Michael Schwartz

Freelance Editor & Article Writer

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills

604/71 Charles St East, Toronto, ON M4Y 2T3
Tel 647 345 3553 Cell 647 834 1759
Email michaelwritesforyou@yahoo.ca

Publishing is in the blood! A self-motivated communicator, conveying information and messages highly effectively, whether via the written or spoken word or via graphic design. Commercial awareness, commitment to accuracy and ability to inspire combine for the all-round package. Senior professionals, trade associations and emerging markets are a speciality.

Technical skills
Adobe CS3 Quark XPress 7 Final Cut Pro
MS Office MAC InDesign
Accomplished, eloquent public speaker.

Professional experience
2003-2010 Freelance publishing services
> Current credits: Ontario Prospector, Truly Canadian Almanac, The Bulletin (local Toronto news), WholeNote, CIM Journal, EntreBahn, mining-technology.com.
> Redesigning publicity material for private and public organizations.
> Teaching languages privately and at colleges.
> Edited Developing Telecoms, covering the emerging markets in
telecoms (all editorial duties and strategies).

2000-2003 Editor, Asian Communications
> This journal was sent to 36 Asian-Pacific countries and was the voice
of its sector.
> Represented the company at board level and at international events
in the Far East.
> Inspired and motivated a junior.
> Worked with advertising staff to create the annual features list.

Other key publishing responsibilities
> Freelance editor of Maritime Review, demonstrating further
ability to gain editorial experience and knowledge of a specialist field.
> Edited Intranet-based JATONews, proof-reading automotive reports
from 35 countries, often from writers who did not have native English.
Trained staff new to automotives and publishing.
> Edited Colliery Guardian, revitalising it and making it essential
reading for senior engineers and directors. Wrote with insight on the
issues challenging global coal, guided advertising staff on how to raise
profits. Edited and laid out Colliery Guardian, Guide to the Coalfields yearbook, and Coal Trades Review.
> Wrote for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the world’s leading advisor on land usage and development. Launched Land & Minerals Surveying journal. Chaired and fully utilised editorial advisory panel, boosting circulation by over one third.

> The history, civilization, politics, and culture of the Eastern Mediterranean.
> Following motor sport (subject of BBC Mastermind TV appearance). > Current affairs (served as an elected local councilor in London; UK national election candidate, 2005).

Education and training
> International Academy of Design, Toronto
Diploma, Graphic Design for Print and Web.
> University of Bournemouth
Postgraduate Diploma, Tourism Management.
> University of Birmingham
BA, Modern and Ancient Greek.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing