Maddeaux is the Managing Editor at Toronto Standard, where she writes
and edits smart, candid content that sometimes makes people angry. Prior to
that, she was the Style Editor at Toronto Standard. And before that, she
freelanced for publications such as Toronto Life, blogTO.com, Sweetspot.ca,
TCHAD Quarterly, Faze Magazine, GlobalNews.ca, and more.
attended St. Bonaventure University in New York, where she studied political
science, journalism, and theology, and played NCAA Division I soccer for two
years. She likes things that aren’t boring. And cheese, always cheese.
on the horizon?
university, I got into top law schools like Boston College and Notre Dame — I
even put down a deposit at Boston College and moved there. Two weeks before
classes were supposed to begin, something just didn’t feel right. So I totally
freaked out my parents, got a one-year acceptance deferral, and never looked
so much more freedom in what you can write and the opinions you can express — I
can’t see myself giving that up anytime soon.
political junkie by night. It provides perspective and makes for a more
interesting writer and person.
New Yorker, The New Inquiry, Gawker, and a slew of other small independent
pubs. I watch Breaking Bad, Damages, Veep, Mad Men, Dexter, Golden Girls
reruns, and too much TMZ.
conversations and not interviews. I’m also really picky about who I interview
because I hate transcribing.
That was my philosophy for a long time, and still is. This industry is all
about networking and you never know when you’ll meet someone that can change
What rule(s) do you live your life by?
error). And don’t complain about honest reviews and feedback — even when
they’re negative. Also, don’t blacklist lightly. Media talk and we tend to have
each other’s backs when it comes down to it.
(nonexistent) cover, I can’t take you seriously ever again.
me. The agencies and publicists I prefer really get what I do and don’t try to
and products; it shows they value my time and trust. Don’t lie to me, and I’ll
like you. If I like you, I might just cover that dingy event where one Degrassi
kid shows up (You’ll eventually have one. Everybody does), because I care.
right now. Would love to pick her brain.
entire device is so five years ago. I can’t be blamed.