Résumé


WORK EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Writer/Editor

July 2010 – Present, Vancouver, B.C. and Toronto, ON

I’ve written and edited for a number of national, regional and local publications and blogs across Canada and the U.S. Whether it’s constructing clickable digital content, researching and writing a print feature or drafting quick-and-dirty press releases, I’ve proved to be a proficient content creator.

My work has appeared in:

Print publications

• BCBusiness magazine
• Business in Vancouver
• 24 Hours Vancouver
• The Bellingham Herald
• Whatcom magazine
• The Fort McMurray Today
• QMI Agency (SunMedia wire service)
• The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
• The Athens Banner-Herald
• Morris Communications (U.S. wire service)

Online

• Vancouver Community College
• BCBusiness
• BCLiving.ca
• ShawConnect.ca
• lululemon blog
• AT&T Web Advertising Solutions

Social Media

• Pig of the Month BBQ
• BCBusiness magazine
• Vancouver Community College
• Business in Vancouver

 

Vancouver Community College

Social Media/Digital Content Coordinator
February 2014 – January 2015, Vancouver, B.C.

• Research, compose and schedule content for all of VCC’s branded social channels
• Develop an annual plan to maintain and expand VCC’s social channels
• Write and manage content for VCC’s digital properties, including the myVCC intranet and vcc.ca
• Design and deploy weekly and monthly newsletters to aid in recruitment
• Edit and/or proofread communications materials for the Marketing Department

 

Canada Wide Media

Digital Editor for BCBusiness
November 2011 – February 2014, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

• Manage the @bcbusiness Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and oversee implementation of brand’s social media strategy
• Manage and curate all daily web content on the BCBusiness website (bcbusiness.ca)
• Act as the primary writer and handling editor for the Tech & Science beat
• Ensure the daily BCBusiness enewsletter is designed and deployed to more than 7,000 subscribers
• Contribute story and art ideas for the BCBusiness print product

 

Fort McMurray Today

City Editor
October 2009 – July 2010, Fort McMurray, Alta.

• Paginate national and international wire pages as well as local pages daily
• Copyedit articles for spelling, grammar and Canadian Press style errors
• Construct headlines, kickers and cutlines for each page
• Manage a newsroom staff of four reporters and one photographer

 

AT&T

Web Editor/Proofreader
January 2009 – August 2009, Atlanta, GA

• Copyedit and proofread Web content for AT&T customer Web sites
• Ensure spellings, grammar, facts and design are correct for each Web page
• Proofread online advertising banner for AT&T customers
• Ensure customer-requested changes are executed correctly to all online advertising products

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Copy Editor
October 2008 – January 2009 (4 months)

• Copyedited articles on a daily basis to ensure copy was consistent with Associated Press style, AJC style and contained no spelling, grammatical or factual errors or inconsistencies
• Wrote/edited headlines for all sections of the paper, including A1 and Metro

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Copy Desk Intern
June 2008 – August 2008 (3 months)

• Edited stories daily to maintain Associated Press and AJC style, grammar and spelling
• Constructed headlines for the Metro, Zones and Gwinnett sections daily
• Gained proficiency in DT 5.5

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, The University of Georgia
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honours, 3.72 GPA