I enjoy telling stories, whether it’s about the latest rocket launch or about a product launch. Trained in science and business journalism, I have learned that the little details matter in writing.

One of my specialties is space journalism. Since 2004, I’ve been one of a handful of Canadian reporters to focus on this topic. My work is published frequently in United States publications — a key market for space exploration. I’ve covered three space shuttle launches, talked to dozens of astronauts (including some in space), and taken part in a simulated Mars mission. Reference clients include Space.com, Discovery News, Air&Space Smithsonian, Canadian Geographic, Ars Technica, Scientific American and Universe Today.

I also do corporate communications, mainly for the science, business and university sectors. I cover product launches, events, competitions, recent journal publications and other writing products. Reference clients include Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, Athabasca University, Ohio State University, Astronomers Without Borders, NASA Astrobiology Magazine and the (former) NASA Lunar Science Institute.

A full-time freelancer since 2012, my former employers include the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Business Journal, television station CTV/CJOH, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

I am used to juggling multiple projects/clients on tight deadlines, sometimes submitting reports as same-day requests. If you have a story pitch or are interested in joining my client list, contact me.