A versatile writer who produces clear original copy and is able to capture the essence of a story and write it to suit the intended audience.An experienced editor who can polish, rewrite and refine existing documents. A trained presenter and workshop facilitator who facilitates learning by applying the best practices in Life Coaching and Adult Education. She actively engages participants and consistently gets high marks for knowledge and enthusiasm.An experienced community development practitioner who brings business skills and management experience to her work with community groups and non-profit organizations. .
Kym was born and raised in Northern Ontario, and currently lives in London, Ontario. She has always loved writing, exploring, reading, traveling and learning new things. After graduating from Ivey Business School at Western University, Kym worked in executive positions in the non-profit sector. A life-long learner, she went on to pursue training in Life Skills Coaching and in Adult Education, and has worked as an instructor and group facilitator at Fanshawe College, Western Continuing Studies, and in non-profit social service agencies. She has an extensive volunteer portfolio, from sitting on boards and committees in the non-profit sector, to her involvement in grass-roots community development initiatives. Her first paid writing gig was as a teen reporter for the Sault Star, a daily northern Ontario newspaper. She again turned her hand to writing for publication in 2003.Since then her work has appeared in dozens of publications, and she has been invited to speak at a number of events, including Culture Days workshops, Word On the Street in Kitchener, and the Centre for Creativity at Kings University College.As a volunteer with the London Arts Council, she was a member of the selection panel for London’s first Poet Laureate and a juror for the Community Arts Investment Program. She served on the executive for the London & Southwestern Ontario chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada for several years and received PWAC’s Regional Volunteer Award (Ontario).