Andrew is a Toronto-based award-winning investigative journalist, writer and editor. Versatile and deadline-driven, Andrew has a keen eye for details, both small and big picture, strong work ethic and impeccable organizational skills – and it comes with a positive attitude and the ability to work with a team and problem solve any challenges that may arise in a given project.
Andrew offers high-quality research, writing and editing services in a variety of ways – and for a range of subjects and topics: from corporate communications and marketing (press releases, annual reports, report editing, web content), to marketing (advertorials, blogs, e-newsletters), not to mention his passion for journalism and the art of storytelling.
Andrew has worked in Canada’s Arctic for Northern News Services where he began his career, in Caledon, Ontario as a crime reporter for The Caledon Enterprise, and the Toronto Star as a general news reporter. During his eight years in the newspaper business, Andrew has been recognized provincially, nationally, and internationally for his reporting, including a recent nod by the National Newspaper Awards.
He has also been the lead editor on a number of large editorial projects, including the production of an annual magazine for a Canadian-based construction association, and a number of supplemental publications for Northern News Services on the North’s construction and mining industries. Most recently, Andrew helped edit and write a soon-to-be released environmental report on what Ontario’s economy will look like in the future if the province were to adopt an Electric Vehicle policy.
Passionate about storytelling and diverse in skill, Andrew has begun to explore marketing and public relations. As an editor for AdvocateDaily, and currently an editor/writer at OurKids Media, Andrew works closely to help develop SEO-driven content that engages readers while promoting private schools, camps and retirement homes across Ontario and Canada. He’s also a self-taught social media expert who understands the success a strong social media platform to drive a company’s success in the online marketplace.
Freelancing part-time for over four years, Andrew had amassed a number of quality trade and national and regional magazines: Hazlitt, Reader’s Digest, Alberta Venture, Up Here Business, Canadian Institute of Mining Magazine, This Magazine, The Snipe News, among many others that include provincial/territorial governments and trade associations.
He is also a strong advocate for mental health and addictions. As a recovering alcoholic, Andrew shares his story openly with the hopes of helping guide the discussion towards changes in how we view and deal with the two important social issues.
In his spare time, Andrew is developing a project centred around the story of Eric Larsfolk and John McCormick, two boys who went missing in Caledon over 30 years ago. Originally written as a four-part series while he worked in Caledon, Andrew finds himself drawn to re-telling the story in a longer format with a desire for greater exposure – and maybe, some answers.
Journalism and writing aside Andrew is a music lover, vinyl collector, aspiring DJ known as Royal Deluxe, typewriter enthusiast, avid squash player, bridge player and die hard Blue Jays fan. He has also worked with children and adults with special needs as a respite worker, was president of Yellowknife Little League Baseball in 2010-11, and recently coached bantam level baseball for East York Baseball Association.