Hello! I’m Steph and I’m a Toronto-based freelance writer, content writer, and copywriter. From essays to website copy to blogs, if you want someone who can create authentic and engaging content, you’ve found your writer.

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about me

who am i?

I’m a writer based in Toronto (O Canada!) with a passion for telling stories—yours and mine.

I write about parenting, identity, and the ever-elusive quest to living a meaningful life. My work appears in ELLE Canada, Today’s Parent, The Lily/Washington Post, Insider, and other publications.

Aside from my own writing, I am available as a content marketing writer and copywriter for businesses and individuals that are looking for sharp, compelling, relatable copy. If you need a website copy refresh, or a snappy blog post, or anything else that involves stringing words and thoughts together to create a story that captivates your reader—I’ve got you covered.

Prior to jumping into the full-time freelance life, I worked in various marketing and communications roles where I got the chance to flex my writing skills while producing analytical research reports, e-newsletters, social media captions, and more.

After moving on from my acclaimed blog where I documented my life with and after cancer, I created my own newsletter on Substack called Thank You for Sharing (P.S. please subscribe!). I’ve been told by many that I express things in a way that makes readers feel like I’m “inside their brains” and I can’t think of a bigger compliment.

When not working or wrangling my two rambunctious little boys, I can be found hanging out with my husband, binge-watching the same TV show you’re probably watching right now, and enjoying large amounts of sushi. I feel extremely privileged to be able to spend my time doing what I love to do, and making a difference through the words I put down on the page.

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My Services


A poignant personal essay. A professional bio. A share-worthy blog post. A letter to your long-lost lover. Whatever it is, I can write it.

Here are some things I can write for you:

  • Blogs
  • Articles
  • Case studies
  • Email newsletters
  • Website copy

Wondering if I can do something that you don’t see listed here? I probably can. Send me a note to find out how we can work together.

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Here are some things I’ve written.

I sent my kids back to daycare during Omicron. Making the decision was excruciating (Insider)

I’m Obsessed With Pointing Out Famous Jews to My Jewish Kid (Kveller)

I survived breast cancer and should be thriving. But it’s not so simple. (The Lily/Washington Post)

Lockdown or not, I’m never doing crafts with my kids again (Today’s Parent)

How to Explain Christmas to Your Jewish Kid (Today’s Parent)

I Had Postpartum Depression and Swore I’d Never Have More Kids. Now I’m Pregnant (Today’s Parent)

My Son Made it Through His First Week of Daycare But I Barely Survived (Today’s Parent)

What it’s Like to Hear ‘Breast is Best’ When You Literally Don’t Have Breasts (Today’s Parent)

How I Potentially Risked my Life to Become a Mom (ELLE Canada)

5 Things Every Homeowner Should do to Prepare for Cold Weather (Enercare Blog)

5 Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer (Rethink Breast Cancer)

How to Support Someone with Cancer During the Holidays (Rethink Breast Cancer)

Boobyball Fundraising Event Copy (Rethink Breast Cancer)

How I Finally Discovered What’s On the Other Side of Fear (ELLE Canada)

What It’s Like to Have Hot Flashes in Your 30’s (ELLE Canada)

How Cancer Changed My Plans for Motherhood (Huffington Post Canada)

How I Found my New Calling (ELLE Canada)

6 Lessons Learned from a Social Media Cleanse (ELLE Canada)

How I Became a Zen Master (ELLE Canada)

My Struggle to Feel Feminine After Battling Breast Cancer (ELLE Canada)

How I Learned New Life Lessons in an Improv Class (ELLE Canada)

Stephanie Gilman Photographs her Grateful Moments (ELLE Canada)

Drawing New Conclusions (ELLE Canada)

Stephanie Gilman Walks on the Edge (ELLE Canada)

My Spiritual Retreat (ELLE Canada)

My Journey to Find a New Life After Cancer (ELLE Canada)

It’s Not a Pink Ribbon That Reminds Me of Breast Cancer (Huffington Post Canada)

Cancer and Thunder: Learning Life’s Hard Lessons (Huffington Post Canada)

Interested in seeing other types of writing samples? Send me an email and tell me what you’re looking for.

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Want to work together or just say hello? Email me or use this handy dandy form.