Randy Williams: Résumé



Randall Lee (Randy) Williams
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS


Offering more than a decade of successful and varied writing, editing, and communications experience in both professional and volunteer capacities. Highly skilled at implementing communications plans and leading effective training sessions. Possess a proven track record in the use of new technologies and cross-media campaigns for communicating with constituencies and clients. Creative, innovative, highly disciplined and self-motivated with outstanding command of language, grammar, rhetoric, punctuation and formatting.





Randy Williams

Randy Williams

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


Wrote all sections on Jasper National Park for the travel book Colourguide to the Canadian Rockies (Formac Press, four editions, 2002-2010)

Co-editor and co-author of introductory essay (with Stephen Dafoe), Esoteric Odyssey, Cornerstone Book Publishers, 2010

Contributing editor for two historical re-releases from Plumbstone Books (2009)

Editor for the book by author Stephen Dafoe that accompanies the deck Templar Tarot: The Journey (released fall 2009)

Edited Barbara Smith's bestselling "Ghost Stories" series, Lone Pine Publishing, 1999-2001

Originating Editor of "Folklore" popular history series (titles included Kootenai Brown, The March West, Outlaws of the Canadian West), Lone Pine Publishing, 1999-2001

Wrote an essay for the university textbook True North: Canadian Essays for Composition (Addison Wesley, 1999)

Pioneering author and editor of online content for Tripod.com/Lycos Network, 1996-1998; contributed original articles to Tripod's closed-circulation campus magazine and wrote two chapter-length essays for the book Tripod's Tools for Life: Streetsmart Strategies for Life, Work-and Everything Else (Hyperion Press, 1998)


RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE


MacWilliams Media (private consulting and contract work), Edmonton, September 1999-present

Editor, writer and/or copy editor for dozens of print and online projects

Services range from last-minute copy edits to complete "ghost writing" on texts
as small as online articles or as large as book-length manuscripts.

Ministry of Education, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, May 2012-present

Team Leader, Curriculum Planning and Policy, October 2013-present

Writer/Editor, Program Standards and Assessment Division, May 2012-September 2013

Ministry of Environment and Water, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, December 2010-May 2012

Speechwriter and Communications Consultant

Office of the Premier, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, November 2009-December 2010

Writer-editor with a portfolio spanning five government ministries

Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, September 1999-June 2001

Editor, copy editor, proofreader of books and media projects

Strathcom Media, Inc., Edmonton, October 1998-September 1999

Editor, writer, proofreader, copy-editor of content for client sites

Supervisor of all corporate writing, including press releases, client communications, informational
packets and brochures

Tripod, Inc., Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA, April 1996-August 1998

Editor and author of on-line content about finance, politics and entertainment

Supervisor of writing/research by interns and assistants

Created concepts and copy for promotional campaigns


RELATED EXPERIENCE


Local Communications Officer, Parkland Teachers (Local 10), 2004-2006

Instructor/writer of seminar for Canadian Authors Association, 2000

Taught "effective online communications" to Edmonton Branch

Co-instructor/writer of publishing seminar for U of Alberta Extensions, 1999

Writing instructor, Harbert Writing Center, University of Montevallo, 1994-95

Taught remedial writing, grammar, punctuation and formatting to university students from all disciplines


RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


Full-time teacher, Grade 5 Cogito, Richard Secord School, Edmonton, AB, 2008-2009

Full-time teacher, Grade 6, Rundle School, Edmonton, AB, 2006-2008

Full-time teacher, Grades 5/6 plus junior high options, Muir Lake Community School, Stony Plain, AB, 2005-2006

Full-time teacher, Grade 6, Millgrove School, Spruce Grove, AB, 2003-2005


EDUCATION


B.Ed. with High Distinction, Concordia University College of Alberta
(After-Degree Program), Edmonton, AB, 2003

B.A., English, Minor in Communications
University of Montevallo, (Returning Student), Montevallo, AL, U.S.A., 1996


SKILLS


Diplomacy and sensitivity in working with writers, editors, clients and constituents to achieve highest-
quality product

Broad background in writing, editing and copy-editing for educational, corporate, entertainment
markets, both in print and online

Extensive general knowledge base

Self-motivated and extremely well organized

Eager and innovative team player


Complete CV and references available on request.