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Ken Hunter

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Kawanishi, Japan

Skills

Editing

Proofreading

Writing

Teaching

About

Writer, editor and proofreader who can help you get your writing right.

Education

Red River College

Journalism , Journalism

June 2000 - June 2000

University of Winnipeg

English , English

June 1993 - June 1993

Grant Park High School

June 1989 - June 1989

Experience

Writer | Editor | Proofreader

Writeness Communications

April 2011 - April 2012

I help people with: * Writing, editing, proofreading and optimizing copy for websites. * Building and maintaining a strong presence on social media sites, such as Twitter and Linkedin. * Writing effective business slogans. * Optimizing website content and offering suggestions for improvement.

Writing
Editing
Proofreading
English Instructor

ECC Foreign Language Institute

February 2003 - March 2011

* Proofread and edited student documents to ensure accuracy. * Helped students improve their English writing skills. * Designed posters advertising school events. * Prepared company marketing materials. * Taught business English and writing skills to employees of some of Japan's largest companies. * Gave guidance to students taking the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). * Provided written and oral feedback to students.

Teaching
Writing
Editing
Editor

O.F.C. Publications Inc.

January 2002 - November 2002

* Promoted to Editor on the strength of my editing, proofreading and organizational skills. * Supervised team of freelance and staff writers. * Wrote clean, high-quality articles for two global financial magazines, Offshore Finance Canada and Offshore Finance U.S.A. * Oversaw every aspect of the publishing process, from writing and editing content to production and marketing. * Laid out entire magazines using Photoshop and QuarkXPress.

Editing
Writing
Proofreading
News Editor

O.F.C. Publications Inc.

January 2001 - December 2001

* Promoted to News Editor on the strength of my writing and time management skills. * Wrote, proofread and edited articles for all parts of Offshore Finance Canada and Offshore Finance U.S.A. magazines. * Conceptualized and located eye-catching art, graphics and photos to accompany articles. * Wrote and edited all content for two weekly financial newsletters, OffshoreWeek and Offshore Roundup. * Helped design magazines using Photoshop and QuarkXPress.

Editing
Writing
Proofreading
Staff Writer

O.F.C. Publications Inc.

October 2000 - January 2001

* Brainstormed and researched new story ideas. * Conducted interviews with key industry sources. * Wrote news stories and features using the publisher’s in-house style, as well as Associated Press and Canadian Press styles. * Helped source images to accompany written pieces. * Assisted in editing and proofreading copy. * Helped lay out magazines in Photoshop and QuarkXPress.

Writing
Researching
Proofreading
Reporter • Photographer

The Interlake Spectator

June 2000 - September 2000

* Gathered and analyzed information about newsworthy events. * Conducted interviews with businesspeople, politicians, community leaders and others. * Helped edit and proofread content. * Took photographs to accompany news articles. * Wrote news stories and features, adhering to Canadian Press style.

Writing
Researching
Proofreading
Reporter • Photographer

The Red River Valley Echo

February 2000 - June 2000

* Performed research and developed news content. * Evaluated news leads and tips to create story ideas. * Reported on local news such as municipal board meetings, business news and other newsworthy events affecting the community. * Took photographs to complement news stories.

Writing
Researching
Proofreading

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

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