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Grant Lacefield - Freelance Blog Writing & Sales
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im 23 unemployed and currently in a terrible situation with money etc.... so Im pretty much looking for what a get into im a quick learner and I have a great personality I can talk to anyone and do the dirty work. I find my time to be expensive because I get the job done as fast and accurate as possible.
San Jose, California, United States
Neil McCann - Freelance Document Design & Website Design
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Objectives: Technical Writing/Innovation Software Management Mentoring/Training Project Team Building Qualification Summary: Extremely technical, meticulously objective, with an unsurpassed eye for detail and functional layout, I bring decades of experience working in a variety of technologies and visual formats to work for your company. I have a global outlook of the business community and the various factors that are needed in order to manage people and projects internationally. I have excellent command of the English language and I am able to articulate what is needed. I am experienced in working with business units to acquire and document business rules, as well as developing suitable plans of action, prioritizing all tasks and providing status updates. Ability to project a “can-do” positive attitude along with proven analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills. Experience: Online Technical Services, Vista, California August 2009 – Present Technical Liaison to a licensed consulting business that specializes in technical documentation. Company clients include: Technocom Wireless, GPS 911 Emergency government mandated location finder and resource allocation software. Administration, User Specification and Training materials. Winkie Interactive, Multimedia Developers for Pharmaceutical and Medical Industries Writing of pharmaceutical training course material and user guides, as well as HTML coding, editing/proofing, creating test documents, etc. for interactive web site content. R. Zink & Associates, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Transcription/Edit/Proof of Medical/Workers’ Compensation QME/AME Reports, utilizing Digital Transcription equipment, for a group of Psychologists/Psychiatrists. Narrative Press Converting, Layout, Editing, and Proofing of adventure and exploration publications, marketed as high-quality trade paperbacks and eBooks. Yamagata America, member of the Yamagata Group of Companies, Japan San Diego, California June 2007 – July 2009 Manager, Document Design Center (Hosting, Localization, PrePress DTP, Document Automation and New Business Development, Forest Services Council (FSC), ISO 9000 and 14000 certified). Oversaw budget, including sales forecasts and day to day management of department staff consisting of various project managers and project coordinators working out of America, Japan and Singapore in the creation of technical manuals for Panasonic, Sony and other Japanese electronics companies. Extensive travel in North America and Asia. Indesign, Framemaker, Pagemaker, Photoshop, CorelDraw. Provided executive briefings on new technologies and methodologies to corporate offices in Japan and Singapore specifically surrounding Document Automation and Web-to-Print technologies that were available and that we were incorporating for our product offering. Project Sponsor, Negotiated terms, SOW, designed and oversaw project development of a global Web-to-Print application for a corporate partner that offered various printed products to be ordered on line that has been implemented in Japan and the US. MySQL, PHP, Flex, Linux environment. Created, setup and demonstrated Document Automation Applications utilizing DITA XML schema's in America, Japan and Singapore to show the cost benefits of automation especially with regards to Localization. Provided training seminars in San Diego. XyEnterprise Contenta, SDL S1000D. Hosting Service Project Management. Recommended, purchased, oversaw and installed all Hardware and specialized Software in a Data Center to allow access to Japan and other off site locations via Citrix virtual desktops for the creation of and functioning of document automation. MS Server, DITA OpenToolKit, Citrix, XYSoft, Perl and Oracle environment. Software Project Management. Took over the design and building of a local Fulfillment Management System (FMS) software development project from our Singapore office and redesigned it into an international FMS that would enable customers to be able to view and purchase products in their own language and currency. MS Project, MySQL, PHP, Flex, Linux environment. Manager of the Localization department that provides translation services in over 36 languages for printed manuals, web sites, and software packaging. SDL Trados environment. Total Training Resources, San Diego, California February 2007 – May 2007 Document Management Guidelines, Courseware Template Design, Courseware Development, and Corporate Technical Administrative Instruction. Core technologies covered were Red Hat Linux, Networking and Perl programming. Comprehensive Training Systems, Oceanside, California October 2004 – February 2007 Instructor, certified by the State of California to teach the complete Microsoft Office Suite of Programs and A-Plus Computer and Network Certification courses. Word: Page Setup, Text Formatting, Template Creation, Macro Creation, Mail Merge, Defining Styles, Labels, Tables, Headers/Footer, Indexing, Import/Export and TOC. Excel: Workbook Setup, Functions, Sorting, Add-Ins, Import/Export, Column Headings, Merge Fields, Calculations, Conditional Formatting, Datasheet Links, and Charting. Access: Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports, Macros, Switchboards, Import/Export, Relationships Data Structures, and Security PowerPoint: Text and Graphic Manipulation, Balance, Color Theory, Animation, Slide Transition, Master Slides, Timing and Special Effects. A+ Cert: Computer Setup, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Peripherals, BIOS and CMOS. N+ Cert: Network Topography, Security, Troubleshooting, Routers, Gateways and Permissions. Systems Programming Limited (SPL) WorldGroup, Morristown, New Jersey 1996 – 2001 Project Manager/Trainer/Analyst Project Manager supporting a Canadian subsidiary of one of our larger US Energy clients, aiding in the development, enhancement and troubleshooting of CIS PLUS (General Ledger, Inventory Control) for the Canadian market. Tasks include managing conversion methodology, support, design, documentation and implementation of enhancements, including redesigning billing and rate estimation, and credit and collection routines, technical resource management, systems analysis, and quality assurance management. Updated and revised all relevant Sales and Marketing literature including all PowerPoint presentations to conform to company and industry standards including color scheme, graphical illustrations and styles. Managed a 24-month, large multi-million dollar Legacy/Cordaptix conversion project for PGE in Philadelphia. Interfaced with all levels of upper management. Developed and created Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to adhere to the Statement of Work (SOW) and maintained Project Plan Scheduling using Microsoft Project. Managed a development staff of twelve programmers and three DBA’s. Developed and implemented a new methodology utilizing the Parallel Direct Load feature of Oracle using SQL Plus, cutting the conversion timeframe of Legacy data exponentially. Spearheaded a new database layout for the CIS Plus product to take advantage of Oracle built-in functionality, including methods of automatic extent sizing, proper tablespace structure, and optimizing of the indexing scheme, to take better advantage of SQL access methods. Interfaced with representatives of HP for optimizing the Oracle database on HP-UX (Unix) platform. Investigated and recommended hardware components.Developed templates and guidelines for sales personnel to follow. Manipulated graphics using Photoshop and CorelDraw. Created and updated technical manuals for programmers and developers including template modifications and definition of styles for various subsystems. Included mockups of proposed GUI screens. Proofed training manuals for end-users to ensure system feature descriptions were accurate. Taught, using Visio to display all system schematic and flowcharts including Bachman Database diagrams, developed, wrote and presented 40 hour technical training sessions, given to our clients senior programming staff on site in Michigan and Nebraska. Topics covered in depth management of the enhancement control process and maintenance of systems, including the various standards and techniques used throughout the various subsystems of our product, our object oriented methodology, database structure, update, validation, audit and batch processes. Designed and created an internal informational database for use by the sales department, using Microsoft Access that linked to our Oracle database utilizing a People Soft front end. Designed and built all links, tables, queries, forms, reports and macros that supplied the sales staff with demonstration information for prospective clients at the click of the button. Developed a Project Risk Management database to support Contingency Planning. Gave weekly internal/external status reports using various formats depending on information presented, including Gantt, and Resource charts. Maintained all administration functions, resource plans and budgeting, including time and travel approvals, and performance review evaluations for team members. Created and presented a one hour product overview as part of the company's two day seminar for new hires every two months, or as needed, giving an overview of hardware, software and business methods employed at SPL. Topics covered in the overview ranged from platform specific hardware through licensing fees and partnering strategies, company object oriented methodology, and all relevant subsystems. Reid Software, Haddonfield, NJ 1996 Project Lead Created documentation standards and templates Prepared weekly status reports Led JAD sessions with customers Quality Assurance GUI interface design and functionality Visual Basic on the Microsoft Access platform Managing and developing the building of a real estate management system Oversaw a staff of four programmers Developed WBS based on SOW Maintained a project plan City of Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver, B.C. 1994 - 1996 Editor of the Vancouver Police Blockwatch quarterly Newsletter. Worked with the Community Liaison Department in putting together a local newsletter to keep the community abreast of programs that were available for their involvement and protection, put on by the local police department and the city. Individual heroics were also included as were local crime watches and scams to watch out for. Veger and McCann Publishing, Vancouver Lower Mainland 1990 – 1996 Technical Writer and Consultant for various companies including: Canac MicroTel Systems Engineering, Managed tasks included the assembly and coordination of RFP material from all engineering departments, the creation/manipulation of all graphics including transformation of visual material to digital format, and the establishment of styles and standards including conversion from Mac platforms and IBM. Municipality of Surrey, Wrote an efficiency report for engineering on the proper use of graphical software and interfaces. Recommended styles and standards to be used as well as installing all needed graphical software. International Centre for Sustainable Cities, Aided in the development of in-house libraries used for accessing various governmental presentations, studies, white papers and graphics, including GUI design and functionality, using Visual Basic on the Microsoft Access platform. Ministry of Fisheries, Federal Government of Canada, Transposed visual material to digital format for slide presentations. Khlon Leondorff Engineering, Leading projects relating to the publication/formatting of documents and marketing material. GLOBE '90, ’92, ‘94 - Federal Government of Canada Reviewed published material and recommended changes in format and binding. Organized and edited both French and English publications, according to set standards with regard to order, style, conciseness and terminology. Aided in the selection and insertion of all photographs, drawings, charts and diagrams to illustrate material. Canadian Diabetic Association, Vancouver, B.C. 1992 - 1993 Managing Editor of Reach Magazine. Created and maintained project plans for the entire Publishing Life Cycle from conception, sales, submissions, layout, interfacing with commercial printers, delivery, and mailings. Took a black and white 16 page quarterly publication and turned it into a full four (4) color 32 page magazine. My responsibilities were the editing and production of the magazine. Tasks included layout and insertion of all advertising material, editing, creating, procuring and inserting all graphics, and liaison with production company including blue copy proofing. Education New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ Engineering Management Masters Certificate - Project Management Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC Business Administration Computer Systems Management Emily Carr Academy of Fine Art, BC Graphic Design Vancouver Vocational College Hospitality Management Vancouver Community College Theatre Arts, Economics Banff School of Fine Art Stage Craft Certifications MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional - Windows Operating System Architecture CNA - Novel Certified Novel Administrator RHCT -Linux RedHat Certified Technician Specialized Course Work Legal, Ethical and Intellectual Property Project Control/Change Management Cost Estimating for Capital Projects Strategic Cost Analysis Organizational Behavior Data Network and Communication Planning Information Systems Planning and Development Operating Systems and Application Software
Vista, California, United States
Raven Colette - Freelance Children's Book Illustration & Business Card Design
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3.5
2 Skills
$11
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I describe myself as a specialty jeweler, fashion designer and fashion illustrator . I am an amalgamation of all three. My mission continues to bring beautiful and unique jewelry as well as clothes worn in the most interesting ways to the most beautiful and unique women, children and men. My passion is fashion and i bring fashions alive.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Ryan J. Leeds - Freelance Copywriting & Article Writing
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3.0
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$12
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Ryan J. Leeds does work in copywriting and other freelance writing fields as well as doing fiction. He was born in Austin, TX but quickly made his way to the West Coast where he currently lives in Pasadena, CA. He has ghost-written over 1,500 jobs as well as written for Cracked.com.
Pasadena, California, United States
Emanuel Key Sr - Freelance Art & Drawing
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2 Skills
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(PHONE) 804-525-7283 KEY729@GMAIL.COM Summary of Qualifications Offering over 15 years experience in Artwork creation. With additional experience managing business operations, audio editing, poetry and music production. I have created drawings in charcoal, oil painting, pastels and watercolor to name a few. Over the years I have created my own design of sculptures and created drawings and portraits including animated characters. My recent accomplishments have included creating beats and music for upcoming music artists. Known to be a fast and efficient worker. Recognized for excellent communication skills, team skills, dependability, positive attitude and multi-tasking skills. EXPERIENCE KEY CENTRAL ENTERPRISES, LLC SHOP CENTRAL, LLC 2006-Present Owner and developer of company, creation of websites and strategic planning for marketing strategies. Key Central Enterprises is currently in developmental stages. Currently active and operating Shop Central, www.shopcentral1.com EDUCATION Highland Springs High School Diploma,1992 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Received 1st place award in Virginia State Regional Art competition (1st and 2nd place awarded multiple years)
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Gigi Pence - Freelance Graphic Design & Logo Design
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About Myself - I'm currently enrolled in school achieving a degree in Graphic Design. I would love the opportunity to build my experience and portfolio outside of the academic circles in order to broaden my talents and sharpen my skill set. Thank you for looking! Gigi RESUME - EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE MGR- Asst. Mgr. Lorna Dunne Wal-Mart Inc. , Store #967 Spring Hill, FL Garden Center Dept. Manager, managed up to 6 associates, received plant deliveries InStock Management system, filling out of stocks & need to stocks from the backroom to the salesfloor Direct Sales Delivery, receiving merchandise into the store, verify deliveries and product received Customer Service Manager, register-trained, dealing with customers and having cashiers under my supervision Stock Shelves with Inventory in Backroom Customer Assistance with Merchandise throughout the Store Pull freight from backroom to replenish shelves MGR- NOEL BALDWIN OL Products/Rio Tanning Oldsmar, FL Sales Representative Inbound/ Outbound calls Business to Business Indoor Tanning Product Sales MGR- ROY VAN NATTER Certegy Inc. (formerly Equifax, Inc.) St. Petersburg, FL Buyer I Generated purchase orders Expedited payment of invoices submitted by vendors Implemented cost-saving initiatives with suppliers by submitting requests for quotes and consistently researching on new products available to improve time management EDUCATION 1990–1994 Dowagiac Union High School Dowagiac, MI High School Diploma acquired GPA 3.0 average. INTERESTS/BACKGROUND Interests include reading, karate, tennis and activities that utilize hands-on participation. I’m currently pursuing the option of continuing my education. I’m a 35-year-old independent, single woman without children. I am energetic and work well with others as well as alone. I am a motivated person with the desire for knowledge and success. I am proficient in MS Office programs (Word & Excel.)
WEEKI WACHEE, Florida, United States
Kara Peters - Freelance Article Writing & SEO
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Education: 2008 - Present:English Major at Texas State University * GPA: 3.67 / Lifetime Member of Alpha Chi and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies 2000 - 2004: Floresville High School, Diploma * GPA: 3.9 / Graduation with Honors Work Experience: Nov. 2010 - Present: Gather.com/Skyword, Inc. and Textbroker.com (Telecommute) * Content Writer I provide consistently original content for a variety of clients online; all articles are optimized for search engine marketing efficacy. Samples of published articles available upon request. Nov. 2010 - Mar. 2011: BestSEORankings.com (Telecommute, based in Los Angles, CA)* Content Writer While writing for BestSEORankings, I was given the responsibility of personally researching the clients for whom I wrote, as well as the professional aspects of their careers so as to provide them the most personalized and efficiently optimized content for their individual sites. Keyword research, proper keyword density, the application of critical thinking skills and reasoning, and the creation of original, effective meta tags were all skills involved and implemented during my time with this employer. Nov. 2007 - Apr. 2008: United Healthcare, through Maxim Staffing (San Antonio, TX)* Customer Service Associate The position I held at United Healthcare (Dental Benefit Providers) broadened my capacity to obtain, retain, and implement new information in the constantly growing field of health and dental insurance. Knowledge gained here concerning dental terminology and familiarity with ADA codes will be highly useful in possible future positions in the field of dentistry and insurance. Jul. 2006 - Nov. 2007: Time Warner Cable, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)* Billing Specialist The billing representative position in the Time Warner Cable call center provided me with useful customer service capability as well as excellent communication skills. Difficult situations served to greatly develop pertinent conflict resolution skill. Use of web-based order entry applications also fostered a confident comprehension of computer skills conducive to success in numerous fields. References available upon request
Houston, Texas, United States
Andrew Cienski - Freelance Content Writing & Proposal Writing
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ANDREW CIENSKI, MA (Linguistics) 229 Howe Street, Victoria BC V8V 4K7 Telephone: 250-995-2713 E-mail: cienski@telus.net PROFESSIONAL PROFILE An innovative and pragmatic writer, editor, public speaker, researcher, and linguist acknowledged for conducting field, archival, and personal interview research. Exceptional attention to detail resulted in accurate articles on a wide range of topics; including environmental, political, arts, history; and for a variety of disciplines; including technical (such as RFP proposals and project summary reports), academic, journalistic, and online. Andrew has edited two books, countless articles, and works of fiction; has worked with authors and production staff to ensure facts are accurate, style is consistent, logic is strong, and deadlines are met. He has in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power Point, and all Adobe Creative Suite applications; having employed these to layout of newspapers, features, technical reports, advertisements, and books. He is a self motivated worker and team player with a strong collaborative approach to leadership; having worked together with diverse stakeholder groups to develop programs, procure funding, and develop project-end reports. Expertise collaborating with, and consulting to, the public and private sector (UNBC, RRU, United Church, RCMP, First Nations, International Institute for Child Rights and Development and OXFAM) to promote innovative approaches to resolving often contentious contemporary issues. Worked with teams and independently to develop detailed funding proposals for multiyear projects involving public ministry and private sector stakeholders. Familiar with theory and practice of research ethics and intellectual property. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY COMPETENCIES Writing, Communications and Editing ? Edited, prepared images in Photoshop and produced 300 page, nine chapter historical monograph using Adobe In Design (involving two language fonts), and secured a publisher. ? Managed project teams consisting of writers, photographers, production staff, and volunteers for major university newspaper to produce feature articles on environmental and social issues of concern to student and employee readership; the articles appeared in print and online. ? Translated and edited translation of Polish manuscript, A Distinguishing Mark: Memoirs of Grarzyna Bacewicz ISBN 0-9735735-0-3 ? Wrote MA thesis which focused on the recording and translation of oral history in two (2) West Coast Aboriginal languages, and developed innovative approach to formatting which reflected the speaker’s use of tone and pause. ? Presented synopses of historical and linguistic research in articles relating to land use and governance for southern Vancouver Island, used for public education and posted on Esquimalt First Nation Community Development website for community capacity development. ? Prepared applications for funding, wrote funding proposals and developed a research program for linguistic research and language revitalization submitted to the Canada Arts Council and University of Washington for Endangered Languages ($50K). ? Wrote investigative feature articles, published by McGill Daily, Monday Magazine, The University of Victoria Martlet, and recently posted on NativeLanguage.org on environmental and Provincial Heritage Branch policies. ? Researched, wrote, and edited briefing documents for Aboriginal and executive stakeholders for International Institute for Child Rights and Development AGM. Advocacy, Negotiation and Public Education ? Using Power Point, four (4) years experience developing and presenting workshops and a lecture for community and post-secondary institutions on topics of BC history, Aboriginal relations, language documentation, government policy, and application of oral history in areas of art, education, and law. ? Developed a program using translations of a traditional First Nations story to address and compare western and aboriginal value systems. ? Facilitated a public information program for the University of Northern British Columbia to encourage the university to incorporate advice from First Nations Elders of interior communities when developing curriculum for First Nations related programming. ? Developed a program in partnership with International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) to assist the Ministry of Children and Families to introduce a collaborative approach to policy development with Aboriginal communities. ? Trusted by local First Nations communities for ethical approach to research, project development and execution which has lead to the documentation and validation of unique knowledge held by Elders. ? 15 years liaising between physicians, family members, and health care service providers on behalf of clients with severe cognitive disabilities in group home settings relating to societal integration and health related issues. Leadership & Project Management ? Responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management of year long research project involving personal interviews, archival and quantitative sources. ? Secured and managed project funding from multiple sources including university, government and private donors; tracked expenditures and prioritized tasks to achieve deliverables. ? Managed research project contractors and volunteer writers for Victoria branch of OXFAM, an international NGO conducting humanitarian work, and the Martlet News; developed action plans to ensure priority deliverables were met on time, created schedule of activities, and located advertisers in local business community to secure revenue. ? Coached graduate student researchers in Best Practices approaches and cross-cultural considerations when conducting linguistic field research for academic and language revitalization initiatives. ? Prepared summary reports for provincial government funders. CAREER SUMMARY Writer/Research Consultant, Esquimalt First Nation, Victoria BC (2009 – present) Accountable for consultation with Hereditary Chief to record and transcribe oral history relating to Douglas Treaty negotiations; Royal BC Museum archival research of traditional land use and place names on Vancouver Island; Wrote articles describing traditional resource harvesting locations and practices relating to treaty commitments (especially reefnet fishing sites, hunting, flora harvesting, and village sites) Project Manager, The Tellings of Samuel Sam OC: A Personal History of Saanich Victoria BC (2006 – present) Responsible for procurement and management of funds ($36,000); developing methodology for conducting field research; writing official consent forms for use of intellectual property—done in collaboration with University of Victoria Law department; following Best Practices in Research; recording and translating four hours of oral history in two Island Coast Salish languages. Research Assistant to Dr. Su Urbanczyk, Professor of Linguistics, University of Victoria (2008, 2010) Worked on two projects with Dr. Urbanczyk, and was responsible for conducting internet and archival literature reviews of academic papers; produced annotated bibliography; collected quantitative data of extant language documentation for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding application. Research Assistant for LE,NONET Project, University of Victoria (2005) Researched and wrote curriculum material for cross-cultural professional development program for faculty and employees; collaboratively wrote paper on BC First Nation history for Language Revitalization Program; conducted qualitative and quantitative research on government policy and ramifications of policies on education; researched and assembled reference articles from spectrum of disciplines including psychology, education, law, and history; developed database and searchable index for article library for easy access by students and staff. Teacher's Assistant, University of Victoria, Linguistics from 1st to 4th year (2009) Responsible for guiding and facilitating student participation in class; conduct classes and study sessions; grade papers and provide feedback indicating flaws in arguments and provide suggestions for further exploration. Features Editor, The Martlet University of Victoria’s independent weekly press (2004) Responsible for guiding writers and editors through research and interview process; collaborated with team of photographers, writers, sales, and production staff; edited and proofread final copy; created database of contacts and resources to track progress of forthcoming articles and provide new writers with suggestions and interview options. Project Co-ordinator, OXFAM Victoria (Volunteer) (2000) Accountable for managing volunteer team to research and write articles pertaining to socio-political issues, volunteer related news, and public education regarding fairly traded goods; secured advertisers; created ads; edited and produced monthly newsletter which was subsequently adopted as a model for OXFAM Vancouver’s newsletter. ESL Teacher, William Head Penitentiary (Volunteer) (2003) Accountable for preparation of lesson plans and conducting classes; created and graded assignments to improve conversational ability, literacy, and grammar. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION MA Linguistics, University of Victoria. 2010 Areas of Specialization: ? Collaborating with Elders to record and translate oral history for thesis exploring poetics of Coast Salish oratory. ? Best Practices and research ethics in university policy and language revitalization, First Nations education, and government educational policy. BA Applied Linguistics and Writing, University of Victoria 2005 Double Majors in: ? Writing: involved fiction and journalistic writing, and editing peers’ drafts. ? Applied Linguistics: learned the mechanics of grammar and curriculum design. Certified ESL Instructor (through Applied Linguistics Program) ? Participated in practicums at Camosun College and University of Victoria teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. PUBLISHING HISTORY Books A Distinguishing Mark: Memoirs of Grarzyna Bacewicz ISBN 0-9735735-0-3 Co-translated with Anna Clarke. Published by Krzys Chmiel 2004 Memoirs of Grarzyna Bacewicz, noted Polish violinist and composer. Opowiadania o Historii Mojej Rodziny (Stories of My Family’s History) I laid out this 19 chapter book laid out with Adobe In Design and prepared its 250 images with Photoshop. Printed by Em-Dash Self Published 2005 Academic Papers M’i Tst T’akw’, The Tellings of Dr. Samuel Sam O.C; Text and Coast Salish Oratory MA Thesis, Linguistics May 7, 2010 Towards a Taxonomy of Cowichan Epistemological Roots Proceedings of the 43rd International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages. UBCWPL vol.23 pp 54-83 (June 2009) Role of Sonority in the Prosody of Cowichan Written for Dr. Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins Ling 505 Presented at the Salish/Wakashan round-table 2008 Each Word in Solemn Order Follows Each; Frame and Discourse in the Contextualization of Oral Narrative Written for Dr. Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins Ling 595 Historical Sxwalu (Reefnet) Fishing For Esquimalt First Nation, discusses process of traditional resource use, drawing on archival and interview research, and incorporates First Nation (Lekwungen) language. No, We’re Water People For Esquimalt First Nation, explains context of Douglas Treaty signing and traditional territory designations around southern Vancouver Island Notes on the Swuqwalh, or Coast Salish Nobility Blanket Co-authored with Bill White. Explored the historical, ceremonial, and economic importance of blankets in traditional Coast Salish life. Commissioned by Pauquachin First Nation August 2006 Environmental The Disaster of Climate Change; Depends on Your Definition of Disaster Martlet. Sept 23, 2004 http://www.martlet.ca/old/archives/040923/feature.html Sockeye will be Managed into Extinction Martlet. Nov. 25, 2004 (available upon request) First Nations Issues Off to the Grocery Store; or The Family Works Together. (Circa 1863) Stl’etl’iinep Families Prepare to Host Relatives from the Coast Salish Region. (Circa 1880). Co-authored with Bill White. Published in consecutive issues of Coast Salish News. Spring, 2008 The articles wove the Cowichan language throughout, choosing phrases readers would be able to use in their daily lives. Billy’s Teachings About the Bighouse; With References to the Convention on the Rights of the Child Co-authored with In ‘Child Rights in Practice: Tools for Social Change’ Published by Center of Global Studies, University of Victoria, 2007 Old Bones, New Wounds Involved extensive research of Heritage BC’s Conservation Act as relating to the issue of property development on culturally significant Aboriginal sites—especially burial grounds. Monday Magazine. April 17, 2004 (available upon request) Ancestors Returned to Burial Site Monday Magazine. Aug. 5, 2004 (available upon request) Salish Reburials Spark Calls For Respect Of Dead McGill Daily Sept. 16, 2004 Recently posted on native-language.org/pentlatch.htm Lectures & Workshops Hwiyunem Tseep tthu Sqwal Co-presented with Bill White at Dwight International School’s Aboriginal Day celebrations, outlining the history, language and culture of the Cowichan First Nation. June 2, 2010 Each Word in Solemn Order Follows Each; Frame and Discourse in the Contextualization of Oral Narrative Literatures of the West Coast Symposium held at the University of Victoria. June 5, 2009 Stem ’Alu Kw’amkw’um ’i’ La’lumuthut; What is Being Strong and Being Prepared Co-presented with Bill White as part of the United Church’s Truth and Reconciliation program, this presentation explored traditional Coast Salish values as revealed through a traditional Flood Story. April 19, 2009 Towards a Taxonomy of Epistemological Cowichan Roots. Presented at the 43rd Conference of Salish and Neighbouring Languages, this paper presented results of research conducted with Ruby Peter, Cowichan Elder and linguist. July 26, 2008 Kw’amkw’um tthun Shqwaluwun; The Application of Traditional Values for a Coast Salish Child. Co-presented with Bill White for University of Victoria, Department of Continuing Studies. April 12, 2008 Noble Women, Nobility Blankets; Coast Salish Prestige and Power. Co-presented with Bill White for University of Victoria, Department of Continuing Studies January 26, 2008 There is no Death, Only a Change of Worlds. Co-presented with Bill White for University of Victoria, Department of Continuing Studies October 6, 2006 References Jonathan Gover Manager, Vancouver Island Autistic Homes Society #215-2750 Quadra St. Victoria BC V8T 4E8 (250)-475-2566 Nancy Turner, CM, OBC, PhD, FLS, FRSC Distinguished Professor University of Victoria School of Environmental Studies (250) 721-6124 nturner@uvic.ca Greg Sam Aboriginal Relations Coordinator, Royal Roads University (250)391-2600 ext 4394 greg.1sam@royalroads.ca Kim Recalma-Clutesi Former Council Chief to Qualicum Beach Band (250) 757-9659 kim_recalma-clutesi@shaw.ca
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Sam Edge - Freelance Blog Writing & Content Writing
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$30
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Professional Profile A results-driven, strategist with twenty years experience as a business owner, manager and consultant – freelance writing and content marketing under pen name “Sam Edge” since 2012. A record of success working in high-pressure environments, meeting deadlines and adding value to projects. Summary of Skills Blogging Content Marketing Self-Publishing Strategic Planning Article Writing eCommerce Solutions White Papers Wordpress & Blogger Platforms Summary of Accomplishments 1. Writing & Self Publishing Self-published non-fiction eBooks on Amazon Kindle Published freelance articles for magazines and blogs Created over 200 pages of content for ecommerce websites and blogs. 2. Strategic Planning Developed and implemented strategic plans for municipal governments and First Nations communities. Managed development projects on time and on budget including: golf course, residential subdivisions, community water systems and airport terminal construction. 3. Environmental Services Researched and compiled over 20 Environmental Assessments for infrastructure projects Monitored projects and mitigative measures to ensure valued ecosystem components (VECs) were preserved and provided summary reports for government approvals. Professional Experience Freelance / Self-employed January 2012 to Current Writer & Content Marketer Created full time income from home office content marketing, monetizing websites and freelance writing. Accomplishments: Developed and maintained editorial calendars for client content strategies Published articles - websites, magazines, journals, anthologies Created 200+ pages of content for blogs and websites Created Social Media network with more than 5,000 combined followers Self-published eBooks on Amazon Kindle, and produced poetry chapbook Orbis Consulting January 2006 to January 2012 Strategic Planner Managed dozens of land and resource development projects for Government, industry and First Nations communities. Since 2012, outsourced environmental assessments and monitoring projects See Detailed project history: http://www.edgeonstrategy.com/Summary-of-Projects.html Accomplishments: Researched and negotiated land rights and service agreements for BC Hydro on reserve lands across Northern BC. Wrote successful federal and provincial funding proposals for clients worth over $5,000,000 in new revenue. Researched and wrote 10 Strategic Plans and Economic Development Strategies for First Nations Communities. Wrote business plans and secured loans for Go Kart Track, Value Added Mill and Resource Office Expansion Successfully coordinated subdivision and rezoning application for developments, including big box commercial, industrial and residential developments. Prepared 20 + Environmental Assessment Reports and registered with federal government Sugar Cane Development Corporation SCDC January 2000 to January 2007 General Manager Operated corporate arm of Williams Lake Indian Band, a rural indigenous community of approximately 600 members. Accomplishments: Wrote and ratified tripartite land use plan between: Williams Lake Indian Band, Federal Government and Provincial Government Created administration, financial policies and ISO 9001 Certification. Negotiated and wrote White Papers and Chapters for Stage-4 B.C. Treaty Process Held ‘town hall’ consultation meetings with government, community and third parties Managed logging operations, value-added-mill, gas bar, campground, infrastructure development, housing construction and agriculture program Chaired shareholder meetings and maintained corporate records Education Simon Fraser University Master of Arts: Urban Planning Burnaby, BC, Canada University of Fraser Valley Bachelor of Arts: Geography Abbotsford, BC, Canada Professional Affiliations Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) Real Estate Association of BC (RI)
Willaims Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Bhawna Sharma - Freelance Article Writing & Blog Writing
5
Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$10
Rate/Hr
Bhawna Sharma bhawna.bhargava@gmail.com CAREER FOCUS Technical Writer/Copy Writer PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Freelance Web Content Writer (02/11-present): ODesk.com Documentation Writer (04/11 – present): American Red Cross of Greater Idaho, Idaho, US. Technical Writer (12/09 – 10/10): International Professor’s Project, Vermont, US. • Editing, rewriting, and proofreading the specification’s manual for IPP website Educational Writer (09/09 - 11/09): Free World U, CA, US. • Wrote exam materials and questions in English subject for grade 3, 8, 9, and 10 • Checked the style of the questions in accordance with the standards of the organization Grant Writer (07/09 - 09/09): James Madison University, Virginia, US. • Researched, re-written, documented, and edited grant proposal Grant Writer (05/09 - 07/09): God Uncomplicated, Utah, US. • Researched, analyzed, wrote, and edited grant proposal Technical Writer (3/08 – 04/08): SL Spence Consulting, Colorado, US. • Developed, formatted, edited, and tested online instructions manual Technical Documentation Internship (12/08 – 07/08): American Red Cross, Illinois, US. • Edited the online tutorials of Sales Logix in PowerPoint • Video edited online tutorials of Client resource management in Camtasia Studio Copy Editor/Proof Reader (07/05 – 02/06): Thomson Digital, Noida, India. • Structured the online raw manuscripts of the articles • Edited hard copy articles from clients like John Wiley and Elsevier • Proof read all the articles English Teacher (07/03 – 02/04): Ghaziabad, India. English Teacher (07/01 - 04/02): Ghaziabad, India. TECHNICAL EXPERTISE • Graphic Designing –Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Corel Draw, and Adobe Illustrator • HTML • Internet research • SnagIt 9 • Camtasia Studio 6 • MS Office 2007 • Desktop Publishing –Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Frame Maker 7.0, MS Word, and PageMaker EDUCATION • Took Technical writing classes at Metropolitan community college, Omaha, US, 2010 • Ph.D. English literature from Gurukul kangri University, Hardwar, India, 2005 • M A. English literature (Gold Medal) from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India, 2001 • B.A. English literature from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India, 1999 RELEVANT SKILLS • Strong Copy-editing and Proof-reading skills • Excellent document designing skills • Familiarity with both UK and US English • Familiarity with the MLA and APA style guides • Attention to detail • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Arlington heights, Illinois, United States