RESUME

 
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Mission

 

Barbara T. Prezia provides high-quality writing, editing, copywriting, translating, administrative, and other communication-related services to individuals and groups to inspire innovation and creativity.

 

Objective

 

My objective is to help entrepreneurs achieve their business goals with my communication, administrative, and organizational skills while following sustainable practices.

Highlights of Qualifications: 

  • Ability to adapt style to target audiences and work within tight deadlines;

  • Strong computer competency, especially with Microsoft Office, Adobe, Google applications, and Social Media platforms;

  • Experience with webpage development and maintenance;

  • Experience in communications strategy and planning for social media, events, and fundraisers, and in producing a variety of communication materials;

  • Excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills;

  • Fluent in English and Portuguese; good knowledge of Spanish.

Skills

Writing

Editing

Copywriting

Proofreading

Translating

Public Speaking

Teamwork

Branding

Negotiation

Social Media

Research

Content Creation

Strategic Planning

Project Planning

Event Planning

Event Management

Fundraising​

Microsoft Office

Customer Service

Time Management

Project Management

Office Administration

Language Teaching

Teaching

Education
Bachelor of Communications Degree - Professional Communications Major with Honours 

MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Graduation: April 2018

 

Education Program

Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais – UEMG

Poços de Caldas, MG, Brazil

​2011 to 2012

Languages

English

Portuguese

Spanish

Work
Experience
Communications Specialist
Barbara Prezia Communications, Edmonton, AB, Canada
September 2018 – Present
  • Writing & Editing: I offer writing and editing services for articles, creative fiction and nonfiction, copywriting, ghostwriting, speeches, resumes and cover letters, technical writing, content creation and editing for social media, and other communication-related services. I also offer the same services for Portuguese to English or English to Portuguese translations. Please check my services page for more information: https://www.barbaraprezia.com/services;
  • Virtual Assistant: I offer an incredible combo of virtual assistant and communications specialist services with over fifteen years of experience. Please check my website for more information;
  • Branding & Marketing: my "Rising Star Program" helps you build your brand and dream business with concise, correct, and cohesive material. Please check my program page for more information: https://www.barbaraprezia.com/risingstarprogram;
  • Copywriting: I offer copywriting services for multi-passionate entrepreneurs and coaches. Please check my page for more information: https://www.barbaraprezia.com/copywriting-services;
  • Consulting: I offer online and in-person consulting services for marketing training for individuals and groups, content creation brainstorm sessions to expand content ideas for social media, and sustainable consulting to make your home or business more environment-friendly. Email me your ideas today, and let's start working together!
Virtual Assistant
Be You & Beyond Inc. (Gabriela Stapff), Miami, FL, U.S.A.
January 2020 - Present
Gabriela Stapff is a successful Brazilian coach, therapist, and teacher. In addition to teaching what she believes and applies to more than 1,400 students, she inspires more than 200,000 beings through her digital platforms. My current work with her includes:
 
  • Creation and maintenance of spreadsheets, folders, and files;
  • Online customer service management and support;
  • Data entry and recording, including transcription of audio and video files and live meeting minutes;
  • Research to improve the company's internal and external processes;
  • Proofreading, editing, copywriting, and some writing;
  • Other ongoing services that Gabriela may need.
Communications Manager
Waste Free Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, Canada
May 2018 – July 2019 

  • Developed a Communications Plan and Social Media Strategy for Waste Free Edmonton;
  • Assisted the Directors in creating, editing, reviewing, and managing all published content (images, video and written material);
  • Managed the Communications team and hired new volunteers (content creators, graphic designers, photographers, etc.);
  • Assisted in conducting online advocacy and opening a stream for cross-promotions;
  • Assisted in developing and expanding community outreach efforts;
  • Leveraged the right tools to manage content (experience with Hootsuite and other platforms, such as WordPress);
  • Assisted in creating and managing promotions and social ad campaigns;
  • Researched sustainable topics to improve online presence.
 
Substantive Editor 
The Bolo Tie Collective, Edmonton, AB, Canada
January 2018 - April 2019
  • Worked with authors to develop the substantive elements of their stories, such as character, setting, plot, structure, voice, point of view, and others for The Bolo Tie Collective Anthology;

  • Provided constructive feedback in a timely and respectful manner;

  • Helped authors define their goals and identify their readers, drew missing pieces from the authors to develop character, setting, plot, and theme, clarified the meaning or theme, fixed pacing, suggested improvements to word choice, syntax, structure, organization and presentation of the story.

 
Social Media and Content Creator 
Earth's General Store, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2017                                                                      
  • Aligned with management strategy and direction in producing content;

  • Wrote content to increase social media traffic and engagement on different online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus);

  • Collaborated with store’s owner and produce manager to influence consumers in positive ways;

  • Developed a communication plan with a social media strategy to grow Earth’s General Store’s brand;

  • Researched sustainable topics to improve the store’s online presence.
     

Director of Communications
ACL Spiritist Society, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2015 to 2016

 

  • Partnered with the President and Vice-President in communications strategy and planning;

  • Communicated the organization’s mission, vision, and history with both internal and external audiences, and posted promotional content on social media;

  • Prepared communication materials and promotional items in support of two fundraisers and two special events;

  • Developed website and maintained it until November 2016;

  • Created organizational charts and graphs for internal members, and guidelines for different internal and external procedures.

 

Please note that only my Communication jobs are listed. If you'd like to see my full resume (including my Administrative experience), please check my LinkedIn profile.

Professional References

For more professional references, please check my Services and Rising Star Program pages.