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Ahem. Oh, hi!
I am an intermediate-level communicator and volunteer arts and culture publicist currently looking for work in Toronto, Ontario.
Until mid-July, I worked as the Communications Officer for the The College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC): a provincial health-regulatory organization. Rooted in internal communications, my job had me working on several interesting projects such as web and online course development, magazine editing, presentation design and event planning. I maintained the CDSBC website and distributed email blasts, designed print materials using Photoshop and InDesign, and coordinated the production of CDSBC’s printed documents.
From April to June this year, I volunteered as the media coordinator for the third annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire: a two-day celebration of do-it-yourself culture comprised of exhibits, workshops and performances (attendance 5,000). I was responsible for media relations, media sponsorship, coordinating bloggers, designing ads for print and radio, writing, editing and social media. I earned repeat coverage in Vancouver’s two major daily newspapers, plus major TV stations, radio, and a number of community papers and blogs.
At night I like taking photos with my digital SLR, and attending courses on technology and social media. I am also keen to help my creative friends with their PR, so you can usually find me at local art, film and music events.
Specialties: Corporate writing, stakeholder relations, web development, media relations, internal communications, event planning, writing, editing, blogging and newspaper reporting. Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress, Contribute, Prezi and Final Cut Pro X.