Patti Lane is a Toronto-based freelance writer with more than 15 years experience. She has worked
in Canada, Central and South America, including three years as correspondent for Time magazine and
Business Week in Colombia and Peru.
Patti's work has also appeared in dozens of publications such as the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the
Miami Herald, the Journal of Commerce, the Christian Science Monitor, Art News and on CBC radio and
National Public Radio. She worked on staff at the Ottawa Citizen for three years and spent a
year as managing editor of the Tico Times, a weekly newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Career highlights include exclusive interviews with Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and covering
Colombia's cocaine wars and political corruption. Patti has discovered Nicaragua's romantic hot spots, reported sex
advice from an ultra-conservative rabbi and wrote about the joys of women's hockey.
From high-tech to green tech, plastic surgery to intellectual piracy, or fine wine to finger
painting, Patti spins lively, interesting and informative articles.