Dorothea Helms

Owner: Write Stuff Writing Services, The Writing Fairy®

Advertorial/Editorial/New Home Real Estate Writing

Today’s Homes & Condominiums (York Region Newspaper Group).
Main Feature Writer/Freelance Editor for new homes section (January 1997 to present)
Freelance work for ad agencies and PR firms in the GTA new home building industry:
Shropshire Communications Group
The Communications Group Public Relations
Ryan Design
BAM Advertising
Kira Communications
Lawlor & Company
Freelance writer for several Greater Toronto Area public relations firms and ad agencies, ongoing since 1995
Canadian Architecture & Design Magazine contributing writer. (June 2009 to September 2009)
North of 89 magazine contributing writer. (Fall 2007 to April 2008)
There’s No Place Like Home (Metroland Publications)
Feature writer and contributing editor for this home-oriented lifestyle newspaper section (premier issue September, 2002) distributed twice a year (Spring and Fall) (2002 to 2008)
At Home in York Region (Metroland Publications)
Feature writer and editor for this home-oriented lifestyle magazine. (May 2001 to December 2003)
Canadian Homebuilder April 2001 “Vanbots Construction Corporation … Managing Nicely, Thank You!”
Best Years (Metroland Publications)
Main feature writer and editorial co-ordinator for this guide to a 50+ lifestyle (June 2000 to June 2001)
The Summer 2000 issue of Best Years won a “Use of Art Service” award from the Ontario Community Newspaper Association for excellence in visual presentation and integration of editorial content to the intended theme
The Ajax-Pickering News Advertiser (Metroland Publications)
Occasional special features writer/editor. Ajax and Pickering Millennium sections, 1999 Durham Region Seniors Directory, etc. (1998 to present)
Barrie Advance (Metroland Publications)
Main Feature Writer for “Barrie Living” housing section (July 1998 to present)
At Home in Durham, a division of Metroland Publishing
Editor and Main Feature Writer (September 1998 to March 1999)
Homes & Lifestyles, a division of Metroland Publishing
Editor and Main Feature Writer (January 1996 to December 1996)
The Original Bay News
All builder editorials in “Better Homes & Builders” section (October 1995 to January 1996)
Homes Today magazine
Main Feature Writer (May 1993 to August 1995)
Editor (September 1994 to August 1995)
Durham Lakeshore Communities magazine. Oshawa and District Chamber of Commerce
Write and edit each year for 1994 to 2000


Award-winning Dorothea Helms is an internationally published writer, editor and popular writing instructor.