Judy Waytiuk      

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

A veteran journalist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, I've  freelanced (as Wordsink.ca) since 1994, after more than 20 years as a reporter in newspapers and in TV news. (Check my Bio for details.) I love soft adventure, history, nature, and cultural travel, and specialize in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Lately, I've moved into fiction. Stay tuned on that.

I'm also a photographer (check the Photofiles here for samples or search my Alamy images). Many of the more obscure spots I cover aren't photographed much, and it seems to make editors' lives easier if I can provide top-notch images with the copy. (I shoot with the Sony full-frame A99, and use a Sony Nex 7 as my second camera.)

      Contact me: waytiuk@wordsink.ca

2017 Unhanged Arthur (best first unpublished mystery novel) top ten title longlist
2016 Alice Munro Festival Best Short Story Award
2008 Travel Story of the Year (Canadian Tourism Commission)

2003 Northern Lights Award (Canadian Tourism Commission)
2003 Tourism Industry Association of Canada Globe and Mail Travel Media Award
2002 Pluma de Plata (Silver Quill) award from Mexico Tourism Board
2001 Travel Manitoba Tourism Media Award
2001 Travel Media Association of Canada, Best Canadian Destination Article


Phone/cell  204.256.9586


19 Woodlawn Ave.,  Winnipeg, Manitoba,  Canada R2M 2P3

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