I started my career in communications in 2002, and I have worked with some amazing organizations. Here are a few highlights of my experience:
Regional District of Central Kootenay – Led the creation and implementation of organizational and program-related communications plans and products for this local government in the southern interior of BC.
CWB Welding Foundation – Developed and implemented communication campaigns and products to advance the mission of this national charity in support of a sustainable welding industry in Canada.
Air Canada Pilots Association – Provided communications advice and support to the executive officers, volunteers and staff of this association serving the 3,300-plus pilots who fly millions of passengers around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge.
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association – Provided communications and marketing support to this association representing more than 1,500 personal injury plaintiff lawyers, law clerks and students across Ontario.
The Centre for Skills Development & Training – Led and implemented communications and marketing activities for The Centre, a not-for-profit provider of career, newcomer and workforce development services.
Halton Region – Provided strategic communications planning and implementation to various departmental clients, including Business Development, Financial Planning & Budgets, and the Regional Chair.
Ontario Women’s Health Council – Supported this small-but-mighty organization in their pursuit of accountability for women’s health in Ontario.
Burlington Public Library – Helped promote library programs for children, youth and adults, and supported fundraising efforts.
In addition, I have worked and volunteered with a number of clients over the years on a variety of projects. Here are a few of those organizations:
- Burlington Community Foundation
- Canadian Public Relations Society
- Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI)
- Canadian and US-based publishers
- Entrepreneurs and small business owners
What my clients have to say
Recently, I’ve been working closely with Maria and would highly recommend her for her detailed and effective editing and writing skills. She is a talented author and can adapt her style as needed, whether it be for technical, corporate, or creative writing. She uses language skillfully, gives valuable feedback, and is committed to a high-quality end result. I have benefitted countless times from Maria’s insight.A. Montgomery
For four years, I had the privilege of working closely with Maria on numerous communications projects, including development of print materials, ongoing communications plans and implementing a new social media policy. During the time that I worked with Maria, she proved to be a passionate and gifted writer as well as an exceptional communications professional with an excellent eye for detail. Working with Maria is always a pleasure; if you want to make your words work for you, I highly recommend connecting with Maria.D. Scott
I discovered Maria via Editors Canada, and she provided editorial support for a report in community-based research. I found her services to be professional, on time, under budget and flexible. We completed our work virtually and seamlessly; I recommend Maria’s services without hesitation.C. Costom