ELLE Magazine

“Rita is an extremely creative and visionary editor. Her ability to identify trends and translate them into an engaging content package is second to none. Her passion for writing is demonstrated in many of the sections and feature articles that appear in ELLE. Under her watch, ELLE launched and readership grew to 1.7 million with a paid circulation of 125,000. Rita is a true professional with great presence.” Jacqueline Howe, Vice President, Publisher for Transcontinental Media, ELLE Canada

“As one of the founding editors of ELLE magazine, Rita was key in making the magazine the success that it is today with a readership of 1.7 million, ranking it one of the top-ten magazines in Canada. Highly respected within the industry as a writer, editor and media personality, Rita gave ELLE Canada a unique voice and a dynamism that made it stand out in a crowded market. She has the ability to work closely with creative talent as well as business partners.” Pierre Marcoux, Senior Vice-President, Business and Consumer Solutions Group, Transcontinental Media

“I have had the enormous pleasure of working closely with Rita Silvan on a beautifully executed cover story ELLE published, about my work with Crabtree & Evelyn. Rita brings with her an innate sense of humour, a quick wit, but more than that she has the brilliant ability to be both professional and personal.” India Hicks, entrepreneur

Freelance Finance & Lifestyle Writer

“Rita is a seasoned writer and content expert with a passion for self-growth and renewal. She’s built on her years of magazine experience with financial services credentialed expertise, a keen understanding of brand voice and the fundamentals of digital, SEO-powered content strategy. Meeting tight deadlines is business as usual for Rita. She also brings an understanding of demographics and a collaborative, open and honest communication style.” Darin Diehl, Director Content and Shared Services, Tangerine Bank

“After reading some of Rita’s work, it was immediately apparent to me that we wanted to have her write for us. She has an incredibly rare blend of skills and experience that give her the ability to transcend simple content writing and achieve a style and vision that are truly accretive to our brand. Beyond delivering outstanding work, Rita is personally a pleasure to work with.” Jared Rabinowitz, President & COO, ETF Capital Management

“Rita prepared a keynote speech for my client Patricia Lovett-Reid at the Toronto Dominion Bank. The speech was titled, “Winning in the High-Net-Worth Women’s Marketplace.” Rita did an outstanding job and the speech received great accolades. Rita’s work is of the highest quality, and on many occasions, she went the extra mile to suggest new ideas and direction for the project. Rita is a consummate professional.” Jo-Ann DeLuca, Account Manager, New Business Development, The Women’s Group, Marketing Solutions, Rogers Media

“Thanks so much for your dedication, patience and the eloquent touch you brought to Fabulous Fakes.” Brian Soye, President & CEO, Madison Press Books

“Thank you for the book [Fabulous Fakes]. It looks great and what you said about me [in it] is too kind.” Kenneth Jay Lane

“It’s not every day you go in search of a new writer for your team and end up with someone as experienced as Rita, and yet, such was my fortune when I posted an Op-Ed position for The Loop.ca back in late 2012. Over the next 14 months, Rita proved she was not only exactly the talented Canadian voice that I was looking for, but also creative, versatile, fast and clean (her copy I mean). Rita quickly became a valuable resource for the editorial staff at The Loop, contributing to several other sections beyond Op-Ed. I would hire Rita again in a heartbeat.” Simon Cohen, editor, CTV Bell Media, The Loop.ca

“We recently had the opportunity to partner with Rita Silvan for the NIVEA 100-Year Anniversary Campaign. Rita’s longstanding relationship with and love for the brand, her extensive industry knowledge and professionalism made working with her an absolute pleasure. She was approachable, warm, genuine in all her communication on the brand’s behalf, and resonated well with Beiersdorf’s audiences—media, employees and partners.” Rohini Mukherhi, Account Manager, ZENO Group, Edelman PR

“Over the past number of years I have had the great privilege of working with Rita Silvan, a consultant in marketing to women in the health and beauty, as well as the nutrition and beverage industries. Projects for clients, including Regis Corporation, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Coca-Cola Limited, consisted of providing in-depth insight on women’s lifestyles, health matters and nutritional and cosmetic needs. All deliverables exceed expectations and have made her an invaluable partner.” Rony Zibara, Managing Director, Farenheit 212


“Thank you so very much for the time, dedication and passion you gave to Project Runway Canada…I have incredible respect and admiration for you. This show is a tremendous success—thanks in large part to you.” Andrea Gabourie, Supervising Producer, Insight Productions, Project Runway Canada

“It was a pleasure to work with you on another season of Project Runway Canada. Your broadcasting instincts are impeccable…With your distinguished sense of style and a touch of class, you hold the camera well, the camera loves you.” John Brunton, President & Executive Producer, Insight Productions

“Rita and I worked together on two seasons of the Gemini-Award winning series Project Runway Canada, a show that I hosted. The days were often long, and there were many unexpected delays and obstacles to filming. Rita always maintained a positive, up-beat attitude and a high energy level. Each year during taping season successfully juggled the dual demands of taping a television program and producing the two largest magazine issues of the year [September, October]. Her appreciation for fashion as an art form and an industry, her strong vision, and her management ability have made ELLE a success.”  Iman Abdulmajid, entrepreneur

“Thank you for your stellar appearance on our show!” Lindsay Neely, Fortune Hunters, CBC Newsworld