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Rebecca Johnston | Elance
 
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Rebecca Johnston

Solving clients' communication challenges
   Canada
  |  10:16 pm Local Time

Overview

My boutique consulting practice, Puzzlewood Communication Inc., is in the business of solving communication conundrums.

Puzzlewood is actually me (Rebecca) not ‘we.’ I've been communicating for a living for more than thirteen years and describe myself as fervent about words and passionate about planning. I talk about ‘we’ in my business because it's all about collaboration, whether with clients or my team of go-to contractors (who do what I can't and share my commitment to delivering great products and customer service).

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Portfolio

I developed this piece of marketing collateral to replace several Word documents my...
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The previous iteration of this piece of collateral was a bulleted list on a Word...
http://www.uidp.org
This document contains a few examples of my writing for a blog project I worked on in...
I was hired by the client to review, edit and reformat a technical report written by...
http://www.ttcorp.com/work.asp#industryRpts
We created the Energy Evolution brief to provide a short version (four pages) of a...
http://www.ttcorp.com/work.asp#industryRpts
I was hired by the client to review and edit a market data report written by multiple...
http://www.ttcorp.com/work.asp#industryRpts
Working with a designer and an industry colleague, I created the "Eight Things You...
http://www.ttcorp.com/work.asp#industryRpts
I created this one-pager as a way to profile and introduce myself to prospective new...
http://puzzlewood.ca

Skills (8)

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Corporate Communication
Helping communicate technical info to non-technical audiences
Public Relations
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Presentation coaching
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Service Description

We work with companies large, small, public, private and non-profit to develop communication strategies that tell an organization’s story. We also provide writing and editorial services; work with executives to help them become better communicators (and leaders); and love helping techies talk to non-techies

We've got experience across a variety of industries and sectors, including academia, energy, manufacturing, resource development (including mineral exploration and mining) and technology. Prior to beginning Puzzlewood, I worked for seven years in the hydrogen fuel cell industry.

Puzzlewood can help you by:

* Developing communication strategies and tactical plans organizations can afford and execute, in-house or with additional external support.

* Helping organizations understand their target audiences (who they are, their information needs and how best to reach them).

* Providing writing and editorial support (op-eds, press releases, briefing notes, website copy, marketing collateral, presentations and speeches, etc.).

* Coaching senior leaders and technical presenters to help them become more effective at delivering their messages.

* Providing advice and counsel to companies looking to test their communication assumptions and ideas.

* Collaborating with organizations' design teams - or someone from our own network of contractors - to produce visually compelling marketing materials (websites, print and online collateral and outreach vehicles, etc.).


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Employment

University-Industry Demonstration Partnership
Marketing consultant
2009 - Present
The UIDP provides a unique forum for representatives from academia and industry to find better ways to partner. I work with the UIDP team to find new ways to raise awareness about the organization...
Puzzlewood Communication Inc.
Principal / owner
2008 - Present
Strategic communication planning; writing and editorial; corporate communication; public relations; communication coaching.
PR Associates
Consultant
2008 - Present
I provide consulting services on a project-by-project basis to PR Associates, a Vancouver-based public relations firm working with resource companies and stakeholders committed to corporate social...

Education

University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Literature
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British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Diploma, Human Resource Management
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Keywords

public relations
writing
strategy
editing
coaching
marketing
PR
presentations
outreach
community
corporate
communication
press
design
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