Web Writing for Government

With 10 years of experience in government communications, including 5 as the coordinator of the main Government of Alberta website, I have gathered a wealth of experience in making online government information accessible for citizens.

Government of Alberta

I was responsible for maintaining and updating the content of alberta.ca, including:

  • selecting news to feature on the home page
  • repurposing print content for the web
  • updating emergency information during large-scale natural disasters (forest fires, flooding)
  • creating microcontent
  • curating useful content from across government

The following examples of my work are available courtesy of the wonderful Wayback Machine.

Home page feature stories and news focus items

Feature stories were generally news releases repurposed for the web. In some cases, information from several news releases was incorporated into a single feature story.

News focus items collected several related feature stories in one place to help Albertans track more complex issues.

Microcopy

In addition to feature stories, I also wrote the microcopy for each story and for the spotlight section of the Government of Alberta home page.

Content curation