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Dan Gibbins

Freelance Creative Writer & Travel Writer

Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 Skills
I've worked as a writer in various fields for 16 years now. I've been a playwright, a blogger, a communications officer, a social media director and a web writer. I've written annual reports, award shows, and short films. Whatever you need written, I'm the man to do it.

Web Writer, Optimal Payments PLC
Calgary, Alberta—2010 to 2012
• Provided instructions on features and uses of our online payment and prepaid card services through blog posts, emails and social media to more than 200,000 customers worldwide
• Wrote, edited and distributed customer-facing communications, such as emails, web pages and other web content
• Managed and maintained social media for company resulting in steady growth in followers and improved customer engagement
• Coordinated with customer support team on social media strategy
• Wrote or edited all posts for the company’s blog
• Controlled company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, managed all posts to both sites
• Developed company strategy for all social media

Policy Analyst, Canada West Foundation
Calgary, Alberta—2009 to 2010
• Researched and wrote research reports on various topics, including the oil sands and water policy including highly valued paper on media and web perception of the oil sands

Communications Coordinator, Canada West Foundation
Calgary, Alberta—2006 to 2009
• Distributed public policy research to corporations, government leaders and the media to promote the interests of Western Canada
• Responsible for distribution of research reports, stakeholder and media relations,
• Wrote and distributed newsletters and internal communications
• Monitored and updated website
• Editor-in-chief of quarterly magazine, Window on the West
• Wrote annual reports

Game Writer, Science Alberta
Calgary, Alberta—March 2008 to July 2008
• Created storyline, characters, and wrote script for the Wonderville online roleplaying game

Artistic Director/Head Writer, Scorpio Theatre Company
Calgary, Alberta — May 2000 to June 2011
• Controlled the overall artistic direction for a non-professional theatre company specializing in locally written material. In charge of auditioning and managing a group of energetic young actors, playwrights and production people to create engaging and entertaining theatre. Working with script submissions and communicating with aspiring authors as well as creating original content for production.
• Performed various duties for productions, including directing, producing and marketing
• Wrote 22 scripts which have been produced.
• Stepped down after 11 seasons to serve as Board President
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Travel Writing