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  Kate Pocock
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  For 25 years, I've written for national publications as both editor and freelancer—from Reader's Digest to the New York Times, from inflight magazines and parenting publications to custom contest.
My specialty is family travel with kids of all ages, including teens and 20s and multigenerational trips. I also write on other topics such as environmental and health. To see examples of published work: visit www.familytravelink.com.

As a former magazine editor and book author (with Random House and National Geographic), I know what editors need. I have teaching experience at the College level, and a working knowledge of French with some Spanish. For my writing, I have won many awards including a 2013 Travel Blog post award from the Canadian Tourism Commission.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor (photo, picture) 5 Years
Editor 24 Years
Writer 24 Years
Specialty
Books & Literature 8 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 24 Years
Travel 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
24 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Rogers Media Publishing, Canada (11+), GlobeLite Publishing (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Air Miles Corporation (3-5), Chrysler Corporation (1-2), Royal Bank of Canada (1-2)
Other Work History
Magazine Editor, Travel Guides to Canada: Life, etc. magazine (Royal Bank of Canada publication for high-flyer card holders)
Computer Skills
Word, Photoshop, Lightroom
Foreign Language Skills
French and some Spanish
Awards
National Magazine Award; Blog Award from Canadian Tourism Commission; awards from Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC), National Association of Travel Journalists (NATJA), Cayman Islands, Island of Maui, and others.
Associations
ASJA; SATW; NATJA; TMAC
Other
I graduated from University of Western Ontario with a history degree, studied for a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, went back to school as a mature student to get a degree in Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, have traveled widely.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Buffalo, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Travel to Wellness Magazine, 1/1/2014)
Five Terrific Places to Snowshoe in Canada
Untitled
(New Outlook magazine)
Grandparents taking children with them on vacation? No kidding!
Contact Info
  Kate Pocock
250 Willow Ave.
Toronto,  M4E3K7
Canada

Tel: 416-690-4423  
E-Mail: kate@familytravelink.com
Website: http://www.familytravelink.com