Hi, I’m Michelle!
I am a writer, editor and journalist based in Toronto, Canada.
I spend most of my time as the Life & Social Media Editor at NOW Magazine – Canada's largest indie weekly – where I tell stories about community and culture, with a particular interest in millennials, race, gender, mental health and electronic music. I also manage NOW’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
I have been a finalist for the National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards, and in 2017, I won a Next Generation/Diversity Scholarship from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.
Outside of NOW, I edit Hostelling International Canada’s online magazine and write for magazines like House & Home, Food Network Canada, DesignLines, NUVO and Bustle. I have provided copywriting, copy editing and social media for companies like Shopify, United Way, Kijiji Canada and Ballet BC.
Prior to moving to Toronto in 2015, I worked at Vancouver’s Georgia Straight where I wrote food, lifestyle and entertainment stories and created a weekly cooking column. In 2014, my work was recognized with a scholarship from Les Dames d'Escoffier.
I have been a guest speaker, panelist and moderator at public events, and a podcast/radio guest on We Really Like Her, Royal Canadian Movie Podcast, Viewpoints with Todd van der Hayden and Our City with Kirk LaPointe. Recently, I launched my own music show, Early Bird Special, on ISO Radio.
Please contact me for career and freelance opportunities.