About Me

Lindsey Rivait is a freelance writer and editor from Windsor, ON with over a decade of experience in the writing, editing, and publishing fields. She specializes in arts and business writing, grant writing, newsletters and mailing lists, press releases, press kits, and more. When she isn't busy with all that, she's plugging away at her first novel.

Her work has appeared in Windsor Business, The Lance, Our Homes Windsor & Essex County, Word on Windsor, In Business, The LaSalle Post, WAMM, Nails HQ Magazine, Zap Fort Myer’s Source Magazine, ROOM Magazine, The Executive Magazine, Generation Magazine, Windsor Salt, Quills, The Antigonish Review, and in poetry anthologies from The Canadian Authors Association Niagara Branch, Polar Express Publishing, Cranberry Tree Press, and Black Moss Press. Her work for the Lance has been reprinted in dozens of newspapers across Canada as well as included in the Gale/Cengage Learning Database "INFOTRAC" in Dallas, TX.

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Oh yeah, I have a blog. Yearly update?

By Lindsey | December 18, 2013

I guess it’s been quite a while, eh?

The Lance is back up and running, has been for a while, I just suck at updating. Felt kind of lazy (very lazy!) to leave that previous post as my last one.

I have other blogs (sorry you had to find out this way) that I’ve been working diligently on, and not neglecting like this poor thing. My nail polish blog, Lindsey’s Lacquer, sees quite a bit of traffic. I realize it might seem silly to blog about nail polish, but it’s really fun and it helps me justify my embarrassingly large collection (300 bottles? Who needs that?! Me, apparently).


One of my manicures was featured in a nail polish publication called Nails HQ Magazine. This is available on the iTunes App store by clicking here.


The local business publication I write for is now online, and you can read past issues as well. Check out Windsor Business!

Of course I’m still at the local Chamber of Commerce, putting together their print magazine, electronic newsletter, press releases, presentations, website updates, and all sorts of other exciting stuff. It’s a fun place to work and it’s a great feeling to be part of positive change in my city.

Looking at past posts I see that I wrote about the Hunger Games movie. I caught the second one, Catching Fire, a couple weeks ago and it was even better that the first. I’m looking forward to the conclusion, even though I know I’ll feel all the feels.

And typing about The Feels (TM)– have you read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green? Good lord. There’s a movie I’m looking forward to seeing. I don’t want to ruin anything, but let’s just say thank goodness for waterproof mascara. I’m gonna need it.

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Student journalism in Windsor in jeopardy

By Lindsey | April 7, 2013

The student newspaper I used to work for, The Lance out of the University of Windsor, was suddenly and unjustly shut down by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance today. You can read the details in the Windsor Star article by clicking here. A Facebook group to save the print publication has been created. It would mean a lot if you could check that out and give your support.


Thanks in advance!

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Slacking and Updates

By Lindsey | June 14, 2012

Yes I’ve been slacking on my site here, but I started writing for Windsor Business as of their May 2012 issue. They’re a local business magazine/newspaper that comes out monthly. I’d link to their site, but it’s being overhauled (hasn’t been updated since 2007, oops!) I’m also still doing Communications-type work as well as taking on freelance clients.

Additionally, BookFest Windsor is coming up at the end of October. I’ve been volunteering with them for a few years now, updating their site (I didn’t design it, just provide updates) throughout the year. The 2012 schedule isn’t up quite yet, but I’ve seen some of it and it looks sweet!

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Book Vs. Movie: The Hunger Games

By Lindsey | April 6, 2012

I finally had a chance to see The Hunger Games movie and thought I’d do up a quick post on book vs. film. No spoilers here, either!

I’m glad I read the book so close to seeing the movie so a lot of things were fresh in my mind. I filled my husband in on what was missing from the film on the ride home from the theatre. Obviously you can’t cram an entire book into a two-hour movie, and there’s some things that just don’t work as well in a movie as they do in a book. The point-of-view in the book is strictly Katniss, but that wouldn’t work out so well in the film. There would be too much exposition to tread through and it would just bore the audience.

I mentioned the shaky-cam in my last post, and I’m happy to report that it didn’t have an affect on me. I only really noticed it when the tributes from District 12 were being selected, but even then it was only an annoyance, not something that made me ill.

Overall, I thought the film was a great adaptation of the book, but I’d definitely recommend reading the book before going into the theatre.

What were your thoughts on The Hunger Games book vs. the movie?

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Obligatory post about The Hunger Games

By Lindsey | March 30, 2012

I picked up the first Hunger Games book a few months ago after reading about a few people I follow online really enjoying it. I put it off and with the movie coming out (well, it’s out now), decided to power through it two days before the movie release just in case I ended up seeing some spoilers.

The Hunger Games is an easy read, thanks to it being targeted toward a younger audience I’m sure, but it’s not dumbed down. The book was unputdownable and I finished it in the two days I set out to finish it in. I rarely read books for such a long period, not since the last Harry Potter book came out, but the story is thrilling. I wanted to know what happened next and found myself rationalizing—if I just read the next chapter, then I’ll go clean the bathroom or take care of some work. Of course, that went on all day and last Thursday was a write-off… oops.

In some parts of the book, I was a little worried it was turning too Twilight-y, with Katniss caring for both Peeta and Gale. The relationships seem a little less Twilight-y now, but I’m still a bit worried. I’ve ordered the next two books from Amazon, but they haven’t shipped yet. Once I tackle those, I’ll post some more about Hunger Games.

What did you think of the book? What about the movie? I still haven’t seen the film yet, but I’m curious. I’ve heard mixed reviews, as well as warnings of shakey-cam. I had a hard time watching Cloverfield in theatres due to the shakyness, so I guess we’ll see what kind of a headache I get with Hunger Games!

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Adding additional skills to the old resume

By Lindsey | March 29, 2012

Recently I’ve taken up amateur photography. I’ve always enjoyed it, I’ve just never been good at it. Not that I’m super fabulous now, but I like capturing my subject and feel like it’s a great skill to add to my resume. Not only do I provide just about any writing service my clients need, I can now add original photos on top of that all.

On Boxing Day (Canada’s Black Friday), I scored an amazing deal on a Canon Rebel T3i camera. It’s very different from the cameras I’ve used previously. This is my first time with a DSLR. I find it a bit intimidating, but the more I play with it and learn about the different settings, the more amazed I am with this camera and with the skill set I seem to be building. Looking at photos from a year or even a few months ago, I definitely notice a difference in composition and quality. An online course in photography certainly helped, too!

What are some additional skills you’d like to add to your resume? I’d like to take some more photography classes. If you happen to be in Windsor, ON and know of some great resources, leave me a comment!

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February Photo a Day Challenge: Day 29

By Lindsey | February 29, 2012

I don’t often listen to music at home (I’m distracted way too easily), but I enjoy listening to They Might Be Giant’s newest album, Join Us, so it gets to be featured for the last day of February under “something you’re listening to”.

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February Photo a Day Challenge: Day 28

By Lindsey | February 29, 2012

The thing about today’s theme–“money”– is that I never have any on me. I’m always paying with credit cards. I’m a sucker for those points/rewards cards. Above is a photo of my new wallet (Ardenes) and purse (Etsy). They both do a fine job of holding all my cards.

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February Photo a Day Challenge: Day 27

By Lindsey | February 27, 2012

I still have a few more gaps to fill in with this photo a day thing, but here’s a little afternoon snack action for today’s photo– “something you ate”. This is a Vita Muffin. It’s okay, kind of bland, but chocolately enough. I like how this photo came out, though.

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February Photo a Day Challenge: Day 24

By Lindsey | February 24, 2012

I’ve kind of been dreading this photo. How do I make it creative? Why did the person who came up with this list really want to see all these bathrooms cabinets? Should I move the toilet paper?

At any rate, here it is. That little dish there is for the pure acetone next to it, which I use to clean up my manicures. I was going to hide it because it looks weird, but you know what… I forgot to.

As a bonus, you can see my Christmas towel. Yes, it’s February. But it still dries hands year-round.

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