Portfolio – Published Writing
Trained journalist with more than 20 years’ experience writing news articles, profiles, advertorials and lifestyle pieces for community newspapers, daily newspapers and online digital publications, on everything from adventurous locals to trendsetting Montreal chefs.
My book came out in December 2017. Two hundred seventy-five copies have been sold or given away. I have had so many positive comments about the book.I just want to thank you again for your contribution, for the valuable work you did. I am truly grateful.
My Story Book by Daniel Griffin
Structural editing, copy editing and proofreading of My Story Book, a self-published memoir, based on a collection of Facebook posts. In the book, Daniel Griffin, a self-described “very Irish person” offers biographical anecdotes and humorous observations of his life as a student, young adult and married man. While he grew up in francophone Quebec City, he frequently visited the farming community of Shannon, Quebec, just north of the old capital, home to his dad’s Irish roots.
Benevolence Theme brochure, WPlook Studio
Content Editing, copy editing, writing and proofreading of the Benevolence theme marketing brochure for WPlook, a Montreal-area WordPress theme development studio.
As a do_action_mtl charity WordPress hackathon (fall 2018) team member, adapted a summer camp’s PDF forms into online versions. Using Contact Form 7, coded forms and used CSS to adapt designs and style them. Tested the forms and ensured they worked properly and made corrections as per client request. Later integrated web content, made corrections to site content and launched website in early 2019.
You’ll find an example of the forms here.
Currently working on development of the back end of SOS Volunteer Now, a web app built in React JS. I’m also learning about Gatsby JS, GraphQL and the WordPress REST API and am learning more about developing with Gutenberg.