Silvia Pikal is a journalist and communications specialist with an entrepreneurial mindset.

In 2019, she co-founded New Forum literary magazine, which publishes short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction from emerging and established writers in Alberta.

As a freelance writer, she’s covered everything from arts and culture to health care for Alberta’s top magazines, netting a 2018 Alberta Magazine Award for her feature writing. She brings her journalism skills – editorial planning, research, interviewing, writing, editing and fact-checking – to content writing, creating copy for clients like Mount Royal University, Red Point Media & Marketing Solutions, Odvod Publishing and more.

She’s also a co-host of The Common Ground podcast, interviewing Alberta’s most dynamic personalities, thinkers and all-around movers and shakers.

She has a degree in journalism from Mount Royal University, where she won the C.A. MacLean Journalism Bursary for her health care reporting, and directed a documentary that was screened in the Fairy Tales Film Festival.

When she’s not working, you’ll find her on skates, eating cheese or trying new recipes with her husband, who is the better cook. Connect with her on Twitter @silviapikal.