Please consider me in your search for a Web Content Editor.
After completing my Education degree at the U of A (with a major in art) and serving as a writer/production editor for the Students’ Union, Gateway, I joined The University of Calgary as a Communications Officer II. As co-editor of the bi-weekly, Gazette, I researched and wrote news and feature articles on virtually all Faculties and often delivered technical information to a more general audience. I also profiled new staff members and supplied photography, illustration and design skills.
After almost five years with the U of C, I accepted a position as a Journalism Instructor at Grant MacEwan. Moving to Vancouver, I joined Southam Business Communications as Western Editor for Canadian Forest Industries Magazine, providing copy on all aspects of the business including harvesting, safety and milling. I then settled with my family in Nanaimo where I worked as a weekly and daily reporter for The Nanaimo Business Examiner and Nanaimo Daily Free Press.
My Nanaimo experience also includes almost five years running a direct-mail advertising franchise, Val-Pak. As owner/operator, I helped small to medium size businesses develop direct-mail advertising promotions. Part of my duties included analyzing customer responses for clients.
As Marketing Manager for forest equipment manufacturer T-MAR Industries, my duties included conducting customer surveys; producing advertising copy, brochures and videos; and launching the company’s newsletter, The T-MAR Times.
A downturn in the industry led to 10 years overseas teaching in Libya, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Norway, the UAE and Japan. In that time, I developed lesson materials using language carefully chosen for ESL students that ranged in age from grade-three to adult. Another highlight of this period is the production of a student illustrated video, based on my children’s book, The Apple of Albert’s Eye.
Returning to Canada in 2012, I relocated to Prince George, BC and launched my WordPress website to highlight my creative abilities in writing, photography, art, music and video production. I use my blog and twitter account to promote my work. I have a working knowledge of WordPress, MS Office, Illustrator, Photoshop and Movie Studio.
I believe my experience in marketing, communications and direct-mail advertising makes me an ideal candidate for this position. Accordingly, let me suggest we meet to discuss the contribution I could make in filling this important role for your client.