I am an editor, graphic designer, website designer, knitter, sewer, avid reader, and a proud Vancouverite. I am a talented and motivated individual developing my career in the publishing industry. I have been involved in some form of communications since 2000 when I began designing websites on a personal and freelance basis.
I began my post-secondary education at the Publishing Program at Langara College. I graduated with distinction in August 2007. During the program, I was the Managing Editor of Pacific Rim Magazine 2007, which is written, designed, and produced by the students of the Publishing Program.
In September 2008, I began taking courses at SFU’s Writing & Publishing Program. I graduated with a certificate in Editing in July 2010.
In 2011 I returned to school to get my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Simon Fraser University. I am currently studying year-round and working on a freelance basis.
- Windows XP and Mac OSX operating systems
- Adobe Creative Suite (CS to CS4)
- Microsoft Office
- Quark XPress
- Final Cut Pro
BLOGGING & SOCIAL MEDIA
I have extensive hands-on experience coding, creating, and maintaining blogs and online brands. I have built websites from scratch and used social media to place and promote our brand. I have been utilizing email newsletters since 2008 and have attended several talks based on optimizing eblasts.
- Email Newsletters (MailChimp, ConstantContact)
- Social Media
WRITING & EDITING
I have both web and print experience with writing and editing. I have been blogging (personally) since 2001 and professionally since 2008. I completed a certificate in Editing from SFU’s Writing & Publishing Program, during which I took several courses on writing and editing for print, web, fiction, and non-fiction.
- Substantive editing
- Copy editing
- Stylistic editing
- Writing for the web (blogging)
- Non-fiction articles
- Editing/modifying for the web