Monika Moravan pairs words with ideas to create an array of picture perfect personal and professional writing services. Can't wait for your friend's wedding but dread coming up with a speech? Need a newsletter that engages your audience and helps boost business? Want to preserve your family history with stories as opposed to names and dates on a family tree? Monika makes it happen!
Monika Moravan melds content and creativity every step of the way, from idea incubation right through to on time, on budget delivery. She relieves her clients from creating annual reports, blogs, taking and transcribing minutes – covering live hockey you learn to take notes quickly and accurately! – newsletters, speeches, social media, and all other writing. Monika spends time doing what she does best so you can do the same.
Hiring writers isn’t just for the rich and famous, for newspapers, blogs, and magazines. We all have stories and Monika Moravan can tell yours, happy or sad. Whether you need a speech, memoir, obituary, or eulogy, Monika matches your ideas with suitable words. A great gift item she offers is taking information from your family tree and stories from family to create a living genealogy. A dedicated researcher and professional writer, Monika Moravan’s words will water your family tree back to life.
Monika Moravan started her professional writing career covering the Toronto Marlies for in-house reports while a student at the College of Sports Media in Toronto, Ontario. During an internship at The Hockey News she did everything from first edits, final proofs, write copy, and teach the regular staffers what the Σ symbol does in Excel. Writing around the game instead about the game led to commissions by the Hockey Hall of Fame, the International Ice Hockey Federation, and the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Her off ice assignments have appeared in many publications including QMI/Sun Media, Word Weaver, East of the City, and Tapestry.
Monika Moravan's portfolio samples span diverse topics but her storytelling skills spin a yarn of human interest that stitches them into a firm, flexible, and fascinating fabric. Her work has appeared all over the world including: IIHF, The Toronto Star, QMI Media, and the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Toronto Star – Nov 29 2010 – When the Passion Returned
Sunday Sun, Nov 6 2011, ‘Try Stick Men University, Clownology, Degrees in Gossip’
Summer 2012 – Making Connections
Summer 2012 – Beyond Books, Ajax Public Library
Mississauga News Nov18 2010 – Huge Moment for Hockey Writer
Hockey News, Sept-Dec 2009, Advertorials
Hockey News, Sept 2009 – You’ll be dearly missed, Peter
Hockey News, Oct 30 2009 – Breeding Ground for NHL Hockey Operations
Hockey News, Nov 30 2009 – Team USA Gives Gold the Old College Try
Hockey News, Nov 2 2009 – Holiday Gift Guide
Hockey News, June 2010 – Greatest Jerseys – Toronto Maple Leafs
Hockey News, June 2010 – Greatest Jerseys – The Jersey Critic
Hockey News, June 2010 – Greatest Jerseys – Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey News, June 2010 – Greatest Jerseys – Detroit Red Wings
From Hornbeam to Graphite – The Extraordinary Evolution of the Hockey Stick – 2010
East of the City – Coming Home
Breakout Magazine,2011 Centennial Edition – Opening Doors
Basic Funerals Blog Post
Picture perfect personal and professional writing services.
Radio and Sports Broadcasting Diploma (Honours) – 2009
The College of Sports Media, Toronto, Ontario – awarded Best Writer honours
Course study: writing, reporting (radio and television), editing (Burli audio, Avid video), lighting, camera, media ethics
Accounting and Computers Diploma – 1993
The Toronto School of Business, Toronto, Ontario
Course study: critical analysis, problem solving, translation of numerical data to graph and spreadsheet format
Freelance Writer, Editor, Researcher
Freelance Positions, Canada & USA
Communications Editor, Okino Computer Graphics, Mississauga, Ontario
Journalist, the Hockey News, Toronto, Ontario
Newsletter Editor, the Society for International Hockey Research, Toronto, Ontario
Columnist, Insidehockey.com, USA
Reporter, thehazefm.ca, Mississauga, Ontario
Producer, thehazefm.ca, Mississauga, Ontario
Advisory Board Member: Big Beautiful Wellness group
Publicity Director, Applewood Hockey Association
Comedy & Improv Training Workshops, Second City, Toronto
Sketch Writing with Joe Flaherty
2nd Level Improv – Impatients Theatre Company
3rd level Improv – Impatients Theatre Company
Monika Moravan is a writer, researcher and editor. Above all, she is a storyteller with a knack for using her words to tell your tales regardless of format or content. She is proud to have been an inaugural graduate at the College of Sports Media in Toronto, ON where she earned a Radio and Television Sports Broadcasting diploma in 2009.
A hockey fan since childhood, Monika loves spinning yarns about the people, places and peculiarities involved in Canada’s national winter sport. She is an editor with the Society for International Hockey Research and writes member profiles for the SIHR newsletter.
A true wordsmith, Monika Moravan’s writing skills are not confined to hockey. Her work has appeared in QMI/SunMedia, East of the City, Word Weaver, Tapestry among others.
Not afraid to combine old and new, Monika worked for one of Canada’s few commercial internet radio stations, thehazefm.ca where her duties ranged from producing live hockey broadcasts, covering Carassauaga and the 2010 Memorial Cup, audio editing, programming and on-air duties as required.
When not roaming rinks in search of material or sitting in front of a computer crafting copy, Monika spends time with the Ace of Cake Bosses, a.k.a. her son, creating culinary construction projects. She is married…to the one Canadian man out of 15 million who hates hockey.
Susanna Kearsley, winner of the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize:
“The article is lovely — I’m in awe of the way you managed to segue so neatly between all our stories!”
Jim Van Horne, Broadcaster and Head of Television at the College of Sports Media:
“From the first day in class, it was obvious Monika had a passion for writing. And it came through is spades. Monika is very creative with a turn of phrase, knows how to put a story together, and met every challenge she faced at school. I would recommend her for any writing assignment she is presented with.”
Paul Coffey – Hockey Hall of Fame Defenceman:
“Thank you. That was a painless interview.”
James Milks, President, the Society for International Hockey Research:
“Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Ms. Moravan on a series of projects in which she was instrumental, including in her role as Editor for Ontario of our Society’s newsletter. I rely on motivated individuals such as herself to complete their work in a professional and prompt manner, which she always respects.
Ms. Moravan has demonstrated the ability to articulate information in her writing in a sincere and accessible manner. Monika is bright and witty and always fun to work with.”
“Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Ms. Moravan on a series of projects in which she was instrumental, including in her role as Editor for Ontario of our Society’s newsletter. As the President of a non-profit volunteer run organization, I rely on motivated individuals such as herself to complete their work in a professional and prompt manner, which she always respects.
Ms. Moravan has demonstrated the ability to articulate information in her writing in a sincere and accessible manner. Monika is bright and witty and always fun to work with.
Remember, no matter what you do for your mother on Sunday will make up the fact that you chose j-school over business school.
— StuffJournalistsLike (@JournalistsLike) May 10, 2013
Who works with words and cares,
And at a blank screen she stares and stares?
Why, it’s me of course and now we’ll have a place for discourse
On blog, blog, blog!
I’ve had blogs before but they were pigeon holed into set categories – hockey, writing tips and techniques – and didn’t allow me enough freedom to write whatever I want.
Seeing how this is my site and carries my name, it’s the perfect avenue to do so.
In the paraphrased words of the immortal philosopher’s Ren and Stimpy:
Blog, blog, it’s wordy, it’s witty, it’s good.
It’s blog, blog, read it you should!
Everyone read my blog! You’ll love my blog!
Come and read my blog! Please read my blog!