Zoey Duncan is an editor, writer and roller derby athlete. She fills those three roles with empathy, rigour and ferocity, all of which can leave quite a mark.
As an editor, Zoey is efficient and honest, though with enough tact that you won’t dread seeing her name pop up in your inbox. Her edits, combined with strategic meetings with a client, can transform pages of notes and the buds of ideas into a polished final product. When the client’s content is already out of the starting block, her edits focus on more powerful phrasing, logical idea progression and readability for the intended audience.
When it comes to creating a client’s content, Zoey approaches projects using skills from the newsroom, starting with interviews and research. Zoey believes every writing project can be improved with an outline and rough draft. She aims to make a client’s content feel as familiar as if they’d written it themselves.
In her personal writing and social media, Zoey lets her personality glitter. She peppers her own work with wit and salts it with plenty of meaning without resorting to exclamation points and emoji. Mostly.
Zoey is a graduate of Mount Royal University’s Bachelor of Communication—Journalism program. Zoey leads media and communication for Calgary Roller Derby, mixes cocktails, takes occasional photos of her macrame, and defends her fellow millennial cereal-haters.