CLIENT: The Driver Magazine

Assistant Editor, Copyeditor, Automotive Journalist  

 

THE DRIVER MAGAZINE        

The Driver Magazine  is a bi-monthly publication that both informs and entertains Canadian drivers on the issues they face on this country’s highways and byways.

I have contributed at least 1 (and often more) articles to every issue of The Driver beginning with Mar-Apr of 2005.

Since March of 2006 I have been the The Driver Magazine’s Copyeditor responsible forongoing website maintenance as well as copyediting and proofreading each new issue before it goes to press.

Since September of 2006 I have been the The Driver Magazine’s Assistant Editor and have represented The Driver at events including being a Judge at the inaugural Car Show at the Tournament of Champions in Caledon, Ontario.

Since September of 2007 I have been the Editor of The Driver Magazine, responsible for setting the theme of each issue, originating and assigning topic ideas to the other writers, and writing the Editorial which leads off every issue.

NEW - In October 2008 I resigned my position as Editor so that the publisher will be free to take the magazine in a more sales-oriented, corporate direction.

 

FEATURE ARTICLES:

-  1200-word article, published February 2005, Volume 3 Issue 1                        

"The Impact of the Auto Industry on the Ontario Economy"

 

-  1200-word article, published May-June 2005, Volume 3 Issue 2                       

"How the Auto Industry is accommodating Seniors, Women, and People with Disabilities"

 

-  1200-word article, published July-August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 3                   

"Roads to Ruin - Gridlock, Urban Sprawl, and what the Government is doing about it"

   

-  800-word article, published July-August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 3                       

"The Roar by the Lakeshore: A History of the Molson Indy"

 

-  1000-word article, published September 2005, Volume 3 Issue 4                  

"Wheels of Steal"

                                                                         

-  1000-word article, published September 2005, Volume 3 Issue 4                  

"Drivy League"

 

-  1000-word article, published December 2005, Volume 3 Issue 5    

"Right to Repair"                                                                        

 

-  800-word article, published December 2005, Volume 3 Issue 5    

"Decision Time: Trade it or Sell it?"

                                                                                                   

-  1000-word article, published Jan-Feb 2006, Volume 4 Issue 1    

"A Checkered History - The Centennial of the New York Taxi"

 

-  1000-word article, published Jan-Feb 2006, Volume 4 Issue 1   

"One World, Four Wheels - Myth or Perception in Globalized Car Trade"

 

-   1000-word article, published Jan-Feb 2006, Volume 4 Issue 1       

"Perception or Deception"

 

-  900-word article, published Mar-Apr 2006, Volume 4 Issue 2            

"Carjacking In Canada"

 

* May 2006 - Mr. Christian Cadieux, President of Crime & Trauma Scene Cleaners in Toronto, has 
added my article entitled "Carjacking In Canada" to the NEWS section of his company website. 
Mr. Cadieux strongly feels that my article captures the essence of the topic and would be a worthwhile 
addition to his website.     

 

-  1000-word article, published Mar-Apr 2006, Volume 4 Issue 2         

"Crash Testing: It's not for Dummies anymore"

 

-  1200-word article, published May-Jun 2006, Volume 4 Issue 3

"The Cultural Impact of Driving Habits"      

             

* August 2006 - Mr. Wendel Messer, author of “The SINK: The Last Days of Driving”, has added 
my article entitled "The Cultural Impact of Driving Habits" to his website. 
Mr. Messer was quoted several times in the article, and I’m honoured that he believes this article to 
be a worthwhile addition to his website.     

 

-  1200-word article, published May-Jun 2006, Volume 4 Issue 3   

"The CAA: Canada’s Road Worriers"

 

-  1700-word article, published Jul-Aug 2006, Volume 4 Issue 4            

"Canada’s Best Driving Destinations & America’s Best Driving Destinations"

               

-  900-word article, published Jul-Aug 2006, Volume 4 Issue 4

"The Freedom to Travel vs. the Urge to Conserve"   

 

-  800-word article, published Jul-Aug 2006, Volume 4 Issue 4

"Top 10 Family Road Trip Must-Haves"   

 

-  850-word article, published Sept-Oct 2006, Volume 4 Issue 5            

"Cadillac Ranch"

              

-  1200-word article, published Sept-Oct 2006, Volume 4 Issue

"When Cars are the Stars"   

 

-  700-word article, published Sept-Oct 2006, Volume 4 Issue 5

"Thinking Inside the Box"    

 

-  800-word interview, published Sept-Oct 2006, Volume 4 Issue 5

"Clear Protection - For the Road that Lies Ahead"   

 

-  625-word article, published Nov-Dec 2006, Volume 4 Issue 6

"Top 10 Car-Savvy Gift Ideas for Guys"   

 

-  625-word article, published Nov-Dec 2006, Volume 4 Issue 6

"Top 10 Car-Savvy Gift Ideas for Gals"       

 

-  675-word interview, published Nov-Dec 2006, Volume 4 Issue 6

"A Tree Grows in Downsview"

 

-  625-word article, published Nov-Dec 2006, Volume 4 Issue 6

"What to Look for in a Small Car"   

 

-  625-word article, published Nov-Dec 2006, Volume 4 Issue 6

"What to Look for in a Sporty Car"   

 

-  800-word article, published Jan-Feb 2007, Volume 5 Issue 1

"Ten Tips to Lower the Cost of Driving"   

 

-  500-word article, published Jan-Feb 2007, Volume 5 Issue 1

"Using a Car Cover"   

 

-  500-word article, published Jan-Feb 2007, Volume 5 Issue 1

"Parallel Parking for the Novice"   

 

-  650-word article, published Jan-Feb 2007, Volume 5 Issue 1

"Tips for Preparing Your Car for Resale"   

 

-  500-word article, published Jan-Feb 2007, Volume 5 Issue 1

"Inexpensive Ways to Customize Your Car"   

 

-  1000-word article, published Mar-Apr 2007, Volume 5 Issue 2

"BMW HYDROGEN 7: My Other Car is a Blimp"    

 

-  800-word article, published Mar-Apr 2007, Volume 5 Issue 2

"China’s Impact on the Ontario Auto Market"   

 

-  1000-word article, published Mar-Apr 2007, Volume 5 Issue 2

"Hope, Hype & Hybrids"  

 

-  1000-word article, published Mar-Apr 2007, Volume 5 Issue 2

"Retro Rockets"   

 

-  800-word article, published May-June 2007, Volume 5 Issue 3

"Hybrid Technology"     

 

-  900-word article, published May-June 2007, Volume 5 Issue 3

"Greening of the Fleets"  

 

-  900-word article, published May-June 2007, Volume 5 Issue 3

"The REAL Numbers"  

 

-  550-word article, published July-Aug 2007, Volume 5 Issue 4

"Canada's Best Resorts & Golf"  

 

-  550-word article, published July-Aug 2007, Volume 5 Issue 4

"City Breaks... Just Enough of a Good Thing" 

 

-  550-word article, published July-Aug 2007, Volume 5 Issue 4

"Oh Canada, Still Cruisin' at 140" 

 

-  550-word article, published July-Aug 2007, Volume 5 Issue 4

"Ontario's Wineries... Driving for Perfection" 

 

-  900-word article, published Sept-Oct 2007, Volume 5 Issue 5

"Firmly Planted: A Profile of 6 Ontario Auto Assembly Plants"

 

-  875-word article, published Nov-Dec 2007, Volume 5 Issue 6

"The Perils of Parity"

 

-  910-word article, published Jan-Feb 2008, Volume 6 Issue 1

"Eight Weird, Wild & Wonderful Japanese Cars We Never Got to Buy"

 

-  1,695-word article, published Jan-Feb 2008, Volume 6 Issue 1

"Eight's a Great Year for Automobiles!"

 

-  910-word article, published Jan-Feb 2008, Volume 6 Issue 1

"Pass (on) the Salt?"

 

-  498-word article, published Apr-May 2008, Volume 6 Issue 2

"Chrysler's Futuristic Turbine Car"

 

-  677-word article, published Jun-July 2008, Volume 6 Issue 3

"The Biggest Showroom of The Mall"

 

-  532-word article, published Aug-Sept 2008, Volume 6 Issue 4

"Clueless Car Thief Caught in Social Media Net"

 

-  467-word article, published Aug-Sept 2008, Volume 6 Issue 4

"Honda FCX Clarity"

 

-  1,050-word article, published Aug-Sept 2008, Volume 6 Issue 4

"New Wheeled Order"

 

-  942-word article, published Oct-Nov 2008, Volume 6 Issue 5

"Cars of the Candidates"

 

-  635-word article, published Oct-Nov 2008, Volume 6 Issue 5

"Seven Secrets to Carbuying Success"

 

 

 

 

 

 

TORONTO USED CAR NEWSPAPER     

                                                        

 

I am the Editor of the Toronto Used Car Newspaper, a groundbreaking new publication that cleverly combines the functions of a used car ad-sheet with an informative auto magazine.

 

  • My article "Decision Time: Trade it or Sell it?" was featured in the Toronto Used Car Newspaper, Issue 1, Vol. 1, Jan.11/07 
  • My article "The Top 10 Auto News Stories of 2006" was prominently featured as the lead article for the magazine’s Issue 2, Vol. 1, Jan.25/07