I believe in bringing creativity to all facets of life.
My expertise is in technical communication, digital illustration, multimedia design, and photography. I am interested in language, literature, UX design, and the next big social media trend.
I strive to live life to the fullest every day, as a writer, artist, photographer, and designer.
I write accurate and concise documents in a timely fashion as a technical writer.
Illustrator & Photoshop
I have put in countless hours and mastered the tedious business of editing curves in vector drawings. As an avid photographer, I spend plenty of time adjusting levels.
I maintain active blogs using multiple social media platforms.
Proofreading & Editing
I proof and edit copy to remove spelling and grammatical errors, improve clarity and consistency, and ensure factual accuracy, and I mentor new writers on my team.
I create online content such as photographs, illustrations, logos, and personal branding.
I create print and online help using my XML documentation skills in MadCap Flare.
Completed a twenty-credit single-major degree in English Literature through part-time studies
Received The Trent University Scholarship and was placed on the Dean's Honour Roll
Achieved a 3.7 GPA
Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours, English Literature
2001 - 2010
Studied principles of art and design as well as computer programming
Developed extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Multimedia Design
2006 - 2008
Responsible for creating end user documentation for human capital management software within an agile environment
Liaise with developers, subject matter experts, and other professionals in order to produce clear, coherent documentation within, and often ahead of, prescribed timelines
Deliver single-sourced content in both print and online formats, optimized for each output
Follow department style guidelines to ensure consistency of tone and voice throughout the lifecycle of all documents under my care
Expertise using MadCap Flare, SnagIt, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat
Senior Technical Writer
2011 - Current
Design websites and blogs for businesses and individuals
Create print layouts for advertising, marketing and corporate communications
Provide original illustrations and photographs for client use
Produce engaging written content and ensure the validity of facts and claims within, or edit provided copy for factual integrity and grammatical style
Generate active lifestyle content for social media platforms
Designer, Copywriter, Illustrator, and Blogger
2004 - Current
Attended math and science lectures and summarized relevant information into point form notes for students unable to do so because of disabilities
Maintained an accurate record of interactions and discussions that took place in the classroom, including questions asked and fielded
Provided electronic copies of notes to students in a timely manner
2010 - 2011
Computerized Note Taker
Created in-house advertisements and promotions
Designed and implemented in-house training manuals and materials for new and existing employees and subcontractors
Maintained inventory, payroll, cash sales and scheduling
2009 - 2010
The Newhouses Group Services Inc.
1997 - 2009
Designed, laid out and performed research to provide copy for quarterly newsletters
Created and maintained digital archive scans and database of physical files that were no longer required to be hosted on site
Prepared personal income tax returns and provided bookkeeping services
Greeted clients, answered phone calls and oversaw communications and mailings
Provided day to day management of the office including scheduling work for staff, troubleshooting computer problems for clients, and purchasing office supplies