About

 

About me

 
Hello!
Hello!
 
My name is Marie-Pier Rochon and I help solo-preneurs, freelancers and small businesses make sense of their projects, their content and their growth plans so they can get more done, with the peace of mind that they’re working on the right thing at the right time.
To do so, I use Notion sidekick to transform systems, boost productivity and help kick-ass people achieve goals with the support of custom workspaces, automations and expert guidance.
 
 
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Before Notion…

To make a long story short, before I stumbled on Notion, I had about nine lives…
 
 

👩🏻‍🎓 The early years

I started off my professional life around 2004 in internal communications where I built intranets, started and maintained newsletters and plan very many internal and external events. I even won a few awards for those newsletters. I managed to get quite a lot of this work experience in federal government while finishing my degree in Organisational Communications.
 
 

👩🏻‍🍳 A gap year to follow my curiosity

In 2008, I took a little detour. For that whole year I decided to try anything but work in a traditional office with regular 9-5 hours. During that time I was a baker, a wine sales representative and I took the time to volunteer to festivals like TropFest and Creative Sydney (now Vivid) where, while I signed up as a general helper, I somehow ended up writing newsletters again!
 
 

👩🏻‍💻 The start of my writing career

From then on, I took a lot of freelance writing projects on the side. This was was a phase of about two years where I was your typical writer at night and barista during the day. I loved both jobs, and the mix of writing and working in the hospitality industry in Montreal led to my next adventure.
 
 

🦸🏻‍♀️ The Yelp years

In 2009, I became Canada’s first French Canadian Yelp Community Manager (later on, Senior Community Manager 😎). During that time, project management, marketing, community building and writing was at the core of my responsibilities. Being French, I also helped localise the app for their French Canadian audience and that led to my discovery of an emerging discipline, UX writing.
 
 

👩🏻‍💻 The copywriting and UX writing years

For almost a decade I did a mix of freelance copywriting and UX writing. At the beginning I found it really hard to get any information about how UX design and copywriting fit together, so I wrote a book, UX Writing Basics. I basically wrote the book I wish I”d had when I started writing different kinds of copy to what my copywriting peers seemed to be focused on.
 
 

🤷🏻‍♀️ A year of transition

While I was happy being a writer up until about 2023, that was also the year I realised I’d fallen out of love with UX writing and needed a new challenge. Enter Notion and a new obsession with getting as much of my life and work organised started.
 
 

💁🏻‍♀️ Where I am today…

So much so that I’m now at the stage where I’ve got my system sorted and want to help other people like you get started with Notion.
 
If you want a look at my full resume, check out my LinkedIn profile.