Looking for the right words to bring your vision to life? 

Here are some of the ways I can help.

Advancement Communications 

I partner with fundraising professionals to help translate university initiatives into inspiring cases for support, proposals, campaigns and reports.

Speeches and Remarks

I support leaders who are often called to speak at events. I help turn institutional messaging into compelling speeches that resonate.

Knowledge Translation

I help researchers and experts share key insights, by translating complex but transformative findings into tangible and relatable stories and explainers.

Editing and Ghostwriting

I collaborate with experts and thought leaders to shape their message into a compelling narrative (more "show" and less "tell"), to inspire a wide audience. 

Content for Children and Families

I love the whimsical world of childhood, and I believe even the most complex concepts can be brought to life through playful metaphors and rhyme.

Feature Stories and Brand Journalism

I cut my teeth in journalism as a long-form magazine writer.  I love bringing research alive through journalistic storytelling.

A snapshot of my work

You can find a collection of my writing here, including feature magazine stories, research articles, donor and alumni spotlights, reports and more. This portfolio does not include confidential work, including proposals, cases for support, speaking notes or ghostwritten articles.

"Carolyn is a fantastic writer, strategist and thinker. She has a perceptive and nuanced understanding of advancement communications needs, a compelling writing style and a collaborative approach. If you need someone to elevate and sharpen your communications work, Carolyn is the right fit. She's a pleasure to work with."

Jonathan Leitch

Executive Director, Integrated Marketing and Content Strategy

University of Toronto

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