Work History

Work History

Mabuhay Calgary – The Philippine Magazine

Volunteer Features Writer

December 2007 – present

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Calgary Chapter

Volunteer Events and Webinar Assistant

September 2007 – present

Translation Work – English to Tagalog

September 2006 – present

Calgary Public Library

English ESL Conversations Volunteer Facilitator-Teacher

October 2004 – April 2006

  • Facilitated English conversation classes/workshops for participants (Immigrants, Non English Speaking Groups,)
  • Researched and prepared how to teaching materials as dictated by the CPL
  • Prepared practical "Life in Canada," visuals and auditory materials - on social, cultural and diversity issues.
  • Prepared programs designed to inform and motivate participants to converse and learn English

Calgary Multicultural Centre

Contract Writer/Administrative and Research Assistant/Translator, International Cultural Awareness Training Program (ICAT), Calgary, AB, October 2003-September 2004

  • Researched, wrote, edited and proofread 3 introductory country modules (Mexico, China and Colombia) for the oil and gas sector of Calgary
  • Researched, proofread, wrote and edited papers used for culture sensitivity, health and diversity trainings and presentations for the program
  • Coordinated, contacted, assigned and supervised research work of approximately 30 volunteers from various ethnic groups and university students
  • Screened, evaluated volunteer researchers/research work for timely use in modules
  • Provided administrative and clerical assistance to the ICAT
  • Assisted and coordinated events planning for the centre (the First Calgary Multicultural Center’s Food Festival and Festival on 11th Street – June 27, 2004)

Calgary Multicultural Centre

Volunteer Administration, Research and Writing Assistant, Translator, International Cultural Awareness Training Program (ICAT), Calgary, AB, May-October 2003

Piperacx Incorporated

Office Assistant (family consultancy)

Calgary, AB, 2001-present

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Marketing and Sales

Worked as commission based- award winning career agent for Sun Life Financial for six years. Marketing intangible life insurance plans and other financial products to individual consumers and groups.

Writing and Research

Excellent Writing and Language Skills Advertorial, Copy Writing and Features Writing Facilitation and Cross-Cultural Training Interviewing, Editing, Proofreading Skills Research  Home Design, Architecture, Home Interiors, Government and non-government Fundraising Writing Blogging Technical Writing Copy editing, Correspondence Data Entry MS Word/Excel Essay Writing Fiction and Non Fiction Web and Online Content Writing, SEO, SEM Tagalog Romance Writing Travel Translation, Transcription Sales and Marketing Skills Health, Fitness and Nutrition Google Docs

Writing, Editing, Proofreading Skills

Excellent and diverse, broad-based writing and interviewing skills across a wide range of topics and issues. Excellent proofreading and writing skills: print (newspaper, magazine format) television, features, business, technical, advertorial and copy writing; government and non profit; literary fiction (short romance) and non fiction; internet research, web commercial/web content writing; SEO writing, travel writing; marketing and translation and transcription Strong liaison and people skills (multi-cultural groups and diverse personalities, non-profit and public organizations) Excellent phone, coordination, evaluation, program management and organizational skills Experienced with Windows, MS Office, Internet, data analysis Ability to process, document, research, compile, verify information as well as translate ideas into modules, reports, technical and feature stories Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines Persuasive and empathetic personality 23 years professional writing and research, translation work Six years sales and marketing experience  Two years English ESL Volunteer Teacher

Certifications

Certifications

Medical Office Certification

Bow Valley College