Read samples of my writing here.
In addition to work here, my writing has been used by small businesses and a provincial government office.
Clearly communicate purpose.
People now base their purchasing decisions on the values of the company. Defining a business purpose and the added significance this brings opens possibilities for better engagement and improved profits. But becoming a purpose-led business cannot be a marketing ploy. Authenticity in the business and communication strategy is critical.
Once the messaging for purpose-led businesses is clear and consistent, the increase in profitability, employee engagement, client loyalty, and even innovation will be unmistakable.
Printing’s new leaf
Printing’s new leaf
Walking into a print shop feels like an adventure. New and curious projects are in various stages of assembly. Bookshelves hold paper, ink, and foil swatch books. Paper on pallets in parent sheets, cut sheets. Plates and blankets. A variety of specialty postpress equipment. A smorgasbord of chemicals.
And recycling bins everywhere. A notice in the break room announcing how many trees have been saved because of recycling in the shop, hoping to further encourage compliance and restraint. Read more…
Is the end near for mechanically induced flight delays?
Have you ever had to deplane because of mechanical problems, waiting hours on end before you could catch another flight? Chances are, as you waited, you didn’t wonder if 3D printing could help get you back on schedule. But with 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, these delays might become significantly shorter.
Follow the link to read the rest of my article, published via Nuadox — Is the end near for mechanically-induced flight delays?
Girls who print, eh?
An overview of The Girls Who Print panel at Graphics Canada in April 2017. Glimpse why women enjoy the world of print.
Loud and clear was the message that women do have a place in print – and that they are welcomed. Read on for an overview of the knowledge and experience these women shared. And rest assured that print welcomes strong leaders – no matter their gender.
Moving paper outside the box
Paper. For the average person, paper is what they put into the copier or jot phone messages on. Most people know it’s recycled. Books, magazines, and newspapers are created with paper. Students use notebooks for taking notes.
But paper is used for more than note-taking and printing. Read on to discover four ways paper might improve – or even save – your life. Read more…
Why Twitter brought me to tears
The OpHeart study could show that 3D-printed heart models save lives and money. How the study came about – and why I care that the insurance companies listen – is what reduced me to tears. Read more…
Do we need to 3D print skin?
We take skin for granted – until we are hurt.
Be it a paper cut, a scuffed knee, or burn, we quickly remember how fragile skin is. Skin’s the largest organ in the body, weighing about 8 pounds and measuring around 20 to 22 square feet. That’s equal to one-half a ping-pong table.
Skin is vital to our survival. It’s our first line of defence. Read more…
Improving Medical Devices Through 3D Printing
A guest post written for 3D Innovations’ blog about how 3D printing may transform the medical industry.
As news of the latest advancement in experimental 3D printing of tissue and organ regeneration gains attention, it would be easy to believe that 3D printing in the medical field only happens in the lab. However, new equipment and devices are being 3D printed now and in real world settings.
After years of feasibility studies, 3D printing for medical equipment and prostheses is becoming reality.
Read the rest of my guest post published on 3D Innovations’ blog.
The next kitchen appliance you fall in love with might be a 3D printer.
Do you think 3D printed food is a futuristic idea – a replicator or an autochef? Or that it only prints mush or sweets in fancy sculptures?
In reality, the next kitchen appliance you fall in love with might be a 3D printer.
And that could happen next year, or this year if you wanted to spend more money now.
Printing food is possible – and it’s not just pizza.
Follow the link to read the rest of my article, published via Nuadox — The next kitchen appliance you fall in love with might be a 3D printer.
An event everyone fears…
This piece was written for the AWAI Barefoot Writers Writing Challenge in September 2016. I received Honourable Mention.
If you could only rescue one thing from your house in the midst of a terrible fire, what would it be? (Excluding people and pets — assume they’re all safe!)
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