My Background

I'm a freelance writer with many years of experience. My interests primarily include the environment and related, health and transportation, especially bicycling and rail.

Educationally I have a BA in history and politics from Brock University (1983) in St.Catharines, Ontario, and a Certificate in magazine journalism from Ryerson Polytechnical University (1993) in Toronto. In addition I've taken seminars in introductory copy editing, permissions editing, proofreading and eight step editing from the Freelance Editors' Association Of Canada and evening courses in journalism and travel writing at George Brown College, both in Toronto.

Additional experience includes three weeks as a volunteer on a dinosaur dig, summer of 1985, for the Tyrrell Museum Of Palaeontology in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta; several weeks as a paid laborer, summer of 1987, for the Welland Canals Preservation Assocation of St.Catharines helping to excavate a wooden lock from the 1820s of the First Welland Canal; and several days in November, 1999, as a paid general laborer on helping on an archaeological dig of the Battle Of Chippawa site.

I've been very active in the community. In 1994 I unsuccessfully ran for St.Catharines city council. I helped found the Niagara Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association and the Friends Of Short Hills Park. I founded an independent writers club, which later became the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association. More recently I founded the Friends Of The Twelve Mile Creek. I'm a devout Christian and avid cyclist. I have a keen interest in: environment & nature, health & fitness, history & collectibles and transportation & travel. I'm currently working on my first book, which is on touring Niagara by bicycle.

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