About Me


 
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Portrait photography by Fabio Mascarin

Portrait photography by Fabio Mascarin

 

I am a creative writer and editor, or in 21st century terminology, content creator and curator, based in Toronto, Canada. Inspired by beauty and the calling to express it, I started my publishing career as a beauty editor, which morphed into writing about fashion and profiling Canadian fashion designers. It was a matter of time before the love of interior design and architecture captured my heart, and for the last seven years, my passions happily collided in my professional life as a magazine editor of a Toronto design publication and freelancer for the industry. Like good design, good copy is no accident. I am both a strategist and a creative who knows a solid structure (sentence) is paramount for beauty (words) to shine. I feel privileged to use my art featuring the creative people, the latest innovations, products and trends that contribute to the dynamic design world and ultimately, accentuate the beauty that surrounds us.


La vita e’ bella! And yes, I am an avid Italo-phile, highly proficient in both spoken and written Italian.

Experience


Editor, RENO & DECOR magazine

September 2013 to present

 

Assign, write and edit articles. Research trends and create all product pages in the magazine. Write display copy including heads and decks. Scout interiors for features and organize photo shoots. Interview design experts and industry newsmakers.

 

Managing Editor, Home Décor & Renovations, Luxury Condo & Hotel

February 2012 to February 2013

 

Create, develop and write editorials for Home Decor & Renovations magazine and specialty publications. Research decor trends and interviewing of design experts. Blogging, tweeting all about decor and beautiful living spaces.

 

Beauty Editor/Editorial Coordinator at Totem

May 2000 to December 2002

 

Wrote articles and reviews on skincare and makeup products and trends.
Contributed to the editorial calendar and content of two custom magazines for JC Penney and Sears Canada.
Organized, previewed and selected models and products for photoshoots.
Assisted in the editing process and proofread both English and French pages of the magazine.

 

Editorial Coordinator at MAC Cosmetics

March 1997 to October 1999

 

Provided editorial services for creative department and facilitated the execution of all creative projects for thriving Canadian cosmetics company.
Orchestrated all translation projects for global market (Europe and Asia) with external agencies in six languages.
Successfully expanded my Italian proofreading role to include Italian translation for new store opening materials and press for Milan, Italy.
Executed language direction and voiceover for videos.

 

Italian Translations & Voiceovers

 

Translated a mini film in Italian, and did the voiceover for Governor General award-winning film producer, Midi Onodera. 

Translations and voiceovers for a number of training and trend videos for MAC Cosmetics.

 

Freelance Work

 
  • Toronto HOME
  • Canadian Jeweller
  • Living Abroad
  • Calgary Living
  • Partners
  • New Outlook