Hi, welcome to my blog!
My name is Tania and I am the mom of two boys, a crazed Bengal cat and senior border collie cross. My husband, David, and I own 10 acres along the river in rural Manitoba. While we don’t farm, we do have a productive orchard, an enormous vegetable garden, several flower gardens and a woodlot with trails.
I love the peacefulness of living in a rural setting. Country life isn’t a rat race, but it isn’t slow or boring either. There are always hundreds of things that need to be done, but despite this, life out here is more laid back. There is a satisfaction to working outside all day, getting your hands dirty and being in nature that you just don’t get working 9 to 5 in an office. It is invigorating and exhausting, and yet somehow relaxing.
I have worked in the publishing industry for the last 15 years as a writer, editor and publisher. My positions have given me experience in distribution, subscriptions, sales, marketing, social media and public speaking to name a few. The mentors, learning experiences and personal growth that my career has brought into my life have helped shape me into the person I am today, and I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.
I was working full-time and overseeing 21 publications a year, writing, editing, assisting with layout design, heading subscriptions, marketing, social media….you get the picture, and after a severe health issue decided life was too short to work that hard for someone else. It’s taken me a while to get back on my feet, and even when I couldn’t write, I knew I would never do anything else. So, it didn’t take long to realize I would begin a freelance writing career. It has not been long since I started, but I have had the opportunity to write in new industry sectors, start writing a historical book, compose business profiles , press releases and write stories that have a social impact. I can write about things that fascinate me, things I believe in and do it on my terms.
This blog is a place for me to share my writing and knowledge with anyone who wants to listen. It is the home of my portfolio for clients interested in working with me and its a place for me. Here, I can put it all down on paper, so to speak., and share what’s on my mind.
Do you have a question you think I may be able to help you with? A comment? I’d love to hear from you. Would you like to work with me? Contact me, I am always open to new opportunities.