My resume

Summary:

I’ve supported the communication needs of industry leaders in the telecom, commercial real estate, banking and insurance sectors.

I provide the following copywriting services:

– Blogs/Articles
– Press releases
– Website copywriting/editing
– FAQ documents
– Email copy
– Social media copy

Interested in finding out more about how I could help you tell your business’s story? Let’s connect!

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Copywriting
  • Copy editing
  • CMS
  • HTML
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Hootsuite

Work History:

Freelance Copywriter

I provide web & social media copywriting support on a contractual basis. Clients include Johnston Equipment and Almega Co.

“John is an excellent addition to any growing team. He has an entrepreneurial mindset and goes the extra mile to ensure his clients are satisfied.” ~ Basem Hanna – President & CEO, Almega Co.

Gowan Consulting – Referral Coordinator (contract): February – April 2020

Gowan Consulting is a leading provider of sustainable health and disability management workplace solutions. Accounts I managed included BMO and Ubisoft. Prior to my contract ending prematurely due to the COVID crisis, I managed close to 80 case files.

“He was very open to feedback and easily fit into our office group!” ~ Melanie McLeod – Referral Coordinator, Gowan Consulting

UPLevel – Digital Communications Specialist (Casual): April – July 2019

Provided communications support to a leading ARM outsourcing firm (web, social media).

RBC Insurance – Sales Communications Manager (contract): 2018 – 2019

Provided copywriting support to the group benefit sales and travel insurance teams.

“I have had the opportunity to work with John on many projects. He is accurate, efficient, and responsive.” ~ Christine Coakley – Product Manager, Health and Dental, Group & Business Markets at RBC Insurance

RBC Royal Bank – Sales Communications Manager: 2011 – 2016

Provided communications support to several business lines, including Commercial & Small Business Banking, Operations, Digital and Compliance.

“John is a fantastic person to work with. He consistently delivers high-quality work with quick turnaround times.” ~ Sara Son Hing – Senior Director, Workforce Effectiveness and Readiness at RBC

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited – Online Communications Specialist: 2009 – 2011

Led the development and ongoing management of Cadillac Fairview’s corporate intranet site, CF Connect. Managed content updates to cadillacfairview.com.

“John’s enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to delivering outstanding service to clients was critical to the successful launch and ongoing content management of Cadillac Fairview’s corporate portal.” ~ Heath Applebaum – Former Manager, Communications & Media Relations at Cadillac Fairview

Education and Professional Development:

  • Adobe InDesign (2019) – University of Western Ontario
  • Business Communications (2017) – Sheridan College
  • Business Writing (2006) – University of Calgary
  • Computer Systems Support Certificate (1997) – Fanshawe College

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