Freelance Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2 Skills

Writing, Editing and Research
• Developing an oil field lease site training program and writing sections for a grant proposal for Serious Labs
• Editing the Star Wars tattoo book The Force in the Flesh Volume II
• Ensuring quality control for fifteen issues of On Spec Magazine
• Summarized research and data into reports to support decision-making on legislation, market analysis, competitors and campaign results
• Conducted research using the internet, EBSCO and other sources
• Short story “Abominatio” published in Tesseracts Eighteen: Wrestling with Gods
• Providing editorial feedback for three novels, including one novel released by one of the largest English-language science fiction and fantasy publishers

Quality Control
• Creating and implementing guideline checklist for quality control
• Consolidating sales and devising methods of double-checking financials

Communication: Teamwork and Customer Service
• Managing designers, editors, volunteers and summer students
• Provided service to customers, internal clients and inter-jurisdictional contacts
• Collaborated on teams with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds

• Proficient with Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Basic knowledge of HTML, XML, building ePub documents and updating websites


December 2005 Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Cooperative Program
School of Business, University of Alberta
• Graduated with distinction
• Marketing major, Management Information Systems minor


2010 to Present Writing and Editing
• Editing the Star Wars tattoo book The Force in the Flesh Volume II
• Writing scenario and dialogue for and oil field lease site training program
• ICDP proposal for firefighting simulator
• Created and sent Pure Speculation media packages, including arranging Edmonton Journal and CBC interviews for guest Jason Kapalka, PopCap Games owner (Plants vs. Zombies)
• Editorial review for three published Pathfinder Tales novels: King of Chaos, Lord of Runes and an upcoming novel

2009 to 2015 Publisher’s Assistant
On Spec Magazine, The Copper Pig Writers’ Society
• Coordinating resources for over 15 issues including content, editors, contracts, proofreaders and designers
• Attention to detail implementing guidelines to ensure quality control for over 100 stories and articles while balancing time constraints
• Implementing new processes including issue quality control checklists, eSigning services, efficient mail outs, building editable forms, merchandise package templates
• Improved efficiency and negotiated new printing contracts, saving over $8,000/year
• Upholding the values of the non-profit publisher

May 2007 to 2008 Marketing Specialist
Ross & Associates Consulting Ltd.
• Writing product briefs, user admin guide and newsletter articles
• Building and quality control of marketing/renewal packages
• Contacting clients to ensure quality service and answer any questions
• Provided support managing internal disability process

May 2006 to February 2007 Market Data Specialist
MasterCard Strategy Team, ATB Financial
• Exposed to strategy and implementation of marketing
• Documented work processes
• Summarized data for campaigns to support decision-making of internal clients in MasterCard Marketing
• Scheduled statement inserts and messages for monthly promotions

July 2005 to February 2006 Marketing and Administrative Assistant
Tri-global Solutions Group Inc.
• Developed draft marketing material for services
• Assisted with office administration, included updating human resource system and handling phone inquiries

January to August 2004 Research Assistant
Consumer Services Branch, Alberta Government Services
• Researched online inter-jurisdictional legislation covering warranties and credit-reporting agencies
• Created the Funeral/Crematory Services Report and presented the results to the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board

May to August 2003 Technical Assistant
Planning and Development, City of Edmonton
• Compiled over 200 updates on land usage and 150 neighborhood statistics from several sources


• Completed Dale Carnegie’s Effective Communications and Human Relations course
• Short story “Abominatio” published in Tesseracts Eighteen: Wrestling with Gods


• Member of the Scruffies writing group
• Acted in several high school and Citadel Theatre course plays
• Passionate about books, graphic novels and writing

References available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing