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My name is David Webb and I’m an award-winning magazine editor, travel writer and adventure photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

I believe authenticity matters. I sweat for high-quality storytelling. I pore over details. I stand steadfastly by my reputation. But don’t just take my word for it. Ask around.


PRINT For the past 15 years, I’ve  excelled as the editor of several print publications. Today, I’m the editor of award-winning explore magazine as well as a contributing editor for British Columbia Magazine. I am also an experienced and engaging travel writer with hundreds of published articles to my credit.

CORPORATE I’m a contract writer for Destination Canada—considered to be the number-one tourism brand in the world.

PHOTO I’m also a dynamic travel photographer; my images have illustrated the pages (and covers!) of dozens of magazines and websites.

ONLINE I am an experienced website content writer and editor—whether SEO, conversion content or just quality engaging storytelling. I publish the popular travel blog, Across and, serve as a contributing editor to and contribute to several other websites.

SOCIAL I’m active on social media, with 4K Twitter followers and 10K Facebook fans (plus Instagram, Pinterest, Google+—always the same handle: @davidebwebb). I also moderate and co-manage the social feeds for explore magazine, with a total follower/fan count exceeding 180K.

EMAIL I am an experienced email copywriter. I produce content for explore magazine’s e-newsletter, which has more than 70K subscribers, as well as my own travel e-newsletter. I engage, connect and convert.

FILM & TV I won the exclusive Praxis Centre for Screenwriters Spring Screenwriting Competition (2009) and I have several screenplays currently being handled by producers in Canada and the US. I have also been in recent development talks with casting agents and producers from major TV networks.

PR Over the years, I have shared my travel, writing and editing expertise on TV programs such as CTV News, Urban Rush, Breakfast Television, Underexposed, Associated Press TV and Global TV News as well as radio stations such as 102.7 FM The Peak, CBC Radio One, Mountain FM, The Coast FM and more. I have also been a guest speaker at events/venues such as BC Book & Magazine Week, the Western Magazine Awards Foundation’s  “Grilled Editors” panel and Capilano University and I have been interviewed, and my work profiled, by several media outlets.

RECENT NOTABLES David Webb is a Finalist in the 2018 Explore Canada Awards of Excellenceexplore receives Honourable Mention for “Best Magazine: Lifestyle” at the 2018 National Magazine AwardsBritish Columbia Magazine wins “Magazine of the Year” at the 2017 IRMA Awards.  David Webb is a Finalist in the 2017 Explore Canada Awards of Excellenceexplore receives Honourable Mention for “Magazine of the Year” at the 2017 National Magazine Awards.  David Webb wins Bronze and Silver in the 2016 IRMA Awards. explore is a Finalist for “Best Single Issue” in the 2016 National Magazine Awards. David Webb is a Finalist for a 2015 Explore Canada Media Award of Excellence. explore receives two Honourable Mentions at the 2015 National Magazine Awards. explore wins Bronze at the 2015 Canadian Cover Awards.