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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Happy Halloween—or NaNoWriMo Eve!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

As I’m sure you’re well aware, National Novel Writing Month is November. This marks the 30 days that hundreds of thousands of people get hopped up on coffee, eschew sleep, and just write. Well, that’s the idea, anyway. I completed NaNoWriMo back in 2007 and am attempting it again this year. Obviously there’s no need […]

Upcoming Windsor-area Writing & Literacy Events!

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Although it’s still a bit of a ways off, I decided I’d do up a quick post about some writing workshops and upcoming events for my readers in the Windsor-area. First up is the Fourth Annual Windsor Reads Week, from September 26-30 and October 22, where notable Windsorites will be reading from the Scotiabank Giller […]

Freedom to Read Week sheds light on banned and challenged books

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Just did up an article about Freedom to Read Week for a website I write for, Word on Windsor: Being able to make a choice about what we can read is a right many Canadians take for granted. Each year, Freedom to Read Week (Feb. 20-26), presented by the Freedom of Expression Committee, reminds us […]

Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge seeks creativity

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Attention all Canadian Aboriginal writers and artists! This is an article I wrote that appears in the Feb. 8 issue of the Lance, out today: The Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge, an initiative of the Historica-Dominion Institute, is looking for Aboriginal writers and artists (ages 14-29) to submit creative works exploring an aspect of […]

Random Acts of Poetry

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Watch out for Random Acts of Poetry By Lindsey Rivait Arts Editor October 1, 2008 With poetry books and guerrilla tactics on hand, poets across Canada will be committing Random Acts of Poetry from Oct. 1-5. Launched in 2004 by B.C. poet Wendy Morton, Random Acts of Poetry features 28 poets across Canada travelling through […]

National Poetry Month

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Here’s another writing-related article I wrote that I thought you guys might be interested in: A celebration of poetry Lindsey Rivait Arts Editor With National Novel Writing Month far behind us, it’s time to step up and celebrate a different form: poetry. April is National Poetry Month, and this year marks its tenth anniversary in […]

Celebrate your freedom to read

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

I have lots of good news to post about, but first I wanted to post this article I wrote about Freedom to Read Week for The Lance. It was also picked up on the Canadian University Press wire, so that’s always exciting. Let’s say you couldn’t read your favourite book because someone didn’t agree with […]

November is National Novel Writing Month

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

This blog has been rather neglected lately, and it will likely continue that way until December. Like my title indicates, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. For those of you unfamiliar with the daunting task of writing 50,000 words in 30 days, head on over to NaNoWriMo.org for more details. I wasn’t going […]