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Eric Aluise - Freelance Brochure Design & Logo Design
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I’m an award-winning art director focused on providing smart materials with the highest degree creativity. With more than 15 years of creating thoughtful communication programs specifically designed to reflect the strategic initiatives of each clients project. I’ve achieved success by maintaining an unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations. My focus is, and always has been, to push the creative whether its with type, illustration, photography or all of the above. I am passionate about what I do, and I think it shows. I like to believe my work, my awards, and my experience speak for themselves. My work encompasses all areas of high-end visual communication including: complete corporate identity and brand programs, corporate sales and marketing collateral, annual and quarterly reports, print advertising, comprehensive web sites, packaging systems, retail, environmental and exhibit graphics.
Denver, Colorado, United States
Charles Gilbert - Freelance Video Editing & Videography
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Greetings... My name is Charles Gilbert. I'm a graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelors Degree in Digital Cinematography. I've completed internships in the Atlanta area as well as remotely. I'm currently an Editor Assist with Turner Broadcasting and look to build my portfolio with freelance work. I'm proficient in the Adobe Creative suite with a focus on Premiere and After Effects as well as Audition. I dabble in peripherals like Mocha and Nuke. Thank you Charles Gilbert
United States
Andrea Rives - Freelance Article Writing & Blog Writing
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Wife, mother, writer, and information technology geek. As a full-time freelance writer and stay at home mother, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to find my place as a writer in this new world with social media. I am currently a writer with www. Examiner.com where I do my best to bring awareness to mental health issues, gender equality, and self acceptance. I also cover local events in the Bryan/College Station, area of Texas. From current affairs to pop culture; writing for me comes naturally. University of Phoenix alumni, I have an associates degree in Information Technology and bachelors in Information Technology and Information System Security. Writing has been my passion since childhood. Earning my BS has taught me how to master all formats of writing.
Hearne, Texas, United States
Ryan - Freelance Horror Art & Drawing
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For the last 3 years now, I've been working on horror props and average projects of the same. Its been a hobby of mine ever since I was little. I have a full catalog of work that I've done in the past as well as recent projects that have been completed. If you need a portfollio of pictures to show what I can do, then that is no problem at all. :) I sketch and draw on and off. I'm not afraid to try anything artistic. I enjoy various forms of art no matter what it is. I can do alot more and if given the chance I'll be able to speak with you and share interests in whatever the project may be. I believe that 50% of the projects outcome is in your imagination as well! Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit about me! --Ryan
United States
Andre'a Alston - Freelance Graphic Design & Document Design
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A.B.A. GRAPHICS Andre'a B. Alston -- Owner:Operator EDUCATION FEBRUARY 2010 -- FEBRUARY 2010 UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ONLINE COURSES -- CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION How to Win Federal Contracts Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers Introduction to Accounting SEPTEMBER 2008 -- DECEMBER 2009 KING’S COLLEGE Charlotte, North Carolina A. A . S. Degree in Graphic Design AREAS OF STUDY: Drawing, Typography 1 & 2, Design and Color Theory, Comprehensive Illustration, Electronic Drawing 1 & 2, History of Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Electronic Layout and Design, Web Development with HTML, Web Design and Presentation Development, Advertising and Art Portfolio, Multimedia and Animation 1 & 2, Business Communications 1 & 2 SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Image Ready, Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE: Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word 2007 & 2010, Microsoft Publisher 2010, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Outlook, Cute PDF Professional, Photo Impact, E-mail fi le attachments, Text Edit SUPPLEMENTAL COURSEWORK: Physical Geography, Interpreting Literature, Research and Report Writing, Introduction to Supervisory Management, Introduction to Psychology, Principles of Economics, Electronic Offi ce Systems, Business Law HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Academic Competitiveness Grant {ACG} AUGUST 2004 -- JUNE 2008 PINECREST HIGH SCHOOL Southern Pines, North Carolina High School Diploma EXPERIENCE OCTOBER 2011 -- PRESENT {NOV. 2011} J SIGNS AND GRAPHICS, LLC Graphic Designer As a graphic designer at J signs and Graphics, I produced and formulated designs for an array of different items. I used and worked productively in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop. I worked and maintained production, and help to fi nish products that were due, to the customer. I have listed below items in which I used my creative aspects to design, and services which are offered through this company. · Small Car Magnets (12 X 18) · Outdoor Wide format signage · Large Car Magnets (12 X 24) · Vinyl banners · Window Decals (6 X 6 or larger) · Routered signs · Wide format printing · Full vehicle wraps · Poster Designs · Half vehicle wraps · Business card design & formulation · Banner lamination · Logo creation & design · Installation SEPTEMBER 2008 -- PRESENT {DEC.2011} GRAPHIC DESIGNER As a Graphic Designer, I create and design conceptual designs, that show my artistic abilities, as well as my passion for creativity. Producing superior quality every time is an achievement, which I live up to. A client’s ultimate satisfaction is my goal. I have listed below the design forums in which I specialize in. · Corporate Identity Packages · Business cards · Adobe Indesign Layouts · Invitational letters · Company logo designs · Event invitations · Formal letters · Event fliers · Contract design · Time Sheet design · Bulletin design · Address label design AUGUST 2010 -- OCTOBER 2011 STAPLES -- COPY & PRINT CENTER Sales Consultant/ Production Consultant In the professional environment at Staples, I work with customer’s ensuring that they get exactly what they want. I provide answers to questions and solutions to problems that they may have. As well as, producing the customers order by details and qualifications that were specified, during the order taking process. Below I have listed some of the services provided at Staples Copy & Print Center. · Customer Service · Business card cutting · Order taking · Hand folding / Machine folding · Order processing · Wide format printing · Board mounting · Photograph reproduction · Brother Stamp Design & production · Coping {color, black/ white} · Business card templates {In-Store} · Lamination {wide format/ standard}
West End, North Carolina, United States
Neema Shagin - Freelance Test Writing & Software Testing
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2 Skills
$160
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Neema Shagin 1/41 | Osborne Avenue | Glen Iris | Victoria | Melbourne | 3146 Phone: 0469856924 | email: neems_sree@yahoo.co.in, neema.sathees@gmail.com Profile Summary • A dynamic professional with 6.2 years of experience • Expertise in Manual Testing and test automated testing tools QTP and processes • Extensive experience in writing Test Scripts using VB Script • Preparation of automation design structure using frame works Keyword driven and Hybrid driven and maintaining it • Experience in Agile Methodologies and water fall model • Having experience on OOPS, SDLC, Software Product Life cycle, software testing methodologies and testing life cycle • Expertise in testing client server and web-based solutions • Good knowledge in design, development, write, execution and maintenance of test cases using system requirement specification • Experience in testing like smoke, sanity, functional, integration and regression testing and System Integration (end to end) SIT testing • Proficient in generating and managing defect tracking reports using Test Management Tool like HP ALM/HP QC • Strong command on writing SQL queries and backend/database testing • Knowledge of Unix shell commands • Ability to solve problems, Good analytical, debugging, communication and team building skills • Excellent written & verbal English language and strong communication skills • Stand in Lead role with leadership qualities works as independent and as a team member and supporting UAT for releases • Experience in Insurance/Finance/Annuity, HealthCare, IT Services domains Professional Experience HP India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore as a Senior Software Engineer on Contract basis through KPIT and Primus IBM India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore as a Testing Engineer on Contract basis through Source One Chenkuttavan Engineering Consultancy and Services, Kerala Patni Computers Ltd, Mumbai June 2012 – June 2014 Nov 2011 – June 2012 Nov 2008 – Nov 2011 July-2006 - Jan 2007 Technical Skills Testing Specific Skills Quick Test Professional-QTP Application Life Cycle Management-ALM VB Script SQL Server 2000,Oracle 9i,Oracle 10g,Ms Access 2003 Other Skills .Net Technologies, C#, Java, XML HTML Structured Query Language (SQL) Windows NT Family, 7, Vista, Unix Achievements • Got award for best performer at client side work. • Got appreciation from domain team for doing stand-in lead role and organizing and executing testing team by increasing quality and integrity during releases. • Appreciation for leading role, out of box thinking in testing activities. Technical Certification Java IBM Certification Education MCA. From MEC College of Engineering and Technology, Salem, affiliated to Anna University with 75% BSc. Physics (Chemistry as subsidiary) from Sree Narayana College, Kerala. Affiliated to Calicut with 77.4% PRE-DEGREE from Sree Narayana College, Kerala, affiliated to Calicut University with 62.6% S.S.L.C from S.H.C.G.H.S, Kerala (Kerala State Board of Public Examination) with 83% Experience in Detail Electronic Claims Technology & Tool : Java, Oracle 10G, UNIX, QTP11, Toad Role : Senior Test Engineer (QTP/Manual) Organization : HP India Pvt Ltd Duration : Feb 2013 – May 2014 eClaims is an online tool that manages and provides effective response to customer request for the product return, replacement or credit. It also allows efficient communication with the logistics/carriers and enables other responsible parties such as credit and collections and back office to manage the resolution of the claims. We are maintaining different applications for different areas. Project follows agile methodologies. Responsibilities: • Gathering requirement from business and writing and Executing test cases as a part of SIT testing for upcoming releases with the help of ALM • Testing both UI and database for ensuring data integrity for end to end flow using Toad • Involved in defect Tracking cycle • Designing and developing User defined functions, Generic functions with well-versed VB scripting • Descriptive programming in scripting dynamic objects and reusable actions in defining scenario flows in Quick Test Professional v11 • Developing automated test scripts from manual test cases for Regression testing based on the requirement documents using QTP • Running SQL Queries for database testing • Involved in daily and weekly status reporting • As a Stand in Lead QA Analyst, test management by creating and maintaining testing environment’s processes and practices such as test plans, test summary reports, test status reports and involving UAT support for each release • Front end and back end testing Nancy Technology & Tool : Java, QTP11 Role : Senior Test Engineer (Automation QTP, ALM) Organization : HP India Pvt Ltd Duration : Dec 2012 – Jan 2013 Automated Nancy for verifying the data submitted through application. Framework used is Hybrid driven framework (Combination of Data Driven and Modular Driven). Nancy is an easy-to-use web-based tool accessible via the HP partner portal, for managing Price listing and external user as well as administration processes. Responsibilities: • Designed and developed User defined functions, Generic functions with well-versed VB scripting • Descriptive programming in scripting dynamic objects and reusable actions in defining scenario flows in Quick Test Professional v11 • Developed automated test scripts from manual test cases for Regression testing based on the requirement documents using QTP • Involved in debugging the scripts • Involved in daily and weekly status reporting FED DB Technology & Tool : .NET, C#, QTP11 Role : Senior Test Engineer (Automation QTP, ALM) Organization : HP India Pvt Ltd Duration : Nov 2012 – Dec 2012 Automated Fed DB web portal for verifying the data submitted through application. Framework used is Hybrid driven framework (Combination of Data Driven and Modular Driven). Fed DB is an easy-to-use web-based tool accessible via the HP partner portal, for managing Orders, Contract managers, TR managers, users, etc. Responsibilities: • Designed and developed User defined functions, Generic functions with well-versed VB scripting • Descriptive programming in scripting dynamic objects and reusable actions in defining scenario flows in Quick Test Professional v11 • Developed automated test scripts from manual test cases for Regression testing based on the requirement documents using QTP • Involved in debugging the scripts • Involved in daily and weekly status reporting and project signoff processes Smart Quote Technology & Tool : JavaScript, Technologies EXT-JS, QTP 11 Role : Senior Test Engineer (Automation QTP, ALM) Organization : HP India Pvt Ltd Duration : Oct 2012 – Dec 2012 Automated Smart Quote web portal for verifying the data submitted through application. Framework used is Hybrid driven framework (Combination of Data Driven and Modular Driven). Smart Quote is an easy-to-use web-based tool accessible via the HP partner portal, for managing special pricing requests. Reseller will use it to submit final tier special pricing requests. Responsibilities: • Designed and developed User defined functions, Generic functions with well-versed VB scripting • Descriptive programming in scripting dynamic objects and reusable actions in defining scenario flows in Quick Test Professional v11 • Developed automated test scripts from manual test cases for Regression testing based on the requirement documents using QTP • Executing the test script from the host machines using QC • Involved in debugging the scripts • Involved in daily and weekly status reporting and project signoff processes WindigoNG Technology & Tool : .NET, C#, JSP, Java script, web technologies, QTP 11 Role : Senior Test Engineer (Automation QTP, ALM) Organization : HP India Pvt Ltd Duration : Jun 2012 – Sep 2012 Windigo sets up to automate various web and desktop application. Currently automating Windigo web portal and automating desktop application for verifying the data submitted through application. Framework used is Hybrid driven framework (Combination of Data Driven and Keyword Driven).This Application is mainly used for controlling the manufacturing process of Indigo Press. It involves intricate business logic for different steps taken for manufacturing of Press and related products. It is a role based application having different roles for users according to different Plant (factory) instances all clubbed in one database. Responsibilities: • Designed and developed User defined functions, Generic functions with well-versed VB scripting • Descriptive programming in scripting dynamic objects and reusable actions in defining scenario flows in Quick Test Professional v11 • Developed automated test scripts from manual test cases for Regression testing based on the requirement documents using QTP • Executing the test script from the host machines using QC • Involved in debugging the scripts • Involved in bi-weekly status reporting and project signoff processes Medco Automation Regression Team Technology & Tool : Java, JSP, Java script, web technologies, QTP 11 Role : Senior Test Engineer (Automation QTP, QC) Organization : IBM India Pvt Ltd Duration : Nov 2011 – Jun 2012 Medco ART team was setup to automate various web and desktop application of the client. Currently automating Benefit Administrator web portal and automating desktop application for verifying the data submitted through BA application. Framework used is Keyword driven framework. Benefit Administrator was launched in November 2004. A Client Web-site used by Account Teams to document client requirements used to install and change benefits for over 60 functional areas. It is a data repository and an audit system of records for all client requirements. It Manages status of each client requirement from initial entry point through functional area review and client approval process. It is an automated JAVA application without UI. Responsibilities: • Designed and developed User defined functions, Generic functions with well-versed VB scripting • Descriptive programming in scripting dynamic objects and reusable actions in defining scenario flows in Quick Test Professional v11 • Developed automated test scripts from manual test cases for Regression testing based on the requirement documents using QTP and MS Excel • Executing the test script from the host machines using QC • Involved in debugging the scripts • Involved in daily and weekly status reporting and project signoff processes Casing Wear Technology & Tool : .NET technologies, SQL server Role : Test Engineer (Automation QTP) Organization : Chenkuttavan Engineering & Consultancy Services Duration : Jan 2010 – Nov 2011 Casing Wear’s primary utility is to predict wear through the wall of casing due to contact loads between the casing and the tool joints of a drill string rotating through the casing. The non-linear wear model steps along the well and reports the thickness of wear along the casing string. This version of casing wear can also be used for inclinations greater than 90 degrees, for calculating wear on a tapered casing-liner string, and during multiple runs. Responsibilities: • Understanding the requirement and technical specifications, assess system in order to identify test cases which are feasible to automate for regression testing • Generating automation regression test scripts, maintenance and enhancement of those scripts as per the application change requests for every new release • Execution of auto regression scripts using driver file • Validating bugs and reporting them in HPQC • Meetings and client interaction OU-Stabor Technology & Tool : .NET technologies, SQL server Role : Test Engineer (Manual and automation) Organization : Chenkuttavan Engineering & Consultancy Services Duration : May 2009 – Dec 2010 Responsibilities: • Analysed business, functional requirements and developed test plan, test cases and generated test scripts • Peer to peer review of test cases • Writing, executing test cases and updating defects accordingly • Maintains testing documents such test plan, RTM and defects • Writing SQL queries to retrieving test data from the application Mo Drill Technology & Tool : .NET technologies, SQL server Role : Test Engineer (Manual) Organization : Chenkuttavan Engineering & Consultancy Services Duration : Nov 2008 – Apr 2009 MoDrill is a program to simulate advanced drill string hydraulics and mechanics. It is intended for operational planning, operational monitoring and/or research applications. Although the program has been designed for general application, some of its features make it particularly applicable to Slim Hole Drilling and High Pressure, High Temperature Drilling operations Responsibilities: • Involved in writing and reviewing test cases as per Functional specifications • Performed smoke, functional, integration and regression testing • Writing SQL queries to retrieving test data from application • Analysed test results and preparing weekly report regarding testing activities and bug status • Involved in meetings with developers, onsite coordinator and client Distributed Testing of Transcend Application (Client-server Application) ANNUITIZATION MODULE Technology & Tool : Magic, Oracle 10g, MS Access 2003 Role : Test Engineer Organization : Patni Computer Systems Limited Duration : Oct 2006 – Jan 2007 The Equity department of Guardian uses Transcend® (DOS based GUI application for maintaining the policy data details for Guardian) to administer its various annuity products. This application undergoes several modifications regularly to incorporate the changes in business rules, functionality and handling the introduction of new products. Such modifications necessitate the application to undergo rigorous regression testing. Guardian has standardized on the Silk Test Testing Suite to help automate application testing. Responsibilities: • Requirement analysis and analysis of Functional specification document • Writing SQL queries and statements to retrieve test data from application database • Creating test cases and execution • Validating Bugs and reporting them in HPQC. EQUITY: 5ANUWRV6 - UW Clean up 2006 Technology & Tool : Magic, Oracle 9i, UNIX Role : Programmer/White box tester Organization : Patni Computer Systems Limited Duration : Jul 2006 – Oct 2006 The project involved support, maintenance and enhancement of the related modules of Transcend as per user requirement and developing new interface applications, automating batch jobs Improving efficiency of the system and fixing bugs. Most of the problems are of critical nature And require minimal turnaround time due to the financial implications. Responsibilities: • Requirement Gathering, Requirement Analysis and Approach Document Creation. • Test Plan Creation and Technical Specs Creation • Coding, Reviews and Unit Testing • Perform detail analysis of the User requirement, validating data • Examining software source code as white box tester and developer • Regular interactions with the client for resolving queries and provide effective solution Declaration I hereby declared that all the above furnished details are true to my best of my knowledge. Date: Neema Shagin
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Christopher Wilson - Freelance Creative Writing & Fiction Writing
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Proficient writer of many mediums. Freelance writer in content and fiction writing as well as co-writer on many creative pieces. Numerous articles published. Three plays, one book of fiction and two poetry collections released (no longer in publication) Four albums written and produced currently released worldwide (I use a pseudonym if you try to Google the music). Professional background in human behavior studies and applications in varying workforces.
Cuddebackville, New York, United States
Richard Ruhe - Freelance Art & Illustration
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CV Richard J. Ruhe Jr. BIOGRAGPHY 1966 Born Los Angeles, California EDUCATION 1990-1993 Sierra College, Rocklin, California Associate of Arts •Presidents List •EOPS Award for Academic Achievement 1989 The Chicago School of the Art Institute Chicago, Illinois Life Drawing SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2002 Constructive Nihilism, Black Box Gallery/Historic Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, California 2001 Things in Space; Misfits No. 9, Santa Ana, California 1999 Space; Man; Inside/out, Santa Ana, California SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2007 Artrageous; Façade, Los Angeles, California 2000 All Everything; CSU Fullerton Grand Central Arts Center, Santa Ana, California 1999 Wall Hung; Orange County Conservatory of Art, Santa Ana, California 1984 Student Awards Show; Christopher Center Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Indiana CONCEPTUAL/INSTALLATIONS 2001-2003 The Wonderland Door (La Puerta De Las Fantasias); The Lights of Theater, Spurgeon 1999 The Longest Line; The City of Santa Ana, California 1999 Mulholand Reservoir; East Village Commons, Orange County 1986 Water Tower; Loomis, California 1981 (Not): Directing Traffic, Long Beach, California Bibliography 2002 Rumores, Nov. 6 1999 Orange County Register, October 10 1999 Orange County Register, October 7 1999 Los Angeles Times: Times Orange County, December 27 PUBLICATIONS 1994 Sierra Journal 1989 Chicago Sun Times, March 8; ‘Substances” 1988 Chesterton Tribune, September 15; interview 1987 Collegate Anthology of Poetry POSITIONS HELD 2006 The Prentice School Santa Ana, California Teacher/Art Program 2000-2001 The City of Santa Ana California Site Director, Afterschool Arts 1998-2000 B&G Club of Southwest County Temecula, California Art Director/Curriculum Writer 1990-1992 Sierra College Sculpture Dept. Rocklin, California Assistant to Department Head, Jimmy Adamson
Buena Park, California, United States
Tom Learmont - Freelance Fiction Writing, Writing, Creative Writing, & Ghostwriting
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4 Skills
$20
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THOMAS LEARMONT: CURRICULUM VITAE December 2017 SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE I am a rewriter and editor, the author of books, film scripts, columns and magazine features. Skills include proofreading, headlines, ghost writing, aggregation and photography. My strong points are a creative imagination, visual and verbal, with the skills and experience to exploit it. I am also a communicator with taste and a sense of humour, a widely-read generalist with an excellent memory. For many years I have worked for multicultural publications, and have a deep appreciation of black South African cultures, beliefs, traditions and attitudes. CURRENT WORK 2004 – present. Media 24: firstly at DRUM (rewriter, writing coach), and the short-lived Nova (senior writer) – then from 2005 at Daily Sun and City Vision as rewriter. I shifted to Sunday Sun in 2009. I attend editorial and cartoon conferences, sub leaders, write headlines and rewrite lead stories, including the front page. I also correct laser proofs, mentor young reporters and write fillers. As “resident fiction writer”, I am currently working on the graphic serial Umlilwana – the story of a Racehorse, which has been running for 100 weeks. I have been working for Media 24 on a freelance basis for 12 years, five days a week, without a contract. But with cost-cutting and transformation, my contribution to Media 24 will shrink drastically in 2018. Forewarned, I have responded by marketing my services to new clients. ADDITIONAL WORK THIS YEAR Since registering myself as a freelancer on the website of the Publishers' Association of South Africa (PASA) in July 2017, I have completed the following assignments on top of my Sunday Sun work: A Patterson-type thriller (Cut from 150k wds to 80k, structural edit and polish); a motivational book by an academic (45k wds edit, proofread); a dissertation for a diploma in Accountancy (25k wds, edit, proofread). The edit of another blockbuster thriller (156k wds) was complete in November, and I went straight into a “litfic” novel of 92k wds. There are a further 80k words (fiction and memoir) scheduled for January 2018. I ghost wrote a 60 000 mystery novel for a US company in 43 days, in April/May 2018. RECENT WORK Fiction: the interactive Umashaya (2015) for Sunday Sun, and seven Sporo the Striker serials in Daily Sun (2006-2013). After leaving DRUM in 2005, I edited the fiction as a freelancer until September 2016, when these pages were discontinued. I worked with political analyst Ralph Matshekga on When Zuma Goes (Tafelberg 2016), and sold short stories to The Singularity, World SF Blog, Prufrock and Jungle Jim. I began publishing on Kindle in 2016, with my Rogue Male, adapted for the New York market. PUBLICATIONS Weekends Away (Struik 1989). With Peter and Ashley Joyce, the second edition. Cycling in South Africa (Media House 1990). “Wit and considerable literary skill,” said the Mail&Guardian. 2 After the Eclipse (Discobolus 2004) Sanlam Literary Award. “A compulsive read. Mature and accomplished, creating a sensory illusion that is almost cinematic,” said the judges. The X-Crystals (Discobolus 2007) This was also a popular online serial on iafrica.com. Rogue Male (Two Dogs 2008) *** and survival for the newly single man, with evolutionary psychology, social satire and scabrous ****** anecdotes. Light Across Time (Kwela Books 2011). Volume 1 of the Brief Music SF sequence. “A wonderful piece of work,” said SA novelist Christopher Hope in the Sunday Times. Novels under submission: War Across Time (Vol 2 of Brief Music) and Radium Nights. EARLIER CAREER 1994 – 2004. I returned to freelance journalism when the TV language dubbing industry vanished along with the former regime. Customers included: Fair Lady, Noseweek, International Gaming and Wagering Business (USA), The National Enquirer (USA), Conway Maritime Press (UK), Focus, The Taverner, Tri-Cycling, PACE, Personality, the Sunday Times, the Mail&Guardian. 1989 –1993. During a stint at People, I wrote press releases for Sun International and articles for that company's gambling publications. But my main effort went into dozens of English lipsynch dialogue translations of German, Spanish, French and Afrikaans TV dramas. In Arende (Cape Rebel), my “effective use of figures of speech and the transference of subtext” was analysed in a D. Litt thesis: Ekwivalensieevalueeringsmodel vir Taaloorklanking. L. Calitz, Rand Afrikaans University 1993. 1978 – 1988. I began a new career in TV language dubbing. My credit as producer, translator and director appears on numerous short films and series. Highlights include Cheval Mon Ami (Oupa se perdestories). I recut and rewrote an Austrian film which became Alburria – Koningryk van Knoffel, as a national hoax for April Fools Day 1982. The biggest hit was a Spanish cartoon series which became Brakanjan, with audience figures to rival Dallas. I made the 13-part series Fietsryflitse (1989) for SABC1, and was scriptwriter and assistant director on Trauma Unit (1988) shot at Groote Schuur Hospital for a UK medical malpractice insurance company. 1977. My first year in South Africa, as principal of the Athol Desmond Study Centre in Johannesburg – a remedial reading lab for children and adults. 1974 – 1976. I cut my freelance teeth in Rhodesia, mainly for Illustrated Life, which paid one cent per word. I wrote everything from the Financial Mail market page to horoscopes, and produced annual architectural supplements single-handed. 1962 – 1973. I taught French in government schools, travelled and learned photography. In January 1974 I resigned, to start living by my wits under the name Freelance Features. 1953 – 1961. My first earnings came as a child radio actor in Rhodesian Broadcasting Corporation dramas. Later, I served as a bouncer at the Mashonaland Turf Club, and as Father Christmas in the Greatermans toy department. 3 COLUMNS Digitus Impudicus was a noble Roman who fingered the high and mighty in Focus, the Helen Suzman Foundation magazine. “Alas, the 2002 IDC report revealed that Wendy and the Lost Boys were outdoing Captain Hook.” Henri W. Burger in Gaming Gazette was a jaded sybarite whose gastronomic set-pieces involved younger women. "She invited me to dip into her succulent hors d'oeuvre; under the seafood aroma, I sensed the warmth of black pepper and a decadent squirt of Pernod." Rodney Radium of Lekker Videos was a safari-suited semi-literate film critic who spoke white gutter-vernacular. "Catch The Piano if you smaak a schtom tjerrie who can never tune you grief, ek se – it's a lekker mud-wrestling musical from New Zealand." FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS Cambridge School Certificate (Ordinary Level) 1954. English, French, History, Geography, Science, Art, Latin. Cambridge School Certificate (Higher Level) 1957. French, English. B.A. (London) 1960. English, French, Social Anthropology. Dip.Ed (Edinburgh) 1962. SPECIFIC SKILLS Computer Literacy: InDesign, Eidos Méthode, MS Word, Excel, Scrivener, Lightroom. French – understand, speak, read (and write with no guarantees!). Spanish, Afrikaans – understand, speak, read. Documentary photography. PERSONAL DETAILS: I was born in Ayr, Scotland, on 20th May 1939. In 1952 my parents emigrated to Rhodesia, where I was educated at Prince Edward School and the University College. I married Sally McNeill in 1964 and was widowed in 1972; our daughter Sonia Jacobson (1971) is a social worker in New York, with two sons. I married Jill Brigden in 1975 and divorced in 1990. Our son Thomas (1978) lives in London, with two more grandsons. Community service: I have served on the committees of CHOC (Children's Haematology and Oncology Clinic) and SANFA (South African Neurofibromatosis Association). Obsessions: books, cinema, blues, cycling, historic sailing ship models. Normal habitat: The Radium Beer Hall in Orange Grove. Men I admire: Samuel Pepys, Robert Burns, Robert Graves, Vladimir Nabokov, Lightnin’ Hopkins, my brother Alex, Bob Lightley and Manny Cabeleira. Women I admire: nearly all of them. Party trick: Paella Valenciana for 12 on an open fire. Website: tomlearmont.com
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
GM Jordan - Freelance Article Writing & Creative Writing
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I have been a journalist, comic book writer, editor and photographer since 1986, I am also one of the co-founders of the Comic Book Alliance in the UK. Recently I accepted the position of group editor for a British publisher and started working on 3 graphic novels with some fantastic new artists. Currently I have 4 books on Amazon, released on the Kindle format: Tales from a Warped Mind (Short stories) Swansong (Alternative love story) Hunter, Hunted (futuristic thriller) 3D (bizarre science fiction from the 80's)
Cheshire, United Kingdom