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Carissa Thorpe | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 5, 2015

Carissa Thorpe

   Canada
  |   Vancouver, British Columbia

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

I'm a journalist looking to break into the world of freelance copy editing, writing and ghostwriting.

I recently completed major edits on a raw cleansing eBook, with great praises from the author for my knowledge, skills and attention to detail.

I have experience writing and editing articles for newspapers, magazines (including Cottage Life West) and online publication, as well as blog posts, essays, cover letters and résumés.

I'm trained to research and translate information to be easily digestible for its target audience, so I'm happy...

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Social Media
Editing
Creative Writing
Journalism
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Blogging
Storytelling
News Writing
Facebook

Employment

Animal Voices Radio Show
Co-Host and Producer
2014 - 2014
Co-hosting and/or producing weekly, one-hour live broadcast vegan and animal rights talk show airing Fridays at noon on Vancouver Co-Operative radio. Co-hosted from July 2010 to September 2011...
Langara College
Journalism Diploma Student
2011 - 2014
Studied multi-platform journalism under industry professionals still active in the field. Skills and areas of journalism learned include: • Writing for online, print (both newspapers and...
Douglas College
Student
2013 - 2013
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Volunteer
2008 - 2013
• July 2013-Present: Media Committee Co-Coordinator Coordinating team of about a dozen volunteers to set up media interviews with artists both on- and off-site of the festival grounds • July 2012:...
CBC
Radio 3 - Intern
2012 - 2012
Researched and interviewed artists employing environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional music production, merchandise and touring during three-week internship as part of the Alexis...
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co.
Front Desk Agent and Night Auditor
2010 - 2011
Answering multi-line switchboard phone; checking hotel guests in and out; processing payments for merchandise and keg rentals; answering all emails through website; maintaining online booking...
Earthsave Canada
Office Manager
2010 - 2011
Managing office, including finances, payroll, training and overseeing of volunteers, answering public and member queries, liaising with event coordinators, leading outreach and fundraising efforts,...
Clif Bar & Company
Crew Member
2009 - 2011
Preparing samples; setting up and tearing down of kiosks; interacting with the public; engaging with and educating consumers about Clif and LUNA products (manufacturing, ingredients, philosophy,...
HMV
Key Holder
2008 - 2010
Leading New Release nights every Monday, including planning, layout and execution of new merchandising, delegating and supervising of necessary tasks related to ensuring efficient set-up (after...
Katimavik
Recruiter (Contract)
2009 - 2009
Interacting personally with the public; recruiting new participants, as well as billet and potential community partners; promoting and educating about Katimavik’s 6 and 9 month programs through...
Sweet Cherubim Natural Foods
Cashier and Food Preparation
2008 - 2009
Rotating system of three persons sharing responsibilities, with one person on till taking orders, one person preparing orders, and the third washing dishes and ensuring ongoing cleanliness in the...
TELUS
Mobility Frontline Customer Service Representative
2007 - 2008
Answering customer calls on a myriad of issues; troubleshooting feature and hardware issues; assisting with online and telephony applications; providing correct and concise information; noting...
Claire's Accessories
Assistant Manager
2006 - 2007
Supervising and training staff; delegating and prioritizing tasks; interacting with clientele; handling of customer complaints, issues, and satisfaction; operating responsibilities, including daily...
HMV
Keyholder
2005 - 2007
Serving customers in an efficient and specialized manner to ensure the utmost satisfaction. This included providing additional product knowledge, such as up-coming concerts, magazine articles,...
University of the Fraser Valley
Cascade Newspaper Staff Writer
2005 - 2006
Writing several articles a week; attending weekly staff meetings; meeting weekly deadlines. Position involved contacting sources, interviewing subjects, researching and fact checking. Organized a...
Katimavik
Volunteer Participant
2004 - 2005
• Trail Building (China Creek Trail) and Maintenance (Log Train Trail), Invasive Species Removal (Somas Estuary) Port Alberni, BC • Data Entry and Reception, Alzheimer Society of the Niagara...
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