Anne traces her writing career back to age 11, when her parents presented her with a portable Olivetti manual typewriter for her birthday. She's been pounding at a keyboard ever since.
A full-time freelance writer and editor, Anne writes for many of Canada's major magazines, including Canadian Living, Homemakers, More, Today's Parent, Chatelaine and MoneySense. She also provides a full range of communications services to corporate clients, including web content, newsletters, brochures, copyediting, rewriting and research.
She has a special interest in health and wealth — many of her articles focus on staying in good shape both physically and fiscally. She also writes frequently on parenting and social issues.
Anne spent much of her journalism career at Rogers Media in Toronto before launching her own freelance writing and editing business in 2003. At Rogers, she was editor and associate publisher of Healthy Woman/Santé Femme, a national award-winning women's health publication published in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Previous to this she was editorial director of the company's three award-winning pharmacy publications and was responsible for all aspects of magazine management, including developing a full range of special projects such as a national pharmacy awards program, promotional campaigns, directories, continuing education programs, supplements and special issues.
Anne has been honoured with many awards for her work, including a total of 17 Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, presented annually by the Canadian Business Press for outstanding writing/editing work.
She received the President's Award from the Canadian Association of Journalists for serving as co-founder of its National Women in the Media conference.
Anne has also been recognized by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors for her magazine editing work.
Anne lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband Jeff Mahoney, a columnist at The Hamilton Spectator, and their two daughters.