About the Word Grower

Hi there! My name is Colleen. My passion for the written word is part of a tale that meanders through fields of vocabulary, rows of ideas and countless rays of rhetorical illumination. For me, grammar is the elegant proof that I’m on the right path…

Academic Portfolio

Here’s a glimpse into a collection of academic works created in completion of my Masters in Professional Writing. I have chosen a few pieces to represent the genres I researched. You may peruse them here. The documents exhibit a range of subjects including rhetorical…

Professional Portfolio

As a writer and copyeditor for Sun Life Financial, I am tasked to draft emails to advisors, create product brochures, edit newsletters, press releases and advisor guides. My role involves consultation with business partners on the most appropriate communication tactics,…

Reflection

The pipes are bursting…

For the record – minus 30C is too cold, even for my standards. You know it’s bad when you need to wear three pairs of socks to bed, the dog’s tongue is stuck to his food dish, and the highlight of…

Dormancy is an illusion

The wind is howling outside; the air is so crisp it bites me as I make the daily trek out to the barn. I gasp for breath, fighting the assault that comes with the frigid air. I’m bundled up with…

Tearing out the weeds

I admit it’s been arduous at times, but elevating the craft of writing is an endeavour that doesn’t yield an immediate result. Producing a commodity that resonates with an intended audience requires an open mind, an aspiration for a higher…

The pipes are bursting…

For the record – minus 30C is too cold, even for my standards. You know it’s bad when you need to wear three pairs of socks to bed, the dog’s tongue is stuck to his food dish, and the highlight of…

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Dormancy is an illusion

The wind is howling outside; the air is so crisp it bites me as I make the daily trek out to the barn. I gasp for breath, fighting the assault that comes with the frigid air. I’m bundled up with…

Learn More

Tearing out the weeds

I admit it’s been arduous at times, but elevating the craft of writing is an endeavour that doesn’t yield an immediate result. Producing a commodity that resonates with an intended audience requires an open mind, an aspiration for a higher…

Learn More