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I was born and raised in Ottawa, ON, and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Commerce from Carleton University. I obtained my Chartered Accountant designation (now known as a CPA), and have worked in private industry for many years. 


I quickly realized that being an accountant wasn't for me, and moved into broader business leadership roles.  Soon, I reached the C-level ranks and got involved in many early-stage start-ups in the tech sector.  I also became an entrepreneur along the way.  A bit of a departure from being a finance person, but then again I was never the poster child for the CA/CPA profession.  

While writing was never part of my formal duties in any role, I would step up and write when needed.  Either for the companies I was involved with, or the non-profit organizations I helped out with.  

I enjoyed it, and people began commenting regularly on the quality of my written product.  I would politely accept the compliment and think nothing more of it, other than I'm glad the job got done well.  

The 2020-21 COVID pandemic severely reduced the amount of travel I was doing, and I found myself with a fair amount of extra time.  I've used some of that time to teach myself how to play guitar...something that was decades overdue.  And, I started writing.  

So, here we are.  Samples of my work are posted in the Blog section. Samples of other forms of writing are available upon request.  

Thank you for taking time to read.  If you need help with written content, or ghost-writing, don't hesitate to reach out. 

Shail Paliwal...

Hands on the Guitar
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