Saturday, 12 May 2007

Rachel Sa returns

Well hello, Rachel.

Freelancer Rachel Sa returned to the Toronto Sun for the first time since 2004 last Monday with an informative op-ed piece about that new Internet buzz place called Facebook.

MySpace is so yesterday . . .

"It feels great to be back," Rachel tells Toronto Sun Family. "I'm back on a freelance basis (same as my gig before.) Monday was my first column since 2004."

Back at you Rachel. It's great to see your well-written prose back in the Sun.

Rachel was a Mississauga high school student when she first wrote for the Toronto Sun in 1998 - a freelance column about the effects of teacher strikes on the morale of students. Sun staffers liked her style and she found invaluable mentors in Lorrie Goldstein, Alan Cairns, Bob MacDonald, Joe Warmington, Bob McConachie, Mike Strobel and others.

The effervescent young writer wrote an On Campus column for the Sun throughout her university years and in 2002 became a published author with a collection of her columns called What Rachel Sa - A Field Guide for Parents.

Rachel moved on to other ventures in 2004, including a stint at the National Post while former Sun publisher Les Pyette was at the Post.

All we can say is the Sun shines brighter with Rachel on the scene.

You can read more about Rachel in her TSF Hired in the 90s posting.

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