Barbara Prezia provides writing, editing, translating, and content creating services of the highest quality, including training and consulting for individuals and groups to encourage innovation and creativity while following sustainable practices.
My objective is to help entrepreneurs achieve their business goals with my writing, editing, and proofreading skills as well as my organizational, multitasking, and administrative skills in creative projects.
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.
Bachelor of Communications Degree - Professional Communications Major with Honours
MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB
Graduation: April 2018
Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais – UEMG
Poços de Caldas, MG, Brazil
2011 to 2012
Waste Free Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
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.
The Bolo Tie Collective, Edmonton, AB
January 2018 - April 2019
Work with five authors to develop the substantive elements of each story, such as character, setting, plot, structure, voice, point of view, etc.;
Help authors define their goals and identify their readers, draw missing pieces from the author to develop character, setting, plot, and theme, clarify the meaning or theme, fix pacing, suggest improvements to word choice, syntax, structure, organization, and presentation of the story.
Social Media and Content Creator
Earth's General Store, Edmonton, AB
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 store’s online presence.
Director of Communications
ACL Spiritist Society, Edmonton, AB
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, please check my LinkedIn profile.
Director of Technical Services at
I was managing Barbara who was working as a service coordinator at Microserve for a couple of years.
She has an extremely high work ethic and was very mature. She met all of the job expectations and I never had to deal with any additional issues as an employer.
Barbara eventually decided to go back to school to complete her degree, which is why we mutually ended the employment relationship.
Produce Manager at
Barbara is quick to pick up and implement new concepts. For the six months she worked for Earth's, we met weekly to discuss the social media agenda and then she would take the initiative to implement.
I valued her self-directed nature as it allowed me to trust that she would get everything completed timely and professionally. Barbara is very driven, has high attention to detail and is an asset to any team she's on.
Writer at T8N Publishing and Supervising Editor at The Bolo Tie Collective
I know Barbara from school and from working together on an anthology of student writing at MacEwan University in Edmonton, where I was a lead editor and she was a substantive editor working under my supervision.
I found Barbara's work ethic and approach to editing to be very professional and informed. She is an organized worker with excellent communication skills, as well as possessing a deep insight into the editing process.