Writing of all kinds—speech writing, magazine writing, web writing, script writing, report writing; communications planning; teaching writing techniques
The Arts, Education, Health, and Accounting
Reporter with The Vancouver Sun, 35 years working in communications, for organizations as varied as The University of BC, the Knowledge Network, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, The Arthritis Society, the Vancouver Writers Fest and, of course, Peak Communicators
Master of Arts in English Literature, UBC; journalism training, Carleton University; adult education training, VCC
Nine years serving on the Board of the Vancouver chapter of The Canadian Public Relations Society, including two years as President; giving personal writing workshops
Furthest flung city you’ve lived in?
Does living for a week in Barcelona count? What about living for six weeks in a little Mexican village where the fishers sell their catch on the beach every morning? I’m a Vancouver girl—born and raised—a rarity, I know.
Favourite B.C. pastime?
Hiking and snowshoeing
English, of course, French and I’m learning Spanish
I make the world’s best hummus, so I’ve been told by two different, very reliable sources.