Otiena Ellwand 

Hi, I'm Otiena, a freelance content writer, editor and communications professional based in Toronto, Canada. 

I have eight years of experience as a journalist, editor and content creator. My stories have appeared in mainstream newspapers and trade magazines, on business blogs and in online publications across Canada and abroad. I work with small businesses and international brands to create customized content and copy that reaches and resonates with customers to drive action. 

Here's a bit about me: 

I got my start as a journalist in 2012 at the Telegraph-Journal in New Brunswick, and later spent three years reporting on breaking news, crime, urban affairs and business at the Edmonton Journal in Alberta. I left in 2016 to hike 3,000-km across New Zealand. After hanging up my hiking boots, I became Editor of Australian Broker and then Mortgage Professional Australia, two trade publications in the mortgage, property and finance space. I wrote, edited, and managed the magazines, creating custom print and web content for advertisers, as well as reporting long-form news analysis articles, and leading live-streamed roundtable discussions with banking executives. 

After a 1,000-km cycling tour from Singapore to Thailand, and one broken thumb later, I ended up in the fitness/wellness sector, working as Senior Content and Communications Specialist for a global fitness educator and equipment manufacturer based in Toronto, where I manage and execute the company's content marketing strategy. 


As a freelance Content Writer, I collaborate with small businesses, international brands and other organizations in the mortgage and finance sector, and in the fitness and wellness space, to create compelling and performing content that resonates with readers and drives action.


If you need help ideating and creating blog posts, planning and launching a content calendar and marketing campaigns, writing email newsletters, crafting the perfect website, social media and brand copy, or ghostwriting thought leadership articles, get in touch at otiena.ellwand@gmail.com. 

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