This Curriculum Vitae outlines my eighteen years business experience and strong background in editing, proofreading, and writing as well as preparing and formatting corporate documents for presentation. Having formatted and edited four published books, word processing, writing, and editing are areas of my profession that I fully enjoy. Strong business knowledge allows for flexibility in the workplace and makes me a valuable asset to any company.
Companies I provide services to include government agencies, lawyers, the clergy, publicly traded companies, and businesses requiring assistance creating and writing promotional and marketing materials. I assist with preparation and format their financial reports, company profiles, business plans, proposals, stock option agreements, create and maintain share registers, etc.
Date of Birth: August 22, 1964
Place of Birth: Port Alberni, BC
Nationality: Canadian, Netherlands
Residing: Florida, USA
I enjoy a variety of writing styles and an assortment of subjects including creative writing, factual and essays, theology, philosophy, abstract and poetry, history, biographies, comedy and fiction. I also possess advanced Shakespearian comprehension.
1989-91 Business Management - Administration Vancouver Community College
1992-93 Various Computer Courses Capilano College University
1993-95 Writing and Editing Capilano College University
1982 Graduate Carihi Senior Secondary
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY SUMMARY
Westmar Consultants Inc., N. Vancouver, BC
Word Processor, Engineering 2007 - 2008
KDHL, Kelowna Disabled Hockey League
Executive Assistant and Director 2003 - 2007
BC Rail Ltd, N. Vancouver, BC
Senior Secretary, Payroll Administrator - Operations & Maintenance Department 2001
Catamaran Ferries International Inc., N. Vancouver, BC (Subsidiary of BC Ferries Corp.)
Purchasing Systems Administrator, and Requisitioning - Engineering 1998 - 2000
Canadian Legal Shield Corporation, N. Vancouver, BC
Investor Relations (contract position) 1995 - 1998
Olsten Staffing Services, Holloway Schulz & Partners, Vancouver, BC
Various Office Administration 1997 - 1998
Merit Technologies Ltd., N. Vancouver, BC
Executive Assistant 1990 - 1995
RELATED EXPERIENCE - MANUSCRIPTS
My contribution to published and unpublished works encompasses the following genres:
- Action Adventure
- Business Plans
- Children’s full color storybooks
- Engineering Design Specifications
- Financial Statements, Annual Reports
- Full Course Manuals
- Marketing Promotional Presentations
- Procedure Manuals
- School year-books
- Teaching Material
1995-Present, Doctor of Theology, Ross F. Norris.
In 1995, it came to my attention that this elderly patriarch needed a dedicated word processor to reproduce handwritten articles for preservation and use. I organized his lifetime of Biblical teachings from Adam to Zion over 200 documents. I was responsible for transferring his handwritten notes, sermons, and booklets into digital format, which included typing, proof reading, editing, layout, and formatting. Using Corel Draw, I also created artwork and book covers for each subject title for final presentation. This lifetime of work is currently used in India, Germany, Uganda, Ghana, Africa, China, and Canada as teaching manuals and doctrinal guidelines for use by pastors, and people training for various ministries, teachers, group leaders, marriage counselors, music ministries, evangelists, and missionaries.
Grecko the Gecko Starts School, by A.J. Warden, a full color children’s book. Working from this quadriplegic author’s story, I typed, edited, and prepared metadata. I completed the layout for the artwork and overlaid text and .tif illustrations to a ready-to-publish digital file including front and back covers. I submitted the fully produced digital work with a full color hard copy mock-up to the self publishing company, Trafford Publishing.
The Pastor’s Pen, by Dr. Reginald Layzelle. I restored this out of print book for republication with OCR and reformatted to current typesetting standards.
The Lord’s Last Call, by Dr. R.F. Norris. Working from a hand written manuscript, I typed and formatted this book under the author’s particular, preferred guidelines.
The Tabernacle, by Dr. R.F. Norris. Working from hand written manuscript and illustrations, I typed and formatted this book under the author’s particular, preferred guidelines.
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, I transcribed legal proceedings related to Aboriginal issues for the Fisheries’ lawyer.
Dr. David Norris, for publication on websites and used around the world, I uploaded to Express Scribe and transcribed all (usually three weekly) recorded public-speaking messages verbatim.
North Shore Christian Centre, (NSCC) for publication on websites and used by over 300 members, I typed and formatted all Bible Study notes for use in weekly small group meetings.
Other publications produced for NSCC include
Using Adobe PageMaker, Corel Draw and other applications I created, flyers, handouts, business cards, and invitations to special occasion concerts and presentations.
Using MS Word, I typed and formatted over 1,000 songs and hymns for projection, which the members use 3-4 times weekly at gatherings since 1984.
Deborah Michalski, Music Director, Douglas Morrison, Senior Director. Using MS Word, I produced four gospel singers’ songbooks currently in use. I typed, edited, formatted, and created artwork, dedications, and book covers.
Dr. Shirley Norris, New Christian Class Teaching Manual. Working from a hand written manuscript, I typed and formatted this book under the author’s particular, preferred guidelines. I created this manual in 1998 and it is still in use.
King’s Christian Academy, Elementary School, Mr. R. Deacon, Principal. I created their school year book, cover design, typesetting, captions, and artwork.
Design specifications for an Oil Refinery in Ruwais 2007. This was a contract position. I formatted and revised various Design Specifications for each discipline - civil, structural, process, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation and controls engineers and technologists. This project was implemented within the Oil Refining Company's Industrial complex to expand the operation's sulfur handling capacity to address the continued growth in the oil, gas, and petrochemical market.
Government owned, Catamaran Ferries International (CFI) 1998-2000. CFI designed and developed the new generation of fast ferries working closely with INCAT, Australia. This two-year project produced three passenger catamarans. I began on contract basis and within three months of service the company’s CFO hired me as a full time employee.
My contribution in the engineering department was mainly word-processing the detailed descriptions that were necessary for this new technology. I requisitioned all the vessel parts for each discipline, (mechanical, structural, electrical, outfitting, etc.) assigned item codes to every part of the vessel for purchasing, inventory, and tracking. (This included everything from screws, the captain’s chair, hull mural, lifeboats, water jets, lighting, restaurant furniture and equipment, to aluminum welding units for assembly.)
Reporting for CFI:
Electrical Cable Schedule, for the electrical engineers, using MS Access and Excel, for use by installation crew.
Weekly reporting to the CFO included tracking inventory movement and value reports for insurance purposes during removal for vessel assembly.
As the Purchasing Systems Administrator, I manipulated a company wide data entry system generating reports for upload to Accounting.
Additional functions at CFI:
I was Purchasing overflow personnel, liaising with suppliers, creating and revising PO’s as needed. I broke down the two departments at the end of the project, implementing a streamlined functional archiving system for future auditing purposes.
FREELANCE PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED
Create, write, and design flyers, promotional and marketing material, business cards.
Assist in producing proposals, feasibility studies, business plans, and company information packages.
EXPERIENCE WITH PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES
I prepared weekly reports to directors for all departments; accounting, R&D, IT, Sales, Marketing, Production, Shipping, Audit Committee, General Manager, and Officers.
Responsible for corporate records maintenance. At monthly Board Meetings and AGM’s, I would hand-record and prepare minutes, prepare resolutions, press releases, handle disclosure rules, liaise with lawyers and follow up action items.
Compliance Reporting - Stock Exchange & SEC Filings. Under the Company Act and British Columbia Securities Act and Regulations, I prepared and submitted insider reports, director & employee stock incentives & activities, financial statements, etc.
Prepared material to be present at Annual General Meetings of the Shareholders and ensured National Policy 41 procedures commenced.
Investor and Public Relations services included creating and maintaining share registers, mail merges, issuing stock certificates, and telephone communications.
All Microsoft Office Programs: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook, PictureIt.
SAP-Cross Application Time Sheet, Entry & Reporting, a customized program for BC Rail.
Word Perfect & WP Corel, Fox Pro, Maximizer, DreamWeaver, Page Maker, Corel Draw
Purchasing Plus an Accounting/Inventory/Sales/PO-Requisitioning database system.