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nDash Writer Profile for Maria Hypponen


A communications and editorial professional.

About Me

Thanks for checking out my profile! I am Maria Hypponen, a communications and editorial professional with more than 15 years of experience serving organizations and individuals who want to inform, delight, and persuade their audiences.

As a writer and communications advisor, I plan, develop, and write a wide variety of content to help my clients share compelling stories with their audiences. I write blog posts, articles, case studies, e-newsletters, media releases, whitepapers, and e-books.

As an editor, I help clients refine their written communications so they are clear, consistent, and error-free. Whether you have a series of blog posts that need polishing, or an e-book that needs soup-to-nuts development, I can help your words shine.

As a freelance back-of-the-book indexer, I write accurate, elegant, and thoughtful indexes for books on a range of topics--from Aboriginal issues to urban studies and so much more.

I look forward to helping you make the most of your content!

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My Writing Samples

Media release: RDCK to review procedures for use of regional facilities for events

This media release was issued to provide the organization's response to controversy regarding a speaker at an event on property owned by the organization.


Media release: RDCK Board declares climate action imperative

This media release announced the Board's commitment to taking action to respond to climate change.


Media release: ACPA supports Transport Minister Marc Garneau in his efforts

A media release intended to raise awareness of ACPA's position on laser strikes on pilots.


Confessions of an Idea Hoarder

A creativity blog post about what to do when you have too many ideas.


7 ways that mindfulness can make you a better writer

A creativity blog post about mindfulness for writers.


Out of the factory, into the kitchen

A personal essay for the Globe & Mail's Facts & Arguments section.



Communications Coordinator

Led the creation and implementation of organizational and program-related communications plans and products for this local government in the southern interior of BC. Wrote a wide range of content--media releases, website content, ad copy, presentations, staff newsletter articles, and more.

Company: Regional District of Central Kootenay

I worked there from 11/2017 until now

Manager of Communications

Provided communications advice and support to the executive officers, volunteers and staff of this association serving the 3,300-plus pilots who fly millions of passengers around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge. Wrote and edited newsletters, media releases, website content, presentations, technical guides, and webinar scripts.

Company: Air Canada Pilots Association

I worked there from 7/2014 until 9/2017

Communications Specialist

Provided communications and marketing support to this association representing more than 1,500 personal injury plaintiff lawyers, law clerks and students across Ontario. Wrote and edited blog posts, social media posts, website content, and newsletters.

Company: Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

I worked there from 3/2013 until 6/2014

Content I Write