Quebec City writer, freelance journalist

Mark provides camera-ready copy in a timely and professional manner. He’s an excellent journalist and writer, and a stand-up guy.

Bryan Demchinsky

Former Features and Business Editor

I have been using Mark as a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. He is professional, easy to work with and his stories always arrive in great shape.  His pieces have been nominated for, or won, several awards for us over the years.

Léo Charbonneau

Deputy Editor

I have worked with Mark many years and find him to be a resourceful and reliable freelancer. His bilingualism has also been a great asset.

Gail Cohen

Editor in Chief

If I had to sum up Mark’s sometimes award-winning contributions to our national newspaper over the past 20 years in just two words, they would be quantity and quality.  He’s a real pro – and fun to work with, too.

Colin Leslie


I have worked with Mark for almost eight years, during which he has consistently delivered well written, well researched, inspired features and news stories on a wide range of topics, often within tight deadlines.  His creativity and insight into the market make his business articles a joy to read!  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mark to anyone looking for a reliable, talented writer who is willing and able to tackle any subject.

Caroyn Cooper


Many of us fancy ourselves as writers, but Mark is truly a professional writer.  He can research most any topic and turn it into an engaging and polished story.  What’s more, he can do it on budget and on deadline.

Kevin Hursh


Regardless of the topic, Mark gives each story his best effort. He has a keen eye for detail and ferreting out interesting information. I never have to worry about the quality story he’ll turn in. He respects deadlines and is always professional.

Stephanie Ponder

Senior Editor

Mark has been writing for Canadian Sailings for ten years.  He has the ability to understand complicated subject matter and turn it into understandable and powerful prose.  He is our “turn to” person for difficult assignments requiring analysis and depth.  He respects deadlines and his stories are always a treat for our editors – clean, well-written and logical.  We feel privileged to have such a fine professional writer on our masthead.

Joyce Hammock

Publisher and Editor