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Kyla Sims - Freelance Copywriting & Content Writing
10
Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$30
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FREELANCING Clever Banana Studios, Inc. ? June 2016 – Present ? cleverbanana.com - Editing and writing project proposals. Prizm Media ? June 2016 – Present ? prizmmedia.com - Ghost writing articles and blogs. K. Grant Arts, Inc. ? May 2016 – Present ? kgrantarts.com - Developing e-mail scripts, writing and editing website copy and content for clients, editing project forms, and editing and writing project proposals. E. Cooper Environmental Consulting ? February 2016 – Present ? ecooper.ca - Edited research reports and proposals contracted by the Government of Canada regarding wildlife trade and CITES listed species. Bowen Practitioners' Association of North America ? August 2015- August 2016 ? bowenassociation.org - Built and developed Association website, created all content and copy for website and marketing materials, created all social media accounts, created e-mail templates, newsletters and scripts as well as created a branding guide for administrators. Kaizen Consulting ? November 2014 – February 2015 ? kaizenconsulting.com - First editor on book: Thinking Big is Not Enough, Moving Past the Myths and Misconceptions That Stop Business Growth, by Michael Walsh; Published April 2015. The Burnaby Brewing Company ? May 2009 – June 2016 ? burnabybrewing.com - Maintain and edit company website that I had built during my full time employment, design and distribute online newsletters and flyers, and coordinate marketing promotions like wine tastings and customer appreciation days. RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE The Bowen College, Inc. ? Operations Manager ? August 2015 – August 2016 ? bowencollege.com Often as the only employee during my tenure, I was responsible for every department including Administration, Enrollment, Communications and Marketing, Continuing Education and Quality Assurance as well as all projects. Administration ? Used Infusionsoft, WebinarJam, LeadPages, Convertri, Jotform, Survey Monkey, Squarespace, Wordpress, Moodle ECampus, Microsoft Office, Mail Chimp, Easy Video Suite, Dropbox, AmazonS3, Youcanbook.me, Uberconference, Google Drive, and Canva on a daily to weekly basis ? Created presentation scripts, edited course content and wrote systems manuals ? Designed syllabi’, wrote course descriptions, and coordinated applications for CEU Credits ? Created and maintained student files Marketing ? Created e-mail campaigns, funnels, lead pages and sequences to target student enrollment and online sales, as well as developed nurture campaigns to keep potential students engaged ? Directed, developed, wrote and edited all free and paid content for campaigns and blog ? Advertised classes and events on several platforms including Social Media Relationship Building ? Coordinated with professional regulatory boards for accreditation and developed relationships with marketing partners and affiliates, including naturopathic colleges and natural health organizations ? Wrote e-mail scripts for all measure of student inquiries, bulletins and campaigns ? Maintained website, social media pages and created and moderated student Facebook group ? Coordinated all tradeshow appearances, local and international and attended international events for entrepreneurship and business development Cornerstone Health Centre ? Office Manager ? Dec 2014 – June 2016 ? cornerstonehealthcentre.ca Responsible for the daily operation of the clinic as the only non-practitioner staff member, including but not limited to reception duties, bill payments, accounts coordination, insurance and supplier contact. Key Accomplishments: ? Creating e-mail scripts, webpage, blog and marketing materials content, as well as coordinating marketing campaigns, managing social media and creating media kits for practitioners. ? Established new systems of patient and office management, as well as streamlined existing processes EDUCATION University of British Columbia April 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy SKILLS SUMMARY ? Technical and Copy Editing ? Copy and Content Creation ? Brand Management ? Vision articulation ? Conflict resolution ? Adaptability and organization ? Critical thinking ? Detail-oriented ? Professional communication ? Multitasking ? Academic writing and research ? Typing 80 wmp ? Time management ? Strong interpersonal skills ? Intuitive
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jerome Marshall - Freelance CAD & Drafting
0
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
Jerome V. Marshall Summary Experience with the full range of product design functions including: drafting in a wide variety of domains (HVAC, civil, electrical, P&ID, architectural, mechanical, electro-mechanical, etc.), programming and product support. Experienced with technical writing including: installation and modification instructions. Familiar with various design tools including AutoCAD products and some computer programming. Worked medical tooling that included geometric tolerances design. Broad experience: creating bill of materials (BOM); assembly, isometric and perspective drawings; and maintaining engineering change notices (ECNs). Excellent written and verbal communication skills from working with engineers, customers and vendors. I’m a very detail oriented individual, proficient in AutoCAD and MS Office (Word and Excel). Accomplishments • Identified the need for a more efficient and effective process of controlling inspections and tracking results. Developed automated procedures in excel. • Completed full design specifications for dozens of products in a variety of different application domains. • Supported product distribution by creating users manuals, configuration control and installation procedures. Work Experience 2013-2013 Quality Project Management - Tustin, CA - Drafter • Working with surveyors mark-ups in developing proposed design/escalation review packages. • Generate budget reports. • Using Adobe Acrobat, AutoCad, Excel and Word. 2006-2010 Carollo Engineers - Fountain Valley, CA - Cad Technician • Drafted designs for mechanical, electrical, architectural, civil, HVAC, and structural applications. • Used design/drafting support applications Microstation V8 XM and AutoCad R2005 software's. • Implemented revisions and drafted up new designs from engineering sketches and verbal instructions. • Worked As-Built drawings. 2004-2005 Thermasol Steam Bath Company - Simi Valley, CA - Drafter/Technical Writer • Sheet metal drafting and design using AutoCAD (some in 3D). • Drafted new electro-mechanical products and revised earlier product design. • Generated installation instructions using MS Word. • Performed document control. • Printed new and existing drawings and documents, filing them into cabinets. 2001-2004 Regent Aerospace Corporation - Valencia, CA - Drafter/Technical Writer • Drafted new mechanical product design including some sheet metal applications using AutoCAD. • Supported product upgrades. • Wrote modification instructions, uploading digital photos per document. • Worked closely with a federal aviation administration delegated engineering representative (FAA DER). • Performed fire test procedures on self-extinguishing materials. 1991-1994 Fluor Daniel - Irvine, CA - Designer I • Created Blueprints, working and detailed drawings of structural steel and reinforced concrete design. • Generated new drawings with use of existing drawings and engineering sketches. • Used various software tools including: ModelDraft 3D, Microstation 2D, and Auto-CAD w/Autolisp programming applications. 1987-1989 Universal Molding Company - Lynwood, CA - Drafter/Programmer • Designed tooling of roll, crop, and punch dies including sheet metal applications. • Designed and manufactured flying cut-off saw and countersink machines. • Used various software tools including: AutoCAD and Bruning 2D. • Performed computer numerical control (CNC) programming for lathe and electric discharge machine (EDM) using Ultrapath and Encore software's . Education 2000-2001 Computer Learning Center - Anaheim, CA - Computer Programming • Translate business processes into flowcharts and pseudo code. • Use structured programming techniques to process files, manipulate data and debug code. • Write, compile and execute ANSI programs. • Use object-oriented programming design techniques to create, compile and run C++ programs. • Develop Windows applications using Microsoft Visual Basic. • Formulate and test queries with SQL. • Design a relational database (ACCESS) for a client/server system using entity-relationship, modeling and normalization. • Java, JavaScript, VBScript, and HTML applications. 1985-1986 Balin Institute of Technology - Anaheim, CA - Associate in Applied Sciences • Mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electronic (hybrid and multi-layer printed circuit board) design drafting. • Trigonometry, algebra and descriptive geometry. • ANSI standard 14.5 M1982 and geometric tolerances. • Applicon 3D and Prime, Medusa 2D software's.
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Julie Sneeden - Freelance Greeting Card Illustration & Still Life Painting
0
Kudos
3.0
2 Skills
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I am an artist by trade, and studied at Natal Technikon to get a Btech in Fine Arts. I worked for 4 years for Exclusive Books, and then for 3 years for Sylko. Since then I have worked on a Freelance basis as a Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator and Artist.
South Africa
Noah Turley - Freelance Photo Editing & Video Editing
0
Kudos
3.5
2 Skills
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Camera Operator, PBS Pledge Drive (Live Production) December, 2014 Camera Operator, PBS Pledge Drive (Live Production) November, 2014 Stage Manager, Broadcast Solutions, LLC Interviews September 2014 Stage Manager, Broadcast Solutions, LLC Interviews August 2014 Camera Operator, PBS Pledge Drive (Live Production) (Internship) August 2014 Stage Manager, PBS Pledge Drive (Live Production) (Internship) August 2014 Stage Manager, Broadcast Solutions Client Interviews (Internship) August 2014 Stage Manager, Broadcast Solutions Friends for Autism (Internship) July 2014 Stage Manager, Broadcast Solutions SE United Dairy Industry Assoc. (Internship) July 2014 Production Assistant, PBS the Gabby Awards (Internship) July 2014 Production Assistant, Wheat Belly with Dr. William Davis (Internship) June 2014 Production Assistant, PBS Chicken Soup for the Soul Live Audience (Internship) May 2014 Stage Manager, PBS Chicken Soup for the Soul DVD version (Internship) May 2014 Camera Operator, Event: Turnt Up and Fabulous with Sasha Ebony Love January 2013 Camera Operator, Event: Crush House Entertainment presents: Rock Tha Stage Live Event December 2012 Boom Operator, Film: Closing Statement November 2012 Boom Operator, Film: An Involuntary Love August 2012 Asst. Film Editor, Atlanta 48HR Film Festival: A Moment in Time: Orphanage Films July 2012 Camera Operator, Event: Burnt Hickory Church of Christ Sunday Services February 2009
Acworth, Georgia, United States
Haley P - Freelance Blog Writing & Content Writing
1
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$100
Rate/Hr
Hello! My name is Haley Potiker, I'm a writer living in Los Angeles. My writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, VICE, Passion of the Weiss, and more. Visit my linkedin for my work experience and clips: https://www.linkedin.com/in/haleypotiker I regularly write friends, clients, and employers: product descriptions, press releases, blog posts, website page content, letters, book reports, short biographies, brochures.. I've even ghostwritten wedding speeches!
Los Angeles, California, United States
Juan Lizama - Freelance Content Writing & Medical Translation
0
Kudos
3.0
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
Juan A. Lizama ________________________________________ 2907 Twain Lane Richmond, VA 23224 Cell: (804) 882-6226 Email: jlizama90@gmail.com Alternative: (804) 628-0874 EDUCATION: • Virginia Commonwealth University; Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, Dec. 2002. WORK EXPERIENCE: • VCU Health Systems: English-Spanish Interpreter/Translator, May 2011-Present • Logged in over 500 hours of English and Spanish interpreting for patients and healthcare providers at VCU Medical Center and its outlying clinics. • Translated over 200,000 words for patient correspondence and other hospital materials such as patient information brochures and manuals. FREELANCE WRITER: 2010-Present • Wrote articles for Richmond Magazine and Spanish-language newspapers Nuevas Raíces and Tidewater Hispanic. JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE: • Richmond Times-Dispatch; Richmond, VA; Staff writer: 2003-2010 o Managed news coverage in public education, immigration, Latino/Hispanic communities, local government and law enforcement. o Monitored issues in the areas of coverage and anticipated readers’ interests and wrote articles on those issues. o Researched and wrote award-winning breaking news and daily and enterprise stories for the front page. o Covered schools for the last two years in Henrico and Chesterfield counties, which have more than 100,000 students combined. o Helped to organize internal discussions with outside experts coming in to the paper’s office on the coverage of Latino issues in the Richmond area o Gave talks at local schools and at VCU and the University of Richmond about my profession as journalist and, o Served as a panelist on a Virginia Press Association’s annual awards event news coverage of Latinos. Richmond Times-Dispatch: Intern, fall 2002 • Landed an interview with one of two men mistakenly arrested in Henrico County, VA. Authorities believed the men were the snipers who were killing people along the interstate in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania in the fall of 2002. The two men were deported to Mexico and Guatemala. Reporting and writing, which convinced management to hire me full time to continue coverage of this growing immigrant group. The Daily Press: Newport News, VA; Intern, summer 2002 • Reported and wrote feature articles, helped editors update the restaurant list for a special annual section, updated weekly movie schedules. Richmond Times-Dispatch: Copy messenger, spring 2002 • While my duties were to distribute incoming faxes to reporters and editors in the newsroom and to sort mail, I sold an editor on a couple of story ideas that were published on the front page of the Metro section. VOLUNTEER WORK: • Worked as a spokesman in 2009 for the Central Virginia Chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens; Led a radio, newspaper and TV campaign to promote the successful LULAC 2009 Latino Film Festival in 2009 in Richmond • Served as judge three years in a row for the speech competition and as a “Hero” at the Hispanic Youth Symposium for high school students held in the Richmond area. • Mentored high school students interested in journalism through the VCU Urban Journalism Workshop held during the summer while working at the Richmond Times Dispatch. SPECIAL TRAINING: • Completed a 40-hour medical interpreting course on July 2011 at VCU Medical Center. SPECIAL SKILLS: • Speak and write proficiently in English and Spanish. • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint. • Knowledge of social media tools, such as Facebook, YouTube and Tweeter. HONORS: • Virginia Press Association • Third place award (2005) for education writing. • Group award (2003) for coverage of snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo in the fall of 2002.
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Marianne Lawrence - Freelance Proofreading & Data Entry
0
Kudos
3.0
2 Skills
$10
Rate/Hr
I have been retired for several years and am now looking for work that will add to the household income. I am a retired federal employee who worked mainly as an accounting technician/data entry clerk. I am a skilled typist with a typing speed of at least 40 WPM and am working to increase it back to at least 60 WPM which is what it was when I retired. Most of my career was working for the U. S. Army at two different posts.as an accounting technician responsible for receiving financial documents, identifying accounting data elements, researching for matching obligations and entering the documents into the installation's financial records. These transactions averaged over 200 per day and needed to be recorded into the installation's data base, in some instances within three days of receipt, by month end for the monthly financial reports sent, after verification, to higher headquarters. I was involved in the verification process as well, making any necessary pen and ink corrections. When I worked for the Department of Transportation, U. S. Coast Guard I was a typist/ accounting technician responsible for combining reports received from the various Coast Guard units into one report for each appropriation. The combined report work papers were written in pencil and then typed up by me into the final hardcopy documents that were then submitted to the U. S. Treasury. These final reports had to be accurate. If any typing errors were made they had to be corrected.
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
VDW's DRAMA MINISTRY - Freelance Book Writing & Children's Book Writing
2
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$200
Rate/Hr
Greetings to all, and welcome to "VDW's DRAMA MINISTRY" here we write plays, skits, songs and poetic expressions. These talents are used to express many different emotions and expressions. For holidays, birthdays, ceremonies (weddings, funerals, graduations) and many more. I also have used them to let the youth of the church and the community express their knowledge as well. All of the work that's created is original and legally copy written. So if you have any questions please feel free to contact the number below... Thank you".. VDW's DRAMA
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Bobby V - Freelance Proofreading & Copywriting
0
Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS • Writing, proofreading and editing all forms of print and broadcast copy for all age groups within a diversified list of clients including consumer, retail, broadcast properties, entertainment, nonprofit organizations, Chambers of Commerce, Visitors Bureaus, broadcast news departments, business-to-business, healthcare and consumer law clients • Writing and producing a 20-minute video presentation and other forms of broadcast and print to highlight the importance of and the critical need for organ, tissue and eye donation • Supervising a Creative Department of writers, art directors, graphic designers, print production manager, cartoonist and account coordinator • Supervising a Quality Control Department and a Traffic Department for a major recruitment marketing agency specializing in healthcare clients • Direct contact with clients, broadcast and print media reps, talent agents and vendors afforded me opportunities to see business from "their point of view" and was an immense help to the creative and client/departmental management process • Proven ability to multi-task and deal effectively with impossible deadlines EDUCATION Everything I know about being creative and a slave to deadlines, I learned on-the-job. I graduated from high school at age 16, determined I was too young to begin college (still age 16 until late August), obtained a job at an ad agency, realized the potential to utilize the natural abilities I already possessed, and the rest is ... highlighted in my resume.
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Jacintha Webster - Freelance Press Release Writing & Writing
0
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
Jacintha Webster Career objective I have a passion for writing, law and journalism, I am also highly skilled with online and offline programs involving, media, design and writing. I want a career that can harness these skills and improve them. Education Monash University, Caulfield, 2012 Double Degree- Bachelor or Journalism and Arts Majoring in Law and Society University of Canberra, Canberra, 2008-2011 Double degree- Bachelor of Arts and Writing Talent2 online, St Kilda, 2012 Cert 3 in business Creative Writing Course, National Library Canberra, 2009 Short courses First aid Certificate - Red Cross. Trained Tennis Coach - Rising star tennis academy, Canberra. Barista. Skills Writing: • Fiction • Fact • Hard news • Feature • Sports • Soft • Blogs • Media releases Editing: • Sound • Film • Image • Text Social Media: • Twitter • Facebook • Tumblr • Instagram • Wordpress • Blogs Journalism Radio Audio Film Reading InDesign Photo shop Photography Short Films Adobe Law and society Word Typing Employment history Square shaped circles January 2013 – Present I am currently working for square shaped circles, I am in charge or all media and media releases including blogging. My main focus is on the recently released book LOVE IS. Please find attached my published work. Hopetoun Tearooms June 2012-January 2013 Full time barista and face of the tearooms. Silo Bakery Canberra October 2009-December 2011 Part time barista I worked in hospitality whilst gaining my degree in order to gain people skills, for the flexible hours and for the love of food and coffee. Hobbies and interests I have a passion for reading, writing, editing and design. My biggest love is writing but I enjoyed acquiring the skills at university to shoot and work with film, sound and image. I love food, wine and coffee and enjoy dining and reviewing Melbourne venues. I take part in most Melbourne cultural events eg. Fringe Festival, Comedy Festival and Film festivals and wrote reviews on all these events. I love to travel and have spent many months abroad. I’m keen to learn languages and have started to learn Japanese. I have a passion for people and animals; I was part of the Amnesty International Group at Monash and take part in charity events every year. I also recently attended Animal Matters a Sydney based event and was asked to blog about the night. I studied Law and Society at University of Canberra and have a sound knowledge of Family Law, Business Law, Defamation Law, Media Law and International Relations. I’m keen to learn everything your company has to offer me. Portfolio of most recent published works. Artists know what LOVE IS Award winning international artists and photographers unite as one for LOVE IS. The beautiful coffee table book provides the opportunity for the artists of the world to create positive change and have their work seen by a global audience. The artists have donated images of their work to support international partner charities and organisations through the book. Now the Sydney-bases creators are taking on the world. Keith Wright, Founder and Sally West, Creative Director of LOVE IS believe that love can and will create positive change. The book is making a big impact as a result of the collective and unique art work that is not seen together anywhere else. Khalil S.Dadah is from Palestine and at 76 is the most senior artist in the book. He supports positive change through art. “Artists, as most sensitive members of international societies, can and will try to change the world to a peaceful and prosperous place for living human beings, without discrimination.” Keith had the idea for the book and followed through, inviting everyday people to write honestly about what love is to them. Sally used her position in the art world to collaborate with fellow international artists and photographers to create striking visuals. The artworks depict how love can be seen and interpreted through all different walks of life and stages of mind. The amalgamation of the two mediums created LOVE IS. The book is partnering with charities to support and help raise funds through love. Love is not a new idea in art but combined with a good cause is becomes unique. "Artists have been commenting on love since the beginning of time. It's what drives them. A true artist will always speak from the heart,” said Sally. Much of the art shown in the book will be auctioned off at the end of an international tour raising funds and awareness for the partner charities. This process of selflessly giving and sharing will create an extremely positive gift to the world. Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann a contributing artist from Germany shared her view, “…it's in the hand of the artist to make the people stop, see and think about the question what is important for the world and how to make our world better." The artwork in the book is not only visually stunning, but nourishes the soul with its altruistic message. Little Wings needs love to fly Little Wings is a charity that works with the Oncology Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and relies heavily on the kind donations of others. They are funded through corporate, business and private donations. The charity runs on volunteers and the kindness of others, LOVE IS are the latest supporters to take flight. Little Wings provides free regional flights for children and families who are currently undergoing treatment for Cancer-related illnesses. Kevin Robinson is the Founder and CEO of the charity. It was formed when he decided to combine his love of flying with his love of helping people, “The original plan was to do a flight on the weekend to help someone, now it has turned into a full time job for me.” Little Wings Pilots are mostly volunteers, transporting sick children, their families and specialty nurses to rural and regional areas. Kevin said support is everything “we simply can't provide the number of flights needed to help these children and families without the generous donations from the community.” Families touched by childhood cancer face significant emotional difficulties but also financial difficulties, this is where LOVE IS lends a hand. The gorgeous coffee table book is for sale though the Little Wings website with proceeds going to this much needed service. LOVE IS, is a creative venture designed to help others, Founder Keith Wright and Creative Director Sally West wanted to make a book that was not only beautiful but soulful. Little Wings is one of the first charities to get involved but infinite can. Keith shares his feelings about the alliance. “Little Wings is an inspiring charity, created by an inspiring man. The first time I met Kevin I walked out and went WOW, Kevin's enthusiasm and passion to assist children with cancer is truly incredible. We are very excited to be able to assist this charity." Little Wings is a new charity which is still finding its feet. Kevin and the team welcomed the partnership with the book “the opportunity to increase awareness through LOVE IS has been excellent for Little Wings. Creating awareness…increases our chances of raising much needed funds…we also believe that the title and theme of the book blends perfectly with the work we do…we are motivated and driven by the LOVE we have for these children and families.” Babies, books and miracles. Newborns that are premature and sick is an image that breaks everybody's heart. So young and helpless, they need others to nurture and protect them from harm. Miracle Babies Foundation is a charity which has made it their mission to look after these babies and their families. Support is given from conception to birth and beyond through education, resources, community, healthcare and compassion. Miracle Babies Foundation has recently gained the support of LOVE IS. The team at LOVE IS were shocked to discover that every year in Australia around 44,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Nursery. Devastatingly, up to 1000 of these babies still die. Keith Wright, founder of LOVE IS, said “We are delighted to be able to help these miracle families, the love that binds them together is incredible.” Since 2005, the Miracle Babies Foundation has been vital to Australian families in need of support when their pregnancies do not go to plan. For this to happen Miracle Babies needs aid and funds from outside sources. Melinda Cruz, CEO and Founder of Miracle Babies Foundation said, “Nothing can explain the overwhelming feeling of seeing your baby for the first time and nothing can describe what it feels like when you know your new baby is unwell and fighting for their life - love is what gets families through such an emotionally traumatic time.” It is critical that people are willing to donate time, love and money so charities like Miracle Babies Foundation can survive. Sally West, Creative Director of the book and campaign said, “without the brave people that put pen to paper to share their written impressions of love and the artists who have shared with us their unique artworks, creating this gorgeous book LOVE IS, would not have been possible.” As 1 of 5 partner charities, Miracle Babies Foundation will receive funds and be promoted at international events, such as the NYC PictureStart Film Festival. Melinda said “it is a pleasure for Miracle Babies Foundation to be supported by the LOVE IS team, funds raised from the book go towards our work with families and health professionals for better, healthier outcomes for many babies across Australia.” The Maiti Trek for Nepal The incredible women of GXY Reboot are at it again. In between running a successful business and visiting all corners of the world, Melissa Bridge is also making a difference through adventure, raising awareness for her charity of choice, Maiti Nepal. An avid trekker and globe trotter, Mel and her right hand woman Skye Williams are seeking 50 extraordinary people to join their Maiti Trek to Base Camp, Mount Everest, in October. The trek aims to raise $50,000 for Maiti Nepal, who work to abolish the trafficking and ************ of women and children in Nepal. Maiti Nepal's goal is to; save, house and educate abducted females saving them from a life of exploitation and violation. Every person is required to raise $1000 (AUD) which is gifted to the Maiti Nepal. All funds raised will contribute to the protection and rehabilitation of Nepali women and children. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, Mel and her 50 guests will visit the girls and women experiencing first-hand how their donation is used. Maiti Trek has collaborated with the soon to be released book LOVE IS, founded by Keith Wright and designed by Sally West of square shaped cirlces. The book also supports charities, so the giving is endless. People fundraising for the trek can sell the book to generate funds for the Maiti Nepal or gift the book to generous donators. Mel’s introduction to Keith was fortuitous. She had the idea for the Trek after attending a breakfast where Somaly Mam spoke. The following week Mel crossed paths with Keith. After hearing about his LOVE IS project, Mel was instantly on board. The book captures expressions and interpretations of love from all over the world, bringing them all together in a beautiful coffee table book For Mel, LOVE IS serves as a platform for her guest to give back to their supporters. “I would not have used a commercial book, I like the fact that he is giving back” Mel adds “Keith has made a simple way for charities to raise funds and awareness through a creative outlet.” The Maiti Trek website was launched on International Woman’s day, Friday the 8th of March, and has already received worldwide interest. If you’d like to join the Maiti Trek, with a touch of luxury, please visit the website www.themaititrek.org. The trip is set to be life changing, both for those trekking and for the women and children of The Maiti Nepal. LOVE IS creating a stir Every few years a book is created that makes people stop and think. LOVE IS, published by square shaped circles, is such a book. Filled with beautiful artworks by international artists and musings on love, the book is visually and emotively stimulating, providing food for the soul. Proceeds from this beautiful book will support many charities around the world. The book was born after a 3am idea that would not go away, Keith Wright, 44, was compelled to act. He explored his impression of what love is to him and from this seed, the book LOVE IS was created. Keith is a Founder and the Marketing Director of Sydney-based company square shaped circles. He collected written impressions of love from around the world to create a book, support charities and create global, positive change. With the guidance of LOVE IS Creative Director and Sydney-based international artist Sally West, the book has been filled with striking and colourful artwork by 29 artists. These artworks have been coupled with thought provoking, written impressions of love, by 54 people from all over the world. The book breaks the somewhat awkward conversational silence that sometimes exists between us, on the topic of love. The visuals are beautiful and diverse, the imagery lingering long afterwards. The book reveals love in its uniquity and cleverly manages to capture the many emotional states of love in a visually alluring format. Keith has nurtured this vision, to encourage others to embrace and talk about love, what it means to them and to view it in all its beauty and pain. The current charities associated with LOVE IS are Miracle Babies Foundation, Women LEAD and Little Wings. These charities are creative in nature and the people involved are energetic and passionate. They are run by inspiring individuals, and as Keith says, “You can’t help but want to help them”. square shaped circles is looking to align with like-minded individuals and organisations. They see no limit to the collaborative potential of the LOVE IS project and the series of books that are set to follow. Their aim is to help people in need, without discrimination. The book is set to be on Australian bookshelves and available online by Mothers Day, 12 May 2013. Go to www.bookloveis.com for more information. Holy Motors? Holy Smokes! The Film Holy Motors is absolutely mindboggling; it is like an incomprehensible dream you once had that you never want to forget. It is weird, wonderful and utterly absurd; it is intoxicating, bizarre and at times confounding. Holy Motors is Leos Carax’s latest creation and does not disappoint. The 2012 French film was directed and written by Carax and competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The work is a look into the life of Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) an outrageous character who in one day has nine peculiar ‘appointments’. These ‘appointments’ see him become a monster, father, captain of industry, beggar and assassin; I won’t give the rest away. From dawn to dusk he is chauffeured around by the gorgeous Celine (Edith Scob) in a stretch limousine which becomes a make shift change room where Oscar performs his amazing transformations. Holy Motors was the talk of Cannes before making its way to Melbourne International Film Festival, it premiered last Tuesday in Melbourne and launched audiences into a buzz of delight and wonder. The movie was met with mostly positive response on the opening night. “I don’t know what just happened my mind is blown, I’m utterly confused and I love it, great, great film.” - Benjamin McCabe, film student. Although brilliant, the weirdness of Carax’s world, as expected, was not to everyone’s taste. “I love the film festival I have already seen several [films], this one was not my favourite. I appreciate the absurdity of this film but I did not enjoy it. At times it made me uncomfortable and I felt I wanted out of this weird cinema. - Polly Hanford, International Student. Holy Motors was Carax’s first feature film since 1999 and was met with much anticipation after the success of his previous films; Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (1986) Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991), and Pola X (1999). The film is predominantly in French with splashes of English and Chinese. Lavant and Scob are without a doubt the stars of the film which also features Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendez. Mendez and Minogue both have relatively small roles but are enchanting whenever they are on screen, whilst still being as bizarre and nonsensical as each other. The unforgiving surrealism in the film makes it hard to pinpoint the theme, there is no simple meaning to Holy Motors but there are elements of love, death and life. The constant costume change of Oscar reflects the importance of the roles we play in life and how many transformations one person can undergo to change their persona. The big bulky limousines reflect the distaste Carax has for digital cameras and the digital age. A mad film like this has no obvious themes but the unique journey of everyone’s life to death can be presumed. Holy Motors is without doubt the strangest, most dishevelled and genius film to hit MIFF this year. It left this reviewer sitting in awe when the rest of the cinema was up applauding. It makes you question what you know about film and its conventions. Its kaleidoscopic, poetic, absolute nonsense and I must watch it again. The Magic of Animal Matters BY Jacintha Webster The night started out the same as any other high profile event, there were celebrities, wine, canapés and an invite only guest list. But it was not just another networking event; the wine was ethical, the canapés were vegan and the celebrities were animal lovers with the likes of comedian Carl Barron, Australian super model Sheridyn Fisher and activist Natalie Houghton. The event was Clare Mann and Ricky Schutte’s Animal Matters. It was held in Sydney on Tuesday 19th of March and was the first in a series of live events promoting the ethical treatment of animals and uncovering the horror of factory farms. Animal Matters goal is to create social awareness and inform Australian businesses of the exploitation of industrial animals. Clare, the Managing Director of Communicate31, cleverly filled the night with entertainment and glamour as well as prestigious speakers and hard hitting facts. Missy Higgins, Lyn White, Natalie Houghton and Eva Caprile all gave compelling speeches and shared personal experiences and stories. Ricky is the Director and Creative Producer of Animal Matters and was pleased with how the night went, “…seeing the event finally unfold and be a success was very inspiring. Everyone involved projected their passion for animal welfare and their commitment to raise awareness for a more compassionate world for animals.” Missy gave a talk about her own involvement in Animals Australia, her decision to become a vegetarian and how she shares, but not pushes, her beliefs with her fans. She also sang to the crowd and stayed around to chat after the show. Missy works closely with Lyn White who is the Campaign Director and Chief investigator of Animals Australia. Animals Australia represents over 40 member societies and thousands of supporters in the protection of animals. The not-for-profit organization is Australia’s foremost institute when it comes to investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting world-first strategic public awareness campaigns. Lyn had a wealth of compelling and thought provoking things to say. But what resinated with me was simple, “…we must show kindness to animals.” This simple act with education will create a sustainable and peaceful earth which breaks the cycle of violence and apathy. Another favourite of the night who pressed the point of education was Natalie Houghton. Natalie is the CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia, which is also a not-for-profit organization. It promotes Humane Education as a solution for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. Her message was clear on the night, follow the APE philosophy: in which Animals, People and the Environment are considered in all decision making. She was warm and natural with the crowd and you were immediately enthralled with whatever she was saying. I had already made the switch to a more ethical way of living but her words inspired me to want to help others learn the truth, not only for the animals, but for future generations and the earth. The guests were not only treated to information but also to entertainment, throughout the show there were performances by magician Johnny Balance and Unusualist Raymond Crowe. Johnny balanced things on his chin, and by things I mean trolleys and tables (madness!) and Raymond did an awesome rendition of What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong using the shadows of his hands. Sheridyn Fisher was a guest speaker on the night, she is a model and vegan who shares with her fans her ethical choices in her life and career, “I was keen to get on board as I am a firm believer of standing up for animals…taking all the information out of the shadows and inspiring people to get on board and stop animal cruelty.” Clare was the host of the evening and had charisma to boot, she is genuine and even on stage she oozed compassion. After the show she was out in the courtyard of the Australian Institute of Architects building discussing the issues and possible paths to help animals. “I have a role to play in assisting animal organisations communicate very difficult messages to the public and help them truly collaborate to bring about positive change in the world,” she said. One of the resounding solutions was education, to let people know of the issues and how to change. That is what this event was really all about, telling people about the simple things they can do to help. This is after all how Clare got started “when I first learnt about the reality of animal factory farming, I had to do something…I believe that the biggest contribution I can make is to use my communication expertise to inform business leaders and the public of the reality of animal cruelty in industry.” Almost all the guests instantly wanted to get involved. Keith Wright was keen to join forces with an animal charity for his soon to be released book LOVE IS, to share the message of Animal Matters. “The inaugural Animal Matters event provided a great opportunity to learn about the plight of farmed animals and the destructive force of such practices on the world. The concept of the evening, of bridging the gap between celebrities and animals is a great way to inform people in a non-threatening fashion; leaving people inspired, feeling good. This is a great catalyst for them to tell others.” He said. Ricky thinks the next event of the series will be bigger and better, “Animal Matters is currently in development for a large scale production to be mounted in August 2013 in Melbourne. This will be a ticketed event and involve some of the biggest names in entertainment and the animal welfare speaking circuit.” All the speakers and guests I spoke to praised the event, Sheridyn said “I loved the event, it was amazing being involved with such inspirational representatives of Animal Matters, giving those who do not have a voice a voice to be heard.” Animal Matters is set to hit Melbourne and Brisbane later this year, find the team at http://communicate31.com/animal-matters-event/ to get involved. MEDIA INQUIRIES: Jacintha Webster/ 0402 558 411/ jacintha@squareshapedcircles.com Referees Square shaped circles Keith Wright 0422655932 Hopetoun Tea Rooms Kelly Koutoumanos 0411253543 Silo Bakery Graham Hudson 626060606
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