About Me


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Who I am:

Hi, I’m Madeline! Currently, I’m based between the ocean and the mountains in Vancouver.

I’ve always been interested in telling true stories, as the real is often more incredible than fiction. Ever since I learned how to spell, I’ve been using my own experiences to write my way to an understanding about the world around me. 

This led me to complete a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria, and more recently an intensive Publishing Program at Langara College. 

I’m a managing editor for SAD Mag, a Vancouver-based print publication that provides a platform for emerging artists, writers, designers, and other creatives with an emphasis on inclusivity. 


What I do:

I love helping others tell their stories, whether that’s writing a profile on them for a magazine or coming up with the perfect content for their website.

copy-writing: from slogans to multi-page guides
articles: personal essays, short & sweet blog posts, and features

proofreading, copy-editing, & substantive/structural

design & illustration
mostly simple layouts & line-drawings. I love coming up with logos & ideas for merchandise.


Want to create something together? Head to my contact page, or email me: madeline.p.barber@gmail.com