Fiona Campbell (formerly Wagner) has an insatiable curiosity. She also has a natural way with words, a knack for asking the right questions and a keen eye for detail. But above all, she loves a good story.

When she realized that writing was the best (and only?) way to channel these traits (and make a living doing it), she launched her freelance career. That was 14 years ago.

Fiona recently moved from a 71-acre farm outside a small village in Hastings County, Ont., to an old brick house in another small village that she shares with her two kids, two cats, one dog and too many books. She has a blog about her eight+ years on the farm and her efforts to live a simpler, more self-reliant life.

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About me

what i do

I'm a freelance writer with an eclectic range of research interests and publication credits. I'm also production editor and communications specialist for the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (since July 2011) and former editor of Bankrate Canada from July 2010 to December 2012. I've also taught yoga (RYT-200) to kids, teens and adults at Wavelengths Studio & School in Norwood, Ont.


I've written for national magazines such as Small Farm Canada, Harrowsmith Country Life, Ignite, Best Health, Canadian Geographic, The Bruce Trail Magazine, Financial Post Business, Chatelaine and more, websites such as Green Living, Bankrate Canada, Lowe's for Pros, and Microsoft Home Magazine and various corporate and non-profit organizations including P.O.W.E.R., Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


I have MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King's College in Halifax, NS, a a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, ON, and an Honours BA in International Development (minor in History) from the University of Guelph. I've also completed my Canadian Securities Course and studied Environmental Management at the University of Toronto.


I'm a member of the Quinte Arts Council, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts, a professional member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) and a voting member of the Editors' Association of Canada (EAC).

Writers on writing

"A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? "
~ George Orwell