Barb McMahon

Freelance Travel Writer & Editor

Location:Kingston, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Barb McMahon
PO Box 273
25 Perth St.
Lyn, ON
Phone: 613-802-8653

Related Work History
2010-present, Manager
Howard Travel
In my current position, I am responsible for creating reports for BSP Canada and for ensuring that payroll is accurate. I must also ensure that all rules and regulations established by TICO, IATA and ACTA are all enforced on a daily basis. It is pertinent that my communication skills, both written and oral, are excellent, as I am in constant communication with the public as well as a variety of travel boards. It is also part of my job description to design and create semi-annual travel brochures that are distributed to the citizens in our area.

2011-2012, Travel Columnist
The Observer
Prior to the insolvency of one of our local newspapers, The Observer, I was their travel columnist. All articles were based on trips taken by myself and the others under my management in a travel agency.

2007-2009, Curriculum Editor
Fulford Academy
As a department within an English language boarding school, my team and I wrote, edited, created and distributed a curriculum for Korean students learning English as a second language. The project is currently in use in Wonderland schools throughout Korea.

2003-2005, Communications Department Staff
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
While acquiring my travel and tourism diploma, I was recruited to work in the communications department at Mohawk College. It was my duty to assist adult students with their written communication skills as well as their oral skills and helping them to understand and correct their errors.

2008-Present, Niagara College, Criminal Psychology and Behaviour

2005, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Tourism and Travel Diploma
Courses Taken:
Marketing Travel Geography I-IV
Sales Human Relations
Office Administration Communications

2001, Brock University, Honours Accounting
Courses Taken:
Microeconomics Statistics
Macroeconomics Calculus
Accounting I-II Law

Computer Skills
I have a great working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Simply Accounting, InDesign and Internet Explorer. I have also worked with both Apollo and Sabre Computer Reservation Systems.
I am fluent in English and have a good understanding of French. I learn languages easily and am always trying to learn phrases in other languages.

Fields of Interest
I am interested in all types of natural healing and have been learning about and working with the various types for a period of time. I am also interested in world culture and language.
Awards, Fellowships, Grants
2005, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Silver Medal
2005, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Tourism and Travel Excellence Award
Licenses and Certificates
2011, Supervisor/Manager TICO Certification
2010, CTC Certification
2009, TICO Certification
2008, Second Level Reiki Certificate
2008, First Level Reiki Certificate
2005, Honours on CITC Access exam
Skills (2) Rating
Travel Writing