About Kira

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WHERE I’M COMING FROM

I’ve been a professional, full-time freelance writer for more than 15 years. Think 1,500+ articles, five books (and another in the works), radio spots, video scripts, web copy…. Really, you name it. I’ve done it.

YOU’VE SEEN MY NAME

Columnist for The Globe and Mail (travel, workplace) and Chatelaine (Money Shrink)

YOU’VE HEARD ME SPEAK

Columnist on CBC Radio morning shows across Canada

YOU’VE READ MY BOOKS

Author of Norma Fleck award winner Why We Live Where We Live (Owlkids 2014); NEW! Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying (2016), Growing Up, Inside and Out (Owlkids 2013); The Secret Life of Money: A kid’s guide to cash (Owlkids 2012); Earn, Spend, Save: The savvy guide to a richer, smarter, debt-free life (Wiley 2010).

OTHER THINGS YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW…
  • Frequent contributor to Canada’s national newspapers, magazines and websites
  • Corporate writing experience for organizations including Honda, Xerox, Novartis, Edward Jones, Scotia Bank, Telus, the Canadian Olympic Association, Ten Thousand Villages, RBC Royal Bank, University of Waterloo, OCAD and Visa Canada
  • Past editor of over 30 association publications
  • Honours Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University
  • Member of Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) and The Writers’ Union of Canada. (What can I say? I’m a joiner.)
© Kira Vermond 2013