Professional writers online

Tue Jul 29, 2008

It’s been about four months since my classmates and I graduated from the Print Futures Professional Writing Program. If you’re serious about your craft and are thinking of attending this two-year diploma program, I heartily encourage you to go for it. I love to write and I love getting paid to do it even more. But don’t kid yourself - writing well works up a mental sweat for every writer, whether oozing with talent or not.

I thought I’d acknowledge some of my graduated colleagues who have websites online. The reason most of the sites on the list below are not on my blogroll is because they’re static pages. In other words, they’re not regularly updated - which is a little unfortunate in my opinion because I love to read what people are up to in the minutiae of their lives and enjoy reading the blogs of people I know. I almost never check in with static pages. Facebook’s great, but is more like a sophisticated telegraphing machine than a home you can personalize and make your own.

If you’re a Print Futures Grad and have a blog or regularly updated site that’s not on this list, please let me know - I’d love to add you.

In no particular order:

Josie Padro: The Probe is Josie’s blog.
Current position: Freelance writer (alive, Vancouverplus).

Shawn Klemmer: You can find Shawn at Wildgrass Communications.
Current position: Public Relations Officer at the Xa:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre.

Pamela Findling: Pamela’s portfolio website.
Current position: Communications Coordinator at Science World (Telus World of Science).

James Lee: James’ portfolio website.
Current position: Procedures Analyst at Central 1 Credit Union.

Laura Kelsey: personal portfolio website.
Current position: Editor of 100 Mile House Free Press.

Nicole Skutelnik: personal portfolio website.
Current position: Novelist (children’s lit).

Nissa Wells: personal portfolio website.
Current position: Online editor for Tactics Magazine.

Denis Orellana: You can find Denis at DMO Writing.
Current position: Editor of E.GO Magazine.

Kai Jansson: Personal site and blog.
Current position: Copy editor at Stockwatch.

These aren’t all the people I graduated with, but the others don’t have an online presence. Shockingly, there are people in this world who don’t spend all their time on the net!



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