About Nick

A passionate writer with a flair for blending education and entertainment, Nick's strengths lie in thinking outside the box and persevering until a solution is found. An experienced writer in both print and online forms, he strives to become an important and enjoyable voice in literary circles. Open to blogging, newspaper or magazine writing, Nick brings his undeniable creativity and originality to whatever project he works on. Having recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Mary's University, there is no denying the fact that he will bring the same work ethic to his blossoming career. In addition to writing, Nick is versed in photography, video editing, graphic design and even dabbles in web development. If he's not quite sure how to do it, it won't be long before he's on the path to figuring it out.

Recent Writing Samples

Does Proper Spelling and Grammar Matter? at nicksimard.com 9 Reasons to Reconsider Buying That Netbook at nicksimard.com Creepy Facebook Friend Suggestions at nicksimard.com Google + Blackberry = Googleberry at nicksimard.com A Kid's Worst Nightmare at nicksimard.com Free vs Freemium - Paying Nothing Not Always Better at nicksimard.com Your SEO Sucks at nicksimard.com Writing for Peanuts/Not All Bloggers Are Writers at nicksimard.com If Books Were Solely Electronic at nicksimard.com 11 Reasons To Use Numbers In Your Blog Titles at nicksimard.com Social Networks Make Us Antisocial, Ironically at nicksimard.com

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Business and Science Editor

Saint Mary's Journal

• Edit student submissions and write articles weekly • Using Adobe InDesign, ensure that my section is visually appealing

Sep 2008 - Mar 2009

Web, Design, Photographer and Videographer

Conseil Jeunesse Provincial
• Create graphics and videos for use in print and/or online • Edit and alter content on CJP’s website
Mar 2008 - Jan 2009

RBCp2p Blogger

RBC
• Produce student-relevant text and video blog entries to be posted on RBCp2p website • Design images for blog entries and edit own content
Aug 2007 - Aug 2008

Retail Sales Representative

DownEast Communications
• Assist customers with a variety of telecommunication needs • Determine best value for customers on their technology use

Education

Education
2004 - 2009

B.A.

Saint Mary's University
  • 3.92 Cumulative GPA.
  • Magna Cum Laude.
  • Inducted into President's Hall of Academic Excellence.
  • Achieved Dean's List status for 2007/2008.
  • Received scholarship in 2004/2005.
2001 - 2003

Diploma

CompuCollege School of Business
  • Achieved Honor Status upon graduation
  • Recipient of award for Dedication to Peer Tutoring

Skills

Skills

HTML/CSS

Final Cut Express

Microsoft Office

Adobe Flash

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop