Evelyn is by far one of the most talented and dedicated writers and editors I know. Her Montreal site for About.com is filled with informative and snappily written articles on a city that can be intimidating for outsiders to get to know. Evelyn’s fresh, earnest and balanced coverage reveals her strong journalistic judgment, as well as her ability to parse vast amounts of information while reaching readers in an accessible yet personal style. She is also a discerning and talented editor with a real understanding of what makes online content successful, demonstrating strong skills in everything from photography to SEO. This has clearly allowed her to transcend the niche potential of a mid-tier city like Montreal, garnering pageviews and a dedicated readership whose numbers are more commensurate to global cities such as New York or London. I wholly recommend Evelyn for any and all editorial positions, in the domain of travel and beyond.
Evelyn does a wonderful job managing the Lawless French social media pages, including promoting new content, creating writing prompts, answering questions, and offering corrections. Her friendly yet professional tone encourages French learners of all levels, keeping them motivated and engaged.
The one true authority on what’s happening in our fair city.
I saw Adam Cohen live at the 2012 Montreal Jazz Fest. An absolutely fantastic performance from beginning to end complete with onstage tequila intermission (you had to be there). Was hoping to interview the gent post-performance but, well, tequila. The hook? You don’t even need to be familiar with Leonard Cohen’s son’s discography to get swept away. He just reels you in with his gentle, visceral folk-tinged rock, even better experienced live than recorded. – Evelyn Reid
That’s sweet. Thank you.
Hi! I study physiology at McGill and really interested in your work! Love reading “Where’s Your Head?” I believe that we need to incorporate some spirituality (I’m not a core spiritualist and try to have distance to be impartial, but I do believe in our inner strength) into the conventional medicine in order to really heal patients. Thank you so much for your great work! Also love reading your articles about Montreal!
Evelyn immediately assumed the point-of-view of the target audience, covering angles and concerns I didn’t think to address. She framed her questions to me in a way that transformed my knowledge of the subject matter into a form that was both clear and engaging… without obscuring the highly technical nature of the subject (an IT System for micropayments involving major financial and commercial organizations). Thanks again, Evelyn!
Evelyn, I am an Aussie that worked in Montreal a few years ago and I fell head over heels in love with it. I come back every summer to stay for a while and I can’t tell you how much your words help me, both while I am here and to stay connected while I am away. What you do, your writing skills and love for this precious place is very important to me. Thank you so much.
“Here’s the good news. I also saw two scenes the equivalent of time-suspended magic, one a balancing act involving a voluptuous “balance goddess” manipulating palm leaf ribs with her feet like a Hindu deva, the audience following along as she shared her every breath with the Big Top, controlled exhales like a lover’s heartbeat pressed against one’s ear followed by a faint chime breaking through the suspense. Thirteen suspended ribs later, the goddess destroys her laboured creation with a simple flick, removing its tiniest link. Its seemingly most insignificant piece is as powerful as its largest. The blond amazon elicited a standing ovation. That, my friends, is Cirque du Soleil.” – Evelyn Reid
That is one of the best texts I have read on [the] “balance” [act] ever… You totally capture the essence of it. Shukriya!
Well either I’m turning into a really good cook, or that was a really good recipe.
I didn’t even miss the usual pig knuckle flavour (I added a bit of extra couple of favorite spices that I will confess to if you post another recipe) … we singles need all the culinary help we can get!