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North York, Ontario

Categories of Interest

Entertainment

My Interests

Freelance work that I can do in Toronto, but I will travel for the right, interesting experience. I am an advocate for animals, trees, disadvantaged children, women' rights, compassionate food sources, and improved opportunities for the marginalized. My website is www.ramonawrites.com

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Ramona Kiyoshk has joined on Mar 15, 2009

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RAMONA KIYOSHK

OBJECTIVE
Experienced freelance journalist seeks writing, editing, proofreading, fact checking, and
content development work.

SKILLS
Magazine and newspaper writing, including travel, performing arts, galleries, special events,
book reviews, lifestyle, wellness, careers
Copy editing, proofreading, fact-checking, content editing
Newsletter design, content development and publishing
Facilitation, mediation, public speaking and presentation skills
CP, AP and Chicago Style Manual
Some experience writing and designing manuals, booklets, curriculum, presentations,
speeches, brochures and media kits.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1990 to present
Freelance Journalist (self-employed)
Part-time and full-time
Clients: Seminole Tribune, Wawatay Online, Health for Native Life magazine, Globe and
Mail newspaper, Turtle Island Native Network News, Foxy magazine, Word (Urban culture)
magazine, Scottsdale Progress, Arizona Woman, various websites and newsletters.


LOXAHATCHEE GOLF CLUB, JUPITER, FLORIDA 2004 TO 2008
Summer duties: Property Manager
Checked properties for security and maintenance
Wrote weekly reports
Winter duties: House Manager
Worked directly for my employer. Duties: driving, shopping, housekeeping, light cooking
and personal errands
Created housekeeping handbook


WORKING SKILLS CENTRE/JOB TRACK CENTRE 2003 to 2004
(An HRSDC project for SARS economic recovery)

Communications Officer (nine-month contract)
Promoted job search skills programs to the community
Promoted clients to employers, including seasonal part-time opportunities at Christmas
Organized job fairs
Created marketing materials
Organized marketing campaigns, media buys, wrote press releases
Ran career, computer and life skills workshops
Developed a 16-week Speakers Series where professionals spoke on career trends and
opportunities
Assisted in hiring and training staff


SATIN MOCCASINS WELLNESS 1999 to 2002
Publisher, Facilitator
A monthly newsletter promoting healthy lifestyles for First Nations women (hard copy and
online). Developed content, edited, proofread, fact-checked and published.
Facilitated Wellness and Life Skills workshops to various organizations, including
Nameres, YWCA and Native Women's Resource Centre


ANISHNABE HEALTH TORONTO 1998 1999
Community Outreach Worker, Client Advocate (six-month contract)
Provided information and referral services to clients
Made phone calls on their behalf or provided intervention in severe cases
Offered Life Skills workshops, nutrition counseling, one-on-one coaching
Conducted Needs Assessment for street women programs
Helped develop proposals
Wrote reports on what programs worked and why


ABORIGINAL VOICES MAGAZINE 1996 1997
Staff writer, copy editor, fact-checker (indefinite contract)
Staff writer
Sold advertising, created advertising campaigns, created advertising database
Helped develop and write proposals
Wrote Employee Handbook
Developed Employee Evaluation Manual
Created employee incentive programs


PHOENIX magazine 1990 to 1996
Writer, copy editor, fact-checker
Features, Travel, Calendar of Events Editor


EDUCATION
Journalism 3-year diploma course, Centennial College, Toronto
Wellness & Lifestyle Management Post-diploma one-year course, Honors standing,
Centennial College, Toronto
Life Skill Coaching, Level 1, and True Colors, YWCA, Toronto
Continuing Education courses in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop on Macintosh


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
Creative writing and business writing coach/consultant
Special events planner and powwow organizer
Life Skills workshops: Design, development, delivery, evaluation
Keynote speaker on holistic lifestyle management, parenting, motivation, life skills
Newsletter: Design, content development, publication
Canada Council Grant, 1996 (to research Indigenous literature)
Athena Award (runner up) Phoenix Arizona, 1994
Judge for the Arizona Authors Association annual writing contest, 1993
Poetry and short stories published in miscellaneous publications
Volunteer: Paradise Valley Middle School, Alhambra Traditional School: Career Day
organizer and speaker; volunteer track and field coach; ran school newspaper workshop.
Canadian Stage Company: Front of house; bartending. Florida Trails Hiking Club: Hurricane cleanup.

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Location: North York,Ontario,Canada

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