Marisa Baratta

Writer and editor doing the write thing


Marisa's approach to life: follow your heart and have a positive attitude. Marisa loves writing and has developed a career as a writer, editor, translator and digital content strategist. She has written for the National Post, Best Health, This, Metro, Torstar and other Canadian publications.

Marisa is currently working part-time as a freelance writer, editor and translator while editing IN YOUR DREAMS, a new-adult science-fiction novel. Her shelves are lined with short stories, poems and chapter books she wrote since she was five.

Marisa lives in Ontario with her husband and their children. She can often be found writing, reading, cooking, going on nature walks or spending time with her loved ones.

This CPA helped deliver emergency medical devices in a time of need

When Lesley Gouldie and the team at Thornhill Medical were approached by the Ontario and Canadian governments to supply hundreds of their unique MOVES SLC life-support machines, Gouldie, the company's president and CEO, knew they would have to move fast.

Today's Parent
Everything you need to know about D&C procedures

I was heartbroken when I found out that I'd had a missed miscarriage in 2017. Two weeks after hearing our baby's heartbeat for the first time, I went in for the first-trimester screening and the ultrasound team told me they could no longer hear it.

NextHome magazine
Q and A with Kelley Keehn, personal finance educator

Kelley Keehn is on a mission to help people feel good about money. She's a personal finance educator and the consumer advocate for the Financial Planning Standards Council. You may have read one of her books or heard her speak on various radio and television programs. NextHome spoke with her to learn more about her tips for healthy financial planning.

Resources to support the career development of transgender people - CareerWise

While strides have been made toward inclusion and away from transphobia, transgender people still face discrimination in the workplace. In an article published in 2016, Human Resources Director Canada reported that almost a third of 433 transgender people surveyed thought they were turned down for a job because of their gender, while 18% were certain [...]

The Writing Champions Project
Olivia's Story

I pull the blanket out of the box, giving it a gentle tug when it catches on the rough edge. This shouldn't be here. My brain freezes, producing no possible logical explanation whatsoever. How is a blanket that's been tucked away in our attic for 24 years lying here right in front of me, in a city I haven't been to in just as long?

Best Health Magazine Canada
5 Signs You Should Call in Sick | Best Health Magazine Canada

Nothing makes feeling sick worse than an unhealthy dose of indecision to go with it. Don't let an office deadline or previous plans cloud your judgement; here are five signs you should call in sick By Marisa Baratta Sore throat, runny nose, high fever-which of these indicate you're sick enough to stay home?

Is there a way to stop animal suffering-and still enjoy that burger?

Vegetarians give up meat for various reasons-out of compassion for animals, to be healthy or to be more environmentally friendly. And now vegetarianism is more accessible than ever, says David Alexander, Executive Director of the Toronto Vegetarian Association. "There's simply no compelling reason," he believes, "for vegetarians to embrace meat of any origin."


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Let's Discover ON
Perth - A Peaceful Refuge In Eastern Ontario

Guest post by: Marisa Baratta Just when I thought my husband and I were running out of places to visit, he found Perth. Perth is a small town about a four-hour drive from Toronto and one hour away from Ottawa. It's in a part of the province known as Ontario's Highlands.
6 fun fall getaways near Toronto

Ontario offers a multitude of getaway spots for autumn leaf-gazing, historic adventures and guided ghost tours. Whether you're looking for a fun day trip or a weekend getaway, Ontario's treasure trove of trips offers many moments to remember. Here's six fun fall getaways to plan this year.

Best Health Magazine Canada
Guest post: Say 'I love you' with ethical chocolate

Would you say no to chocolate on Valentine's Day?In 2004, Canadians spent $278 million on Valentine's Day chocolate and the Retail Council of Canada concluded that in 2013, almost half of the dollars spent on Valentine's Day in Canada would go towards candy and cards.