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Writer and Editor

Location:Toronto, ON, Canada (Anywhere)

Education level: Masters
Education field: Communication and journalism
Years of experience:
Rate: $27
Attributes that best describes:
Team player
Independent worker
Good communicator
Leader
Curious

Skills:
MSc in Science Communication: writing, event planning, and digital media skills, graduated with distinction.

B.A. Degree in Science: Biology and Anthropology (Double Major), focus on disease & public health

Teaching Experience: subjects ranging from English, science and drama to students aged 4-18

Leadership: Department and Committee Head, full-time kindergarten classroom teacher

Curriculum Design: course planning & design, writing lesson-plans and producing classroom materials


EMPLOYMENT

Feb-May 2018 EDITORIAL CONSULTANT – Modern Gardens, UK
- Conducted research into online exterior designing communities across multiple platforms
- Prepared a comprehensive online social media strategy to drive magazine subscriptions

2016-present WRITER – InterCardiff, The Geekiary, Concentrated Science
- Write and edit articles including news, feature articles, and entertainment reviews
- Produce accompanying photography, infographics and videos
- Familiarity with WordPress and SEO analytics


2015 -2017 TEACHER – Dramatic English, Hong Kong
- Taught ESL ranging from age 4-13. Developed lesson plans and prepared relevant teaching materials, such as props, PowerPoint presentations, puppets, scripts, flashcards and costumes
- Full time kindergarten (age 5-6) class teacher of 15 students
- Conducted continuous assessments of students, wrote reports and held parent-teacher meetings to support students’ developmental and learning needs
- Directed plays, improvisations, song performances and poetry reading

June-Aug 2014 INTERN – Dance United, London
- Volunteer internship at youth-based charity which promoted mental health through dance
- Managed social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Publicised and organised upcoming events, including performances and fundraising campaigns
- Performed as IT Aid, offering support for programs including Microsoft Office, Gmail and Outlook

2010- 2013 TEACHER AND COMITTEE HEAD - Summerbridge, Hong Kong
-- Full-time Student teacher with 2nd language students for 3 continuous summers, in subjects of genetics, evolution and philosophy.
- Designed lesson plans, student evaluations, and prepared teaching mate-rials
- Promoted to Arts Department Head.
- Revised fellow teachers’ curriculums and lesson plans, directed class-room management workshops, and managed department budget

EDUCATION

2017 – 2018 MASTER OF SCIENCE – Cardiff University, Wales

2017 Public Health Short Courses - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Completed modules 'Non-Communicable Diseases' and 'Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis'

2011 – 2015 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE– University of Victoria, Canada
-BSc in Biology and Anthropology, Double Major

2015 TESOL CERTIFICATION– Canadian College of Linguistics, Canada
- Teaching English to Speakers of a Second Language

2004 – 2011 SHA TIN COLLEGE– Hong Kong
- Awarded International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - 2011
- Higher Level: Biology, Chemistry, English Literature
- Standard Level: Mathematics, French, Philosophy
- Awarded Overall Year 13 Biology Award for the Graduating Class of 2011


SKILLS
+ Expertise in professional writing and editing
+ Proficient in online research and Microsoft Office
+ Confident and accomplished public speaker
+ Photography and Adobe Photoshop skills
+ Filming and Adobe Premiere skills
+ Social media, SEO, and marketing abilities
+ Critical thinking
+ Project management
+ Leadership
+ Budgeting

VOLUNTEER

2010 EARTHWATCH: MAMMALS OF NOVA SCOTIA– Canada
- Participated in two-week summer expedition into Nova Scotia forests with University of Oxford professors Dr Christina Buesching and Dr Chris Newman to obtain data for continuing ecological surveys of local mammal populations. Included training in using GPS mapping, capture-recapture population estimation, quadrat use and education of basic ecological and conservationist principles

 
 
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