Hi. I’m Leila, a freelance writer based in south-central British Columbia. I write news and feature articles for trade magazines, consumer magazines, and online media. I specialize in writing about technology and education, although I enjoy writing about business, animals, and other topics.
I’m a frequent contributor to CampusTechnology.com and THEJournal.com. Other publications I’ve written for include EContentMag.com, Pet Product News International magazine, Citizen Pet magazine, North of 50 magazine, and the Calgary Herald newspaper.
In addition to articles, I write technical and business documents, including computer hardware and software manuals, online help, website content, training materials, and reports.
My background is in education and technology. I have a Bachelor of Education degree and was a grade six classroom teacher for a while before changing careers to become a technical writer. During my 12-year tech writing career, I wrote award-winning computer documentation and served for one year as President of the Alberta Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. I switched to freelance writing four years ago.
If you would like to see my full resume, you can find it on LinkedIn.
Previous clients and employers have complimented me on my strengths:
- Attention to detail;
- Ability to always finish work on time, even under a tight deadline;
- Writing that is thoroughly researched, well organized, easily understood, clear, and concise; and
- Ability to understand complex information quickly and convey it to others in simple terms.
When I’m not writing or spending time with my family, I enjoy practicing Iyengar yoga, making wheel-thrown pottery, camping in our Westy, learning to play cello, growing fruits and vegetables, and sewing. If that makes me sound a bit too crunchy, I’ll add that I’m also a total geek. I’m a big fan of science fiction, fantasy, and all things Whedon, and I spend too much time at my computer.
I live Salmon Arm, BC with my computer-geek husband, geek-in-training son, and four cats who couldn’t care less about technology unless it’s a laser dot.