SHARON PEARCE MCLEAY MA
Journalist | Editor/Writer | Author | Workshop Instructor
A contributor to Alberta Venture, The Calgary Herald, the Niagara Advance, Alberta Business, Alberta Report, Alberta Trucking, APEGGA's THE PEGG, Calgary Commerce News, Profile Calgary, Shell's Marketing, Petro Canada's In Brief, Limited Edition (Calgary), Resources and Landmark magazines. Creative non-fiction published in two anthologies out of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and Cumbrae, Scotland.
Editor of Alberta Report Special Editions, various corporate publications and personal online website and blog at www.lifesallwrite.com.
Writing: Covering variety of industries and profiling high flying thinkers and innovators. Subjects include agriculture, airline, beer & HVAC industry ups and downs
technology high profile projects like Hibernia, emerging hemp & cannabis industries, engineering, geology, geophysics, military, crime, alcohol industry, collapse & diversification of oil & gas industry and more for print and online publication.
Editing: With experience in public and corporate media, personal online sites (content and design) and academic papers. Includes designing and scheduling content, hiring and coordinating writers, photographers, design professionals and print production.
Management: Hiring, managing and evaluating employees and designing and managing budgets and timelines to achieve objectives.
Interpersonal: Working with every level of public and private sector including government ministers, corporate executives and media representatives.
Curious--always on the look-out for story potential--innovative, resourceful, organized, budget conscious, possessing a significant background in research, writing, editing, fact-checking & delivering on deadline.
University of Calgary: English Literature BA (with distinction), MA
Ryerson University: Journalism
October 2018 to Present: Calgary, Alberta
Freelance Journalist & Writing Instructor
Researched and written articles involving the oil and gas, data management, cannabis and petrochemical industries. See samples under Sharon Pearce-McLeay (https://www.albertaventure.com/)
Teaching memoir writing and writing at the Alexandra Writer's Centre
October 2014 to October 2018: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Also offering writing workshops at various venues and as a volunteer for the Walker Family Cancer Centre.
November 2004 to October 2014: Sidney, British Columbia
Author, Editor & Business Owner
Completed articles for local newspaper and 3 book projects in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Included research, writing, editing and publication production co-ordination. Owned a bookstore (Lifetimes Books) specializing in life stories and life writing workshops.
Freelance editing including a PhD dissertation. Developed my own website www.lifesallwrite.com, blog www.lifesallwriteblog.com and Patreon (Aha Moments) site https://www.patreon.com/join/sharonmcleay on the theme of creativity.
1998 to 2004: Calgary, Alberta
Business writing for a variety of corporate, business and trade publications. Also volunteered teaching journal writing at the South Calgary Hospital Wellness Centre.
1997 to 1998: Calgary, Alberta
Writing and editing national (bi-weekly & bilingual) employee publication and three special
magazine editions on Hibernia First Oil, the Olympic Torch Relay and Community Investment.
1988 to 1990: Edmonton & Calgary, Alberta
Special Features Editor & Business Reporter
Alberta Report, Alberta/Western/B.C. Report news magazines
Writing for business section and editor for special editions on advanced technology and the equine industry in Alberta. Researching, writing and editing, special business feature inserts to weekly news magazines with a circulation of 250,000.
Writing, gardening, weaving, photography and guitar. Avid gardener with gardens personally designed and built in B.C., Ontario and Alberta.