Editor – Explorer Group

Please consider me in your search for an Editor.

While completing my Art Education degree at the University of Alberta, I served as a writer/production editor for the Students’ Union newspaper, Gateway.

I then joined joined The University of Calgary as a Communications Officer II. In this position, I worked with university administrators to develop and implement strategic communications plans for students, staff, faculty and the public. As co-editor of the U of C bi-weekly, Gazette, I sought to write engaging, creative copy. My article, New ways to slice the mapping pie and its accompanying commissioned illustration and my profile of new staff member, Beatrice Medicine, are two examples. I also 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 where I taught newswriting, photography, graphic design and mass media. Moving to Vancouver, I became Western Editor for Canadian Forest Industries Magazine, providing stories on harvesting, safety and milling. Settling in Nanaimo I freelanced as a weekly reporter for The Nanaimo Business Examiner writing on business-related issues, including the development of a submersible camera. Working for T-MAR Industries, I launched 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. Highlights of this period include the production of a student-illustrated video of my children’s story, The Apple of Albert’s Eye.

Returning to Canada in 2012, I  launched my WordPress website to highlight my creative abilities in writing, photography, art, music and video production. I have a working knowledge of MS Office, Illustrator and Photoshop and have used a number of text editing programs.

I believe my extensive experience as a writer, editor, photographer and designer makes me an ideal candidate for this position. Accordingly, let me suggest we meet to discuss the contribution I could make to Explorer Group Canada Ltd. in the role of Editor. I return to Edmonton, June 19, for a week and would need to give two to three weeks’ notice.


James Miller