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Vanessa Di Feo

Vanessa Di Feo

Freelance Proofreader

The Proofreader

Sudbury, Ontario

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The Proofreader

Professional Proofreader

Opened up a freelance proof reading service for high school and university students; other clients include professionals from local businesses. Also offer tutoring in English essay writing, grammar, and conversational skills (International students).

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The Lambda (Laurentian University Newspaper)

Entertainment Contributor

Report on local and university theatre, music, film, and visual art events throughout the academic year, and write briefs and reviews on current events in the world of entertainment.

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Student Theatre Association (STA)

President

Oversee all STA affairs, from student recruitment to communications. Promote the theatre program at the university and local high schools; liaise with professionals in the theatre community to arrange theatre workshops (like theatre combat, improv, and Restoration style, to name a few); coordinate fundraisers. Most importantly, implemented a program to assist theatre majors in need of financial aid.

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Thorneloe University

PR Co-coordinator

Most importantly, marketed the production via social media, wrote a promotional radio advertisement, coordinated the media day and repaired media kits, compiled publicity information and wrote a press release, secured major financial sponsorship from a large local corporation (private), and worked closely with the director to launch PR campaigns at the university and in Subdury.

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Laurentian University Writing Assistance Centre

Writing Assistant

Revised and edited student work, and provided helpful information and strategies regarding essay writing and exams. Also assisted international students in conversational English.

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Annual Masquerade Ball

Founder and Chair

Founded this event, to raise funds for the Laurentian University Theatre Arts Program. Principally responsible for coordinating this event, specifically, marketing, ticket sales, and catering.

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Theatre Cambrian Academy

Workshop Leader

Developed a children's workshop in physical theatre, as part of a community theatre educational series.

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Sudbury INO: A Glencore Company

Communications Summer Intern

Among other things, partook in the 2012 branding rollout; provided written coverage of local company and relevant community events, and compiled this work into a monthly newsletter; coordinated myriad internal company events (like the 2012 Summer Safety Barbecue); promoted the global Zero Harm videos, and assisted in their production and company-wide distribution; reduced company costs by developing an online business card application system

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North Road Theatre Company

Front of House Manager, Muskeg and Money

Managed ticket sales and promotions for this play, and organized the theatre's front of house area.

Study Abroad Programs in Creative Writing, Theatre Arts, and Photojournalism

Harvard University (2009), Oxford University (2008), Columbia University (2007)

Laurentian University

B.F.A., Theatre Arts, Minor in Motion Picture Arts

Awards and distinctions: Glencore Canada Scholarship (2013), Laurentian University Renewable Entrance Scholarship (2011, 2012, 2013), Claire Jory Wood Scholarship (2012), Xstrata Nickel National Scholarship (2011, 2012), Thomas Renshall Tooke III Scholarship (2011)

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