Education: Dalhousie University, Halifax (Bachelor of Arts, 1988), and the University of King's College, Halifax (Bachelor of Journalism, 1990).
Scott spent eight years in print journalism, working across Canada in the 1990s. He started out in sports writing and book reviewing and then moved into general reporting, features and editing. His literary reviews in Canadian newspapers helped establish his name.
Scott held newspaper jobs in Gander, Newfoundland, Montréal, Québec, Kelowna, British Columbia, and Ottawa, Ontario. In between staff jobs Scott freelanced for a dozen or so different publications, including the Montreal Gazette, the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Halifax Daily News, The Ottawa Citizen, Toronto's Shift magazine, Paragraph Magazine, and the Literary Review of Canada.
Scott is part of the generation of journalists that built the cultural weekly newspapers in Ottawa and Montréal, as regular contributor to the Ottawa Xpress, the Montreal Mirror and HOUR magazine.
In 1998 Scott changed his career to start his own business and focus on public relations work. Since 1998 Scott has carried out work for dozens of clients, specializing in the fields of tourism, financial services and high tech. Clients include the Canadian Tourism Commission, The Travel and Tourism Research Association, Lufthansa Airlines, Hilton Hotels, the Mondial de la bière festival, and the Desjardins Group.
Fluently bilingual, Scott is comfortable working in both English and French. An introduction to Scott's business, autoroute communications, is available on the company's website, www.autoroutecomm.ca