Katrin Wilson

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

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Location:Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/katrinwilson
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
Curriculum Vitae
Contact Details
Name:Katrin Gay Wilson
 
Career Objectives
Summary:
I have a varied background which includes print journalism in the 1980s. I have also trained as a town-planner and have a wide range of interests which I am keen to write about. Politics, technology, environmental issues, urban design, social justice, cinema and retail are all subjects that I am willing and able to turn my hand to.
 
Education/Qualifications
Institution:
University of Auckland
City/Country:
New Zealand
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Town Planning (Honours)
Completed:
1994
 
Institution:
University of Canterbury
City/Country:
New Zealand
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English literature
Completed:
1985
 

Recent Employment History
Farmers’ Trading Company, Taupo, NZ
Start Date:
08/08/08
End Date:
21/02/13
Position/Title:
One-on-one Salesperson
Responsibilities/
Achievements:
Driving through sales in all big ticket areas which include lounge, dining, outdoor, whiteware, beds and electronics
Following up on customer repairs and returns
Merchandising and housekeeping of my areas of responsibility: Lounge, Dining, Outdoor Furniture
 
Internet Outpost Pty Ltd/Global Gossip, Taupo, NZ
Start Date:
Apr 2007
End Date:
Aug 2009
Position/Title:
Customer Service/Sales Specialist
Responsibilities/
Achievements:
 
Managing cyber cafe computers and assisting customers with computer and phone questions
Selling travel packages within Taupo and the rest of New Zealand
Store presentation and cleanliness
 
Forrestfield Furniture and Beds, Perth, Australia
Start Date:
Jul 2004
End Date:
Jan 2007
Position/Title:
Sales Assistant/Bookkeeper
Responsibilities/
Achievements:
 
Sales of furniture and beds
Assistance with furniture assembly and deliveries
Quarterly financial reporting to the Australian Tax Office and company bookkeeping
Shop presentation and displays

Planning experience

New Plymouth District Council
Start Date:
15/12/94
End Date:
08/08/96
Position/Title:
Assistant Planner
Responsibilities/
Achievements:
-Developing a District Plan with three other team members, my areas of knowledge being heritage, Maori planning issues and urban design. 

Te Hao o Ngati Whatua, Auckland
Start Date:
08/06/96
End Date:
01/02/00
Position/Title:
Environmental Planner
Responsibilities/
Achievements:
Working alongside the Technical Director to formulate reponses to local, regional and central government environmental reports from an Iwi perspective.

Print Media Experience

Waikato Students' Union, University of Waikato
Start Date:
01/02/90
End Date:
01/11/90
Position/Title:
Typesetter/Proofreader
Responsibilities/
Achievements:
 
Using the Apple Macintosh computer, typesetting and proofreading stories for the student newspaper Nexus

Campbell Public Relations, Melbourne, Australia
Start Date:
01/03/99
End Date:
01/11/99
Position/Title:
Copywriter
Responsibilities/
Achievements:
 Assisting the Publications Manager in generating press and newsletter stories for various clients including Nubrick (brick manufacturer) and Marshall Batteries.

Auckland Crippled Children Society
Start Date:
01/08/87
End Date:
01/02/89
Position/Title:
Public Relations Officer
Responsibilities/
Achievements:
 Reporting to the Public Relations and Fundraising Manager, producing stories about the Society for print and electronic media
Writing copy and photographing for the Society's newsletter Cornerstone News

Co-ordinating the Society's 1988 Annual Appeal. This responsbility involved organising and liaising with over 200 door-to-door street collectors.

Skill Summary
Non- Technical Skills:
I work well as part of a team and have been acting manager at the Internet Outpost for six weeks in January-February 2004. I also realise that good customer service relies on effective communication between team members.
Computer Skills:
MS Excel; Beginner
MS Word; Advanced
Outlook Express: advanced
Languages
French, Spanish (beginner-intermediate)
 
Interests
Cinema, violin playing and classical singing, history, ideas, reading, Modernist design and architecture
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Editing