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, 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, where I edit and manage the online magazine, and contribute to marketing and social media copy.
Additionally, I am a freelance writer with bylines in House & Home, Food Network Canada, DesignLines, NUVO and Bustle. I have provided copywriting, brand development, copy editing and social media for companies like Shopify, United Way, Kijiji Canada, Ballet BC and Vancouver Opera.
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 am often invited to share my experiences as a speaker at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. I have been a guest on podcasts and radio including We Really Like Her, Royal Canadian Movie Podcast, Viewpoints with Todd van der Hayden and Our City with Kirk LaPointe.
Please contact me for career and freelance opportunities.