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Kate H.

Average rate
$35/hour
  • Joined February 2017

I have served businesses, governments, and non-profits as a professional writer and communications specialist for more than 15 years.

  • Victoria, BC, Canada
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Kate H.
Victoria, BC, Canada

Services

Categories

Content Copywriting Marketing Public Relations Strategy

Experience

Summary

I work part-time managing communications for the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria. I also teach writing at Royal Roads University for their BA program in communications. And I've worked as a freelancer for 20+ years.

Work history

Communications Officer
I provide a range of communications services for seven schools and programs within one of the largest faculties on campus. We offer degree programs year round through distance education and have the largest cohort of Indigenous students and faculty.
Associate Faculty Member - Instructor
I teach writing for business and government, professional portfolio development, as well as communications skills for BA students on campus as well as distance students online. Class size ranges from 15 to 50 and often includes international students.
Web Content Writer
I have a Standing Agreement as a pre-screened professional web content writer for the Province. My most recent assignment was creating content for the all new Great Bear Rainforest website which doubles as a teaching tool for grade school students.
General Manager and Director of Accounts
Ran this full-service Whitehorse, Yukon, ad agency supervising two web developers, two graphic designers, and one account manager. Together, we wrote proposals, rolled out multi-media campaigns, produced websites and developed branding strategies .
BC Public Service Agency
Communications Manager
Looked after all communications needs for a range of employee health initiatives including smoking cessation campaigns, wellness programs, as well as flexible benefits and compensation information for 30,000 employees and retirees.
Sole Proprietor
I have managed my own writing and communications consultancy for 20+ years. Clients include a wide range of businesses and government departments with a strong focus on health and education.

Portfolio

Great Bear Rainforest - Government of British Columbia

I wrote all content and developed the layout and navigation for this new website which is sponsored by The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy. The site and plans for education trust were unveiled by BC Premier Christy Clark during the Royal Visit in 2016.

University of Victoria - Faculty of HSD website and newsletter.

Edited and rewrote sections from the original website of this large faculty website. Worked with the UVic web development team to populate the site. Also produced collateral to showcase work of faculty and students across seven schools and programs in support of site launch.

Book launch to mark first publication in Canada about Metis people's experiences with child welfare.

Organized event, media, and promotion of an historic book launch on behalf of two Metis scholars who co-edited Calling Our Families Home. The book is the first of its kind to document the Metis stories of lost identities and abandoned traditions through Canada's child welfare practices.

United Way website content

For three years, I served as a freelance writer for the United Way of Greater Victoria. I would meet, interview, write and vet my work with donors, board members, community partners, and citizens within our community who benefited from this non-profit's charitable work.

United Way news releases

As the freelance writer for this local chapter of the United Way, I was often asked to write news releases that doubled as people profiles of long-standing donors and patrons.

Education

Accreditations

Business Administration - Continuing Studies - Certified in Management
Theatre Arts - Diploma
Magazine Publishing - certificate (no longer offered)

Skills

Languages

French

Limited working proficiency

Spanish

Limited working proficiency

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

writing advertising brand strategy communications community building content creation editing retargeting publishing video production

Tools

Contently Eventbrite Facebook Google Analytics Hootsuite InDesign Instagram LinkedIn Mailchimp Twitter Wordpress Meetup Pinterest Powerpoint YouTube

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year