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Nicolette Little
Writer, Editor and Author

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About Nicolette Little

Nicolette Little

Nicolette is an experienced writer, editor and author. She has worked on projects for Mercedes-Benz, Royal LePage, Porsche, University of Toronto and Metroland Media, among other clients, and has a noteworthy publishing background. Nicolette holds MA and BA Hons. degrees in English literature (Dalhousie & University of Toronto), and is a PhD Candidate in critical media studies at the University of Calgary. She taught literary studies and communications at Ontario’s Sheridan College (2009-2015), and now teaches media studies at U of C.

 

Check out Nicolette’s award-nominated children’s book, A Toot in the Tub (2018), available online through Indigo/Chapters and Flanker Pressand in select book stores.

 

Specialization

Children’s Book Manuscript Evaluations • Web Content • Press Releases • Advertorials • Editorials • Corporate Communications • Speeches • Bios and Profiles • Corporate Video Scripts • Manuscript Edits • Ghost Writing • Book Queries and more…

 

Clients

Porsche Oakville • Mercedes-Benz Burlington • ReMax Aboutowne • Fly Media • Q4 Communications • Royal LePage Canada • University of Toronto • 7 Communications • Appleby College • Invidiata Collection • The Oakville Beaver • Look Local Magazine • Trillium College • Former MP Peter Shurman • Halton Women’s Place • The Dan Cooper Group • Plank Magazine • Study Magazine • Foto-Studio.com • and more…

Writing & Editing & Skills

Copywriting

The English Mechanic offers a full range of copywriting services, including press releases, websites, corporate bios, speeches, proposals and more. Read more  

Copy Editing

Error-free content is an indicator of professionalism and success. If you want high-quality wording that reads well, then it’s time to hire a first-rate copy editor.
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Creative Writing

Nicolette produces original speeches, articles and other creative content for a range of clients.
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Children’s Books


A Toot in the Tub
(Flanker Press, 2018)

A Toot in the Tub offers a lighthearted, rhymed look at the importance of “healthful release” for kids. While upholding the importance of being kind to others, this book pokes gentle fun at society’s expectations and rules for children, urging young readers to never let such pressure take the fun out of life! Tooting in the bath is a metaphor for letting go, reminding us all in a giggle-worthy way that sometimes it’s okay to just be a kid!

A Toot in the Tub can be purchased online through Indigo/Chapters and Flanker Press, or in select bookstores.

 

Award Nominations

Canadian Children’s Book Centre, “Best Books for Kids and Teens List, 2018”

“Shining Willow” young readers award, 2018-2019

 

Other Accolades

A Toot in the Tub has been featured by CBC Radio, VOCM, CKRJ and Rogers media. It is a “Staff Pick” at multiple Indigo/Chapters locations, and a “Top 5 Bestseller” in the Atlantic Provinces (Atlantic Books Today, 2018).

 

Readings

Nicolette is happy to join your bookstore, school or charitable event for readings! Please contact her through this website, or email eoldford@flankerpress.com.

Teaching

University of Calgary (May 2018- )

Course Director, New Media (COMS203), Communication, Media & Film Department

Sheridan College (2009-2015)

Professor of Communications and Literary Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Oakville, ON)

Humber College (2015)

Guest lecturer in Humber College’s Professional Writing and Communications program (Toronto, ON)

Portfolio

  • Healthy Foods, Healthy Conscience

    Magazines

    Oakville Magazine

  • Ready to Be the Hero Your Community Needs?

    Magazines

    Study Magazine

  • Oakvillian to Fashionista

    Magazines

    Oakville Magazine

  • High-End Treasure

    Magazines

    Oakville Magazine

  • Trial and Eros – Elegant Heathens

    Reviews

    Plank Magazine

  • Brief Encounters: Experimentation free of ego

    Reviews

    Plank Magazine

  • Here to Go: Join the movement

    Reviews

    Plank Magazine

  • Exercise in the Name of Social Justice

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • A Journey to the Galapagos Islands

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Constructing Childhood Joy: New Fantasyland and the continuing Disney World dream

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Rule Bending Meets Tradition in the Name of Culinary Excellence

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Driving the Road to Revitalization

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Sublime Luxury: Revolutionizing high-end homes with cutting edge technology

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Creating the Ultimate Refuge

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Reconnecting Through Wellness

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • International Landscaping and the ‘Staycation Revolution’

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Spring Tips and Trends for the ‘Do-it-yourself’ Decorator

    Magazines

    Invidiata Magazine

  • Calling Oakville’s Gentlemen: Are you ready to walk a mile?

    Magazines

    Look Local Magazine

  • Mercedes-Benz Burlington and Joseph Brant Hospital Team Up

    Newspapers

    Hamilton Spectator

  • The Date Rape Drug: A cautionary tale

    Newspapers

    Toronto Star

  • Men in Heels: Fundraiser to fight violence against women

    Newspapers

    Oakville Beaver

  • Epiciti

    Websites

  • Foto-Studio.com

    Websites

  • Denturism Program @ Trillium College

    Websites

  • Mercedes-Benz Burlington

    Websites

  • Mercedes-Benz Crystal Ball Press Release

    Press Releases

    Mercedes-Benz Burlington

  • Kinesic/Quantum Shift PR Edit

    Press Releases

  • Trillium College Promotes Wellness

    Magazines, Press Releases

    Study Magazine

  • Margaret’s Legacy & Holocaust Education

    Websites

  • Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Begins Its Transition

    Newspapers

    InsideHalton.com

  • Prost! The Ultimate Oktoberfest Party

    Magazines

    Look Local Magazine

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Testimonials

“Quantum Automotive Group and Mercedes-Benz Burlington have been using Nicolette’s professional editing and writing skills for several years with great success. We appreciate her team approach, her passion for getting to know our business and values, and her ability to authentically express our message on every occasion. We value her input and collaboration on various messages to our staff, customers and the community we serve. We will continue our valued relationship with Nicolette as we develop and grow our innovative automotive brands.”
-Ken Szekely, President/CEO,
Mercedes-Benz Burlington & Quantum Automotive Group

 

“Throughout my career I have been featured by many different magazines and have had some reasonable results, except recently I was interviewed by Nicolette. Interesting, delving questions helped me express myself! Very pleased with the quick performance and the personal touch. Rated excellent.”

– Stephen Coulson, Coulson Fine Homes

 

“You may not even know you need a good editor until you find one and the editing begins…but you really do. I was lucky to find and am happy to recommend Nicolette Little as a no-nonsense person who understands her craft well. I’d use her services again and, without a doubt, I shall.”
– Peter Shurman, Author of Millennials: Boom’er Bust,
Former MPP, and CEO of Standard Radio