It’s been really busy around here at camp Words, Pictures, Music. My first major update is that is you enjoy watching From the Ground Up on Shaw Television, it is now showing on weekday mornings at 7:30 a.m., weekend mornings at 9:30 a.m., and a Saturday evening show at 7 p.m.
Next, my work was recently nominated in two categories at The Yeggies (Edmonton New Media Awards). Boyle McCauley News, which I edit, was nominated in the category of Best in Non-Profit. Radical Citizen Media was nominated in Best In Politics or Current Affairs. Although the award went to others in both categories, it was definitely an honour to be nominated.
My new community access television program From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton is now airing on Shaw TV. To view episodes online, visit this YouTube playlist.
As a freelance communications professional I find that every once in a while I have to reinvent myself, develop new skill sets, or, at the very least, hone my existing ones.
Working on the McCauley Moments documentary project opened some doors for me in television. Shaw TV picked up the film and has been showing it on its community station this week. This has brought a new audience to my work, at least this part of my portfolio.
Television is going to be more a part of my work in the near future. Stay tuned for an announcement within the next couple of weeks.
I am now writing reviews of books by Edmonton authors at the popular blog I Heart Edmonton. My first one is of Marty Chan’s new novel. I’ll link up a section for my reviews from the Writing/Editing section of this website.
I became a contributor this past week with Digital Journal. I’ll be reporting on local news and events, and possibly some opinion articles. You can follow me at the site here.
I have been in this business for over 20 years. More than two decades. Yes, I started young – had my first professional piece appear in print when I was 17, followed by years of paying my dues throughout university and eventually launching my own freelance communications business in 1997.
One website outlining my services led to another and another, and there I was 20 years later with content scattered all over the place. So, I decided it was time to amalgamate my main websites in a way that better reflected my contemporary style and offerings – which have grown substantially from only writing and editing, to include photography, videography, music, and social media.
Some of what I do now just did not exist two decades ago, or were in their beginning stages. Part of being a good communications professional is keeping up with the field and adapting to change. Flexibility involves the ability to handle change. The thing I like the most about freelancing is the flexibility. Every day is different. I hope this website can be as exciting as life truly can be.