Lesley Carson

Freelance Copywriter & Editor

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Location:Hubbards, Nova Scotia, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lesleycarson
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HIGHLIGHTS OF SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

• Recent graduate of Mount St. Vincent University with a bachelor of arts degree in English, minors in writing and psychology with a 3.1 GPA
• Over three years of relevant experience
• Some education in Public Relations
• Entrepreneurial, goal-oriented, and energetic, successfully owned and operated a house painting company for the past five years while attending university
• Versatile and creative, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Inquisitive, motivated, and intellectual, always striving to learn and improve skills, currently brushing up on conversational French
• Well organized and highly attentive to detail, able to multitask and work to deadlines
• Computer literate, skills at an expert level in Microsoft Office Suite
• Valid driver’s license with ten years safe driving and reliable transportation

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Advertising Assistant 2011
The Graphic Language Company
• Copy-wrote press releases, sales letters, and advertorials
• Liaised with product manufacturer and present customers via telephone and e-mail
• Utilized social networking devices to reach and interact with a broad audience

Owner/Operator 2007-current
Red’s Painting
• Designed and produced fliers, business cards, and other marketing tools to promote small business
• Fostered relationships to gain long-term clients and relationships with other trades people and suppliers
• Provided clients with detailed estimates and progress reports

Editorial/Administrative Assistant 2008-2009
Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspace
Palgrave MacMillan
• Supervised by Dr. DeNel Rehberg-Sedo, prepared an anthology on reading collectives for publication
• Anthology accepted by Palgrave MacMillan (UK)
• Responsibilities included copy editing and proofreading text and end notes as well as co-responding with potential publishers, and citation database management

Editorial Assistant 2009
Lyric Ecology: an Appreciation of the Work of Jan Zwicky
Cormorant Books
• Small group directed study assisted Professor Clare Goulet in editing a collection of essays by Dennis Lee, Robert Bringhurst, and others on the work of poet and philosopher Jan Zwicky
• Edited collection published 2010 by Cormorant Books (Toronto)
• Tasks included liaising with authors, copy editing for errors and consistency, reference checking and proofreading of four essays

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Server Trellis Café, Hubbards, NS 2005-2011
Head Cook Through the Years Day Care, Hubbards, NS 2010
Bartender Dooly’s, Chester, NS 2009
Sales/Admin Paint Plus, Salt Spring Island, BC 2002-2005
Promoter Spiral Source Afterhours Club, Nelson, BC 2001-2002

SELF PUBLISHED & WORKS IN PROGRESS

The Printed Poetry Project In progress
Letters to Tiffanies, a personal blog In progress
Kaleidoscope: Unusual and Imaginative Tales of Childhood 2009
Raskolnikov’s Reliquary, chapbook of poetry 2007
Raskolnikov’s Journal, zine 2002

EDUCATION & TRAINING

BA Arts, Major in English, Minor in Writing and Psychology 2011 Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS
Certificate Program in Professional Writing and Rhetoric 2011
Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS
Grade 12 Diploma (with Honors) 2000
Gulf Island Secondary School, Salt Spring Island, BC

GROUP & VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

Forest Heights Community School Current
Administrative assistant to guidance councillor Chester Grant
The Voices Project Current
Group Member and Anthology Contributor Halifax
94.3 Cove FM Summer 2011
Volunteer Disk Jockey Hubbards
MSVU Food Bank and Diversity Centre 2006-2008
Volunteer Service and Administration Halifax
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Copywriting
Editing