Portfolio

Check out some of the pieces I’ve written.

TECHNOLOGY

What Happens When You Tap-and-Pay with Your Phone?” for Writing for Researchers class

An overview of the security of mobile payments intended for a general audience. As per the assignment instructions, I researched a complex technical subject and created an explanatory piece meant for average readers.

PERSONAL JOURNALISM

Tech Training in Toronto” for Storytelling and Narrative class

My recent experience at a tech training institution, part of an industry that is expanding along with the tech jobs sector. The assignment required that I connect a personal experience to a larger context or news hook.

PROFILES AND Q&As

J.R.R. Tolkien on Carving Your Own Path” for ThisIsYearOne.com

A short profile on J.R.R. Tolkien and how success can result from staying true to oneself. It became one of the site’s most-visited posts.

Erika Podnar’s New Venture” for Storytelling and Narrative class

A Q&A for a greeting cards business about the benefits one of its clients has found in becoming a member. As part of the assignment, I condensed a lengthy conversation with the interviewee into 450 words.

NON-PROFIT

Helpless Helpers: A Call to Action?” for Crown Jewels for Mental Health blog

A blog post reflecting on the rise of mental illness among Canada’s first responders (police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and others).

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