Portrait by Tess Atkinson

Portrait by Tess Atkinson

Heidi Legg is a Canadian/American writer and journalist. In 2012, she founded TheEditorial.com where she interviews people around Cambridge, MA, covering new ideas emerging out of the MIT, Harvard and Kendall Square corridor known for some of the world's most transformative ideas. TheEditorial.com was a 2016 finalist for The Webby's honor for best cultural website. The podcast for TheEditorial is now available on iTunes and she has close to 100 interviews with some of America's leading minds. She has written three novels and is represented by Sterling Lord Literary in NYC.

Heidi worked in long-format documentaries early in her career, and the Internet in the 90s and early 2000s. She interned at Ardent Productions in London under his HRH Prince Edward and she sourced and filmed personal stories from soldiers and farmers in Normandy, France for CTV's D-Day film. Heidi then moved to California to immerse herself in the language of tech startups from Compare.net, to Yahoo, to Pixar to help them tell their story. She somehow saved her "guest of Steve Jobs at NEXT" entry badge, a metaphor for an era.  Moving to Boston in 2000, she turned to fiction, writing both screenplays and novels. She published My Evangeline, her first novel, in November 2011, which was a semi-finalist in the Amazon YA debut novel awards and named an emerging artist at The Fry Literary Festival in Canada.

She holds degrees in Graduate Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal and a Bachelor of Communications from Canada's only women's college, Mount Saint Vincent in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Surrounded by emerging feminists and as host of The Women's Artists Journal, those early days continue to inform much of her fiction writing. She studied advanced screenplay writing at Harvard, and under Robert McKee in NYC and LA. 

She contributes to The Atlantic, The Boston GlobeGlobal PostThe Huffingtonpost, Medium.com and the Knightsbridge-village.com

She writes from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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