Sarah Neeson

Qualifications

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EDUCATION

​Bachelors of Arts, Major English

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Complete: December 2017

Plain Language Certificate Program

Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies

Complete: December 2017

Southbank Writing Certificate Program

Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies

Complete: September 2013

Print Futures Professional Writing Diploma Program

Douglas College

Complete: May 2011

 

S

SKILLS

Software

Expert

  • Microsoft Word

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional

Advanced

  • Microsoft Excel

  • WebWorks Publishing

  • SharePoint

​Personal Abilities

 

  • Time-management

  • Teamwork

  • Consistent and accurate

  • Communication

  • Problem solving

  • Leadership

Technical Abilities

  • Technical Writing and editing

  • Plain language

  • Information mapping

  • Document design and formatting

  • Content management

  • Template creation

  • Project management

  • Process improvement

 

E

EXPERIENCE

In-house ​Editing and Publishing Specialist

Central 1 Credit Union

May 2010 – October 2019

  • Worked with clients and teammates to write, edit, format, and publish a variety of content including policies and procedure documents.

  • Worked on multiple projects at once, each with different deadlines and different scopes. This required coordinating publishing dates to ensure users were not overloaded with too many updates at once.

  • Designed and implemented specific templates for different types of documents.

  • Applied language styles to create consistency between multiple platforms.

  • Kept careful records on what documents were created, deleted, and changed so that other people could easily find and update documents after I had completed a project.

  • Created training material for new employees.

  • Found areas for process improvements to keep our workflows streamlined and efficient.

Teacher's Assistant

January 2011 – Present

Publishing Editor

pulp  magazine

April 2015 – June 2017

Tutor

Learning Disability Association Fraser South

September 2014 – December 2014

 

P

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Editors Canada

April 2016 – October 2019

Member in good standing

Federation of BC Writers

March 2016 – June 2017

Board Member

 
 

W

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

Surrey Writer's Conference

October 2013

October 2015

October 2017

Federation of BC Writers AGM

May 2016

Editors Canada Conference

June 2016

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