I wear many hats. Writer, editor, journalist, blogger, aspiring novelist. You pick. 

You can find my work in places such as Faith TodayYoung Leaders Advisory Council, Spur OttawaCanada Foundation for Innovation, J-Source and Glue Magazine.

I have edited for clients such as the Canada Science and Technology Museum, as well as a couple student publications. I love partnering with writers to find more compelling ways to tell their stories.

Work aside, I’m a non-recovering tea addict who appreciates sarcasm and wide open skies. In my spare time, I’m writing a fantasy/sci-fi novel.

Kind words from others:

Ilana is probably the most reliable writer I have worked with. She never misses a deadline, often handing work in days early. She is driven, professional, and hard working. I know I can rely on her for quality work on short timelines, with minimal or no supervision. I thoroughly appreciate her passion and initiative as a writer and journalist. I have no hesitation in recommending her to any publication, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.
— Craig Macartney, Managing Editor, Spur Ottawa
Ilana is a breeze to work with. She’s efficient, capable and has great storytelling sensibilities.
— Jodi Di Menna, Senior Writer / Editor, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Ilana has that rare combination of skill, sensitivity along with the humility and heart required to be an excellent and accomplished professional writer. I will be watching her career bloom and cheering her on.
— Karen Stiller, Senior Editor, Faith Today
Ilana is a bright, talented storyteller with strong editing skills who is, above all, pleasant to work with.
— Elizabeth Shilts, Director, Communications, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Ilana is the type of journalist with whom every editor hopes to work. She is conscientious, dependable and a consummate professional. She delivers clean, highly readable copy on time (and often early). I cannot recommend her highly enough.
— Steve Rennie, Managing Editor, Metro Ottawa

Get in touch

I love coming up with creative ways to tell stories. Whether it's content writing, guest blogging, editing or something else—I'm happy to help.
Let me know what you are looking for.