“I employed Marie Lesoway on numerous occasions in my 55 years with Hemisphere Engineering. During my 20 years as CEO, I delivered 100s of speeches and presentations to key stakeholders. Marie helped me turn my drafts into impressive professional products that told our corporate stories with power and passion. People who heard these stories sat up and took notice. They were moved. They were inspired. They were persuaded to take action.

One example is the presentation I made to the City of Edmonton when the public was invited to have their say about the new arena, Rogers Place. Marie did an outstanding job of turning my notes into a compelling presentation that told Edmonton’s story and made city councillors take serious consideration of what I had to say. In fact, one councillor called to tell me that my presentation had convinced him to support the arena project.

When I needed to deliver a powerful message, I always called on Marie. I knew I could count on her to tell the story of my company and our projects with conviction, elegance and wit. She’s real good at what she does.”

John W. Chomiak, Past President and CEO
Hemisphere Engineering Inc.
 

About Us

Our Team

Pentacle Productions’ partners,* Marie Lesoway and Ron MacLeod, have decades of experience in research, writing, editing, planning and training.

*We’re partners in life as well as in work.

Marie Lesoway

BA, MBA

Marie has decades of experience as a researcher, writer and editor. Her background is an eclectic mix of business training enhanced by the creative thinking skills and discipline of an arts education.

Marie has researched and written dozens of major reports ranging from 20 to 900 pages in length. Her work with the Alberta Future Summit project team earned gold in the 2003 Premier’s Award of Excellence.

Marie holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Special) in Classics and English from the University of Alberta. She is a voting member of the Editors’ Association of Canada and served three terms on the executive of the Prairie Provinces Branch. She has served on the association’s national policy committee and on the advisory board for MacEwan’s professional writing program (2000–2007). She is also a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the Plain Language Association International, PLAIN.

Marie holds Editors' Association of Canada certification as a proofreader and copy editor.

Ron MacLeod

BA, MEd, PhD

Ron is a researcher, writer and educator who has taught writing and developed curriculum for students whose reading skills ranged from basic literacy to college level.

Ron holds a doctorate in Cultural Studies and a Master of Adult Education degree from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s. Ron is a seasoned administrator and academic counsellor. He has extensive experience in adult, secondary and correctional education, and has created programs for correctional educators at several institutions across western Canada.

Ron has conducted a number of workshops on developing creativity in the workplace. His master’s thesis focused on critical thinking and on writing as a creative process.

Ron’s particular interest is the role of education in society, and the complex relationships between social class, education and employment. His doctoral work was a comparative cultural study of street prostitutes and sexual minorities in Canada.