Gail Powell

Freelance writer/reporter/photographer


“Gail Powell brings a wealth of editorial and writing experience to any communications endeavour. She is bright, exceptionally thorough in her written and verbal communications and has a delicious sense of humour. She can be counted on to bring creative ideas to the table and is tenacious in her desire to deliver thoughtful, well-researched and written copy.” -Sandra Eagle, Editor for Digital + Special Projects, Ignite Magazine.

As a former associate editor for Food In Canada, I have sampled my way through a Ben and Jerry's ice cream plant, ripped up a Kentucky warehouse on a brand-new Toyota fork truck, and enjoyed a hearty helping of “haggis and neeps” on a castle tour press junket in Scotland.

With a comprehensive list of communication-based roles, I am a freelance writer, editor and college professor seeking writing and editing opportunities. As a life-long learner and educator, I enjoy sifting through research and organizing data to write and present clear and concise copy.

I’ve asked thousands of questions, fleshed out fresh and innovative story angles and employed positive communication strategies from both my corporate communications toolkit and multiple teaching gigs.

My published work can be found in a variety of Metroland Media news sites:(, and plus a monthly restaurant/food/drink feature for called Hungry in Headwaters.

I also regularly write about food for The Orangeville Citizen, in a monthly feature called Dining in Dufferin.

Over the years I have also written pieces for: Canadian Grocer, Marketing Magazine, Bakers Journal, Canadian Metalworking, Plant: Canada’s Manufacturing Magazine, Today’s Parent, The Ontario Technologist and The Globe and Mail.

Food Industry Fodder (unpublished)
How to Create Memorable Restaurant Experiences to Keep Them Coming Back For More

Last month, I attended the 2024 Restaurants Canada #RCSHOW presentation called Crafting Unforgettable Full-Service Experiences on the speaker stage. Below are the takeaways I learned about leveling up the customer service experience from the following industry experts...
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Hungry in Headwaters: Savour French-infused fare at Forage Restaurant

Anchoring the opposite end of Harmony Whole Foods Market on First street in Orangeville is a decade-old, community-focused, unfussy eatery with a globally diverse menu. Catering to individual customer requests, sophisticated palates and dietary needs is the forte of this restaurant.