Professional Writers Association of Canada

PROFESSIONAL WRITERS' ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Southwest New Brunswick Chapter

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Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown
Location: St. Stephen, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties: press releases, humour, speeches, social media with a wide range of interest in subject matter including sports, entertainment and business.

Bio: Chuck Brown spent 15 years in community and daily newspaper journalism. He currently works in corporate communications and public relations and continues to write a weekly humour column that is published in two Ontario newspapers. His writing and photography have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines and he has contributed to several books. He is a three-time nominee and one-time winner of the Ontario Newspaper Association award for humourous writing and has won several awards in the Atlantic region for newspaper writing, editing and photography. Chuck also operates a small photography business specializing in portraits and sports teams.

Publications: NB Telegraph-Journal, Saint Croix Courier, National Post, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Guelph Mercury, Waterloo Record, Markham Economist and Sun, East York Observer, CBC Radio, The Girlfriend's Guide to Football, The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour, The Pursuit of Hockeyness: 99 Things Every Fan Must Do In Their Lifetime.

Website: www.chuckbrownphoto.com
Twitter: @chuck_out_there
Email: chuck@nbnet.nb.ca

 

Martha Edwards

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Trudy Kelly Forsythe

Location: Hampton, NB
Level:
Professional
Specialties:
agriculture, business, co-operatives and credit unions, corporate communications, copywriting

Bio: Trudy Kelly Forsythe is an award-winning journalist with two decades of professional writing experience. Her first major assignment was a feature article about moose hunting. Since then, she has put the power of words to work for her clients in news stories, feature articles, web content, brochure and newsletter copy, radio ads, media releases, speeches, advertorial and book reviews. She is also one of 18 contributors to Prose to Go: Tales from a Private List, an anthology published in May, 2011 by Bridgeross. Trudy has worked as a co-editor and editor on a variety of publications including two print books: PWAC Guide to Roughing it in the Market: A Survival Toolkit for the Savvy Writer and Heaven Help Hope: Our Decade Battle With ALS. She is also the editor and co-author of Independent Writers’ Guide to Government Action, an electronic publication written with Tracey Arial for PWAC. As part of her freelance writing and editing business, Trudy operates Cultivating Communications, a communications company serving the agriculture industry, with her business partner Allison Finnamore.

Publications: New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, Saint John Times Globe, Kings County Record, Farm Credit Canada’s Express, Optimyz, CONSENSUS, Progress, the Atlantic Co-operator, Farm Focus, Turkey Call, Eastern Woods and Waters, eBusiness Journal, Technology in Government, Computer Dealer News, the New Brunswick Reader, the Maritime Sportsman, Enginuity

Website: www.trudykellyforsythe.com and www.cultivatingcommunications.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tkfwriter
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/trudy-kelly-forsythe/10/864/339

Email info@trudykellyforsythe.com

 

Lori Gallagher


Location:
Fredericton, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties: news and feature articles focusing on travel, non-profit organizations, entertainment, people profiles, business, food, books, the arts; photography; advertorials; media releases.

Bio: Lori has a business administration degree from the University of New Brunswick and a public relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. She’s been a writer and journalist for more than 10 years, and is currently working full time as a reporter at The Daily Gleaner in Fredericton, NB. She balances this out with freelance assignments for magazines, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Publications: The Daily Gleaner, Telegraph-Journal, Riverside Neighbours, Retail News, Ageless NB

Email: lorigal@nb.sympatico.ca
Twitter: @LoriGalWrites
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/lori-gallagher/5b/15/70a  

 

Stephanie Gough

Location: Campobello, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties: business, finance and economics, general interest, news and feature, corporate communications, advertorial and copywriting, Spanish translations

Bio: A freelance writer and translator with 15 years of experience, Stephanie works for a number of international companies producing country and region advertorials for major global publications including New York Times, Fortune Magazine, Canadian Business and USA Today.  She has recently returned to New Brunswick after 20 years in Spain, where she worked as a journalist for the world’s largest Spanish language newspaper, El País. Stephanie is also a qualified editor and translator, with three years of professional editing experience and more than two decades of translation experience in most fields of expertise, including corporate communications, literature, press releases, academic essays, technical guides and tourism brochures.

Publications: El País English Edition, New York Times, USA Today, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, LA Times, Canadian Business, Financial Times Deutschland, The Times London, Daily Telegraph UK, International Herald Tribune. 

Email: stephgough@gmail.com
Twitter: @GoughStephanie
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stephanie-s-gough/46/943/581 

 

Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris
Location:
Grand Manan, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties: mathematics, personal finance, mining investments, food and cooking, travel, tech writing, tech editing Bio: Bryn Harris writes on finance and mathematics. Bryn has an M.A. in English and an Honours B.Math. She has several years of experience as a technical writer and editor for IBM (Canada and China), and many years of freelance editing experience. With a strong interest in cooking and baking, Bryn has also written restaurant reviews and develops new recipes pretty much all the time.

Publications: The Globe and Mail, infoaboutalaska.com, suite101.com
Twitter:  @brynharris
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/ca.linkedin.com/in/brynharris Email: brynharr@gmail.com

 

Ethel King


Location:
Cocagne, NB
Level: Associate
Specialties: historical projects, advertorials, photography/photo-essay, event photography, news articles.


Bio: A writer and photographer for over 12 years, Ethel's publishing credits include writing ad copy, brochures, newsletters and historical projects. An award winning photographer, she often uses her photography to augment her articles.

Publications: Focus Photography and historical projects for private clients. Ethel is co-author of "Scenic St. Martins: Jewel of the Bay of Fundy" and "A Pictorial Walk Through Historic Saint John: Canada's Oldest City" (pending publication spring 2012). She also owns and operates a small photography company specializing in event and landscape photography.

Email: ethelk155@gmail.com

 

Sandy Morgan

Location: St. Andrews, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties: aquaculture, news and feature articles (with photography), brochure, media releases, ad copy, real estate and web site content.

Bio: Sandy Morgan has more than 30 year experience as a writer and journalist. After finishing her BA (English), she completed a BJ (Honours) at Carleton University. She has a wealth of experience in hard-hitting journalism, the complexities of the aquaculture industry, feature writing for newspapers and magazines, newsletters, profiles, advertising copy and real estate.

Publications: Include Globe and Mail, Times Globe, Daily Gleaner, Today’s Parent, Ottawa Woman, Canadian Gardening, Northern Aquaculture, Hatchery, International Aquaculture, Home Based Business Report, Atlantic Co-operators.

Email: sandy@townsearch.com

 

Sarah Murphy

Location: Bocabec, New Brunswick
Level: Professional
Specialties: spoken word performance; art and literary reviewing and catalog essays; Spanish English literary and other translation; feature articles; the personal essay; travel; Latin America; aboriginal issues; Meso-American and First Nations history; workshops in spoken word, life writing, fiction and creative nonfiction; editing for speakers of English as a Second Language, copy writing and copy editing, coaching for spoken word performance and readings; illustration and photography

Bio: Interpreter; translator; community activist; award winning performance, visual and spoken word artist; Sarah Murphy is the widely anthologized author of eight books of nonfiction, fiction and cross-over genres that include drawing and photo-montage as well as dramatic monologues and prose poems. Winner of the 2008 Golden Beret Award from the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, in 2007 Murphy became the first Canadian writer to receive an Arts Council England International Artists Fellowship to work on her writing and visual art practice as well as to produce and design her first CD, when bill danced the war, an hour of spoken word monologue and sound art. A long time resident of Mexico, Sarah Murphy has worked intensively with Canada’s Latino community, translating for activists and victims of torture as well as on stage for some of the region’s greatest performers. She has taught and given workshops in English as a Second Language, Spanish, Women's Studies, visual art and creative writing. Her readings and performances have been acclaimed in the UK, US and Canada. During an aboriginal visual arts residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts she put together the installation wall, The Weavers 2012, recently exhibited at Sunbury Shores.

Publications: novels: The Measure of Miranda, Connie Many Stories, Lilac in Leather; collections: Comic Book Heroine, The Deconstruction of Wesley Smithson, The Forgotten Voices of Jane Dark; intermedia: die tinkerbell die, Last Taxi to Nutmeg Mews; CDs: when bill danced the war
Murphy has published in newspapers and magazines as well as being widely anthologized in Australia, the UK and Canada. She has most recently appeared in Slice Me Some Truth, an anthology of Canadian creative nonfiction.

Email: sarahmurphy@creativeway.com
 

Jay Remer

Jay RemeLocation: St. Andrews, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties: social and business etiquette and international protocol

Bio: Jay Remer has been The Etiquette Guy since 2007 and has written columns, taught workshops, and advised thousands of people on matters pertaining to social and business etiquette as well as international protocol. A proud graduate of The Protocol School of Washington, Jay's background includes careers in the worlds of fine arts, dog shows, philanthropy, hospitality and travel. Hailing from Wilmington, Delaware, Jay now resides in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada; writes a weekly etiquette column for a regional newspaper; produces his own local television show; enjoys working with children of all ages, but especially school students preparing for college and the highly competitive job market. The foundation for Jay's philosophy about etiquette and civility is that respect for others above one's self, compassion for all living things including ourselves, and a good dose of common decency and common sense would go a long way in helping people make better choices for themselves and for those whom they serve. Being of service to others is the highest calling. Greatly reducing poverty, ensuring civil rights, and eliminating domestic violence are but a few of his greatest passions. Other writing projects include a memoir, an autobiographical screenplay and a cookbook. He has previously published two books on Bull Terriers. Jay was also elected President of the Professional Writers' Association of Canada (PWAC) in January 2015.

Publications: The Silverwood Trophy Competition; The New Bull Terrier

Websites: www.etiquetteguy.com; www.todaysetiquette.blogspot.com; www.respectinthenews.blogspot.com
Phone: 506-529-3330
Email: jay@etiquetteguy.com

 

Wendy Thibodeau


Location:
  Rothesay, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties: Grant Proposal Writing, Program Writing, Report Writing, Speech Writing, Newsletters and Promotional Publications

Bio: A graduate of University of New Brunswick, Wendy is a Program Facilitator, Writer and award-winning Multi-Media Artist.  She has most recently written and facilitated an art program instructing and mentoring young adults on the Autism Spectrum, to provide children on the Autism Spectrum, with meaningful ways to assist the children in the expression of difficult emotions through the use of multi-media art.

Publications: Grant Proposal Writing, Program Writing, Report Writing, Speech Writing, Newsletters and Promotional Publications for Coverdale Centre Inc. and Community Autism Centre Inc. and other non-profit agencies.

Twitter:  @WendyMThibodeau
Email:  wendy.thibodeau@bellaliant.net
LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=181427902&trk=tab_pro

 

Carmel Vivier

Carmel Vivier
Location: Quispamsis, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties: technical writing/editing, photography/photo-essay, agricultural writing, news and feature articles, travel writing, historical projects, ghost writing, advertorials and research.

Bio: A writer and journalist with over 25 years experience, Carmel is very versatile in her writing style and uses her photography whenever possible to augment her articles. An award winning photographer and writer, she has publishing credits in Canada, the UK, Ireland and United States. As a technical writer Carmel has experience with a wide range of writing projects including mechanical, electrical and retube procedures, and training material in the nuclear industry, software manuals/guides, policy and procedural manuals and 'quick-tip' guides for film and digital photography.

Publications:  Travel & Escape (Website), Kings County Record, Yahoo! Canada Lifestyle, Waxing and Waning, Spirit of the Four Winds, Eclectic Pagan, Sage Woman, Focus Photography, Travel and Escape Canada, Atlantic Beef, Shaman's Drum, Atlantic Transportation Journal, Ready Mix News, Maritime Provinces Water & Wastewater Report, The Telegraph Journal, NativeWeb, Inc., Irish Independent News, Midwest Irish Radio, Cork Industry News, Family History News, The Real Dirt on Farming, Atlantic Farm Focus, and author of "Shipwrecks Off the East Coast", "New Brunswick: Facts, Firsts and Innovations", co-author of "Scenic St. Martins: Jewel of the Bay of Fundy" and "A Pictorial Walk Through Historic Saint John: Canada's Oldest City". She has been the Editor and photographer for the travel magazine See Saint John & Beyond since 2014.

Twitter:  @Carmel_V
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/carmel-vivier/15/8b2/588/
Website: www.carmelvivier.com
Email: carmelv@nbnet.nb.ca

 

 © 2011 SWNB Chapter of PWAC
last updated 25 April 2013