About Durham Writing Services

Stephanie Regan is the writer behind Durham Writing Services. Stephanie has been writing professionally since landing her first part-time job at the Ottawa XPress in 1997. Back in ’97, the XPress was pretty much the coolest gig in town.

The XPress led to some full-time writing jobs, which led to a season at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival in a media relations role, which led to a full-time job as a Digital Communications Adviser for the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.



Her formal training includes a B.A. in Mass Communication, a certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers, and an about-to-be-completed certificate in Copywriting from the Blackford Institute of Copywriting.

Stephanie recently joined the board of the Writer’s Community of Durham Region (WCDR) as Secretary.

-February 2018

Grants / Awards:

2017: Anne Weisgarber Scholarship, from the Writer’s Community of Durham Region (WCDR)

2011: Ontario Arts Council Grant for a work-in-progress — $12,000

2008:  Writer’s Trust Scholarship — $1000


Nice Things Famous Writers Have Said About

Stephanie Regan:


“I read the submission and felt it was first-rate. The great thing about
it is, even though its written in a light style, and seems from time to
time whimsical and let’s say “frothy,” the characters have great depth
and verisimilitude. Your characters leap off the page.”

Paul Quarrington (Author of “Whale Music” and “King Leary”)


“This is very, very good. And funny. Your characters are incredibly real. If you don’t keep writing, I’ll be very disappointed.”

-Bruce Jay Friedman (screenwriter, “You’ve Got Mail” and “Splash,” novelist, journalist).