Leslie Garrett

Toronto, Canada
Website: http://www.lesliegarrett.com

Professional Experience

I've written on topics ranging from pop culture to environmental issues to relationships to travel to pets for publications including O Magazine, Salon, Christian Science Monitor, The Globe & Mail, Cesar Millan and more. I have staff experience as a magazine editor and fact-checker, and have worked as a TV correspondent and radio show host. I now freelance full-time for magazines, newspapers and websites.


Book Author
16 Years
10 Years
23 Years


Environment & Nature
10 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers
15 Years
23 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - TV (National)
6 Years
Broadcasting - Ent - Radio (National)
6 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

23 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Christian Science Monitor (1-2), babble.com (1-2), O Magazine (1-2), Peter Greenberg/CBS Travel (10+), Cesar's Way/Cesar Millan (6-10), The Toronto Star (6-10), Cottage Life magazine (3-5), More Magazine (1-2), Salon.com (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Responsibility Project/Liberty Mutual (6-10), Strategic Objectives Public Relations (1-2), Above, The Re/Max Magazine (1-2)

Other Work History

Cottage Life magazine, Associate Editor Today's Parent magazine, Regional Editor

Foreign Language Skills

Conversational French


MacBook, Nikon D500 with zoom


Sarika Chawla, editor, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, sarika@petergreenberg.com Jamie Stringfellow, writer/editor, jfkstringfellow@me.com David Bennett, literary agent, david@tla1.com


National Magazine Award, Silver, 2002 Canadian Children's Book Centre, "Our Choice" Award, 1997 Red Cedar Award, shortlisted, 1997 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, Santa Monica Library, 2008 Winner "Outstanding Feedback Show" for GreenWorld, CHRW radio, 2007-2008

Work Samples


(Cesar's Way 9/1/2011)
Dealing with my dog's bone cancer and subsequent amputation
(Today's Parent 6/1/2000)
Answers to common questions about toilet training your child.
(Peter Greenberg 2/1/2009)
The effects of climate change on iconic national park, Yellowstone.
(Chatelaine 4/1/2008)
An article on how much money you can save by making choices that are also better for the environment.
(Spirituality & Health magazine 9/1/2012)
An interview with physician Gabor Maté on his controversial findings regarding the roots of addiction.
(Positively Green 4/1/2008)
Green myth looked at popular thought around environmental issues: Hummers vs. hybrids, paper vs. plastic...
(Salon 11/23/2013)
All the jokes about "mommy mixologists" can conceal something serious
(Christian Science Monitor 5/23/2014)
A profile of Breakthrough founder Mallika Dutt and the innovative approach she's taking to combat violence against women.