I have over 20 years’ experience as a professional writer. My work covers a range of media, styles and topics. As a former freelance business and financial journalist, I contributed to several national publications, including The Globe and Mail, Benefits Canada, The Toronto Star, CMA Management, Advocis’ Forum and Investor’s Digest. As a corporate writer I’ve produced numerous newsletters, brochures, reports, ad copy and articles on topics ranging from insurance fraud prevention to retirement planning to chronic disease prevention.

In addition to being a writer, I’m a research consultant and part of an international team of scientists, engineers and management professionals specializing in behavioural decision research and communications. In this role, I have conducted hundreds of in-depth stakeholder perception research interviews across multiple sectors – energy, health care, education, mining, food safety, water and the environment. I’ve also contributed chapters to two academic books on environment and innovation.

My education includes a Master’s degree in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto. I manage to maintain some Italian language proficiency through regular social gatherings with my network of Italian speaking friends and former colleagues – usually over some fabulous food and fine wine!