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.


You can see more of Lindsey's work online on her pop culture site Pop Rewind, covering the best in 1980s and 1990s nostalgia.

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Writing Samples

Features Writing

- “Scott Thompson takes on the graphic novel.” The Lance. 83.27, pg. 8. March 15, 2011.
- “Barenaked Ladies play St. Clair show.” The Lance. 83.10, pg. 8. October 5, 2010.
- “Come for the pizza, stay for the fun.” The Lance. 82.14, pg. 10. November 18, 2009.
- “PostSecret unites us through shared secrets.” The Lance. 82.9, pg. 10. October 7, 2009.
- “Windsor’s gonna get a hurt, real bad.” The Lance. 82.7, pg. 10. September 23, 2009.
- “Forget CDs: a return to music’s vinyl roots.” The Lance. 81.22, pg. 12-13. January 28, 2009.
- “Jon Lajoie’s transition from online to stage.” The Lance. 81.18, pg. 10. December 3, 2008.
- “Finger Eleven: taking advantage of technology.” The Lance. 81.11, pg. 12. October 15, 2008.
- “‘Weird Al’ talks accordions and The Simpsons.” The Lance. 81.4, pg. 10. August 8, 2008.
- “Sum 41: the Underclass Heroes bounce back.” The Lance. 80.28, pg. 15. March 19, 2008.
- “Here comes They Might Be Giants.” The Lance. 80.26, pg. 14. March 5, 2008.
- “Cut and paste: zines, ezines, and zine culture.” The Lance. 80.26, pg. 13. March 5, 2008.
- “Canadians fighting for their right to read.” The Lance. 80.24, pg. 13. February 13, 2008.
- “Bedouin Soundclash gears up for Windsor.” The Lance. 80.18, pg. 13. November 28, 2007.
- “The cult of NaNoWriMo.” The Lance. 80.13, pg. 13. October 31, 2007.
- “Walk like a zombie: the zombie horde takes over.” The Lance. 80.12, pg. 13. October 24, 2007.

Arts Writing

- “Windsor Zombie Walk: bring out your undead.” The Lance. 83.10, pg. 8. October 12, 2010.
- “Biblioasis book launch features a night of literature and music.” The Lance. 83.8, pg. 8. September 21, 2010.
- “Handmade Campaign: books without batteries.” The Lance. 83.6, pg. 8. September 7, 2010.
- “Toronto’s Paint hoping to win our hearts.” The Lance. 83.5, pg. 8. August 31, 2010.
- “Windsor Fringe Festival takes over downtown.” The Lance. 83.3, pg. 9. July 13, 2010.
- “Home of the largest unfinished subway.” The Lance. 83.2, pg. 8. June 15, 2010.
- “Movement’s biggest show ever.” The Lance. 83.1, pg. 8. May 18, 2010
- “Riding the GravyTrain into Canadian cult status.” The Lance. 83.1, pg. 9. May 18, 2010
- “Jean-Paul De Roover vs. 600 Band-Aids.” The Lance. 82.24, pg. 11. March 10, 2010.
- “Zemeckis re-imagines A Christmas Carol.” The Lance. 82.12, pg. 10. November 4, 2009.
- “Queen’s Daughter coming to a screen near you.” The Lance. 82.12, pg. 12. November 4, 2009.
- “NaNoWriMo makes 50,000 the magic number.” The Lance. 82.11, pg. 10. October 28, 2009.
- “Rumrunners book recalls the Detroit-Windsor Funnel.” The Lance. 82.10, pg. 11. October 21, 2009.
- “Award win nice, nice, very nice for Dan Mangan.” The Lance. 82.8, pg. 10. September 30, 2009.
- “Fast Romantics on the road and eating pie.” The Lance. 82.6, pg. 10. September 16, 2009.
- “Cake Wrecks: under neat that, put article.” The Lance. 82.4, pg. 10. August 26, 2009.
- “Warped Tour brings Alexisonfire to Detroit.” The Lance. 82.2, pg. 12. July 8, 2009.
- “The Bitchin’ Kitchen is not your mother’s cookbook.” The Concordian. February 17, 2009.
- “Comic artist Rachel Olsen is too real for you.” The Lance. 81.18, pg. 12. December 3, 2008.
- “Idling is better than sleepwalking through life.” The Lance. 81.15, pg. 15. November 12, 2008.
- “Cock’d Gunns: struggling to be the biggest band ever.” The Lance. 81.14, pg. 16. November 5, 2008.
- “Watch out for Random Acts of Poetry.” The Lance, 81.9, pg. 13. October 1, 2008.
- “Nick Shields talks tumours, vids and flicks.” The Lance. 81.8, pg. 15. September 24, 2008.
- “Elliott Brood touches base with their Windsor roots.” The Lance. 81.6, pg. 17. September 10, 2008.
- “Eye on the Arts: Marianthi Evans.” The Lance. 81.5, pg. 16. August 27, 2008.
- “Author examines white people and the stuff they like.” The Lance. 81.4, pg. 11. August 6, 2008.
- “Are You There, Vodka? Handler’s cocktail for a successful book.” The Lance. 81.1, pg. 12. May 14, 2008.
- “Kike Like Me examines Jewish identity.” The Lance. 80.30, pg. 13. April 2, 2008.
-“A celebration of poetry.” The Lance. 80.30, pg. 14. April 2, 2008.
- “Blogs, the final frontier.” The Lance. 80.29, pg. 15. March 26, 2008. Reprinted in the Brock University Press, April 1, 2008.
- “Rent-a-Goalie: the whack jobs of hockey.” The Lance. 80.29, pg. 12. March 26, 2008.
- “Shark mafia, attempted murder, and espionage.” The Lance. 80.28, pg. 16. March 19, 2008.
- “Tay Zonday’s cherry chocolate reign.” The Lance. 80.23, pg. 13. February 6, 2008.
- “Hail The Villain brings evil to Windsor.” The Lance. 80.22, pg. 13. January 30, 2008.
- “Casper and Billow: using T-shirts as art.” The Lance. 80.20, pg. 13. January 16, 2008.
- “Online comic tycoons rile up readers for charity.” The Lance. 80.18, pg. 15. November 28, 2007.
- “Eye on the Arts: TRP.” The Lance. 80.16. pg. 14. November 21, 2007.
- “Hunter Valentine brings attitude to Windsor.” The Lance. 80.16, pg. 13. November 21, 2007.
- “Scot teaches lessons in self-acceptance.” The Lance. 80.15, pg. 14. November 14, 2007.

News Writing

- “Refreshing ice wine and good eats at Festival of Ice.” Word on Windsor. February 2011.
- “Trans Canada Trailers returns in front of the Dragons.” Word on Windsor. February 2011.
- “Solar investment and jobs coming to Windsor.” Word on Windsor. November, 2010.
- “Campus throws Life Line to students.” The Lance. 80.7, pg. 5. September 19, 2007.

Business Writing

- “Fresh approach key to revitalization.” In Business. 22.8. August 2010.
- “Windsor International Air Show helps Windsor’s economy soar.” In Business. 22.8. August 2010.
- “Downtown Windsor: the next chapter still evolving.” In Business. 22.7. July 2010.
- “Beyond the Dragons’ Den.” In Business. 22.6. June 2010.
- “Aerospace industry soars in Windsor.” In Business. 22.6. June 2010.
- “Running against the wind.” In Business. 22.5. May 2010.
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“Border policy stifles Windsor tourism.” In Business. 22.3. March 2010.
- “Mentoring entrepreneurs for success.” In Business. 22.3. March 2010.
- “Love is in the air.” In Business. 22.2. February 2010.
- “Profile: Renko Carpet Cleaning Service.” In Business. 22.2. February 2010.
- “Building your business in 140 characters or less.” In Business. 22.1. January 2010.
- “The lowdown on the HST.” In Business. 22.1. January 2010.
- “Ontario leading the way for accessibility.” In Business. 21.12. December 2009.
-“2009 year in review: region at the turning point.” In Business. 21.12. December 2009.
- “Pelissier cleaning up its act.” In Business. 21.11. November 2009.
- “Solar sector becoming an economic beacon.” In Business. 21.11. November 2009.
- “Servicing a niche – key for small business success.” In Business. 21.10. October 2009.
- “Creating jobs now to move Windsor forward.” In Business. 21.10. October 2009.
- “Air cargo potential flies high for Windsor International Airport.” In Business. 21.9. September 2009.
- “Bob-Lo’s luxury transformation.” In Business. 21.7. July 2009.
- “The Red Bull Air Race returns to revive downtown Windsor.” In Business. 21.6. June 2009.
- “Leading the way for women business owners.” In Business. 21.5. May 2009.
- “The Women’s Auxiliary serves up 75 years of dedicated service.” In Business. 21.5. May 2009.
- “Marketing the region as a retirement community: The Windsor-Essex Peninsula.” In Business, 21.3. March 2009.
- “Hot Logic redefines lunch breaks.” In Business, 21.2. February 2009.
- “The secrets of Georgina’s kitchen.” In Business. 21.1. January 2009.
- “Local Blogs and the Changing Media.” In Business. 20.11. November 2008.
- “Brentwood Home Lottery.” In Business. 20.10. October 2008.
- “The Greening of Essex County.” In Business. 20.9. September 2008.
- “The Shores of Erie Wine Festival.” In Business. 20.8. August 2008.
- “Active Body Physical Therapy.” In Business. 20.7. pg. 24. July 2008.