Kathy Shaidle

I'm Kathy Shaidle, a Toronto copywriter, author and freelance writer

Kathy Shaidle is a Toronto copywriter, freelance writer and editor. Her print and online copy has earned millions of dollars in sales and donations for major e-commerce and non-profit organizations. Kathy Shaidle has successfully tackled pretty much everything: case studies, annual reports, interviews with/profiles of big name donors & newsmakers, website copy, brochures, press releases, full page newspaper ads and much more.  Kathy Shaidle is a well-read generalist with broad frames of reference and a strong grasp of history. A fast learner, Shaidle is known for her quick turnaround time. Kathy Shaidle is also an experienced ghostwriter, social media manager and blogging pioneer.

Kathy Shaidle's Background

Kathy Shaidle's Experience

Conservative Politics Guide at Examiner.com

August 2008 - May 2010

Daily news stories of interest to U.S. conservatives: anti-terror initiatives, examples of liberal media bias, election results, book reviews, interviews and much more.

Columnist at Weekly World News

2009 - 2010

I was Ed Anger. No, seriously.

Web Editor at The Shopping Channel

April 2004 - November 2007

Wrote product descriptions across all categories, for this large e-commerce website. Wrote additional web site copy: celebrity profiles and interviews; vendor and supplier profiles; weekly email newsletter copy. Supervised part-time freelance writers.

Communications Director at Canadian Church Press Association

April 2002 - December 2003

Event management (annual national conference)

Communications Director at Book Promoters Association of Canada

March 2000 - March 2002

Website and membership data base maintenance. Event management: monthly and annual meetings. Assisting the President in various capacities.

Content Editor at United Way of Greater Toronto

2000 - 2002

Wrote and researched copy for print and web materials, describing United Way success stories, key fundraising areas. Also wrote Major Donor "ask" letters, ghostwrote for board members. Helped created web-based annual fundraising tool for employee contributions.

Talk Radio Watch columnist at WND


A weekly recap of audio and webcam highlights from the week in big name conservative talk radio: Rush, Beck, Savage, Levin & more.

Blogmaster, Writer, Editor at FiveFeetOfFury.com blog


A blog, a lawsuit, a way of life. Controversial rants and raves, now entering its 11th year Fans include Mark Steyn, Michelle Malkin, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and thousands of others each day. Due to the success of my blog, I now write weekly columns about culture and politics for Taki's Magazine, WND and PajamasMedia.

Toronto copywriter at KathyShaidle.com

January 1995

I've written for the Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, BeliefNet.com, CBC.ca, the Dallas Morning News, the American Spectator, Catholic World Report and other print and web outlets. Author of three traditional books plus two e-books. Most recent projects: * web copy for major (confidential) clients: funeral services, home theater installation, carpet cleaning, home repairs contractor * substantive editing on non-fiction book manuscript for New York author (our second project together) * managing social media (Twitter, Facebook) arm of a successful political lobbying campaign * researched and wrote 160-page Seniors Guide for provincial government

Kathy Shaidle's Education

Sheridan College

1983 – 1985

Kathy Shaidle's Interests & Activities

American history and politics, film, pop culture, literature