Policy and Procedures – TEMPO School

Please consider me in your search for a Policy and Procedure Writer. As my resume details, I have a wide range of experience writing for many audiences and organizations.

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. In this position, I worked with university administrators to develop and implement communications strategies for students, staff, faculty and the public. I also served as co-editor of the bi-weekly Gazette. In this role, I often presented technical information, in an engaging way, to a more general audience. My article on digital mapping is an example. Profiling new staff members, like Beatrice Medicine, was also a responsibility.

After almost five years with the U of C, I accepted a position as a Journalism Instructor at the then Grant MacEwan Community College. Preferring to “do rather than to teach,” I joined Southam Business Communications in Vancouver as Western Editor for Canadian Forest Industries Magazine, providing copy on all aspects of the business including harvesting, safety and milling. I then settled in Nanaimo writing articles, for example, about submersible cameras for The Nanaimo Business Examiner and, as daily reporter, front-page stories for The Nanaimo Daily Free Press. I then joined forest equipment manufacturer T-MAR Industries in Campbell River as the company’s Marketing Manager. Part of 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 leave T-MAR and spend 10 years overseas teaching in Libya, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Norway, the UAE and Japan. During that time, I developed and taught educational materials and assessments based on the Irish Leaving Certificate, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes. Working for a German company contracted to provide education to vocational students in the United Arab Emirates, I co-authored mathematics workbooks and assessment materials for the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute.

Returning to Canada in 2012, I completed the first year of the online Hearing Aid Practitioner Program at MacEwan University. Relocating to Prince George, BC, I completed courses in first-aid, food-safe and non-violent intervention with AiMHi before joining the organization as a Residential Care Worker. I then joined Pace Property Management (and later Advanced Property Management) as a Licensed Property Manager after completing the BC Licensed Property Management Course through UBCs Sauder School of Business. Property management in BC is governed through the Residential Tenancy Act, the Manufactured Home Tenancy Regulation and the Manufactured Home Act and I have referenced all three of these legal documents when required. I also represented Pace and Advanced at dispute hearings involving these regulations.

I believe my abilities as a gifted writer/editor; my first-hand involvement in teaching and my position governed by specific legal legislation, combine to make me an ideal candidate for this position. Accordingly, I would suggest we meet to discuss the contribution I could make to your organization in filling this role.