The Media Club of
"Penning the Future"
The next meeting of the Media Club of
Monday, January 24, 2011
Magazine Writing Part 2
Guest speaker: Patricia de Boer, communications consultant and Editor of Fifty-Five Plus
Where: Library and Archives
Cost: $20 non-members, $15 members
Tony Martens at the Media Club
on September 20, 2010
At the first meeting of the 2010-2011 season, the Media Club invited
Tony Martins. creative edito of Guerilla
to be the guest speaker. The suggestion had come from Susan Hallett,
former member of the Club.
Patrick Meikle was a surprise guest at the meeting and reviewed the event on his site writersdeadline.ca.
Patrick writes in his introduction:
The September 20 meeting of the Media Club of Ottawa (MCO), at the
National Library and Archives, was not high on my agenda, but thanks to Rosaleen we decided to attend together.
"It might be fun," she said, "and we might learn something." Rosaleen, you were dead on!
Billed as Magazine Writing - Part 1, with Tony Martins, founding editor and creative director of Guerilla
Magazine, the event was one of the most interesting and engaging that I have attended at the Library and
Archives in the past 16 months.
Read the review.
Patricia den Boer
Patricia is a
communications consultant and contract editor with more than 21 years'
experience. Her specialization is in lifestyle and health consumer
Patricia is a seasoned journalist, having worked in mainstream print
journalism, the trade press and broadcast. In her work she has been the
face of such local magazines as Fifty-Five Plus, Ottawa Family Life and
Ottawa Wedding magazine for more than 10 years.
Her work as editor involves planning content and managing editorial
production for 18 publications a year. She works with close to two
dozen freelance writers and photographers, and oversees all editorial.
Patricia is a graduate of Carleton University's Journalism
program and is a nationally-recognized speaker in the area of writing
to reach the right target market.