Based in Vancouver, BC, Carolyn Ali has written hundreds of published articles. She is currently working on a memoir about mental health and marriage.
With a degree in political science and a recent certificate in digital marketing, she produces data-driven content for brands. She creates everything from website copy to consumer emails, sponsored content to social media ads.
As an editor, Carolyn has worked in-house for a technical publishing company and two high-volume newsrooms.
She was the travel and food editor of the Georgia Straight–Canada’s largest urban weekly–for a decade. She also worked as a copy editor for the Bangkok Post, Thailand’s leading English-language newspaper. (She still misses eating freshly cut pineapple from the fruit stall outside her office.)
Carolyn brings an international perspective to her projects. She worked in Japan for several years and has travelled to almost 60 countries. Her biggest regret is not taking that free stopover in Brunei.
Carolyn’s work has earned multiple North American writing awards:
- Best Byline Travel Column (less than 250,000 circulation) – North American Travel Journalists Association (Gold award) 2014, (finalist) 2015
- Best Service Feature in Canada – Travel Media Association of Canada, 2013
- Best Outdoors/Adventure Story in Canada – Travel Media Association of Canada, 2011
- Finalist for Best Special Focus Online Travel Article (sports and recreation) – North American Travel Journalists Association, 2014