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Courtney Rupertus

Courtney Rupertus

Freelance Writer

Courtney Rupertus Freelance Writing & Editing

Freelance Writing & Editing


Courtney Rupertus Freelance Writing & Editing

Freelance Writer

I am currently working with clients to maintain and maximize the effectiveness of their blogs and web content. I help entrepreneurs and small Edmonton businesses capture and engage their customers' attention. This includes blogging on a regular basis, creating E-books or other education materials, and editing the content on their website.

Career medium 05

Newcastle Pub and Grill


I was responsible for serving customers their drink and food orders as well as doing regular cleaning duties and the nightly cash-out.

Coles Bookstore

Customer Experience Representative

I currently provide customer service to shoppers: greet customers, locate specific books, and also recommend books.
Responsible for opening and closing the store: counting the safe and tills, doing bank runs, completing paperwork.
Other duties include processing book returns, stocking out, covering the cash desk and answering telephone calls.
I am also a Shift Leader who is responsible for managing other employees during times when the Manager and Assistant Manager are unavailable, as well as being responsible for receiving shipments of product.

Career medium 01
Career medium 04

Bee-Bell Health Bakery

Front Counter Clerk

I provided customer service: greeted customers, packed their products, recommended product, dealt with wholesale customer orders and invoicing.
My other duties included: slicing bread, putting product out, preparing specialty coffee bar drinks, answering the phone and regular cleaning of the front.


Earth Common

Copy Editor

I was on the editorial board for MacEwan's online undergraduate academic journal, Earth Common.
Attended regular meetings to discuss web design and layout.
I was responsible for working with authors who had submitted and edited copy for the publication.
My article, "In the Company of Trees", was also published in the journal. Participated in an academic paper, "Communicating Environmental Issues in an Undergraduate Journal", which was presented in Athens, Greece by Lucille Mazo and two fellow students.

Career medium 02
Career medium 06


Volunteer Writer

I was a volunteer writer for Alberta Rural Development Network Conference ( I attended the conference held in Edmonton on April 13, 2011 and wrote two online articles based on two of the presentations.


Intercamp - Grant MacEwan University

Volunteer Writer

Wrote several theatre reviews, music reviews, and pieces related to MacEwan and Edmonton.
Covered news and campus events, as well as features related to Edmonton.
Conducted interviews with local artists, musicians, authors, and publishers.
Took photos to accompany text when necessary.

Career medium 06
Career medium 06


Community Reporter

I was the community reporter for both the Record-Gazette and Fairview Post.
I wrote event advancers, community news stories, features, and opinion pieces.
Conducted interviews with people of interest in relation to current events and news, as well as larger feature content interviews.
I was responsible for coming up with original story ideas, as well as following an assignment.
I attended town council meetings, county council meetings, and court hearings.
Created and laid out several pages using InDesign, proofread copy and edited photos.
Cooperated in a pleasant office manner with editors, co-workers and sales representatives.


NoFrills Grocery Store


Served customers courteously and efficiently.
Opened the store: verified what was done the night before, counted the safe, put the cash trays out and initiated the debit machines.
I also closed the store: counted the cash trays, imputed data into the computer system, completed nightly paperwork and made the nightly cash deposit.

Career medium 01

Grant MacEwan University

Diploma, Professional Writing