Carolyne Van Der Meer

Strategic Storyteller and PR Professional in Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Carolyne Van Der Meer is a journalist, public relations professional and university lecturer.

Carolyne runs a consultancy practice in PR. She focuses on strategic storytelling for her clients. Her specialties include content creation and development; thought leadership strategy; magazine journalism (mainstream and industry/trade publications); media analysis and strategy; media training; internal communications strategy and counsel; coaching for writers; ghostwriting; and editing and deep revision.

Carolyne has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from University of Ottawa and Concordia University respectively, and a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers. Her journalistic articles, essays, short stories and poems have been featured in publications in Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, the U.K. and the U.S.

Her first book, Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience, was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2014. Her second book, a collection of poetry entitled Journeywoman, was published in 2017 by Toronto-based Inanna Publications. Her first bilingual book, which she translated herself, Heart of Goodness: The Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys in 30 Poems | Du cœur à l'âme : La vie de Marguerite Bourgeoys en 30 poèmes, was published by Guernica Editions in 2020. This book was awarded Second Place in the Poetry category of the 2021 Catholic Media Association's Annual Book Awards and is a finalist in the Specialty Books category of the 2021 edition of The Word Guild's The Word Awards.

A fourth book, a collection of poetry entitled Sensorial, is forthcoming from Inanna in spring 2022.

If you are interested in Carolyne's services, please contact her at [email protected]

  • Education
    • Humber School for Writers
    • Concordia University
    • University of Ottawa