As a Freelance Writer, Penelope provides reviews, web content, social media presence and editing services for her clients. Penelope has successfully written Grant Applications and her work has been published online, in newsletters and community newspapers. Two published manuscripts bear her editing style.
Creative, organized, observant; Penelope brings to the table an extensive skill set and is determined to represent her craft and her clients with professionalism, wit and wisdom.
A background in Social Services honed her advocacy skills, while growing up in a King Township hamlet provided Penelope with the first rich taste of community. This fuelled her passion to support local.
For three years Penelope was the Senior Writer for Simcoe Dining, a Restaurant and Event review website. During this time she established a strong rapport with local Chefs, Restauranteurs, farmers, producers and independent shop owners as an advocate for the shop local movement.
This has served her well as an solopreneur. As Penelope states, she “puts her money where her fork goes”.
Her foray into professional writing began when she took the initiative to acquire her first writing assignment, a weekly column in the King Weekly Sentinel. This had a successful five year run. In conjunction with the local school, Penelope organized a writing contest designed to inspire young writers, this coincided with her move from Kettleby Village. Her hope was to instill her passion for writing in others, to leave a mark in the community that forever will hold her heart.
Penelope was a long time member of the HHWEN (Haliburton Highlands Writers and Editors Network) and is listed with the OMA (Ontario Musicians Association).
Penelope assures her relevance with ongoing professional development; she has confidently arranged writing workshops and attended same.
When her fingers are not at the computer keyboard, they may be found in the kitchen creatively cooking, digging in the garden, in quiet contemplation of a yoga pose, holding the newest Can Lit or shifting the gears of her red Mazda 3, music loud, eyes alert for her next adventure!