About the Word Grower

Grammar is the elegant proof that I’m on the right path toward articulation and eloquence.


Colleen’s 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 her, grammar is the elegant proof that she’s on the right path toward articulation and eloquence.  It defines her character, aspirations and career.

Colleen Burghardt is the Communications Manager at ZTR Control Systems. She oversees the design and execution of communication strategy, develops print and digital marketing materials and adapts messaging to deliver copy that sells. Supporting the company’s Rail and IIoT divisions, Colleen leads a team of graphic designers and marketing specialists to build brand awareness and market recognition for the global tech company across the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Prior to joining ZTR, Colleen worked as a senior communications consultant in the financial services industry. As an accomplished copyeditor and writer, she takes pride in offering the highest standard in communication service. After studying journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Colleen spent several years as a radio news broadcaster, journalist and freelance editor.

In her spare time, Colleen devotes her attention to her beloved equine companions on a farm in rural Ontario where along with her husband and son, she manages the farm, rides her horses, cultivates gardens and harvests Honeycrisp apples.

Colleen holds a B.A from Carleton University and a Masters in Professional Writing from New England College. As a committed Rotarian and member of Editors Canada, she dedicates her free time to advocating for the advancement of student literacy and improving English language educational curriculum standards.

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