Hire Me

Summary of Skills

Freelance writer with a varied writing background
Solid skill base in WordPress/blogging and social media campaign design/implementation
Certificate in technical communication from Simon Fraser University
BA Psychology, Developmental Services diploma, and extensive experience in and knowledge of the social services and developmental services field

Through my company, Running Steps, I

offer these services:


1. Freelance Writing

  • Blogging

  • Articles

  • Copy Writing/Editing

  • Technical Writing

  • Resume Writing/Editing

Writing Credits Include:
Ability magazine

Accessible Clean Taxis (ACT) Blog

Disability Horizons e-zine:

Globe and Mail national newspaper

LDS Technology Blog

Ollibean Website - Regular Contributor

Physio in Motion (Hamiltion, Ontario) Blog

I write copy for promotional materials and can assist businesses in the design process. My background in social services and my technical writing skills make me the ideal choice to assist agencies to draft or revise policies and procedures.

I am also available to assist with resumes and curriculum vitae, and to work with students on developing essay-writing skills.

Contact me for more information about my freelancing services.

2. Consulting

I am happy to speak with groups about disabilities and disability-related issues, or to work with groups and agencies on the following:

  • Making printed materials more accessible for people with disabilities.

  • Improving disability sensitivity within organizations.

  • Creating a culture of inclusion where people with all disabilities feel that their presence is welcomed and valued.

  • Creating person-centred supports and services for people with disabilities.

  • Facilitating opportunities for community engagement for people with disabilities.

Girl With The Cane

Of course, the Girl With The Cane blog is one of my cornerstone projects, and will remain so for as long as I write it.

I started "Girl With The Cane" in June 2011 with just the idea that I wanted a place to talk about disability issues and my thoughts on them. I never figured that over 150 posts later I would have a 2011 Canadian Blog Award for Third Place in the Best Personal Blog Category and a nomination for Ninjamatics' Canadian Weblog Awards for Best Feminist Blog, as well as links to some of the top disability advocates in the field.

"Girl With the Cane", named for what I have always imagined that the people in my small town who don't know my name call me when they see me on the street, is a labour of love for me. It's also opened doors that I never imagined possible.

If you have any comments or suggestions for the blog, please contact me. I love hearing from readers.

Running Steps Contact Information

Use the Contact form on the Girl With The Cane blog.

Email me at steppinglightly9@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter at @GirlWithTheCane

Like Girl With A Cane Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Girl-With-The-Cane/166326266765530

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