Writing
I know my way around words.

I specialize in writing blog posts and articles, profiles, website content, and content marketing. I've been creating content for over a decade and in that time have developed the skills to clearly and coherently get your message across in a way that speaks directly to your audience. Whether it’s corporate, lighthearted, academic, or journalistic, I can help you develop content for a variety of tones and styles.

I charge per word, per hour, or per project, depending on what you need and what works best for you! Contact me for a quote.
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My approach to writing is reader focused. The key to effective writing is determining who you’re speaking to, what message you want to deliver, and what action you want your readers to take.

Let me help you get straight to the point.

Content Marketing

Show your customers that you're a thought leader in your industry with relevant, engaging, and valuable content. I can help you develop and write that content, so that you can focus on all of the other moving parts of your company.



Web Copy

Your website needs to coherently explain to your clients or customers what you offer and what makes you stand out. I can help you make sure that your purpose and offering is clear and that your website copy is straightforward, engaging, and speaks directly to your audience.


Profiles & Articles

Sharing other people's stories and digging into nuanced issues to better understand them is what fires me up. Profiles of creative team members or leaders can help celebrate your team, highlight a project, or give people a little more insight into your organization. Articles about issues that matter to you and your organization can provide a bit of insight into your values and what you're all about. I can help showcase your team and what you do.


My Work
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Content Marketing
Articles
Profiles
Web Copy

How Landing Pages Can Help Your Business

April 9, 2021

In this post for Sherpa Marketing, I break down the ins, outs, and best practices for making use of landing pages.

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In the Depths of an Unforgiving Winter, the Reliable Mayhem of the Dateline Podcast Kept me Afloat

March 19, 2021

Warm Blanket is a series of personal essays from Canadian writers and artists reflecting on the pop culture that has brought them comfort and coziness during one year of the pandemic.

Read More →

How to Create an Effective Buyer Persona

March 5, 2021

In this blog post for Sherpa Marketing, I explain what a buyer persona is and how to make use of it for your business.

Read More →

Six Tips for a Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

February 26, 2021

In this blog post for Achieve Centre for Leadership, I lay out some ideas for keeping your sanity while you work from home during the pandemic.

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8 Steps for Writing an Effective Email

February 5, 2021

Make email work for you! In this blog post I lay out the things to consider when writing your next email.

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The Top 3 CRM Tools for 2021

January 1, 2021

In this blog post for Sherpa Marketing, I outline three of the best CRM tools for businesses for the new year.

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Westoba’s New Manager of Financial Planning is Committed to Finding Individualized Advice

October 17, 2020

I interviewed and wrote this profile of Westoba Credit Union's new Manager of Financial Planning, which was published in the Brandon Sun on October 17, 2020.

Read More →

How the Pandemic Forced me to Slow Down and Stop Smothering my Anxiety with Chronic Busyness

September 1, 2020

I wrote about how COVID-19 forced me to confront chronic busyness in this piece for CBC Arts' Pandemic Diaries series.

Read More →

How Design Thinking Can Benefit Your Organization

July 14, 2020

In this piece for Achieve Centre for Leadership, I explain how using design thinking, rather than the standard approach to problem solving, can benefit your team.

Read More →

Keeping Up With the Kids

June 22, 2020

In this piece for Sherpa Marketing, I explain how businesses can leverage TikTok in an authentic way to reach a wider audience.

Read More →

How to Create a Home Office That Works for You

April 30, 2020

In this piece for Achieve Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance, I lay out some tips for working from home during COVD19.

Read More →

Always a Student, Never a Master

March 13, 2020

John Zabawa is a California-based freelance artist and graphic designer. We talked about how he got into freelance work, where he finds inspiration, and what's on the horizon for his artwork practise.

Read More →

Augmented Reality

January 16, 2020

In this piece for Sherpa Marketing I explain the foundational elements of AR and how small businesses have used it in their ecommerce efforts.

Read More →

Making Artwork Accessible

January 7, 2020

California-based artist, Mike Upton, creates screen-printed works on canvas and paper, as well as metal sculpture. We talked about his process, his inspiration, and his goal of making beautiful artwork available to everyone.

Read More →

Imposter Syndrome

December 30, 2019

In this piece for Kinship Studio, a studio space dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, I write about what I argue is the myth of Imposter Syndrome.

Read More →

Using Design to Effect Change

November 8, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I explore the ways in which architectural choices can influence and control the ways in which we move in public spaces.

Read More →

This is My Story: Andrew Elgersma

November 7, 2019

I worked with Sherpa Marketing to profile their client's staff. In this piece, I tell Andrew Elgersma's story.

Read More →

A Beginner's Guide to Instagram Marketing

October 9, 2019

In this piece for Sherpa Marketing, I lay out some tips for effectively making use of Instagram to market your business.

Read More →

Plastics, Sustainability, and the Future of Design

September 25, 2019

With the increasingly apparent reality of how unsustainable our plastic consumption has become for the planet, we need to find alternatives. In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I explore the history of our plastic use and the response from the design industry.

Read More →

Esther Marjorie Hill

September 24, 2019

EQ3's Canadian Women in Design Series celebrates the achievements women have made in the Canadian design industry – histories that are often untold – by highlighting those who have blazed the trail for their contemporary counterparts. Whether they’re setting milestones as the first women to enter the industry professionally or designing furniture that has become iconic in the timeline of Canadian design, EQ3 shares snapshots of these women’s stories.

Read More →

Living with Plants

August 15, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I spoke with Dominika Dratwa, the Creative Director of Winnipeg's Verde Plant Design, about the benefits of incorporating plants in your space and how to choose the greenery that's right for you.

Read More →

Chef Ben Kramer on Sustainability and Cooking from Scratch

August 8, 2019

Winnipeg's Chef Ben Kramer is known for his work in making good food accessible to everyone. We spoke about how he got his start in the industry and how you can incorporate sustainable cooking into your daily life.

Read More →

Finding New Approaches and Maximizing Hurdles

June 19, 2019

I spoke with Toronto-based designer Tom Chung for EQ3 Stories about his work, his process, and his advice for designing your own space.

Read More →

Creating the Perfect Home Working Space

May 17, 2019

Writing for EQ3 Stories, I explore not only the reasons why working from home has become so popular, but the ways in which you can create a productive workspace in your home.

Read More →

A Guide to Modern and Contemporary Furniture for Small Spaces

April 30, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I explore the ways in which you can create a space for yourself that is as beautiful as it is functional, no matter the size of your home.

Read More →

Our Indian Handwoven Rugs

April 30, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I explain why a handwoven rug is worth the investment and explore the ways in which you can easily incorporate handwoven rugs into your home.

Read More →

Designing a Work-Life Balance

April 30, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I spoke with Winnipeg-based designer, Carla Zacharias, about her process for two new EQ3 collections.

Read More →

Pretty Isn't Perfect

April 30, 2019

I spoke with Danish designer Nina Flagstad Kvorning for EQ3 Stories about her process, her inspirations, and her new collections for Spring 2019.

Read More →

Birchwood BMW

April 23, 2019

I worked with TrendSet Marketing to tell the story of how they produced a one-minute promotional video, 360-degree content, and more than 100 still images for Birchwood BMW over the course of one summer day in 2018.

Read More →

5 Indispensable Social Media Marketing Tips

March 18, 2019

In this piece for Sherpa Marketing, I explain the top five tips for using social media to effectively market your business.

Read More →

This is My Story: Laura Vink

February 26, 2019

I worked with Sherpa Marketing to profile their client's staff - in this piece I told the story of Laura Vink.

Read More →

MPA x Everything Winnipeg

January 31, 2019

I collaborated with Chris Ngo of Everything Winnipeg in the creation of a video project highlighting the Manitoba Powerlifting Association. Below is an article I wrote based on the interview Chris filmed with MPA President Mathew Bowen.

Read More →

Get Moving

February 14, 2018

In this piece for the Ace Class, I write about ways you can keep your spirits up over long winter months.

Read More →

'Me We Everybody': These Winnipeg kids are making art that reflects their Canada

January 18, 2018

In this piece for CBC Arts, I interviewed Josh Ruth, Managing Director of Art City, about the after-school art program's first curated exhibit.

Read More →

Cutting Manitoba's tax credits for film and books would crush the province's storytellers

November 23, 2017

In this piece for CBC Arts, I argue that the Manitoba government's plans to cut tax credits to the film and book industries will have detrimental effects on the province's arts and culture scene.

Read More →

Get your standards off my body: How one female writer is overcoming societal policing

March 8, 2017

In this piece for CBC Arts' special International Women's Day series, I write about the ways in which women's bodies are policed, especially in gym culture.

Read More →

Red Rising Magazine offers new voice for indigenous people

January 26, 2016

In this piece for CBC Arts, I interviewed Leonard Monkman about the launch of the second issue of Red Rising Magazing.

Read More →

Welcome to the Gritty Grotto

July 20, 2015

In this article for The Spectator Tribune, I cover the Manitoba Open Weightlifting Competition at the University of Manitoba.

Read More →

How Landing Pages Can Help Your Business

April 9, 2021

In this post for Sherpa Marketing, I break down the ins, outs, and best practices for making use of landing pages.

Read More →

How to Create an Effective Buyer Persona

March 5, 2021

In this blog post for Sherpa Marketing, I explain what a buyer persona is and how to make use of it for your business.

Read More →

Six Tips for a Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

February 26, 2021

In this blog post for Achieve Centre for Leadership, I lay out some ideas for keeping your sanity while you work from home during the pandemic.

Read More →

8 Steps for Writing an Effective Email

February 5, 2021

Make email work for you! In this blog post I lay out the things to consider when writing your next email.

Read More →

The Top 3 CRM Tools for 2021

January 1, 2021

In this blog post for Sherpa Marketing, I outline three of the best CRM tools for businesses for the new year.

Read More →

How Design Thinking Can Benefit Your Organization

July 14, 2020

In this piece for Achieve Centre for Leadership, I explain how using design thinking, rather than the standard approach to problem solving, can benefit your team.

Read More →

Keeping Up With the Kids

June 22, 2020

In this piece for Sherpa Marketing, I explain how businesses can leverage TikTok in an authentic way to reach a wider audience.

Read More →

How to Create a Home Office That Works for You

April 30, 2020

In this piece for Achieve Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance, I lay out some tips for working from home during COVD19.

Read More →

Augmented Reality

January 16, 2020

In this piece for Sherpa Marketing I explain the foundational elements of AR and how small businesses have used it in their ecommerce efforts.

Read More →

Using Design to Effect Change

November 8, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I explore the ways in which architectural choices can influence and control the ways in which we move in public spaces.

Read More →

A Beginner's Guide to Instagram Marketing

October 9, 2019

In this piece for Sherpa Marketing, I lay out some tips for effectively making use of Instagram to market your business.

Read More →

Plastics, Sustainability, and the Future of Design

September 25, 2019

With the increasingly apparent reality of how unsustainable our plastic consumption has become for the planet, we need to find alternatives. In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I explore the history of our plastic use and the response from the design industry.

Read More →

Finding New Approaches and Maximizing Hurdles

June 19, 2019

I spoke with Toronto-based designer Tom Chung for EQ3 Stories about his work, his process, and his advice for designing your own space.

Read More →

Creating the Perfect Home Working Space

May 17, 2019

Writing for EQ3 Stories, I explore not only the reasons why working from home has become so popular, but the ways in which you can create a productive workspace in your home.

Read More →

A Guide to Modern and Contemporary Furniture for Small Spaces

April 30, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I explore the ways in which you can create a space for yourself that is as beautiful as it is functional, no matter the size of your home.

Read More →

Our Indian Handwoven Rugs

April 30, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I explain why a handwoven rug is worth the investment and explore the ways in which you can easily incorporate handwoven rugs into your home.

Read More →

5 Indispensable Social Media Marketing Tips

March 18, 2019

In this piece for Sherpa Marketing, I explain the top five tips for using social media to effectively market your business.

Read More →

In the Depths of an Unforgiving Winter, the Reliable Mayhem of the Dateline Podcast Kept me Afloat

March 19, 2021

Warm Blanket is a series of personal essays from Canadian writers and artists reflecting on the pop culture that has brought them comfort and coziness during one year of the pandemic.

Read More →

How the Pandemic Forced me to Slow Down and Stop Smothering my Anxiety with Chronic Busyness

September 1, 2020

I wrote about how COVID-19 forced me to confront chronic busyness in this piece for CBC Arts' Pandemic Diaries series.

Read More →

Imposter Syndrome

December 30, 2019

In this piece for Kinship Studio, a studio space dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, I write about what I argue is the myth of Imposter Syndrome.

Read More →

Get Moving

February 14, 2018

In this piece for the Ace Class, I write about ways you can keep your spirits up over long winter months.

Read More →

'Me We Everybody': These Winnipeg kids are making art that reflects their Canada

January 18, 2018

In this piece for CBC Arts, I interviewed Josh Ruth, Managing Director of Art City, about the after-school art program's first curated exhibit.

Read More →

Cutting Manitoba's tax credits for film and books would crush the province's storytellers

November 23, 2017

In this piece for CBC Arts, I argue that the Manitoba government's plans to cut tax credits to the film and book industries will have detrimental effects on the province's arts and culture scene.

Read More →

Get your standards off my body: How one female writer is overcoming societal policing

March 8, 2017

In this piece for CBC Arts' special International Women's Day series, I write about the ways in which women's bodies are policed, especially in gym culture.

Read More →

Red Rising Magazine offers new voice for indigenous people

January 26, 2016

In this piece for CBC Arts, I interviewed Leonard Monkman about the launch of the second issue of Red Rising Magazing.

Read More →

Welcome to the Gritty Grotto

July 20, 2015

In this article for The Spectator Tribune, I cover the Manitoba Open Weightlifting Competition at the University of Manitoba.

Read More →

Westoba’s New Manager of Financial Planning is Committed to Finding Individualized Advice

October 17, 2020

I interviewed and wrote this profile of Westoba Credit Union's new Manager of Financial Planning, which was published in the Brandon Sun on October 17, 2020.

Read More →

Always a Student, Never a Master

March 13, 2020

John Zabawa is a California-based freelance artist and graphic designer. We talked about how he got into freelance work, where he finds inspiration, and what's on the horizon for his artwork practise.

Read More →

Making Artwork Accessible

January 7, 2020

California-based artist, Mike Upton, creates screen-printed works on canvas and paper, as well as metal sculpture. We talked about his process, his inspiration, and his goal of making beautiful artwork available to everyone.

Read More →

This is My Story: Andrew Elgersma

November 7, 2019

I worked with Sherpa Marketing to profile their client's staff. In this piece, I tell Andrew Elgersma's story.

Read More →

Esther Marjorie Hill

September 24, 2019

EQ3's Canadian Women in Design Series celebrates the achievements women have made in the Canadian design industry – histories that are often untold – by highlighting those who have blazed the trail for their contemporary counterparts. Whether they’re setting milestones as the first women to enter the industry professionally or designing furniture that has become iconic in the timeline of Canadian design, EQ3 shares snapshots of these women’s stories.

Read More →

Living with Plants

August 15, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I spoke with Dominika Dratwa, the Creative Director of Winnipeg's Verde Plant Design, about the benefits of incorporating plants in your space and how to choose the greenery that's right for you.

Read More →

Chef Ben Kramer on Sustainability and Cooking from Scratch

August 8, 2019

Winnipeg's Chef Ben Kramer is known for his work in making good food accessible to everyone. We spoke about how he got his start in the industry and how you can incorporate sustainable cooking into your daily life.

Read More →

Designing a Work-Life Balance

April 30, 2019

In this piece for EQ3 Stories, I spoke with Winnipeg-based designer, Carla Zacharias, about her process for two new EQ3 collections.

Read More →

Pretty Isn't Perfect

April 30, 2019

I spoke with Danish designer Nina Flagstad Kvorning for EQ3 Stories about her process, her inspirations, and her new collections for Spring 2019.

Read More →

This is My Story: Laura Vink

February 26, 2019

I worked with Sherpa Marketing to profile their client's staff - in this piece I told the story of Laura Vink.

Read More →

Birchwood BMW

April 23, 2019

I worked with TrendSet Marketing to tell the story of how they produced a one-minute promotional video, 360-degree content, and more than 100 still images for Birchwood BMW over the course of one summer day in 2018.

Read More →

MPA x Everything Winnipeg

January 31, 2019

I collaborated with Chris Ngo of Everything Winnipeg in the creation of a video project highlighting the Manitoba Powerlifting Association. Below is an article I wrote based on the interview Chris filmed with MPA President Mathew Bowen.

Read More →

Writing FAQ

Why is content marketing important?

Content marketing can be anything from blog posts to newsletters to social media posts. Rather than explicitly attempting to push a particular product to a customer, the goal of content marketing is to encourage conversation and inspire interest in your product or service among readers and online visitors. Content marketing allows you to engage with your audience, illustrate your expertise in your industry, and showcase your personality!

How does content marketing help SEO?

Search Engine Optimization is a means of drawing the most online users to your website by ensuring that your site ranks as high as possible in search results. Content marketing is the means by which your site appears in those search results. Without posting content online, there is little to draw people to your site! They go hand in hand: SEO informs the type of content best suited to draw people to your site, while the content you produce is the vehicle by which you drive those people to your site.

How do you write effective email marketing content?

Writing effective email marketing content will depend on who your customer is, what they need or what problem they have, and how you can offer solutions. It’s a matter of speaking directly to your customer, in a relevant and helpful way, while remaining authentic and sincere. A subject line that entices them to open the email, paired with a personalized message that speaks directly to the customer’s needs, followed by a clear call to action are good first steps to effective email content. If you want to talk more about how you can do this for your customers in particular, reach out!

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Whether you have a specific project you need help with or you’re interested in talking about how you can get your ideas on the page, I’m happy to talk shop.

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