Peter Turcic

Freelance Copywriter & Creative Writer

Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 Skills
Peter Turcic
Suite 404 – 2525 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R5
Tel 604.876.0376


Business Professional with varied experience in communications consulting, and a unique combination of international event operations and tourism training.

- Olympic Games and International Meetings & Events On-site Operations
- Cross-Industry Communications Experience: Travel & Tourism / Aviation / Environment / Real Estate
- Editorial Publications
- Tourism Training Curriculum Development & Delivery
- Collaborative & Client-Centered Focus
- Multi-lingual Skills: English, French, Croatian, Italian

Olympic Games Experience

Each of my Olympic leadership roles required an ability to work both independently and in collaboration with Canadian colleagues, as well as international paid and volunteer staff. There was a consistent need to clearly and diplomatically communicate operational instructions in changing and demanding environments, while always remaining aware and respectful of cultural idiosyncrasies.

- Vancouver 2010 – Hospitality Program Assistant Ticket Manager, Ricoh Canada
- Torino 2006 – Hospitality Program Ticket Manager, Lenovo
- Athens 2004 – Hospitality Program Overall Lead, Toyota Greece
- Salt Lake City 2002 – Hospitality Program Transportation Lead, Multiple Clients
- Sydney 2000 – Hospitality Program Transportation Lead, Multiple Clients
- Calgary 1988 – Hospitality Program Co-Lead, General Motors Canada

Communications Consulting

Expedia CruiseShipCenters
- Contracted Copy writer for Dream Voyages Magazine editorials, web text, and corporate communications projects

Carlson Marketing Worldwide (CMW)
- Created Sydney Olympics tag-line and brochure introduction: “Come See What’s Up Down Under”
- Developed web-site text and other communications pieces for incentive travel clients, including Merrill Lynch, General Motors Canada, AC Delco, Hunter Douglas Canada
- Researched incentive destinations, hotel resorts, and cruise lines and wrote related copy for CMW’s client proposals

Oceans Blue Foundation (OBF)
- Conceived, promoted and successfully implemented a recurring column for the OBF Newsletter: Air – Water - Earth – In Awe of a Planet
– “Faster, Higher, Stronger, Greener:
The Environmental Legacy of Sydney 2000”
– “Vancouver International Airport:
Environmental Conscience Takes Flight”

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) / Hine Design Inc. / InterVistas Consulting
- Completed multiple assignments to integrate and streamline marketing campaigns to promote YVR as a premier global gateway
- In response to the events of September 11, 2001, developed a concept for YVR’s Annual Report to effectively convey a renewed sense of air safety and security without presenting an intimidating, uninviting image of the airport

Cantrav West Destination Management
- Systemized client communication procedures via creative re-write of corporate profiles, promotional pieces, and catalogue of tour & event descriptions

Tourcorp Inc. - / Tripzter Travel Inc. –
- Conceived and developed renewed identities for Tourcorp and Tripzter; rewrote the companies’ websites and marketing pieces to reflect these concepts, resulting in increased exposure and sales

Sutton Group West Coast Realty
- Wrote realtor biography and business tag-line to bridge realtor perspective with corporate vision

Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine (M&IT)
- Interviewed multiple industry leaders to research and compose “Incentive to Care”: A perspective on the incentive travel industry and the opportunities it presents for philanthropy
- Developed a follow-up piece to the original story, entitled “Incentive to Care: Travel. To a Better World”

Skytalk Magazine (official magazine of Vancouver International Airport)
- Edited and created articles to promote the airline community’s annual CAN-AM for Kids Charity Golf Tournament


- What a Difference a Day Makes: The Vancouver Canucks and the 1994 Stanley Cup Final
- My Father’s Journeys: Reflections of a an Incentive Travel Director
- So What Has Your Travel Agent Done for You Lately?
- Life Is Not Difficult. Life Is.
- A Letter to the People of Yugoslavia: A personal account of my experiences at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Games (published in both English & Serbo-Croatian)

Employment Summary

Communications Consultant Private Practice 1997 – Present
On-site Event Director / Private Practice 1997 – Present
Convention Manager
Inside Sales Coordinator British Airways 1991 – 1997
Program Developer / Galileo International 1989 – 1991
Training Instructor
Curriculum Developer / BC Institute of 1982 – 2000
Tourism Marketing Instructor Technology (BCIT)
Corporate Sales Representative P. Lawson Travel 1980 – 1989

Education & Professional Development

Marketing I & II BCIT 1988
Public Relations BCIT 1987
Advertising BCIT 1986
Sales Management BCIT 1985
Slavonic Languages & Cultures Certificate University of Zagreb, Croatia 1979
Bachelor of Arts, French & Linguistics Simon Fraser University 1979

Business & Pleasure Travel

North America
South America
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing