The résumé of Jeffery Kelly Simpson

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Experience

Freelance Technology Journalist 2003 - Current

I have been a freelance tech writer for several years writing for publications like IGN.com, The Georgia Straight, The Kelowna Daily Courier and eVent! Magazine.

Pacific Cellular / Digital Communications June 1999 - Current

During my nine years in cellular sales I’ve worked at several of Rogers Wireless’ busiest stores in western Canada.   During that time I have also acted as Senior Sales Representative, taking on a position that included employee- and resource-management duties to ensure the company met its monthly and annual sales quotas.

The Phoenix September 1999 – June 2005

At the Phoenix, the official student newspaper of the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, I held down pretty much ever post from news editor to editor-in-chief.  During this time I helped recruit, train and manage a team of volunteer and paid writers and editors as I ran the deadline driven newsroom.  Apart from assigning stories I also copy-edited the content and oversaw the newspaper’s layout and production schedule.

Metroblogging Vancouver 2005 - Current

As city captain for the Vancouver entry in the world wide Metroblogging project, I have been heavily involved in both online community creation and maintenance, as well as recruiting Vancouver based writers and doing a great deal of writing web content myself.  

Campus Plus Board of Directors August 2001 – June 2004

As a member of the board of directors for the world’s oldest and largest student owned and operated advertising agency, I helped guide the company through several key transitions including modernizing our media-delivery methods.


Skills

I am able to manage people working in a deadline driven environment, overseeing a project from conception to completion on time.  I am very good at personnel management, acting both as a resource to aid others in the completion of their tasks and ensure that they have what is necessary to achieve that.  I can co-ordinate various different groups ensuring that everyone on a project is working towards the same goal by moving in the same direction.

Very comfortable with both PC and Mac computers, I am familiar with graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop and layout software such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign.  I have been using Microsoft’s Office Suite of applications for years, and am familiar with blogging platforms such as MoveableType and WordPress.  

References

My references are available upon request, but to respect the privacy of my references I'm not going to post their contact information online.