Job Title:Senior Copywriter
Grad Year:1977
Expertise:Communications, Writing and Editing

What makes you a good mentor?

I have learned so much from those people who shared their knowledge with me about many things in my career and life to this point. I believe in passing along whatever I can about what I've learned along the way.

About James Hale

James Hale is Senior Copywriter at McMillan, an Ottawa-based business-to-business marketing agency with a wide roster of global clients. He has a deep background in corporate communications, including more than two decades in telecommunications and related high technology sectors. He has also served as a speechwriter for more than two dozen senior executives, federal Cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister of Canada. In addition, he has acted as a national spokesperson for Elections Canada in six federal general elections.

Since 1978, he has also maintained an active business as a music journalist, writing for a broad range of publications, including – since 1996 – DownBeat magazine.

He is the author of numerous books, including the official history of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Egg Farmers of Canada.