and activities in Cambridge, Ontario. As editor, I wrote articles, profiled local businesses, covered special events, … More snapd