"Say the right thing in the right way."
I thrive on getting to the heart of a person’s story and telling it in a way readers/viewers have not seen before.
Whether that means:
• immersing myself in an experience to write the story first-hand,
• spending time building trust with sources to get the ‘real deal’ or
• painstakingly researching a topic so I can explain it like I invented it,
I'm willing to go the extra mile and dig deep to create something that inspires, engages and connects people.
I’m a motivated journalist and meticulous editor with 16 years’ experience writing for newspapers, magazines and websites on almost every topic from acrobats to zygotes.
I have also appeared on television and done voiceover work.
This portfolio showcases a number of projects I have worked on including:
• A blog for one of Calgary's longest running magazines (Calgary's Child), featuring dozens of articles with my byline.
• A lifestyles webpage for airdrielife magazine, featuring hundreds of stories written by me.
• Two years of Amazing Airdrie Women Awards print story profiles and voicework for three AAWA award ceremonies.
• A house and home magazine that I created during my time as editor of Rocky View Publishing.
• Global News Morning Show appearances.
• Parenting articles for Calgary's Child Magazine.
These are only a small sample of how I can inspire, engage and connect people as a writer, editor and communications specialist.
Contact me at [email protected] to learn more.
I write, attain photos for, upload and promote weekly blog posts for Calgary's Child Magazine's website. Click on the link to read dozens of articles about parenting in today's world.
From 2020 until 2022, I wrote, attained photos for, uploaded and promoted stories three times a week on the lifenow page of the airdrielife magazine website. View the hundreds of stories I have created by clicking on the title above.
As the editor of Rocky View Publishing, I worked with our team to create the layout, text styles and page design for a quarterly 40-page magazinethat highlights Airdrie's communities. I wrote for, layed out and edited the publication from 2012 to 2017.
I am proud to have taken part in an incredible project that showcases remarkable women in Airdrie. For two years, as part of the airdrielife magazine team, I wrote more than 80 profiles on the nominees for the Amazing Airdrie Women Awards (2020-2021). I also continue to do the voicework for the annual awards ceremony.
On Camera & Voice Work
As part of my freelance work with Calgary's Child Magazine from 2019 to 2020, I had the privilege of representing the publication on Global News Morning Show. In this clip, I talk about taking your family on a downtown art adventure.
As part of my freelance work with Calgary's Child Magazine from 2019 to 2020, I had the privilege of representing the publication on Global News Morning Show. In this clip, I talk about some budget-friendly cold-weather activities.
I thoroughly enjoyed doing the voiceover work for the Amazing Airdrie Women Awards Virtual Celebration that took place on Nov. 24, 2020 (shown in this link). I also did the voicework for the 2021 and 2022 in-person ceremonies held at the Bert Church Theatre in Airdrie.
Written by Stacie Gaetz Despite an increase in male dancers in the media and popular television, boys who choose dance as a favorite activity are still subject to difficult questions and derogatory names.
Written by Stacie Gaetz "How come I'm not like other kids?" This can be an absolutely heart-wrenching question for any parent of a child with special needs to answer. Difficult as it may be, it's important to be willing to talk to your child about their disability. It is part of their identity.
In this world of social media, apps and sometimes “cliquey” mom and tot playgroups, how can someone make meaningful connections with other parents?