I’m a little afraid of being photographed, can you tell?
I do, however, enjoy helping people, finding resources and information and brainstorming ideas that lead to creative solutions.
I love playing with words because I grew up in a home where my parents were always doing crossword puzzles and debating word usage.
As a teenager, I wrote a weekly column for The Monitor, a community newspaper in Montreal’s NDG neighbourhood. During CEGEP and university in Montreal and Ottawa, my work regularly appeared in campus and community newspapers.
I have a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax. For more than 20 years, I wrote for daily newspapers, magazines and alternative and community weeklies, including the Montreal Gazette, Urban Expressions, OpenFile Montreal, This Magazine, Montreal Mirror, Hour magazine, McGill Reporter, Westmount Independent and the Free Press. Most recently, I was a Special Contributor for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges community newspaper, The Journal (formerly Your Local Journal).
Looking for a proofreader or copy editor? I have formal training in copy editing and a sharp eye for typos and inconsistencies.
In recent years I’ve been sorting out health issues. During this time I’ve learned plenty about self-hosted WordPress sites and front end web development so if you need a WordPress site built or you need someone to maintain your site’s updates or to install an SSL certificate, I can help.
I keep up with WordPress by attending annual WordCamps (WordPress conferences) and meetings in Montreal and Ottawa. I also make a point of brushing up on HTML and CSS.
Front End Web Development, see my work here
Coursework & Training
- Brad Schiff’s Become a WordPress Code Developer course on Udemy
- Skillcrush’s WordPress Developer Blueprint
- Stephen Grider’s Modern React with Redux course on Udemy
- Wes Bos’s React for Beginners course
- Completed everything in freeCodeCamp’s 300-hour Responsive Web Design Certification except the projects.