Lorna's writing specialties have included:
career development/adult education
holistic health, energy healing and new age
adult and children's
proofing of documents
promotional business materials
Lorna loves the challenge of new writing adventures. In particular, she loves to take complex or confusing concepts and making them 'mainstream' readable. She believes the greatest power of the written word can be found in its ability to engage, inspire, uplift and support readers of all types. If there is an experience she has learned from, she likes to share her insights or tackle those topics in her non-fiction articles or weave them throughout fiction short stories.
Her greatest joys and most deeply held beliefs can be found in her spirituality, animal rights, and holistic/energy healing interests (and her cat Smooches). They frequently find their way onto the pages of her adult and children's fiction and non-fiction writing.
1986 Registered Nursing Diploma Royal Alexandra Hospital School Of Nursing, Edmonton
Program CCDI, Concordia College (course load completed), Edmonton
1996-2000 Reiki Mastery & Teaching Certificates International Reiki Training Institute & Private Trainers 1992 Career Practitioner
2019 Writing for the Internet Gale Online Courses, Public Library, Calgary
2019 Writing for Children Gale Online Courses, Public Library, Calgary
2018 Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Gale Online Courses, Public Library, Calgary
2018 Grammar Refresher II Gale Online Courses, Public Library, Calgary
2018 How to Make Money Writing Gale Online Courses, Public Library, Calgary
Lorna worked over 20 years in various temp roles in administration/office settings in admin., coordinator and EA roles. She used her proofing, drafting and writing skills in the development of numerous promotional and business documents/products.
Lorna has worked in a various of businesses using her writing skill sets.
Lorna has worked in healthcare as a nurse and in administrative/EA roles where she used her writing skills (e.g., hospitals, labs, clinics, etc.)
Lorna has provided self help support through her articles and in her energy healing business over the years.
Lorna worked in career development for over 10 years as a consultant and did applied research projects and design/wrote career development materials.
Lorna did a nursing career transitions project and wrote handbooks. She also has written articles and done alternative healing as part of her own consulting business.
Lorna has drafted a variety of emails for promotion and within her roles supporting upper level management.
Lorna has written numerous articles, 3 of which are currently published on holistic and self help topics.
Lorna designed, wrote and edited various powerpoint presentations for physicians, managers and CEOs in her admin/EA roles in healthcare and business.
Lorna designed, drafted, and edited various newsletter as part of her admin/EA roles in healthcare and business that were used to promote and/or inform staff.
Lorna has written brochures for various business clients in her admin/EA roles, and in previous career development projects.
Lorna has started a new blog where she shares her life experience and spiritual insights with readers.