Gordon Carson

Freelance Copywriter & Creative Writer

1451
Location:Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/gordoncarson
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
GORDON CARSON

gordon.carson@ymail.com

OBJECTIVE Copywriter position allowing me to use my writing, selling, persuading, researching and brainstorming skills

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

WRITING/RESEARCH
Successfully completed Certificate in Advertising and Copywriting from George Brown College, ON
Direct experience in writing material on varied topics for publication
Creative and accurate in writing monthly newsletters, production layout, editing and proofing articles for union social committee over a 6 month period
Able to write within given deadlines as demonstrated through writing articles for “Link” community newspaper
Adept at writing radio spots for local introduction service
Demonstrated ability in writing quality articles demonstrated through publication of essay in the campus journal
Successful in writing for varied resources including writing legal contracts for independent introduction services over a 4 year period
Tenacious and thorough when researching background information for specific projects
Resourceful in brainstorming and sourcing new ideas in research and work situations

SELLING/ PERSUADING
Enthusiastic and positive when recommending and selling products to meet customer needs
Successful in persuading customers to consider alternative options more appropriate for their needs
Discreet in persuading people to comply with sensitive matters
Successful in persuading clients to buy memberships with Hearts Desire Introductions increasing business to 400 clients over a four year period

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Direct Marketing Representative
SDI Marketing, Halifax, NS Dec 2012 - Present
Machine Operator
Scanwood Canada Ltd., Dartmouth, NS Apr. 2005 - Apr. 2011
Clerical Staff
Spherion Staffing, Halifax, NS Sept. 2004 - Mar. 2005
Customer Service
Kelly Services, Halifax, NS May - Aug. 2004
Customer Services
Convergys, Dartmouth, NS Oct. 2003 - Jan. 2004
Telemarketer
Saturn Saab Isuzu, Halifax, NS Mar. 2002 - Oct. 2003
Telemarketer
Minacs Worldwide, Halifax, NS May 2001 - Mar. 2002

EDUCATION

BA (Psychology) University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON 1982 - 1985
(Had essay published)

ADDITIONAL TRAINING / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Social Media Marketing (Diploma) www.alison.com 2011-2012
Advertising, Copywriting, George Brown College, Toronto, ON 1988
Introduction to Advertising, Institute of Can. Advtg, Toronto, ON 1987

INTERESTS

Love to read, play chess, surf the Internet, movie nights with friends

References Available Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Copywriting
Creative Writing