Most of my work in the newsroom covered health care, education and social justice. In corporate communications, I've accumulated experiences in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, specifically in the areas of education and infrastructure where I had the opportunity to create content related to technology, tourism and the environment.
As a freelance journalist and writer, I've been more interested in stories that build communities. I'm passionate about highlighting what we can do to protect our planet and how important it is to fight for equality regardless of colour, race, ethnicity, gender or religion (read the About section).
I've received awards from Douglas College and the B.C. chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) that recognized my work on a manual, a magazine (both for international students) and a newsletter (for IABC/BC members). Check some of my projects below.
MANUAL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
This manual was created for Douglas College in 2013 to help international students navigate life in a new country. Instead of focusing on the college, it provided essential information about life in Metro Vancouver. For example, how to use the Medical Services Plan and the public transit.
INTERNATIONAL VOICE MAGAZINE
This magazine was designed to celebrate students' efforts to study abroad, regardless of coming to or leaving Canada. Its main purpose was to be a source of information and a safe space for these students to share their stories through interviews or their own writing.
THE GRIND: STAIRWAY TO THE TOP
This booklet was co-written by four writers with permission from Grouse Mountain. Besides contributing to the editing process, I was in charge of proofreading.
GET IT: IT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
A letter-size, black and white brochure filled with technology jargon was replaced with this one — written in plain language and designed to be printed in colour (only the cover is sepia).
ANNUAL REPORT: TECHNOLOGY
I've revamped a black and white annual report filled with technology jargon and no images to create an easy-to-read publication that was clear, consistent and compelling to the audiences.
ADVERTORIAL: CIRCUS SCHOOL
I've created and designed this advertorial as part of a media relations plan. [This project was developed for my professional writing program, with permission from the Circus School].