Proofread and edited stenography transcripts of Senate debates (Hansard) and committee proceedings. Used audio recordings as the basis for accuracy, and had authority to exercise editorial discretion. Additionally, researched references to/in bills, acts, Speaker's Rulings, court decisions, quotations, and other sources.
Senate of Canada
2007 - Present
Editor & Game Design Consultant
Advised on system mechanics, and streamlined and edited rules for the card-based tabletop roleplaying game Hope Inhumanity; provided consultation regarding marketing and promotion, and ran new-player demonstrations at gaming conventions.
Derek Gour Games
2012 - Present
2011 - Present
Web Content Creator
Researched industry sectors; consulted closely with clients on desired impact of their websites on their clients and prospects; outlined strategy for and created content; and provided thorough project follow-up to refine content, layout, and typography.
Forget Smith Morel Barristers; and Michelle Martin CA Professional Corporation
Formulated lesson plans, devised learning-centric activities to stimulate English language exposure and absorption, collaborated with other teachers re: best practices and feedback, addressed parents' questions and concerns, and aided with out-of-class study and advancement. Taught a gamut of students, from preschool to advanced business English; generated and maintained enthusiasm for English through a proactive and dynamic teaching style that targeted real language use and conversation- and role-play-based student interactions; instructed in one-on-one environments as well as in classrooms of between 5 to 60 students.
English First China (Tangshan, Hebei)
2006 - 2007
Was point-person for press release activities, including opp discovery and follow-up, content drafting, internal and external approvals, outreach strategy, and release impact reporting. Acted as liaison for government marketing and media opportunities with PWGSC, and for DRDC with U.S. Homeland Security. Redesigned the corporate newsletter (customer and prospect base of 30,000+), drafted content, coordinated with Web team, and subsequently monitored and reported metrics to executives. Customized media analytics Web app to account for cycling corporate interests and competitors; reported on and made recommendations regarding launches and initiatives; and formulated custom reports for monthly, quarterly, and annual "share of voice" reporting for executives. Wrote by-line technical articles, journalist and topical backgrounders, key message documents, and message boards for executives.
2002 - 2006