I have always enjoyed writing, and I just wrapped up seven years of writing and editing for a local community newspaper, Christian Life in London.
It was a great way to hone my skills for interviewing, photography and concise writing. With its focus on positive role models, this newspaper truly delivers: Good news.
In 2007 the newspaper's team decided that we could produce our own newspaper, from start to finish, and I was promoted to Managing Editor. We gathered advertising, created a theme for the issue, worked with writers, did the layout and got 50,000 copies printed and distributed. Thanks to our large distribution, Christian Life in London was Canada's biggest Christian publication.
It's was great job, and I have learned a lot about the publishing and advertising world.
But at the heart of this newspaper work is the honor of helping people hear about the wonderful role models in our city, who help the poor, reach out to teen Moms, and travel across the world to improve people's lives. That is great work!
These days I continue my writing and editing in many ways, including:
But at the heart of my writing is knowing the respect we need to share with each other, and the good efforts we need to making more of today.