As a journalist, Sarah Hood explores the culture of food, fashion, urban life, environment, travel, tourism and the arts with passion and curiosity in her books as well as in her other print and online writing for such periodicals as The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Business and Spacing. She has served as editor of three national Canadian magazines. She writes frequently about sustainability and entrepreneurship for the online magazine Yonge Street. She has been shortlisted for the National Magazine Awards, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for business writing and Taste Canada, the Food Writing Awards.
She also creates strategically effective print and web content for corporate and public-sector clients, including branded content, special reports and publications, media releases, press kits, marketing materials and newsletters. As a writer for numerous trade magazines, she has become familiar with industries as diverse as trucking, construction, human resources, mortgage brokerage, condo management and farm machinery manufacture.
For over a decade, Sarah ran a Toronto-based cross-cultural media relations firm called Cadmus Communications. She currently lectures on writing, arts and culture in the Centre for Arts and Design at Toronto's George Brown College. She spent five years training online writers at Suite101.com, and is available for seminars on these subjects, as well as media relations, cross cultural marketing and related topics.
Sarah holds an MA from the University of Toronto (Ancient Near Eastern Studies), a BA from Concordia University in Montreal (Classical Philology–Honours) and a professional college Diploma in Fine Art from the CÉGEP de Vieux-Montreal.
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