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Kimberly Lochhead

Kimberly Lochhead

Research and Copy

FLARE Magazine

Ottawa

Research and Copy at FLARE Magazine

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FLARE Magazine

Research and Copy

Fact-checking articles for accurate information as well as spelling and grammatical errors.
Providing research support to editors such as historical facts and statistics.
Liaising with publicists from national and international fashion and beauty brands.

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Freelance Journalist, Writer & Editor

Freelance Journalist

Feature writer for Ottawa Life Magazine: currently writing an extensive travel piece on Glasgow and the its preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Feature writer for Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine: currently writing an article on Sydney, Australia
Feature writer for EF Magazine: various articles on sustainable fashion
Production Assistant at Rogers TV: Daytime and Talk Ottawa programs
Communications Strategist for BaseMetrics, a data analytics company

Career

Ascribe Marketing Communications

Writer/Editor and Project Administrator

Wrote and edited a variety of communications products including articles, press releases, annual reports, integrated marketing campaigns and web/multimedia scripts

Wrote and edited a variety of technical documents on topics such as: databases, fibre optics, data centres, the cloud, network security, business transformation, strategic visions, sustainable development practices and renewable energy

Conducted research, provided content support and oversaw client liaison with public sector clients such as: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAIT), Transport Canada, Passport Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint

As Project Manager, supported the daily operations, projects and workflows of the agency

Interfaced with clients while overseeing the planning, execution and progress of multiple projects within tight timelines

Organized meetings and project briefings with writers, senior management, outside clients and stakeholders

Provided quality assurance to clients, reviewing documents for accuracy and clarity as well as conducting fact checking

Conducted interviews with executives including CEOs and CFOs, as well as other content experts to develop marketing and web material

Covered conferences and contributed to the writing of a final report on results (including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Regional Consultations and the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s 5th International Stigma Conference: Together Against Stigma: Changing How We See Mental Illness)

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Ottawa Life Magazine

Associate Editor and Features Writer

Managed the entire editorial staff (layout editor, photo editor, politics editor, features editor, arts editor, food editor, travel editor) as well as a team of freelancers and columnists in a collaborative team environment.

Proofread and edited all stories in each issue for clarity, accuracy and uniformity under the Canadian Press Style Guide (the national journalistic standard).

Collaborated with clients to create promotional ad content, solidifying strong working relationships through annual and multi-year contracts.

Ottawa Life Magazine (OLM) is the national capital region's AWARD WINNING largest and longest running (est.1996) general interest and lifestyles magazine. OLM has a reach of 220,000, based on print run of 40,000 bi-monthly and is available for purchase at over 500 newsstands in the national capital region, as well as all major newsstands across Canada. The magazine is also carried as an insert in THE GLOBE and MAIL in the national capital and West Quebec region. OLM has a large subscriber base that includes 4,500+ executive-level federal public servants in the Ottawa area , all Members of the House of Commons and Senate, all provincial and territorial assembly members, 120 Embassies, 2000 Board of Trade member-companies locally and 3,300 national organizations and lobbyists based in Ottawa and across Canada. OLM’s website, www.ottawalife.com had over 3.5 million site visits in 2010.

Career

The News EMC

Reporter/Photographer

General assignment reporter and photographer for the Nepean/Barrhaven edition of the paper

Assisted with layout design and supervised the peer review process for each issue

Covered a range of topics, including politics, education, health, environment and several construction-related issues such as development projects

Edited copy for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling

Published content to the website using The EMC’s content management system

Checked for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy

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Canadian International Development Agency

Communications Officer

Performed writing and editing duties on a range of internal and external documents, including website and intranet materials

Drafted, edited, translated and proofread a wide range of content and documents for CIDA’s website

Posted material to the web using CIDA’s content management system (in HTML and XML)

Researched, wrote, edited, and produced public communications products such as news releases, annual reports, briefing notes, memoranda and feature stories

Cross-checked facts, spelling, grammar and style of editorial material for website and communication products

Career

Carleton University

Bachelor of Journalism with Combined Honours in History, Journalism