Silvia is a freelance journalist and communications specialist based in Calgary.

As a reporter, 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.

Her fiction has been published in The New Quarterly, Room, in Calgary’s short story dispenser anthology and on beer cans from Blindman Brewing. 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.

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 and produced a documentary that was screened in the Fairy Tales Film Festival.

When she’s not working, she’s spending time outside with Derek, her husband, in their backyard, on skates, or simply eating cheese. Connect with her on Twitter @silviapikal.