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Work experience

May 2011Present

Media Embed/Reporter

Canadian Armed Forces

  Covered EXERCISE WESTERN DEFENDER 11 for Canadian and American Troops in Shilo MB. Also covered EXERCISE RELENTLESS PURSUIT at CFC Dundurn in September 2011. Freelance reporter for Canadian Forces Prairie Region.

Jan 2006Present

Blog Writer

Have written social and political commentary for the past three years, under heading "Raw Breath and Coping Mechanisms" Readership of over one hundred people. Currently a contributor to a University Organization website, on an occasional basis.

Jan 2004Present

Writer (Fiction)

Completed two 800 page manuscripts.

2002Present

Editor

Iambic Writing Services

Edited and assisted in the development of masters level theses for university students. Have edited short stories, prose, and academic papers.

2009Present

Contributing reporter

The Carillon

Casual freelance reporter on current affairs and campus life.

Dec 2012Present

Contributing Writer

Saskculture

Ongoing contributor to Saskculture's Engage Magazine. Wrote a variety of stories related to arts and cultural pursuits in the province of Saskatchewan.

Sep 2011Nov 2011

Reporter/Photographer

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Reported as part of CBC Vote Mob during Saskatchewan Provincial Election. Submitted television and radio stories. Photographer for Vote Mob website. Experience with AVID software and Protools.

May 2011Aug 2011

Reporter/Photographer

Northern News Services

Wrote approximately 60 articles between the Yellowknifer and News/North newspapers @ 700 words each. Covered politics, current affairs and wrote feature articles. Photographer.

Jan 2011Apr 2011

Reporter/Magazine writer

Southern Alberta Newspapers

Wrote 90 [email protected] 300 words each, in a 2 month period for Report on Southeast Alberta Magazine

(Alberta Newspapers). Wrote over 70 articles for the Medicine Hat News. Reporter. Covered local news, education, the arts and current affairs. Temporary editor for the arts section of the Medicine Hat News. Photographer.

** For Virtual copy of 'Report on Southeast Alberta'- see sidebar **

Jan 2002Feb 2008

Researcher

University of Regina

Researched policy and linguistic trends for academic supervisors, translated facts into written word for publication.

Feb 2006May 2007

Technical Writer

iQmetrix

Edited, proofread and produced promotional materials and documents for iQmetrix software and their clientele.

Education

Sep 2010Present

BA

University of Regina
Sep 1996Apr 2001

BFA

University of Regina

Skills

Management
  * Trained, taught and supervised individuals and children in a variety of work environments and classroom situations. * Formed a team of volunteers for site construction at the Regina Folk Festival in 2004. * Experienced with project management and collaboration, decisions, and coaching. * Computer proficient in various word processing and desktop publishing programs, including Photoshop, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and others. * Proficient typing speed of 50 wpm+. * A light knowledge of HTML and JavaScript. * Comfortable with both Macintosh and Windows environments, can assist with technical support for both systems.    
Sales and Marketing
* Crafted catalog and advertising copy, event descriptions, and event advertising materials. * Created promotional materials, such as posters and information fliers. * Provided support to students and clients through email, message boards, mail.  
Publishing
* Published reporter and writer with Southern Alberta Newspapers, Department of National Defense and Northern News Services * Have had several editorials published in Regina Leader Post. * Edited or proofread over seventy five academic papers, newsletters, assignments and website articles, and other materials in the past ten years. * Assistant designer and layout artist of Regina Folk Festival poster, 2004. * Other experience includes research, scanning, image manipulation, and preparation of files for the printer. * Familiar with the Canadian Press Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style and the Associated Press Stylebook.  

References

Kenneth Bell

Michelle Brownridge

Lieutenant Donna Riguidel

Leesa Streifler

Anne Carrier

Joanne Marion

Mitch Diamantopoulos

Pat Bell

Bruce Penton/Alan Poirier/Chris Brown ***

Alberta Articles

Interest

* Accomplished performer, guitarist and songwriter. * Artist/photographer

* Bilingual (English and French)

Flickr Photostream

Canadian Forces Articles

Summary

Currently seeking freelance writing, public relations or journalism related positions. Also experienced in public relations, desktop publishing, research positions, communications, marketing, and proofreading.Interested in employment opportunities and freelance projects.

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