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John’s journalism roots go back to the 1970’s, with monthly columns and feature articles published in national news and specialty magazines in Canada and Australia.

From November 2010 through April 2014, John was the co-founder and editor of The Green Room, a weekly online newsletter covering live theatre in Simcoe & Huronia. During this period, John wrote dozens of articles and commentaries, and conducted profile interviews with theatre talents of both regional and national prominence.

John’s articles and interviews in The Green Room are catalogued below under three headings:

Conversations & Profiles
Essays & Editorials

A Tale of 3 Cities (a look at municipal policy as it impacts on local theatre)

Recent Journalistic Projects
May 2014 – October 2014: John wrote a weekly on-line journal for Canadian Contractor Magazine (Annex Business Media), detailing his experiences as a first-time General Contractor building his own home. This series ran for 26 consecutive weeks.

January 2015: John joined Canadian Contractor Magazine as a regular freelance writer and Associate Editor for both their on-line weekly newsletters and semi-monthly print edition, writing between 10,000 and 12,000 words each month. As of June 2019, John has completed over 650 assignments in total, such as the recurring photo/text series, ‘The Creative Eye’ in the magazine’s print edition which focuses on the design and execution of interesting residential projects across the country.
John has also written for HPAC Magazine, plus house publications for companies under contract with Annex Business Media.
As Associate Editor, John has recruited outside industry experts as both regular and occasional contributors, reviewing and amending their submissions prior to publication.
You can read John’s on-line articles by visiting the Canadian Contractor website…CLICK HERE

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