What Do I Write?
Plenty of stuff! After getting a university degree and bouncing around on various career paths, I’ve realized there is one thing I always come back to: Writing. While reliability is nice, working for myself is a goal I’ve had for a long time. Finally, I decided to dive head first into being a freelance writer from a basement suite in Vancouver.
My experience in copywriting involves writing for social media, websites, podcasts, as well as landing pages for Kickstarters. I’ve also ghostwritten blog articles on various all kinds of topics and niches.
I edited and designed newsletters , posters, flyers, and business cards. As long as we still have trees, we’ll still print things on them. Although, I could live without the papercuts.
I spent my degree focusing on Cultural Psychology and Children’s Development. I was also a Research Assistant for 6 research labs while a student at UBC.
Growing up, I have all kinds of critters from cats and rabbits to birds and fish. I also have a lovely writing assistant named Lexicon, an 8-year-old cornsnake.
I’ve authored articles on everything from how to survive in the wilderness to what kind of gear you should bring with you. After all, every adventurer needs a good backpack or jacket.
After working at different bars specializing in craft beers and drinking all kinds of fermented beverages, I have a strong knowledge of craft beer.
I’ve been playing Carcasonne since before I can remember. My family is full of proud nerds and I regularly teach games to bring people to the dark side- I mean, the light side.
What’s a KPI and what does SEO mean? Those are the kinds of articles I’ve written for newsletters, marketing agencies, and publications online.
Writing Samples on Medium:
I write portfolio pieces and sample articles on Medium to explore all sorts of topics. There I’ve been published in large publications like SlackJaw and The Startup. Averaging 2000 views a month, I’ve been able to find success there as well.
2013 – Poem
This poem about how I had a crush on someone while we watched Donnie Darko and I talked about Dolly Parton was published in Pulp Mag.
2015 – Poem
This piece about the Mona Lisa and when you find your very first grey hair was published in Capilano University’s magazine The Liar.
2019 – Poem
This poem about fantastical creatures in my apartment what published in SFU’s literary magazine The Lyre.
2020 – Poem
In this poem published by Angst Zine, I compare myself to Medusa and the various ways in which people talk about curly hair.
2014 – Poem
This list poem about things I have lost and things I have found was published in a separate issue of Kwantlen’s Pulp Mag a year later.
2018 – Comic
This watercolour comic about the Solar Eclipse in Oregon was published in The Garden Statuary, the undergraduate Journal of English at UBC.
2016 – Poems
These poems were published together in UBC Slam’s yearly poetry chapbook in 2016.
2020 – Poem
After entering the Daily Drunk Mag’s Twitter contest, I won with a short humour prose poem about losing a job.