Grammar Grabbers -- Bill Cutler's Résumé






A Grammar Grabbers Web Site Page






NAME:
William (Bill) Edward Cutler

Here's a new, digital photo of me. The
aggravation of trying to convince people
to use proper grammar has turned me
grey (it's not old age, OK!).



bill.cutler@sympatico.ca

or

cutlerbill@gmail.com


Of course, this page isn't complete without a résumé-incorrect, "cutesy" video
of my two "little ones": Asta, a female Jack Russell terrier who's smarter than I am, and Caleb,
a Miniature Schnauzer who aspires to be as bright as a 25-watt light bulb. Move, guys! It's a video."


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EXPERIENCE:

November 2002. Began volunteering as a trained and certified Literacy Tutor in Durham Region (Ontario), by 2003 in both classroom and one-to-one individual student settings.

March 1997 - present. Freelance / contract writer-editor serving a wide variety of businesses (and offering modem transfer capabilities).

November 1984 - February 1997, Toronto-Dominion Bank, as Publications Officer and Editorial Analyst.

Responsibilities:
  • Reviewed, wrote and edited various internal and public documents, including circulars and
    marketing information;
  • Edited documents from client departments for grammar, clarity and organization;
  • Researched and prepared procedures for new systems;
  • Quality-control analysis and management of branch manuals and supplementary material;
  • Prepared / edited reports for Award of Excellence publication.

A verbal or written reference can be obtained from the Toronto-Dominion Bank by contacting its Operations Division Human Resources Department.


April 1982 - November 1984. Freelanced as writer / editor for various corporations and business publications.


July 1978 - April 1982, Canadian Co-operative Credit Society, as Writer-Editor and Communications Officer.

Responsibilities:
  • Wrote and co-ordinated production of Annual Reports / Financial Summaries;
  • Wrote senior management speeches;
  • Prepared research papers and audio-visual scripts;
  • Co-developed publication policies;
  • Wrote media / press releases and weekly "Briefs" newsletter;
  • Wrote information booklets / folders;
  • Prepared conference support materials;
  • Edited management reports;
  • Wrote promotional letters.

June 1970 - March 1978, Prudential Insurance Company of Canada (since sold to London Life), as Staff Writer and Sales Promotion Specialist.

Responsibilities:
  • Developed, wrote and produced internal sales promotion campaigns;
  • Scripted and co-produced audio-visual shows;
  • Researched legal, business and other developments for promotional copy;
  • Wrote promotional letters for sales vice-presidents.

July 1969 - June 1970, temporary position with Ontario Dept. of Health branch.

Responsibilities:
  • Wrote technical literature;
  • Edited and up-dated articles;
  • Wrote news releases.

May 1967 - July 1969, Maclean-Hunter Ltd., as Assistant Editor of "Office Equipment & Methods" business publication (since restructured).

Responsibilities:
  • Researched and wrote articles on office management as well as electronic data processing;
  • Edited news / features pages;
  • Participated in editorial planning;
  • Co-ordinated layout and production (with Editor / advertising dept.);
  • Conducted surveys of trends / equipment for special reports;
  • Reported on trade shows.

May 1966 - August 1966, Honeywell Controls Ltd. (summer position prior to final year at Ryerson).

Responsibilities:
  • Provided editorial and production assistance for employee publication;
  • Wrote media articles.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Completed courses for Wang and Xerox desk-top publishing (1980 and 1987);
  • Successfully concluded training in DOS and Windows (1993) and WordPerfect for Windows (1994);
  • Self-trained in OS/2 and acquired detailed expertise in HTML writing and design, including the use of colours, backgrounds, tables, animated icons, images, sounds, etc. (beginning in 1995);
  • Developed Grammar Grabbers web site in 1996.

EDUCATION:

  • Served as special reporter and Campus Editor of "Daily Ryersonian" newspaper and as member of Communications Student Senate at Toronto's Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now called Ryerson University);
  • Graduated from Ryerson's 3-year journalism course in 1967;
  • Received Business Journalism Certificate from Business Press Editors Association in 1968;
  • Awarded Bachelor of Applied Arts (Journalism) degree in 1973 when Ryerson gained degree-granting status;
  • Completed training as Literacy Volunteer in 2003.

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