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Pierre H. Resumé
Ottawa ON KZ N
Exceptional writing skills and experience in all types of business communications including copywriting, technical communication, media relations and Web content, as well as a passion for clear and concise language in quality communications vehicles, position me perfectly to perform at any level and in any medium in the communications field.
Technical Writing Certificate, Mount Royal College.
Bachelor of Communications Studies With Distinction, University of Calgary.
Diploma, Journalism Arts program With Honours, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAIT.
IABC Journalism Arts Scholarship; Jason Lang Memorial Scholarship from the Government of Alberta.
IABC International Association of Business Communicators.
Alumni Manager, Algonquin College
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Effectively planned, wrote and edited all alumni communications, managed the alumni database, assisted in planning
successful Alumni Association events, maintained and substantially increased activity across multiple social media
channels, member of the alumni website rebuild team, managed the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Communications Specialist, SAIT Polytechnic
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Alumni magazine editor. Successfully establish and maintain relationships with writers, illustrators, photographers, and service providers. Effectively write, edit, and proofread external relations communications vehicles; inventive strategic communications planning in alumni engagement, development, and educational advancement. Integral in the launch of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube presence. Supervise the communications coordinator.
Communications Advisor, Calgary Zoo
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Wrote, edited and proofread all printed and Webbased communications such as brochures, annual reports, newsletters, and media releases. Successfully contracted and maintained relationships with designers and service providers. Developed and maintained enterprisewide style guide and branding guidelines. Effectively rebranded and deployed stationery as chair of the image advisory committee. Facilitated enterprisewide website redesign.
Online Editor, The Forzani Group Ltd.
Wrote, edited, and maintained all Web content for SportChek.ca, other Forzani websites, and other internal and external communications. Steered enterprisewide website redesign.
Information Technologist, Karo Design Resources Ltd.
Technical support in a mixed platform environment; documentation, electronic mail, and network administration; disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
University of Calgary
Technical writing, documentation, and various communication initiatives within the campus community.
Initially employed as a mainframe computer operator. Promoted to desktop computer setup and support. Performed troubleshooting and problem resolution; software evaluation and research, and network administration.
Strong knowledge of Office suites, good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and many open source software titles and utilities. Adept in a multiplatform environment that includes Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux/Unix, and productive with all Internet utilities on these platforms including FTP clients, Web browsers, Email clients, and other utilities.
Judging Coordinator for IABC Ottawa Excel Awards and , electronic timekeeper at Olympic Oval speed skating championships; past president of the Ramsay Community Association; donate blood and plasma to Canadian Blood Services.
Reading, triathlon, kayaking, the outdoors, computers, music, and writing.