I went to Centennial College for journalism in 1996 … but never graduated. I worked on the student newspaper and one night I got a call from the Executive Director of the student association (they publish the school paper) the Publications Editor – who was my boss on the newspaper – had quit. She wanted to know if I could finish the newspaper and get it to print. I did and never looked back.
I still work for the Centennial College Student Association Inc. but enjoy a fulfilling freelance career.
My first paid article was for Toronto Computes on online auctions. At the time eBay hadn’t even been thought of so I focused on a site that facilitated the auctioneering of farming equipment in the prairies. I actually wrote the piece for a school assignment and my teacher, Jules Elder, told me to try and sell it.
Since then I’ve written for lots of publications finding my niche in automotive and technology. My favourite type of articles to write are profiles and I particularly enjoy writing profiles of people who are influencing the technology or automotive industries.