Arlene Somerton Smith

Laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

I began my career shooting the rapids of the Ottawa River—with a video camera, that is. As a videographer for Wilderness Tours Whitewater Rafting I laughed a lot and slept little as I gave people a memory of themselves crashing through towering sprays of whitewater.

For twelve years I worked as a producer for Rogers Television in Ottawa with some of the brightest and most talented people I have ever met.

I am now a freelance writer and a certified copy editor. I write original video and television scripts, speeches, and promotional materials. (Find links to completed scripts at the bottom of the page.)

I also write short stories. I have been published in DESCANT magazine and a Writer’s Digest short story collection. I won the Canadian Authors Association National Capital Writing Contest and was shortlisted for the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition.

Kristen D. Godsey, editor of Writer’s Digest, wrote: “This year’s contest attracted close to 19,000 entries. Your success in the face of such formidable competition speaks highly of your writing talent, and should be a source of great pride as you continue in your writing career.”

I have been married to my always entertaining husband, Don, since 1989. I am the mother of two teenagers who are so amazing I wonder how it is that I happened to create them. I love sports, and my favourite time of year is when I give my television remote a good workout by watching baseball, hockey, tennis, and curling all at the same time.

I have been a member of Trinity United Church in Ottawa for eighteen years. It is my home for inspiration and goosebump moments.

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Creative. Competitive. Canada - video script written for use during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver

Industry Perspectives Campaign - Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Lofty Ideas - scripts for seventeen television episodes

Me, My House and I – scripts for five episodes as well as website “how-to” instructions

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