Helen writes about a broad range of topics including agriculture, gardening, food, business management, environment, rural living, health, and parenting. She excels at translating technical information into clear and concise writing that appeals to the reader. She delivers her articles on time and at word count. Helen has a monthly Food and Cooking column for the Ontario Farmer newspaper, called ‘Second Helpings’.
For ten years Helen served as the editor of the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario quarterly publication and the bi-monthly publication of the Sustainable Information Bureau. She edited the 263-page University of Guelph Report on the Management of Manure in Ontario with Respect to Water Quality for the Walkerton Inquiry. She also edited a series of articles on crop residue management for the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario.
Helen holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph and spent two years with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. She was also the Assistant Manager of the University of Guelph’s Sustainable Information Bureau. Helen is a member of the Professional Writer’s Association of Canada and the Eastern Canada Farm Writer’s Association.
Helen’s writing credits include these, and other publications:
- Reader’s Digest magazine
- The Waterloo Region Record newspaper
- Ontario Gardener magazine
- Country Guide magazine
- Ontario Farmer newspaper
- Innovative Farmers of Ontario newsletter
- Small Farm Canada magazine
- Grand magazine for Waterloo-Region
- Award architecture magazine
- Canadian Journal of Green Building and Design
- What’s Up? family and parenting magazine