A results-driven, strategist with twenty years experience as a business owner, manager and consultant – freelance writing and content marketing under pen name “Sam Edge” since 2012. A record of success working in high-pressure environments, meeting deadlines and adding value to projects.
Summary of Skills
Blogging Content Marketing
Self-Publishing Strategic Planning
Article Writing eCommerce Solutions
White Papers Wordpress & Blogger Platforms
Summary of Accomplishments
1. Writing & Self Publishing
Self-published non-fiction eBooks on Amazon Kindle
Published freelance articles for magazines and blogs
Created over 200 pages of content for ecommerce websites and blogs.
2. Strategic Planning
Developed and implemented strategic plans for municipal governments and First Nations
Managed development projects on time and on budget including: golf course, residential subdivisions, community water systems and airport terminal construction.
3. Environmental Services
Researched and compiled over 20 Environmental Assessments for infrastructure projects
Monitored projects and mitigative measures to ensure valued ecosystem components (VECs)
were preserved and provided summary reports for government approvals.
Freelance / Self-employed January 2012 to Current
Writer & Content Marketer
Created full time income from home office content marketing, monetizing websites and freelance
Developed and maintained editorial calendars for client content strategies
Published articles - websites, magazines, journals, anthologies
Created 200+ pages of content for blogs and websites
Created Social Media network with more than 5,000 combined followers
Self-published eBooks on Amazon Kindle, and produced poetry chapbook
Orbis Consulting January 2006 to January 2012
Managed dozens of land and resource development projects for Government, industry and
First Nations communities. Since 2012, outsourced environmental assessments and monitoring projects
See Detailed project history: http://www.edgeonstrategy.com/Summary-of-Projects.html
Researched and negotiated land rights and service agreements for BC Hydro on reserve lands across Northern BC.
Wrote successful federal and provincial funding proposals for clients worth over $5,000,000 in
Researched and wrote 10 Strategic Plans and Economic Development Strategies for First
Wrote business plans and secured loans for Go Kart Track, Value Added Mill and Resource
Successfully coordinated subdivision and rezoning application for developments, including big box commercial, industrial and residential developments.
Prepared 20 + Environmental Assessment Reports and registered with federal government
Sugar Cane Development Corporation SCDC January 2000 to January 2007
Operated corporate arm of Williams Lake Indian Band, a rural indigenous community of approximately 600 members.
Wrote and ratified tripartite land use plan between: Williams Lake Indian Band, Federal
Government and Provincial Government
Created administration, financial policies and ISO 9001 Certification.
Negotiated and wrote White Papers and Chapters for Stage-4 B.C. Treaty Process
Held ‘town hall’ consultation meetings with government, community and third parties
Managed logging operations, value-added-mill, gas bar, campground, infrastructure
development, housing construction and agriculture program
Chaired shareholder meetings and maintained corporate records
Simon Fraser University
Master of Arts: Urban Planning
Burnaby, BC, Canada
University of Fraser Valley
Bachelor of Arts: Geography
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP)
Real Estate Association of BC (RI)