Hi, I’m Michelle!

I am a writer, editor and journalist based in Toronto, Canada.

 Photo credit: Samuel Engelking

Photo credit: Samuel Engelking

I spend most of my time as the Life & Social Media Editor at NOW Magazine – Canada's largest independent weekly – where I tell stories about community and culture, with a particular interest in millennials, race, gender, mental health, cannabis and tech. 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 am the Brand Editor for Hostelling International Canada. I edit and manage their online magazine, and help write and edit marketing and social media copy.

Additionally, I am a freelance food and lifestyle writer with bylines in House & Home, Food Network Canada, DesignLinesNUVO, MONTECRISTO, and BC Living

Prior to moving to Toronto, 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 provided copywriting, brand development, copy editing, and social media to Shopify, United Way, Fashion Magazine, Kijiji Canada, Ballet BC, and Vancouver Opera.

And I have been featured on podcasts like We Really Like Her and Royal Canadian Movie Podcast, and on radio shows: Viewpoints with Todd van der Hayden and Our City with Kirk LaPointe.

Please contact me for career and freelance opportunities.

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