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Copywriter Specialist web writer CAREER SUMMARY Current: English Language Section of paperJam Business Magazine (five articles + agenda per month) Current: Writer for Flydoscope Magazine (Luxair) (articles, agendas, in-house corporate information) Current: Fixed term contract (number of days) with Swiss Life completing the writing of phase 2 of their web site (completed phase in April), and writing of brochures [url removed, login to view] Current: (completed): Web writing for ABBL's extension of their existing web site (The financial centre) [url removed, login to view] Current (completed): In March 2005 completed 9-month fix term contract as part time administrative assistant, Lombard Assurance, client services department PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Large Projects- Completed Web Site migration and web site re-design of [url removed, login to view] (August 2003) to [url removed, login to view] implementing Documentum Content Management System. From November 2001 until January 1st 2002 writing annual reports for Clearstream International. March 2001 until September 2001 copywriter for Clearstream. Worked with Zink and Kramer (Trier, Germany) designing and writing corporate brochure and internal branding brochures. Worked on 4-person team designing www.clearstream.com. with Razorfish, Amsterdam (re-launch 2001). Content manager. Helped create content management system that processes 90% of all content into three templates. Annual report editing for Luxair’s 2001 report. Provided and managed content for [url removed, login to view] and www.pass-one.com. Independent copywriter: Recent work includes: · Flydoscope copy and translations + Luxair Corporate New Items · Swiss Life Web site phase 1 (all web content + putting web content into content management templates) [url removed, login to view] · Legitiname marketing campaign and web site (after re-writing and re-branding, Legitiname was approached by two companies wishing to purchase the company [url removed, login to view] · MACH global re-branding Campaign (was retained twice to write corporate brochures and web site content) · ATTF web site (all web content) [url removed, login to view] · LSF advertisements and copy editing · Clearstream web site (two year project, helped design content management system in first phase and worked on documentum team during Deutchse Boerse merger – wrote all English web copy) [url removed, login to view] · Other copywriting experience: Contracted writer for advertising agencies (Concept Factory, LS2, Mind Forest) Luxembourg, involving: corporate brochures, translations from French into English, government documents, copy for various web-sites and press releases. Pol Wurtz Recruitment page, various brochures and translations for the MUDAM (museum of modern art Grand Duke-Jean), Luxair annual report copy editing, Clearstream corporate brochure, Sapiens TECH brochures and copy, Excilan web-site (copy editor), Circuit Foil corporate brochure, 3G communications content editing, Mangrove and Assoc. content editing etc., Arts and Leisure chapter of “Living in Luxembourg”. TFTEN trademark white papers, marketing campaign and web copy (English), September 2003 helped manage global re-branding Campaign for MACH including sets of brochures, web site, advertisements, give-aways etc. September 2003 – Designed guerrilla marketing campaign and awareness campaign for Dyspel with DesignClub.lu. This included 100% of fundraising, and assisted design and creation of 2004 helium balloon launch on Place Guillaume October 2003 for Year of the Handicapped. From November 1999-Advertising copywriter for Concept Factory - translated films and documents from French into English, various Bank brochures (UEB, Carmignac), Government Brochures (i.e. “The Oesling Project”) web sites etc. Inter-office Company profiles for Scottish Equitable. Samples available on request. · Freelance Journalist – published in the Globe and Mail, Apertura Magazine (European Investment Bank’s Literary Magazine), 352. · Prolingua Language Centre - English teacher from spring of 1998 until December 1998 · Club Evolution – Press Releases and Promotional Work · American International School – volunteer English as a second language (ESL) teacher · Luxury Entertainment – Promotional work. Complied mailing list, wrote and produced (alone) a newsletter for all members, which went out monthly (last issue was 500 copies). Part owner. · Nesbitt Thompson Inc. – three years employment. Supervised Contracts Department and was cross-trained on all forms of clearing (in-country and international) and controlled securities masters for a huge Canadian Brokerage Firm. Worked in high stress environment involving daily deadlines to balance millions of dollars. · Bell Canada International - Saudi Arabia Development Department. P.R. work for the training centre. EDUCATION Graduated an Ontario Scholar, Valedictorian, History Award recipient – Cardinal Newman Private Secondary School – Toronto Canada (won scholarship to Wilfred Laurier University) Completed Two Years of a four year double major (History and English) B.A. program – University of Toronto Canadian Securities Examinations – Honours Graduate Registered Representative Exams – (stock brokerage license) Completed one year Open University Liberal Arts Course Completed Writer’s Digest School Editing course Recently completed Humber College Writing Program Other Relevant Information: I recently attended in Zurich a workshop sponsored by Swiss Life, Gerry McGovern: How to write Killer web content. I have completed my first novel. I edited the first anthology of the Creative Writing Club Luxembourg, entitled: Writing from a Small Country, which was launched at the Abbaye Neumunster in September 2004. I participated (on invitation) in an event at the Casino, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Echo, where writers were invited to write about the exhibited art and perform their pieces. In 2002 I completed a six-month writing course with Humber College (Ontario), which involved working on my novel with one on one assistance from the two time Booker Prize Winner, Australian author Peter Carey. I have privately taught English in Luxembourg as well as tutored and corrected essays for Open University Students. I have both a business and a literary background. I am well acquainted with Word and can translate from French to English. I am librarian and co-founder of the Creative Writing Club in Luxembourg and have assisted in various writing workshops around the country as well as read publicly for the group, at the Place D’Armes, the Literary Centre in Mersch and the National Library. I attend writing workshops all over Europe: most recent being Marketing writing and journalism skills (U.K.), and European Conference of Writers (Switzerland). Most of my hobbies focus on writing and I can write in a range of styles. DJ at Liquid, Luxembourg. Long-distance runner. Any other pertinent information is available on request. References Available on Request
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