WRITING SERVICES

TIRED OF JUGGLING AROUND FOR THE RIGHT WORDS?


USE MINE AND GET THE RIGHT IMAGE!

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!

  • BUSINESS

    COPYWRITING / CONTENT

    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.

  • PERSONAL

    GENEALOGY

    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.

  • JOURNALISM

    WRITING / EDITING

    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.

Picture perfect personal and professional writing services.

  • CURRICULUM VITAE

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    EDUCATION

    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


    CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

    Freelance Writer, Editor, Researcher

    • Write for numerous publications-print and on line including three cover stories for magazine with a distribution of 60,000+
    • Create SEO copy for client web sites
    • Proofreader for Metroland Durham magazines and special publications
    • Regular contributor to Word Weaver magazine


    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    Freelance Positions, Canada & USA



    Communications Editor, Okino Computer Graphics, Mississauga, Ontario

    • Worked solo and as a team member
    • Created and edited brochures, advertisements, on line content



    Journalist, the Hockey News, Toronto, Ontario

    • Researched, interviewed, wrote, edited articles for on line, print publications
    • Travelled to Brandon, Manitoba to cover the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup
    • Interview and create copy for ‘From the Locker Room’ advertorials



    Newsletter Editor, the Society for International Hockey Research, Toronto, Ontario

    • Worked with a team of editors to create content for newsletters, headlines, captions



    Columnist, Insidehockey.com, USA

    • On-line articles contributor of 2010 Slovak Olympic men’s ice hockey team



    Reporter, thehazefm.ca, Mississauga, Ontario

    • Researched, wrote, edited and voiced weather reports, community events, reviews



    Producer, thehazefm.ca, Mississauga, Ontario

    • Used time managements skills and technical knowledge for live radio broadcasting
    • Responsible for set-up, guest bookings, script writing for a 4 hour program featuring local information and news


    SPECIAL SKILLS

    Advisory Board Member:  Big Beautiful Wellness group

    • Advise, encourage women to live  healthy and active lifestyles
    • In the process of setting up an urban retreat for members
    • Provide written content for the group’s web site

    Publicity Director, Applewood Hockey Association

    • Generating content and publicity for minor hockey


    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Comedy & Improv Training Workshops, Second City, Toronto

    Sketch Writing with Joe Flaherty

    2nd Level Improv – Impatients Theatre Company

    3rd level Improv – Impatients Theatre Company                                                   

     


    ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS

    • Writers Community of Durham Region
    • Writers & Editors Network, GTA
    • Ajax Pickering Board of Trade
    • Company of Women
    • Women for Women


    INTERESTS

    • Hockey history
    • Instructor for local knitting club
  • BIOGRAPHY

    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.

    Monika’s assignments for The Hockey News, the Hockey Hall of Fame 2010 Induction Program and tmlfans.ca showcase her ability to extract warmth and wonder from a cold and contact filled sport.

    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.

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  • COMING TO A WEBSITE NEAR ME – BLOG!

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    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!

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