As a contractor or freelancer, a sampling of my clients (1996-2015)
Oilsands Review – senior writer (oilsands technologies & innovation, supply chain evolution, business leaders’ profiles, oilsands project profiles, pipelines, LNG, environmental impacts & improvements, regulations & policy, and more)
Edmonton Journal – special sections writer, producing a major portion of each section on planning for the end of life, oil & gas, food & agriculture, health & wellness, and more
Oilweek – new technologies and environment writer
TIME Canada – Alberta correspondent
Calgary Police Service – speechwriter
City of Calgary aldermen – speechwriter
Mount Royal College Foundation – wrote contributors’ profiles for fundraising newsletter
Athabasca University – wrote for internal newsletter and edited others’ contributions
Calgary Health Region – wrote for Apple magazine
Suncor Energy Ltd. – wrote for internal newsletter
CAPP – Context contributor
ChevronTexaco – wrote for internal newsletter
NOVA Corp. – wrote for internal newsletter
Octane – reporter and photographer
Summit – columnist
Alberta Venture – reporter
Alberta Construction – reporter
Business in Calgary – reporter
United Way of Calgary & Area – produced promotional materials for the annual fundraising campaign
World Petroleum Congress – managing editor of the daily newsletter
High River Highland Games – writer, editor, magazine layout editor
TransCanada PipeLines – wrote for the internal newsletter
Calgary Board of Education – created an internal newsletter for the chief superintendent; reported on and photographed school events and board news, designed and edited the newsletter
As an employee (1976 – 1995)
The Calgary Herald – In my final position there before I left to freelance, I wrote a consumer finance column and covered retail, construction and tourism, and I edited the weekend sections. Prior to my time in the business department, I held these positions, most recent to earliest:
Systems Editor – chose a computer system and page makeup software for the newsroom to replace a proprietary system, and trained all of the copy editors to use Macs.
Makeup Editor – shepherded priority pages through production on behalf of the newsroom.
Op-Ed Page Editor – chose commentary and opinion content; worked with reporters and columnists to generate local commentary and opinion pieces; designed and edited the op-ed page and edited editorials and columns.
Copy editor of lead pages in primary sections throughout the newspaper – Page 1, City, Business – after developing expertise as a general assignment copy editor.
The Winnipeg Tribune – general news copy editor, then Life/Entertainment section copy editor