About me

My specific experience includes:

  • Screenwriting
  • Journalism (newspaper/broadcast/magazine/newsletter)
  • Media and communications writing (media releases/advisories/backgrounders/PSAs)
  • Speeches and speaking notes
  • Advertising and marketing writing
  • Web writing (blogs, web pages, social media)
  • Scriptwriting (radio/television)
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Interviewing and research

For writing samples, visit my Portfolio page. For more about my experience, here’s my resume.

I’m a writer and editor with years of experience in journalism (print and broadcast), screenwriting, speech and script writing, and communications, media relations, and web writing.

I currently work as a freelance writer, screenwriter, and as a casual reporter/editor/producer with CBC Radio in Thunder Bay.

I’m co-writer of The Sum of Random Chance, a feature film screenplay named Best Screenplay Feature by the Los Angeles Film Awards.

My journalism experience includes working in print, radio and web, covering everything from entertainment, sports, and politics (municipal, provincial and federal), to crime and courts. You can find several examples of that work over on my Portfolio page.

I’ve also worked in the communications and advertising industries, and have a great deal of experience in copywriting, composing media materials and speeches, and writing catchy advertising copy for use in print and on the radio and television airwaves.

I have a keen interest in creative storytelling, including the techniques used by writers of film, prose, interactive entertainment, and old-timey radio dramas.

Educationally, I studied history and political science at Lakehead University, journalism at Ryerson, and scriptwriting at Algonquin College.

I can offer you not only snappy and creative writing, but also a deep understanding of the media cycle and communications process.

Looking for a writer? Collaborator? Editor? Need a speech or media release researched and written?

I’m always looking for interesting new projects, and I’d love to discuss your project and how I can help. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at kris@krisketonen.com.


Email – kris@krisketonen.com
Twitter – @krisketonen
LinkedIn – ca.linkedin.com/in/krisketonen
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/krisketonen/