Medium close-up photo of a smiling Cathy (Cate) McKim, who has short hair, parted to the side; and is wearing a pale blue button-up shirt with a green, black and mustard striped vintage tie.
Photo by Lizzie Violet.

I believe in the power of words to engage, inspire and capture the imagination—and it’s important to get the words just right.

Your written content and messaging need to capture attention, resonate and inspire action. Through tight editing, an eye for detail, compelling writing and a voice that keeps people listening, words with cowbell delivers words that captivate, engage and inspire.

Why cowbell? Cowbell adds punch to the rhythm of a composition. In performance, it is direct, succinct and even whimsical. It brings resonance and impact.

Coming from a background in visual, literary and performing arts, I’m a multidisciplinary storyteller. With 20+ years’ experience as a copy editor, proofreader, writer and voice-over artist, I have the confidence and expertise to produce powerful results. I can help you tell your story.

LinkedIn profile: Cathy (Cate) McKim

What else? I’m also known as Cate. Currently an accidental freelancer, I work on a freelance basis/contract while searching for a permanent position in which I can make a meaningful contribution—with the right fit for my present skill set and opportunities for professional growth.

When I’m not working to get the words right, I post on life with more cowbell, a passion project that grew into one of Toronto’s most popular and respected arts blogs; it has since evolved into an exploration/expression of living my best life through the arts. I’ve also been known to get up on stage as an actor, stand-up comic and singer. Pronouns: she/her.