Catching Up Is Hard To Do

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Photo by Christina Morillo

Well, the song says “breaking up is hard to do,” but I promise you, we’re not breaking up. Not by a long shot!

March 15th, 2019.

I’m seriously ashamed to say that that was the last time I wrote a blog entry. Many things have transpired since then. I’ve been working hard and I’m slowly learning how to reap the benefits in various ways – travel, social opportunities and business growth.

SAO Consulting has been blossoming exactly how I’ve wanted it to for a while now. I’m back to work full-time after having Sugar Plum and it’s been exceedingly difficult finding a rhythm. But let’s be truthful, is there even such thing as a distinct rhythm for those who own their own business and try to balance out the non-stop, pulling-out-my-hair hurdles and unequivocal joy that comes with motherhood?

A post for another month.

I have a lot to share on these pages! I’ve been working on some pretty cool projects lately – a  newly launched tech company, book editing, and an upcoming tech conference to name a few. A lot of the web content projects that I’ve worked on have unearthed some old skills that are coming to great use as well!

Again, another post for another month.

As you can see, I thankfully have a few blog posts coming your way, therefore if there isn’t a new blog post on these pages next month, you have every reason to send me a message demanding exactly what you need and have on your mind (please be gentle!).

In the meantime, feel free to let me know below what you’ve been up to and how business is treating you.

Until then, I shall touch base soon!

Emily Mills’ How She Hustles Supports The She-EO In You

On Wednesday, March 6th, I had the honour and pleasure of working social media for Emily Mills’ sold out How She Hustles networking event. Celebrating International Women’s Day, 150 women out of the How She Hustles network gathered together at Cambria to exchange business cards and share a word or two of encouragement in a judgement-free, uplifting and enjoyable space.

I’ve written about How She Hustles previously on these pages. Emily started this venture in 2010 with a small contingency of women that has grown into a diverse ecosystem in itself.  I’m no stranger to the group, as I’ve been attending How She Hustles events since 2011 upon my return to Canada from New York City. Then, Emily was producing brunches and has now moved on to meet-ups and panels with phenomenal panellists sharing their knowledge in financing, media and more. Luckily for me, I’ve been called upon and have thoroughly enjoyed working on more than a few of her events, including the ground-breaking HERstory In Black at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in February 2017.

Emily’s events continue to provide a space for female empowerment. It’s for female entrepreneurs, side hustlers and innovative leaders who like to enjoy the company of like-minded women on the same journey. A place to learn, share in experiences and meet others in the community pushing forward on their own terms.

A How She Hustles event ticket is a coveted one with tickets usually selling out within a week of an announcement going out. If you get a chance and you’re looking to join an ever-growing network with boss-ladies from all over the world, keep your eye out for the next event!

In the meantime, you can find more information about award-winning entrepreneur Emily Mills and How She Hustles here.

PROJECT ALERT! Working with The TD Black Diamond Ball for another year!

Happy New Year!

I would like to extend warm wishes to you and your family. Cheers to a prosperous year on the horizon!

How has the new year been treating you? Well, 2019 has already been off to a great start on this end!

Thanks to the amazing marketing agency My Mentor Said, I have been involved with creating content for the TD Black Diamond Ball for 3 consecutive years! It’s a great gig and I intend to ride it until the wheels fall off. It all takes place on Saturday, February 23rd, at the Fairmont Royal Hotel. Now in its fourth year, the TD Black Diamond Ball has become the go-to event to attend during Black History Month. Each year the community buzzes with excitement regarding the announcement of musical guests, the TD event schedule for the month and what their show-stopping outfit will be. Attendees are a generous mix of community members, TV personalities, community leaders, singers, and entertainers from Canada, the US and beyond. Of course, this is all done for an important cause, raising funds to support youth initiatives in the city. The theme for 2019 is Afroglam and I’m sure the attendees will turn up and out with jaw-dropping designs to set the red carpet ablaze.

It’s a swanky affair and you should attend! Remember amongst the pomp and glam, it is for a fantastic cause. I may see you there!

You can find out more information about the TD Black Diamond Ball here.

 

Project Alert! I’m an Editor of a Canadian novel!

Ladies and gentlemen, I have added book editor to my list!

 

Many years ago I attended NYU and acquired a certificate in Publishing and Editing which has come in pretty handy with the work I do. Let’s put it this way, I’m not a novice with my red strike! I’ve been editing and proofing copy for a number of years now, but this project was a big deal. When it fell into my lap, I was terrified and excited. Terrified at the prospect of editing a full-length novel, yet excited at the challenge I was entrusted with. It was such a terrific opportunity, there was no way I could pass on it!

Book editor sounds snazzy, doesn’t it?

The book was actually very fluid and well written, which in turn made my job so much easier. The writer was precise with her copy, had a quick and punchy tone that was easy to read and the storyline had my attention from the intro line to the last line written. All of the above made this project fun, thrilling and a pleasure to work on. I also went on to deliver a product with minimal errors to a very satisfied client. Not bad for summer work reading! 

Since then, I have gone on to proofread and edit a few books on my roster. Are you in need of an editor or proofreader for documents or a novel you’re working on? Feel free to contact me for details.

Thank you to Meraki Publishing for the opportunity.

Congratulations to the author Constance Lechman on her recent release! You can purchase the book at Indigo, Barnes & Noble and other bookstore outlets.