Kate Harrison Whiteside
Out and about...
Selkirk College - attending Vodcasting workshop
Filming for Hands On - A Passion for Roller Derby
Rossland Reads, Cafe Bookstore, Rossland
Mir Centre - Delivering Plain Language Training
CBAL Reach-A-Reader Day - Trail, Rossland
Literacy and Learning Symposium, Edmonton - team training Power of Plain Language with Terri Peters via Skype.
International Plain Language Day Oct 13 - on YouTube
Literacy and Learning Symposium 2011, Calgary
International Plain Language Day - City Hall, Calgary, October 13, 2011
Latin Film Fest - Calgary
Ulverston Tweet Up
Cumbria Connect meeting at Brewery Arts.
CIDA workshop on Getting the Most out of Social Networking Sites.
Cumbria Road Safety Partnership Conference speaking on Using Social Media
Ulverson Business Alliance talking on Getting into Social Networking Sites for Business, The thing about Ning and Twitter Power.
Jee Camp - Journalism Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Unconference - B'ham
The Talking Newspapers AGM discussing new technology and how it's affecting news papers and their websites.
Furness Creative Industries Meeting member of panel talking about creative clusters.
The Brewery Arts in Kendal handing out the second Readers' Choice Award.The Anne Pierson Young Writers in Cumbria 2008 Awards.
Cumbria Filmmakers Network showing feature film Digging in the Duddon, along with writer Aly Purssell.
West Cumbria and Furness Business Forum wearing my New Media Mentor hat and talking with entrepreneurs about new media opportunities.
Women's Arts Int'l Festival 2007MC for Freedom of Expression Panel Discussion.www.womensartsinternational.co.uk
Key Contact Links...
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Bio...Kate Harrison Whiteside
Kate grew up on a small farm on the Canadian prairies, one of five children. She studied to be a journalist, worked for over 20 years as a communications consultant, and never dreamed it would lead her to England.
Kate retraced her grandparents’ steps back to England. They had emigrated to Canada in the early 1900s.
Kate graduated from Calgary's Mount Royal College journalism program in the early 80s, and spent the 90s as a consultant - specialising in plain language services and web content development.
She met her English husband whilst he was on holidays in the Rocky Mountains with a mutual friend.
After moving to England in 98, Kate continued creating content for websites, which lead to her post as web editor for the award winning weekly The Westmorland Gazette, where she wrote a tech column Web Watch.
Kate has studied both writing fiction and film making. Her fiction has been published in My Weekly magazine. She also works with other writers creating lit vids (literature videos). In August, her commissioned collaboration with Cumbrian poet Maggie Norton, documenting the season in Yorkshire hay meadows was shown during the Sedbergh Festival of Books and Drama 2008.
Prior to moving to England, Kate had a professional association with Vancouver plain language consultant Cheryl Stephens. In 2006, they put together two plain language books that were published electronically through LuLu. The second book, Website Usability – A Plain Language Toolbox, part of the Plain Language Wizardry series, is being prepared for print distribution as Plain Language Websites - A Toolbox and will be on sale through Amazon soon. In2011, they initiated the global celebration International Plain Language Day, Oct 13 and they are on the organizing committee for the PLAIN 2013 Conference in Vancouver.
Kate now works through Key Advice offering new media services to clients, helping them take advantage of new technology.
Kate has just moved back to Canada, settling in the Kootenays, in BC. She works in her Feng Shui designed writing room, looking towards the Rocky Mountains.