Laura Brown

http://laurabrown.ca           thatgrrl@gmail.com           @thatgrrl

Education:

Centennial College, Warden Woods Campus: 1988 - 1990

Corporate Communications

Two year course included: publishing, copy editing, copywriting, proofreading, journalism, language arts, graphic arts, photography, psychology and economics.

Skills and Qualifications:

* Social media: Twitter, Flickr, Google+, Facebook, Scoop.it, etc.

* Knowledge of HTML, CSS and web usability standards.

* Publishing with WordPress, Movable Type, Tumblr, Blogger, etc.

* Working with a team to develop ontology and integrity of a web directory.

* Digital photography and image scannings for urban exploration.

* Location scout for two Ontario film makers.

* Production assistant for a web radio show.

* ASCII artist.

* Columnist, community manager, content curator and forum moderator.  

* Copywriting, editing and proofreading. Strong verbal, oral and written communication skills.

Volunteer:

Volunteer with The Open Directory Project:  1998 - ongoing.

Editor and website reviewer. Responsible for maintaining the directory as an editall.

Projects:

See laurabrown.ca for current and ongoing projects.

LockerGnome, WZ, HerPlanet, BackWash, Suite101, Squidoo and HubPages - Columnist, researcher, interviewer, proofreader, with DIY social media, site promotion and SEO.

UP on the DL - Online public relations, social media campaigns and blog tours. Illustrating and copywriting for blog network. In partnership with Deanna Dahlsad.  

Elemental Musings - Assistant to Bev Walton-Porter on BlogTalkRadio.