letters to no one is a collection of short essays, poetry and prose. Compiled over the last two years, it is an ongoing personal project that showcases my diverse writing style. The site has one social media profile (Pinterest) and averages 55 unique visitors a month. Readership spans across 6 continents.
The Region Magazine was an online publication focused on lifestyle features and inspired Canadian content. I started the monthly publication in March 2013 and ended the project in May 2014. I was responsible for maintaining the overall voice of the publication, authoring all content posted by The Region, submitting my own personal articles, reviewing, editing and formatting all submitted content, directing our social media accounts and managing a nation-wide team. The site averaged 700 unique monthly visitors from all over the world, with the majority of readers residing in Canada. The site had four social profiles: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.
MKJ Photography is a portfolio of digital and film photography. I have always loved taking photos and am constantly trying to improve my craft. Event, portrait and travel photography. Images are edited with industry leading software.
During my four month internship with ELLE Canada, I created original content for the magazine’s website, conducted photo research, edited images, wrote copy for media-based galleries and assets, and assisted with the production and search engine optimization of repurposed content. Below is a sampling of my work.
“Our Top Five Pieces From The Bay’s Canadian Olympic Collection” (October 2013 ) A blog feature highlighting the official launch of the Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Team Collection from historic retailer, Hudson’s Bay. To read the full article, click here.
At Free The Children, I had the opportunity to take on several creative projects outside of my account management role. As a contributing writer to the organization’s monthly newsletter, Voices International, I wrote about the impact Free The Children’s international development projects have on rural communities around the world. I was also asked to occasionally write copy for the “Top 5 This Month” section and ghostwrote for “Craig’s Corner.”
"From the field: Girls’ Clubs continue to grow in Ecuador" (March 2013) A commentary on the success of gender empowerment programs in the rural communities of Ecuador. To read the full article, click here.
"From the field: Kishon Health Clinic opens" (April 2013) A piece detailing the opening of a new health clinic in rural Kenya, as part of the organization’s Adopt A Village program. To read the full article, click here.
"From the field: A pleasant surprise for a committed dad” (June 2013) The heartwarming story of a Kenyan father who won a community award for being invested in his daughter’s education. To read the full article, click here.
"From the field: The community of San Diego get together to be the change through gardening projects." (August 2013) An update on the progress of Free The Children’s Agriculture and Food Security projects around the world. To read the full article, click here.
Love Twenty is an American based online magazine focused on “college, career and everything in between.” As a contributing writer, I wrote lighthearted lifestyle features on the reality of being a young woman in her twenties.
"Stuck in Limbo: Life After College" (February 2013) An examination of what life can be like when you’re fresh out of university, hoping to find your place in the world. To read the full article, click here.
"Going the Distance: How to Deal with an Entire Country Between You and Your BFF" (June 2013) Advice on how to ensure your relationships withstand the test of distance and time. To read the full article, click here.