Moncton Freelance Writers for Atlantic Canada

MONCTON AREA FREELANCE WRITERS

"THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL, 
AT LEAST FOR WRITERS TODAY, IS TO STRIP LANGUAGE CLEAN, 
TO LAY IT BARE DOWN TO THE BONE."
~Ernest Hemingway

Moncton Freelance Writers Profile Listing

Memberships within PWAC are of three levels:  Professional, Associate, and Student.  
For more information on the criteria for each level, visit the National PWAC website.

Kate Merlin Name:  Kate Merlin
Location:  Riverview, NB
Level:  Professional
Specialties: science, nature, agriculture.  Corporate writing projects have included fact sheets, editing a newsletter, and the text for a series of nature panels.
Bio:  Kate Merlin has a BSc in ecology and systematics and an MSc in botany and genetics. Her love of nature and hiking was the impetus behind her book Trails of Greater Moncton published by Goose Lane Editions in 2003.
Publications:  Come On In Magazine, YES Mag (a science magazine for children), Small Farm Canada, Airlines Magazine, Gulf of Maine Times, Atlantic Books Today, Atlantic Business Magazine, Saltscapes, Atlantic Co-operator, and That Riverview Magazine.
Website: http://www.katemerlin.ca; www.chocolateriverpublishing.com
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Name:  Deborah Carr
Location:  Hillsborough, NB
Level:  Professional
Specialties: copywriting, advertising copy, brochures (content & design),  press releases,  web  content, creative and corporate writing workshops
Bio:  With over 200 articles contributed to newspapers, magazines, websites, and other publications, Deborah's main interests are nature, conservation, business and travel. She has received regional and international recognition/awards for her people profiles. She writes advertising copy, web content and newsletters for corporate clients and also coaches other writers through her 'Nature of Words' writing workshops.  Deborah adheres to her golden retriever's philosophy: the best way to truly experience life is to get down and roll in it.
Publications:  Saltscapes, Occasions, Ignite, East Cost Living, Homemakers,  Acreage Life, CARP, Outdoor Canada, Nature Canada, Wildlife Canada, Atlantic Salmon Journal, Progress, Islands,  Golf Inc., Chamber Vision, PrimeTime, Atlantic Travel Guide, Atlantic Books Today and Atlantic Co-operators. She has published the non-fiction books:  Sanctuary: The Story of Naturalist Mary Majka (Goose Lane Editions 2010) and In Vino Veritas: How an Old German Tradition becomes New Brunswick's Windfall
Website: www.deborahcarr.ca
Workshops/Blog:  www.natureofwords.com
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Rayanne Brennan Name: Rayanne Brennan 
Location: Moncton, N.B. 
Level: Professional
Specialties:  Public Relations, Media Relations, Communications, marketing strategies, News, feature, corporate writing, and editing
Bio: Rayanne Brennan is an accomplished senior-level communications specialist with over 25 years of experience in print journalism, corporate and government communications, including the management of three weekly newspapers and two regional magazines. President of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick and vice-president of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Moncton Chapter, Rayanne oversees the publication of The Atlantic Co-operator, a bi-monthly, bilingual publication dedicated to Atlantic Canada’s co-operative movement, and PrimeTime, a quarterly, bilingual magazine aimed at the 50 + Generation in the Greater Moncton Area.
Publications: Her work has appeared in a wide variety of news, business and lifestyle publications, ranging from Atlantic Business Magazine to the Globe & Mail.
Website:  http://www.rayannebrennan.com
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Brian Cormier Name:  Brian Cormier
Location:  Moncton, NB
Level:  Professional
Specialties:
news releases, media advisories, media analysis, speeches, fact sheets, backgrounders, general editing, proofreading, translation (French to English, non-certified), biographical writing, humour, corporate writing, web.
Bio:   Brian has been writing professionally for more than 30 years since he got paid for his first newspaper column during high school in 1979. Brian liked writing so much that he earned a degree in journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Since then, he has worked in the public relations, public affairs and communications field. He is president of his own communications agency, Bricor Communications, and continues to write newspaper columns. Brian’s strengths lie in business writing, social media, blogging, entertainment, news releases, media relations, strategic communications planning and editing. Fluently bilingual, he is also an experienced translator (French to English).
Website: 
http://www.bricorcommunications.com           
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Rhonda Bulmer Name:  Rhonda Herrington Bulmer
Location:  Moncton, NB
Level:  Professional
Specialties: Website content, business profiles, corporate newsletters, ghostwriting, promotional material, fiction for children and teens, stage plays
Bio:   Rhonda’s early career centered on public relations and graphic design, but more recently she has been serving the business community as a freelance writer. Her experience producing internal and external business publications and other promotional material has proved useful these days in the virtual world of corporate websites. She recently released her first young adult novel, “Rachel’s Manifesto,” along with a 60-day companion journal.
Publications:  CBC radio, Cottage Life magazine, Moncton This Week, ACOA.ca, and various private industry websites
Website:  http://www.ladywriter.ca; www.rachelsmanifesto.com
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Kathy Mercure Name:  Kathy Mercure
Location:  Dieppe, NB
Level:  Professional
Specialties:
copywriting, advertising copy, brochures, web content, editorial, ghost-blogging, news releases and production management.
Bio: In her 20 + years of writing, Kathy Mercure of Writenow! Communications has developed a specialty in copywriting — promoting businesses, people, services or ideas. She has written everything from sales collateral and annual reports to websites and profiles. Her gift is in engaging the reader and drawing them into the information through a conversational, comfortable, plain language style — even with complex and technical topics. For a more detailed list of services and samples of her work, visit her Writenow! Communications website.
Publications:  Contributing Editor for Innovations Magazine (Moncton)
Website:  www.kathymercure.com
Blog:  http://www.EatingtheRainbow.com
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Beth McLaughlin Name: Beth McLaughlin
Location: Moncton, NB
Level: Professional
Specialties:  editorial, brochures, networking info, have written short stories, some plays, children and adult.
Bio: Beth has written a series of 21 articles on Healthy Communities and NB Environmental Groups for the Trans-Transcript, printed weekly on the Op-Ed page.

Website:  In process...on Sustainable Communities, possibly a blog on it, too
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Name: Cathy Donaldson
Location: Moncton, N.B. 
Level: Professional
Specialties: features, backgrounders, fact sheets, press kits/press releases, media advisories, speeches, editing, proofreading, web content.
Bio: Cathy Donaldson is a former newspaper reporter with 25 years of professional writing and communications' experience. A versatile writer with a clear, concise style and a sharp eye for detail, Cathy now offers her expertise on a freelance basis, both as a communications’ consultant and as a travel/feature writer. Her work has been published in the Boston Globe as well as several Canadian daily newspapers and magazines. She is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Travel Media Association of Canada.
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last updated 19 November 2013