I’m Adrienne Kitchin and I work as a freelance health writer and editor. I am also a professor and have been teaching for over ten years, first at the University of Toronto and now at Humber College, both in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
As a graduate student in Medical Anthropology from the University of Toronto, I went to Namibia to work with traditional birth attendants and knowledge exchange practices regarding the prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
After finishing my MA, I gained post-graduate certification in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from Humber College. I am also a graduate of Humber College’s post-graduate Creative Writing program, where I won a Writer’s Trust Award and Humber College’s Letter of Distinction.
In addition to my formal education, I have also studied and am certified to teach yoga and meditation and use the kind of body and mind awareness gained through such practices to inform the writing and editing services I provide by calmly and intuitively seeing a project through from inception to completion and ensuring the outcome is exactly what my client wants.
My background in Medical Anthropology has allowed me to research what I am passionate about-how people think about and maintain good health for themselves, their families and their communities. In my writing business, I carry over this theme that speaks to the very heart of what people are searching for, which, ultimately, is health and well-being.
I love to learn and to share what I know, which is what makes teaching, freelance health writing and editing the perfect career combination for me.