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April Duffy | Elance
 
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April Duffy

Writing, Designing & Publishing Books for 27 Years
   Canada

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $35

Not a British singer, not a scandalous senator, but an Executive Editor, Freelance Writer/Communications Designer, Wife and General Enthusiast in Ottawa.

For more information about me please visit thttp://thewriteduffy.com

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Graphic Design
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English Proofreading
Cover Design

Employment

Read Owl
Owner/Executive Editor
2013 - Present
The City of Ottawa
Senior Councillor's Assistant
2009 - Present
Councillor's Assistant responsible for the Councillor¿s website, e-newsletters, advertising, newspaper columns, social networking, all communications and media materials, office budget and all...
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
Public Relations Assistant
2008 - 2010
Public Relations Assistant reporting directly to the board of directors. Responsible for fundraising, advocacy and public relations projects as well as the production of an annual anthology of...
On the Danforth magazine -- Spring Issue
Web Editor
2008 - 2008
- Reviewed, molded and slotted web content according to the magazine`s mandate, philosophy and editorial needs - Supervised editors and kept track of web copy as it channeled through various...
Dundurn Press
Junior Designer (internship)
2008 - 2008
- Designed two books, a backlist catalogue and numerous marketing materials of all shapes and sizes during a six week term - Entered corrections and worked with copyeditors to ensure accuracy and...
Ottawa Public Library Foundation
Communications Contractor
2007 - 2008
- Created a complete production plan for Foundation Focus, the Ottawa Public Library Foundation`s newsletter - Planned content, interviewed sources and wrote original news like articles for the...
Ottawa Public Library Foundation
Fundraising Assistant
2007 - 2007
- Contacted prominent Canadian authors and agents to schedule a series of fundraising events - Wrote content for and coordinated with the in-house designer to create various communication...
Glue magazine
Associate Editor of Advertising
2007 - 2007
- Liaised between the advertising team and editorial team - Performed various editing steps during production such as fact checking, line-by-line editing and page proofing
Ottawa Public Library
Communications Assistant (Internship)
2007 - 2007
- Interviewed sources and wrote content for both print and electronic newsletters to communicate with internal and external clients - Created and distributed media releases and public service...
Chapters/Indigo
Sales Associate/Stockperson
2004 - 2007
- Stocked and organized shelves and kept inventory records up-to-date according to company standards - Continuously communicated with customers and peers about books and magazines in order to boost...
Algonquin Times
Careers Editor/General Assignment Reporter
2006 - 2006
- Turned the needs of the editorial board into a successful careers section - Designed the careers page(s) on a bi-weekly basis - Generated story ideas and pitched them to the editorial board -...

Education

Centennial College
Post-Graduate Diploma in Book and Magazine Publishing
2007 - 2008
Algonquin College
Diploma in Journalism -- Print
2005 - 2007
Algonquin College
Cirtificate in Pre- Media and Communications
2004 - 2005
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Book Design
Editing
Writing
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