Caitlin Crawshaw


Professional Experience

I am an award-winning freelance journalist, essayist, and copywriter based in Edmonton, Alberta, and hold an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. My work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines across North America, including Reader's Digest, Today's Parent, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Dog Fancy, and I work with diverse copywriting clients in both the US and Canada. While I've written about practically everything during my 14 years in the biz, I have a special interest in health, science & technology, business, parenting, and education.


14 Years
13 Years
12 Years


14 Years
12 Years
13 Years


Academia Other
13 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
12 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
12 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Today's Parent (1-2), Globe and Mail (6-10), Esperanza magazine (1-2), Schizophrenia magazine (10+), Anchor magazine (6-10), Reader's Digest Canada (3-5), Maclean's (1-2), Edmonton Journal (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

NorthStar Travel Group (6-10), Venture Publishing (10+), Odvod Media (10+), Travel Alberta (10+), University of Alberta (10+), University of Lethbridge (10+), Kick Point Digital Marketing Agency (10+)

Other Work History

I’ve also published creative non-fiction in literary magazines like Event (I was a winner of the mag’s 2016 creative nonfiction award), carte blanche, plenitude and Briarpatch (more of a social issues mag. I won the 2014 writing in the margins award). In 2016, one of my essays appeared in The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care, which won a Lambda literary award in 2017.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Photoshop


Digital SLR, iMac, Macbook