Kimberley Veness, Associate

Kimberley is an emerging freelance writer and editor with a specialized interest in health, environmental health and social awareness of environmental change. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Writing (University of Victoria).

Kimberley brings to Santé an acute eye for detail, careful, precise editing and effective organizational skills. From 2012 to 2014 she was editor in chief of Concrete Garden magazine, Victoria’s first publication focused on sustainable agriculture in urban areas. Previous, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Victoria providing editorial feedback on journalism students’ assignments and editing and grading exams. During her undergrad she served as an elected board member of the University of Victoria Sustainability Project where she actualized her strong organizational abilities by organizing, hosting, and reporting on sustainable food awareness events.

Kimberley's vested interest in environmental issues allows her to effectively convey complex information in a way that is both understandable and concise. In 2013, she was a panel speaker in the food writing symposium “A Sustainable Feast: The New Food Writing” at The Malahat Review’s WordsThaw 2013 where she discussed the synergy between social media and environmental writing, and the opportunities for individuals and small print business to use social media as a launch pad for commercial success. She is currently completing a Community Research Fellowship, through the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy at the University of Victoria, where she is researching modern qualities of print media and the resulting transformation of magazines in the digital age.