MY STORY

My name is Kaitlyn Kokoska!

 

I’m a writer, editor, and public relations student. I won’t call you out on your comma splices when we chat (unless you pay me to), but they will definitely give me a headache.

 

In 2018, I graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelors degree in Writing, majoring in Creative Nonfiction (think memoir or biography) and a minor in Journalism and Professional Publishing. This basically means I’m a pro at writing in my diary, but also I write news stories, e-marketing content, and blog posts.

 

During my undergrad I worked for the Martlet, UVic’s Independent Student Newspaper, as a volunteer, staff writer, editorial assistant, and podcast host. Sometimes I did these things all at the same time. I wrote and edited CP-styled articles and put out stories for almost every beat—technology, arts, and culture have always been my favourite though.

 

After I graduated, I moved to Edmonton, Alta. to toughen up by enduring -30 C snow squalls (and to live with my partner). I worked as a barista, editorial assistant, an insurance broker, and now I’m back to school (#foreverstudent) in UVic’s Public Relations Diploma program.

 

In this CPRS recognized program, I am learning how to create long-lasting relationships with stakeholders, devise communication plans, and make your company more profitable through connection building.  While I go to school in this part-time program, I am on the hunt for a position in the PR field to flex the skills I’ve developed.

 

You can check out some of my work on the portfolio page.

 

I’m always open to new connections and conversations! Check out my LinkedIn account and connect with me!

 

Thanks for visiting!