Stephen Vassilev

Freelance Book Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Objective: To obtain a full-time Writing or Editing position.

Skills and Qualifications

• Legal writing and research
• Proposal and Report Writing
• Public speaking and written communications
• Experienced in various real estate roles (brokerage and property ownership)
• Sales experience, able to contribute innovative sales approaches
• Classically trained composer and self-taught musician, videographer
• Passionate about a just society, safety and health advocacy

Technical Skills
• Microsoft Office Suite 10; WPM 40-50
• Active and able to utilize various Social Media platforms; Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

Work Experience

Freelance Writer, Conceptual Designer and Researcher, Toronto, ON (2002 to Present)
Working on various projects including architectural and conceptual design for urban and Harbour front sites. Please see Yahoo Flickr Stephen Vassilev for sample designs. Twitter: FireSafety4Us

• Research and writer of various cultural health proposals including ones submitted to the Province of Ontario and Canada to establish Progressive Cancer Clinics in the province
• Conducted research and wrote reports on effective cancer treatment and prevention methods with input from several innovative pioneers in the field and developed materials for a book
• Social Advocate for the implementation of fire safety systems, first responder and emergency planning in architectural design planning
• Knowledgeable in the systems to prevent progressive collapse in tall buildings

Pro-bono Legal writer, Researcher and Clerk (1996 to present)
Participate in ongoing dialogue with judicial system, develop and create communication materials.
Utilize my legal expertise and research skills to advocate on the behalf of victims.

• Appeared in Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court, and other bodies/tribunal
• Wrote a 300 plus page claim for Ontario Superior Court of Justice
• Wrote a 1000 plus page claim for the Federal Court Trial Division
• Wrote and compiled Books of Authority, Books of Evidence, to assist claims with respect to numerous Statutory Duties in law, at common law and with respect to International law and established legal principles
• Formulated several page intake sheets to process victims’ ID, case histories as well as comprehensive questionnaires, Facilitated victims with their claims, including utilization of various media, press releases

Elcan Claims Committee, Elliot Lake, ON (1996-2001)
Volunteer President, CEO, Co-ordinator
• Elcan Academy of Law, Compensation and Health
• Advised, assisted victims of uranium radiation and cancer with legal and health issues
• Outcome: Improved expediency in provincial courts review of the issue

Other Work Experience

Property Manager, Developer and Owner
Elliot Lake, ON and Edmonton and Calgary, AB
• Owned and operated 18 townhouses, became an investor in the early 1990s, including co-owner of a commercial property. Worked as a Real Estate Investor, buying and selling properties.

Bechtel Canada Limited, Toronto, ON
• Administrative Assistant for 80 Engineers
• Billion Dollar plus Belle River Project, 1980

National Cancer Institute, Epidemiology Unit, Toronto, ON
• Chief Coder/Unofficial Supervisor of Coders
• 1974-76 Low Dose National Radiation Study

Ontario Real Estate Association, Toronto, ON
• Real Estate Broker

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
• Completed various Arts and Sciences courses
Skills (2) Rating
Book Writing
Blog Writing