Bio

I’ve been writing virtually from the time I could hold a pencil. My fascination with why people do what they do, say what they say and believe what they believe made journalism a natural career choice for me.

You can get the details of my career from my LinkedIn profile, but here’s the short version:

I’m an award-winning journalist with publication and broadcast credits that include Reader’s Digest, More Magazine, Best Health, Homemaker’s, Chatelaine, Cottage Life, CBC Radio’s The Current and others. I’m the former managing editor and editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, an 8-time finalist for the National Magazine Awards and in 2008, co-winner of a Canadian Science Writers’ Association Award with my sister Tina for the radio documentary Tina and Kim’s Watery Road to Hell. You can access my portfolio here.

I consult with publishers and corporate clients on print and online brand strategies, with clients including IFEX, Dalhousie University, Ontario Historical Society, Magazines Canada, Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, Microsoft Canada, Foodland Ontario, Green Living Enterprises, Canwest Digital Media, St. Joseph Media and others. You can find out more about my consulting work here.

I lead professional development seminars on topics related to writing and print and online publishing for groups such as Magazines Canada, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, the International Regional Magazines Association, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, Canadian Newspaper Association and others. You can find details on seminars here.

I teach at the University of King’s College, have taught at Ryerson University and Centennial College, and guest-lectured at other universities and colleges. Currently, my focus is as a mentor in King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction program, which you can find out more about here.

I’m a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. I’m a past president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation, a past member of the board of ABC Canada Literacy Foundation and a past member of the Professional Development committee of Magazines Canada.

I connect with colleagues on LinkedIn, with friends on Facebook and am an occasional scribbler on Twitter.

You can contact me at kimpittaway64 [at] gmail [dot] com