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EDUCATION

2007

BA Journalism

Concordia University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004 – present

Freelance journalist and editor

I primarily cover technology, business and news. Bylines include The Globe and Mail, Associated Press, Citylab, Vice, Motherboard, Nieman Lab, Mercedes Benz Magazine, Maclean’s magazine, Financial Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen. I also write articles used as content marketing for a small handful of reputable and well-known companies. 

Nov. 2017 – present

Future of transportation correspondent

MOTHERBOARD

I cover all elements of transportation, from autonomous cars to bike paths. Click here for more of my Motherboard work

March 2015–present

Managing editor

Contently

I write, edit and produce B2B and B2C content for a handful of companies. Responsibilities include copy editing, major content editing/rewriting, fact-checking, image sourcing, client relations. Topics include customer service, artificial intelligence, personalization, personal finance, graphic design. 

Feb. 2013–Nov. 2015

Online reporter-editor

CBC News

I wrote, edited and published more than 1,000 news stories for CBC in Montreal. Coverage included Lac-Mégantic train disaster, elections (municipal, provincial, federal), Quebec far-right and identity politics, gun registry, domestic terrorism, fentanyl and more.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Online News Association (founder of Montreal chapter)
• Society of American Business Editors and Writers
• Canadian Association of Journalists

 

AWARDS

• General excellence in business reporting, Montreal Gazette, SABEW 2015
• Digital Media Award for large-market news site, CBC Montreal, RTDNA 2015
• Breaking news (Lac-Mégantic), CBC Montreal, Online News Association 2014
• John W. Sancton award for community journalism, Concordia University
• Cynthia Gunn journalism award, Concordia University

 

LANGUAGES

• English, expert
• French, proficient
• Spanish, intermediate

 

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REPORTING SKILLS

CP/AP style

Writing clean copy

News & breaking news

Feature & profile writing

Headline writing

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

General news

Entrepreneurship

Social and cultural issues

Tech

Consumer affairs

TESTIMONIALS

Louise SolomitaMontreal Gazette editor

Tracey is a reliable freelancer with lots of ideas and enthusiasm who can write engagingly about various topics. She is comfortable working on deadline and juggling several projects, and has that valuable ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Ryan GallowayFounder of 18 Orion and former director of Branded Content Services at Contently

Tracey is an exceptional writer and editor, but she’s much more than that. She has a gift for capturing a subject or brand’s voice, a knack for understanding the needs of an audience, and — perhaps most importantly — an unfailing commitment to journalistic integrity. That’s rare these days. Even rarer still, she’s a consummate professional and an absolute delight to work with. If you have the chance to work with her, do.