As a professionally trained writer (BA English – Honours, Diploma Professional Writing), I’ve had many years of experience in media. Since starting out as a technical writer, I’ve spent the last five years developing my own brand, as well as my travel writing portfolio. I’m a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada, and a former contributing editor/faculty member of MatadorNetwork.com and MatadorU.
Over the years, I’ve gone from newbie travel blogger to an experienced world traveller. My honest approach to writing and blogging has lead readers to trust and follow my advice when it comes to journeys of their own. I’m all over the web, and I’m a big player in social media. As my portfolio dictates, I’m a trusted resource.
All of my experiences get published on my website, as well as my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social feeds. I offer honest and personal reviews of these experiences, and I often recycle these ideas into articles for other publications. I’ve written for BBC Travel, AOL Travel, Westjet’s Up! Magazine, Viator, MatadorNetwork.com, and more.
I work with travel companies to share my experiences with my readership. This includes everything from hostel to gear reviews, as well as press trips and tours. Previous partners include Contiki, Travelocity, Flipkey, Calgary Tourism, Quebec Tourism, WYNDHAM Hotels, Tourism Saskatchewan, L’ Outaoauis Tourism, Jordan Tourism, Experience Kissimmee, Aeroplan, Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, Canadian Tourism Commission, and Jasper Tourism.
I am always open to new partnerships, and if you think I’d make a great fit for your publication, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. My background in writing assures that you’ll get well-written, well-researched results. Areas of expertise include Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and Greece.
In addition to freelance travel writing, I’m also a for-hire copywriter. Over the past few years I’ve helped build websites for all types of businesses, from shipping and construction to government websites. I’m also skilled at writing for SEO.
If you wish to advertise on Free Candie, please contact me for rates and specs. I will only accept advertisements that reach my target audience and appeal to the travel and lifestyle genre.