Let me introduce myself.
My name is Raina Delisle. I’m a writer, editor, and digital journalist with a special interest in health, science, and culture. Whether I’m writing a magazine feature or custom copy for a corporate client, I’m passionate about bringing stories to life with words.
As an editor at Hakai Magazine, I share stories that explore science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. With my talented colleagues, I have won three national awards: silver for best article or series in the 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards for our Battle for the Coastline series, silver for best email newsletter in the 2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards, and honourable mention for best investigative story for “The Ecolabel Fable” in the 2018 National Magazine Awards.
I also write stories about health, culture, lifestyle, and parenting. I’m a longtime, regular contributor to Today’s Parent and Vancouver lifestyle quarterly MONTECRISTO, and have been published in Chatelaine, the Globe and Mail and the Huffington Post, among many other national publications.
I previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Vancouver Sun, the Province, and the Ottawa Citizen, and as a producer and news writer for Citytv’s Breakfast Television.
Prior to my journalism career, I was a public relations officer at St Bride Foundation in London, England, home to an unparalleled library of print, media, communications, and design. I later took a hiatus from journalism and returned to PR, working in the communications department at Royal Roads University, where I developed strategies for media relations, social media, and website content. Today, I continue to work with corporate clients on their communications strategies and content.
I hold a business degree from Bishop’s University, where I was the editor of the student newspaper, and a graduate degree in journalism from Ryerson University. I’ve guest lectured on journalism at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, and I’ve appeared in the media several time speaking about stories I’ve covered.
I’m also a certified copyeditor through Editors Canada.