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Colin Barrett | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 31, 2011

Colin Barrett

Author and Digital Media Content Creator
   United Kingdom
  |   Milton Keynes, Bucks
  |  12:01 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I'm a good, experienced and dependable author and digital media content creation specialist with many years' experience drawn from working in the fields of technical support, training and sales/marketing support with several large organisations and across the full range of media disciplines.

I work primarily in the field of audio-visual media - with much of my time now occupied in preparing or re-versioning materials for dissemmination in the digital domain. Mobile communication is the current thing and there's little I'm involved with that...

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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version)
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Service Description

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Technical Authorship
I'm a self-employed author and project manager specialising largely in consumer electronics technology but also taking in IT and corporate communications fields as well. I'm a published author of four "how-to" books and writer of over 450 magazine articles on home technology since 1995. I worked in the field of corporate communications in the early 1980s, starting as a technical/sales writer for Cable & Wireless PLC (UK) in 1981.

Applications
A wide range of software applications including MS Office, Google Apps, Open Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe GoLive, Premiere, Final Cut Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements, Camtasia Studio, Apple iLife (suite) and various multimedia content creation and compression tools for web and desktop.

Computing Platforms
I have extensive experience in the use of Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista and Windows 7 in addition to all Apple Mac operating systems since 1993. I use both systems in my home office.

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Employment

SimplyDV Limited
Director
2002 - Present
Managing Editor of web content for the SimplyDV.co.uk website that specializes in reviews of the latest consumer camcorders and digital video equipment. The brief is to provide no-nonsense guidance...
The Open University
Training and Support Manager
1999 - 2004
Devise, plan and supervise the implementation of a complete training and support package for a new media education project in a community setting. Write, edit and distribute multimedia training...

Education

Plymouth College of Art and Design, UK
DipAD in Educational Media Technology
1973 - 1976
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