Daniela Smith

Freelance Editor & Writer

Location:London, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 226-377-6012
2 Skills
I am an experienced wordsmith with above-average writing, editing and research skills. I can easily adapt to different writing styles, and I have a proven track record to back up my credentials. I also have an excellent attention to detail and superior English language skills.

Book and Magazine Publishing, Graduate Diploma (Honours) 2010-2011
Centennial College, Toronto, ON.

Master of Public Relations, Qualifying Year 2008-2009
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major
Honors Specialization Major in English & Major in Psychology 2004-2008
University of Western Ontario

Freelance Editor, London, ON November 2012-Present
• I edit with eloquence, grace, and style, working with clients to make sure their ideas are conveyed in the best possible manner
• I proofread and edit (grammar, punctuation, structure/organization) a wide range of documents, including applications (grad school applications, etc), letters (cover letters, etc), articles, undergraduate essays, website content, PhD dissertations, and short stories, etc.

Editorial Intern June 2011- July 2011
CanadianFamily.ca and 20MinuteSupperClub.ca, Toronto
• Attended weekly department meetings; learned about SEO
• Edited and formatted several recipes for 20MinuteSupperClub.ca
• Wrote for Canadian Family blog
• Re-purposed print magazine articles for the web; used word press and learned basic HTML
• Fact checked

Editorial Intern April 1- June 17, 2011
LifestyleBOOST.ca, Toronto
• Wrote several eco-conscious lifestyle articles for women
• Pitched article ideas
• Updated Twitter and Facebook accounts

Senior Editor November 2010-February 2011
On the Danforth magazine (spring issue), Toronto
• Conducted preliminary research about the Danforth community
• Compiled a “Current Events” page, documenting upcoming spring community events
• Substantively edited several articles for the magazine

Freelance Writer May 18, 2011-Present
Restaurants and Hotels magazine, Toronto

Freelance Writer
On the Danforth magazine website, Toronto December 2010- March 2011
• Wrote feature articles about eco-friendly toys, toxic ingredients in toiletries, naturopathic medicine, and holistic cures for stress

Freelance Writer
Centre for Women in Business, Halifax February-April 2009
• Wrote feature articles about successful entrepreneurs’ participation in the Centre’s ADVANCE program

Freelance Writer
McIntosh Gallery: Playing the Gallery Conference, London, ON October 2007
• Documented several presentations by distinguished speakers
• Wrote personal commentary/reflection on the conference, which was published on the Playing the Gallery website

Public Relations Professional (volunteer/course work) September 2008-April 2009
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
• Prepared for and wrote a comprehensive media kit for Canadian Blood Services. The media kit includes a communication plan, testimonial profile, speech, media release, and persuasive sponsorship letter

Research Assistant, London, ON October 2006-February 2007
Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children
• Evaluated educational manuals for children and adolescents pertaining to violence and the prevention of violence; noted strengths/weaknesses, and created summaries of several evaluations for educators, parents and educational administrators (http://www.toolsforchange.ca/index.html)

Tutoring Experience
Freelance, London, ON November, 2012-present
• I tutor elementary, high school, and university students in English reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. I help students write and edit essays, book reports, assignments and offer general homework help
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