Freelance Writer and Photojournalist
Thanks for visiting my site. I am a 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 my credentials; my writing samples, and my photojournalism samples.
I have been freelancing on a part time basis since the late '90's. My work - over one hundred features, columns and editorials - have appeared in a diverse range of print and online publications. I've covered criminal justice issues for Law & Order and The Journal and economic & labour issues for ( the sadly now defunct) Intellectual Capital; followed the magazine scene for the literary variety magazine Eclectica, and written on program evaluation in conflict settings for Monthly Developments, among other publications. Along the way, I 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 - I returned to part time freelance writing.
I have extensive experience in international development and aid, as both a consultant and now with MEDA , one of Canada's leading development non-governmental organizations. I have 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).
My extensive international experience, garnered while working in over thirty countries, provides me a unique global perspective and insight. I use the knowledge and contacts I have gathered - along with 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 my interests, contact me here.