About Katherine

Katherine Johnson Martinko is a professional editor and writer with 12 years of experience in digital publishing. Her skills were honed at Dotdash Meredith, where she worked as a senior editor and columnist at Treehugger, a major environmental news website, managing a team of writers and a busy editorial calendar.

Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC Radio and TV, Motherly, Medium, Huffington Post, TLC, Taunton Press, Green Child magazine, Atlanta Parent magazine, West Coast Families, and other publications and platforms. Katherine has worked as a freelance editor for Allrecipes, Angi, Narrative Content Group, and Discovery Network. Her technical writing and communications strategies have been employed by Danone, Kantar, MMR, Macmillan, and other corporate clients. She is a staff writer for Where Parents Talk, a Canadian podcast, and provides editing services to individual authors.

Her first book, Childhood Unplugged: Practical Advice to Get Kids Off Screens and Find Balance, launched in July 2023 from New Society Publishers. She makes regular appearances on national TV and radio stations, as well as podcasts across Canada and the U.S. An award-winning public speaker, Katherine gives presentations to community groups and schools about how to curb families’ device use, get outside, embrace risky play, and build independence and resilience.

An honours graduate of the University of Toronto, Katherine is also a classically trained violinist. She speaks four languages (Portuguese, Italian, French, English) and is a former Rotary Club exchange student to Sardinia. In her personal life, Katherine enjoys volunteering in her community; she spearheaded a refugee sponsorship effort that fundraised $100K in three months to resettle newcomers in her small town. She likes cooking, reading, working out, and riding her bright orange electric cargo bicycle.

Katherine writes about digital minimalism, parenting, travel, food, books, and more in her popular email newsletter, The Analog Family. Please reach out if you are interested in booking an in-person or remote presentation, or if you need writing or editing services of any kind.