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Francie Healy

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Professional Writer and Editor

About Me

Professional Editor and Writer: Technical Writer, Communications Specialist, content writer, promotional and creative writer. Also: Photographer, Graphic Designer (print); author.


Industries I Write About

Arts & Crafts

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Computer Software

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Construction

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Design

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Graphic Design

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Leisure & Travel

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Newspapers

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Online Publishing

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Printing

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Public Relations

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My Writing Samples

Links to samples of published work

Samples of a variety of published stories, articles, blogs, documents, books, newsletters, and graphic design. Representative of a much larger body of work.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_3MZ2WoNWlzcErHO2dT8qC3FTBrOfLs9/view?usp=sharing

Experience

Freelance content writer

Blog writing for the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association, for Facebook and Twitter. Responsible for writing up-beat, informative, fun-to-read blogs for Ottawa homeowners considering or in the midst of renovation. Responsible for providing suitable photographs (from my own library or using a site such as PixaBay) as well as introductory Tweets for Twitter and also introductory sentences in Facebook posts. About 150 original blogs published.

Company: Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association

I worked there from 9/2016 until now

Technical Writer and Communications Specialist

Responsible for writing and consistent updating of all user guides for the product OrchestraCMS (Content Management System) -- for the writing and maintenance, both print and online. Editor of an online Developer Community. Responsible for final vetting of most written material within the company. Worked closely with developers and SMEs to "translate" technical language about a complicated product into easy-to-read guides for customers.

Company: Stantive Technologies Inc and Bridgeline Digital CanadaStantive Technologies Inc and Bridgeline Digi

I worked there from 8/2014 until 6/2019

Editor and Writer

Main writer and Editor of this glossy magazine promoting Ottawa renovators and the RenoMark program. Responsible for writing, editing, editorial planning, final proofreading; also for the work and management of columnists and other writers. Interviewing of subject matter experts (mostly renovators), feature writing, headline- and cutline-writing and sometimes "ghost" writing for subject experts. Ad copywriting as required. 30,000 copies printed twice yearly.

Company: Ottawa Renovates Magazine

I worked there from 1/2009 until now

Languages I Write In

Content I Write