Freelance Writer and Photojournalist
Scott Ruddick is an award-winning freelance writer and photo journalist who focuses on issues at the crossroads of social justice, poverty, development, globalization and geopolitical conflict. Follow the links to check out his credentials; his writing samples, and his photojournalism samples.
An active freelancer 1997 through 2003, Scott's work - over one hundred features, columns and editorials - appeared in a diverse range of print and online publications. He covered criminal justice issues for Law & Order and The Journal; wrote on economic & labour issues for ( the sadly now defunct) Intellectual Capital; and followed the magazine scene for the literary variety magazine Eclectica, among other publications. Along the way, he picked up a MARTY award - Established Literary category for excellence in literary journalism.
After a hiatus - to finish a graduate degree, start a family and embark on a new career path in international development - he returned to freelance journalism on a part-time basis.
Scott has extensive experience in international development and aid, as both a consultant and now with MEDA , one of Canada's leading development non-governmental organizations. He has also served as adjunct faculty at several universities, teaching graduate courses at York University’s Schulich School of Business (Toronto, Canada); Royal Roads University (Victoria, Canada and Dubai, UAE) and Shariff University (Iran).
His extensive international experience, garnered while working in over thirty countries, provides him a unique global perspective and insight.
He uses the knowledge and contacts he has gathered - along with his strong skill sets in research, interviewing, writing and photojournalism - to deliver insightful articles and commentaries.
If you’re an editor with an assignment, or a reader with a story idea that fits Scott’s beat, contact him here.