Freelance Writing

I am a freelance writer, blogger, and author based in the Greater Toronto Area.  I have been writing all of my professional life. I began by writing training materials while working for a non-profit organization, then shifted to software documentation before starting my own freelance writing business. I now write blog posts, SEO web content, and ebooks for small business clients.

I am also the author of the self-published book The Achilles Effect: What Pop Culture is Teaching Young Boys about Masculinity and its accompanying blog, which ran from 2008-2017.  My work on The Achilles Effect was covered in The Boston Globe, Advertising Age, and Feministing, and I have appeared on HuffPost Live and The Roy Green Show. In January, 2016 I published my second book, Boys, Sex & Media: Helping Boys Make Smart Decisions about Sex in a Popular Culture Dominated by Stereotypes & Sexism. Visit the Books page for more information.

Through my current blog and social media channels, I write about culture, issues, and life in general.

To talk with me about freelance writing for your business–including blog posts, ebooks, and website content–please email me at crystalsmith.writer@gmail.com.