I’m Allan Lynch.
I live in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, which is quickly becoming Napa North, as our orchards are replaced by vineyards. And yes, you can grow grapes this far north.
I am a freelance writer, corporate storyteller, a web consultant ensuring business content is meeting and incentive sector friendly, an author and a speaker.
The Thumbnail CV is this: after college I had a newspaper career. I’ve been a reporter, sales manager, general manager, managing editor and publisher. I eventually chucked the office routine to return to my first love: writing. For three years I wrote a syndicated humour column. For 20 years I’ve been a freelance writer focused on business, travel and the business of travel.
My work has appeared in Meetings & Incentive Travel, Association News, MPI’s The Meeting Professional as well as MPI’s One +, ignite, Meetings & Conventions, Incentives & Meetings International, International Meeting Review, Executive Traveler, Motivational Strategies, Corporate Travel, Meetings Incentives International, Profit, Progress, Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Spa, The Robb Report, Canadian Geographic, Good Times, AmericanWay, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Harrowsmith, Equinox, Organic Spa, Reader’s Digest, Imperial Oil Review, DreamScapes, Westworld, Going Places, LeisureWays (CAA magazines), Saltscapes, and others.
I’ve also written four books:
—Sweat Equity: Atlantic Canada’s New Entrepreneurs
—Discover Nova Scotia’s Museums & Art Galleries
—All In The Family, Inc., Insights from the Corporate Boardrooms and Kitchen Tables of Canadian Family Businesses
—The Nova Scotia Book of Musts, The 101 Places Every Nova Scotian MUST See
I have been a director and officer of several publishing companies as well as a small holding company, and served for nine years on the board of the Atlantic Community Newspapers’ Association. I have served as regional director of the Periodical Writer’s Association of Canada and on the board of TERLA (The Electronic Rights Licensing Agency). I also spent 12 years on the board of The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and served a year as chair.
I have been a consultant to an American magazine, a chain of New Brunswick newspapers, and several Atlantic publications.
My volunteer work has included working with The Canadian Red Cross to aid stranded travelers during 9/11, as a fundraiser for a sheltered workshop and as a board member of an award-winning touring theatre company.
I have been a guest lecturer in journalism at the University of Kings College, Halifax (NS), and Western Community College, Stephenville (NL); spoken to students about entrepreneurship, and to trade and industry groups about entrepreneurship, travel, marketing and managing media.
Samples of my other writing are at: https://allanlynch.wordpress.com
Because of my travel schedule, email is the most efficient first contact method. Wherever I may be, I will respond within 24 hours. Write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org