Hélèna Katz: Writing, Tourism Promotion

About the Author...

Head shot of Hélèna KatzHélèna Katz’s interest in writing began when she picked up her first newspaper at the age of 18 months. It took a bit longer for her to learn to write. Once she’d mastered the art of crafting a good story, she became a reporter for the Montreal Gazette. She began freelancing in 1993 and, since then, has delivered clear, concise and compelling copy for magazines, newspapers, websites, corporate clients and the nonprofit sector.

Not wanting her Master's degree in criminology to go to waste, she has also published four non-fiction true crime books including Justice Miscarried: Inside Wrongful Convictions in Canada and the bestselling The Mad Trapper: The Incredible Tale of a Famous Canadian Manhunt.

Hélèna is a versatile writer, creative thinker and fluently bilingual. Raised in a francophone household and educated in English, she has the wonderful ability to switch languages in mid-sentence. More importantly, she frequently conducts interviews in French and delivers clear, seamless copy in English. So seamless, in fact, that she subsequently forgets in which language she spoke to her sources.



Western Magazine Awards
Finalist - Best Business Story
“To Market! To Market!” published in Up Here Business


Travel Media Association of Canada
Winner - Best Business Story
“Meeting in the North” published in Up Here Business


Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Award of Excellence for Ecotourism Reporting
“PEI National Park: Are We Loving It to Death?” published in Saltscapes Magazine


Kenneth R. Wilson Canadian Business Press Awards
Honourable Mention – Best Profile of a Company
“Reaching for the Top,” published in Graphic Monthly


Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education
Bronze Medal – Best Article
“L.O.V.E. Story,” published in the McGill News

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