Dorathy Gass

Freelance Blog Writer & Article Writer

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Location:Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/dorathygass
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2011 – Present: Freelance Writer

•Provide writing, editing and implementation support with blogs, online articles, key messages, internal communication pieces, speeches and media materials on a project by project basis.

November 2006 – October 2007: Communications Consultant
TELUS

•Researched, developed, wrote and implemented strategic communications program to support company-wide initiatives
•Provided writing, editing & implementation support, developed key messages and worked with executive team to effectively deliver information to employees and clients
•Researched and wrote online stories for national internal audience supporting TELUS' corporate strategy
•Contributed creative ideas and logistical support for company-wide internal events

June 2005 – November 2006: Employee Communications Specialist, Basel Program
RBC Financial Group

•Researched, developed, wrote and implemented strategic communications program for company-wide international initiative
•Developed strategic presentations and stakeholder communications for executive audiences
•Developed and executed company-wide employee communications, including identification of new communication vehicles as required
•Managed monthly E-newsletter, which includes writing and editorial duties.
•Managed all aspects Intranet site
•Organized and manage high-level internal events
•Researched, developed, and coordinated Team Effectiveness surveys and events to address and identify areas of improvement
•Managed rewards and recognition process for employees

June 2003 to June 2005: Communications Officer, Public Affairs & Community Relations
June 2000 to June 2003: Communications Coordinator, Public Affairs & Community Relations
RBC Financial Group

•Researched, developed, wrote and implemented strategic communications programs
•Researched, developed, and wrote communications materials for internal and external audiences, including news releases, media advisories, key messages, and speeches for key executives and RBC spokespeople
•Associate Editor of two internal publications, included writing, logistical coordination, and editorial duties
•Organized and managed media events and tours
•Organized and managed internal events
•Conducted all forms of media pitches, follow up calls, and built relationships with key media
•Conducted and administered informal research, media audits and analysis of results

May 1998 – June 2000: Marketing Communications Assistant
NATIONAL Public Relations

•Conducted all forms of media pitches, follow up calls, and built relationships with target media
•Researched, developed, and wrote press kit materials including news releases, product backgrounders, articles, biographies, mat stories
•Assisted with the organization and management of media events and tours
•Conducted and administered informal research, media audits and analysis of results

EDUCATION

•Bachelor of Arts Degree – Mass Communications and Economics
York University
1994 – 1998

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
•2004 – Speech Writing 101, University of Toronto
•2003 – RBC’s Project Management Workshop

ACHEIVEMENTS:
•RBC Performance Award Winner for 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2006.

SPECIAL SKILLS
•Fully bilingual in English and Greek
•First hand knowledge of MS Windows, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Mail, WordPress, Cvent, Frontpage, Word Perfect 6.0 & 6.1, Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe, Outlook, and the Internet

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Communications Consultant for:
*Clarington East Food Bank
*Lighthouse Church of Newcastle
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Article Writing