Writing CV

Here it is – a simple and unvarnished CV that includes all my publishing credits. Or, download the PDF file if you’re hiring: Anya Wassenberg CV

At the Toronto International Book Fair 2005
At the Toronto International Book Fair 2005

Education

  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) 1985
    B.A. in French, summa cum laude

Freelance Writing

  • Freelance publishing credits listed separately below.

Corporate/Commercial Writing – print & internet

  • Freelance copy writing & corporate communications – various clients, 2007 to present (ongoing), including business reports and documents, webpages, company blogs and other social media and entire website contents. See samples at the link.
  • A major specialty in retail website copy – major national client along with various small businesses, regularly from June 2006 to February 2009 & occasionally from 2010 to the present, including product descriptions, supplementary and explanatory materials, and marketing materials for a very wide range of consumer products.
  • SEO – various projects from webpages to blog posts, trending news items and more. See samples at the link.

Ghost Writing

  • Ghost writing non-fiction book titles (under a pseudonym) in the self-help field for Burman Books – 2012 to 2013 (10+ titles)

Social Media/Non-Commercial Online Content, Marketing & Outreach

  • Freelance social media & outreach, including blogging, Twitter, adding non-commercial (informational, theme-related) web content and other online activities to support website traffic and promote individual organizations and events; individual projects by contract- since 2009 (ongoing)
  • Samples & selected clients at the link.

Editorial – print & internet

  • Freelance editing & communications consulting – various clients, 2004 to present (ongoing), including full length fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, reports, letters and other documents for individuals, businesses, book publishers (Burman Books) and non-profit organizations.
  • Main Street, Hamilton, ON – 2004, 2005 on the editorial committee to select works of fiction and poetry to be published in an anthology featuring students and faculty from the McMaster Creative Writing Certificate Program.
  • broken pencil magazine, Toronto, ON – from October 2000 to April 2001, Visual Arts Editor/Columnist; responsible for coverage of independent arts scene, column, profile/interview and short reviews each issue, also recruiting new writers.
  • hamilton.701.com – June 1999 to August 2000, Topic Manager, Sports; recruiting and editing sports content, links to other sites, image manipulation, some articles including all Tiger-Cat coverage.
  • id Magazine, Guelph, ON – May 1998 to January 1999, Hamilton City Editor; on a weekly basis, coverage of local issues, profiles of Hamilton ‘personalities’, updating music listings, arts & entertainment and non-profit events column, PR function. (sample)
  • Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, ON – January to December 1997, part of editorial committee selecting poetry and short fiction to be published in paper.

Teaching
(Credit Courses)

  • Durham College, Continuing/Distance Education, Oshawa, ON – since 2011, designed & teaching an online course called Writing for the Web (offered on line to college students throughout Ontario through OntarioLearn).
  • Niagara College, Continuing Education, Welland, ON – since 2001, teaching an online course called Writing for Publication I  and since 2004, Writing for Publication II (offered on line to college students throughout Ontario through OntarioLearn).
  • Mohawk College, Distance Education, Hamilton, ON – since 2007, designed & teaching an online course in Romance Writing, and beginning 2008, Travel Writing (offered on line to college students throughout Ontario through OntarioLearn).
  • McMaster University, Centre for Continuing Education, Hamilton, ON  – 1997 to 2007, p/t Instructor; designed and teach Newspaper/Magazine Writing and Publishing*/** and Style, Syntax & Self-Editing**, and three workshops, Online Writing Workshop, Promotions Basics for Writers,and Research Techniques.  (*wrote accompanying text/booklet, ** also designed on line version – the programme ran from 1997 to early 2008)

(Non Credit Courses)

  • Brock University, Continuing Education, St. Catharines, ON – occasional 2006-2009, teaching a general interest course in freelancing called Writing for Magazines & Newspapers (occasional – designed this offering).

Freelance Publishing Credits – Non Fiction:

 Books

Anthologies

 Periodicals (Print or Online)

  • Omni/Futurism Media (regular contributor, 2017-present)
  • TheRichest (regular contributor, 2016-present)
  • The Blasting News (regular contributor, 2016-present)
  • The Culture Trip (occasional contributor, 2016) 
  • The Inquisitr News (contributor, Jan-July 2016)
  • Locke-Taylor Magazine (occasional pieces, 2015)
  • Huffington Post (from 2011-present, occasional posts on arts and culture topics)
  • Myentertainmentworld.ca (Toronto, occasional contributor 2014 – ongoing)
  • Okayafrica.com (New York, 2012-present, occasional contributor)
  • Twirlit.com (Toronto, 2013, 15 pieces summer 2013)
  • Odeum Magazine (Brampton, ON 2012)
  • Connect – the solo travel network (Gibsons, BC, 2012)
  • Sway Magazine (Toronto, ON – regular contributor 2011 & 2012 – ceased publication)
  • Samaritan Mag (Toronto, ON – 2012)
  • Lucid Media Magazine (Toronto, ON, occasional contributor to print version 2010)
  • African World Newspaper (Toronto, ON, 2010)
  • THIS Magazine (Toronto, ON, Autumn 2005 & May/June 2010)
  • The Driver Magazine (Toronto, ON, 2009, regular contributor web & print)
  • broken pencil magazine (Toronto, ON, 2007)
  • Prelude Magazine (Toronto, ON, 2007)
  • FilmPrint Magazine (Toronto, ON, 2006)
  • Cahoots Magazine (Saskatoon, SK, 2006)
  • H Magazine (Hamilton, ON, 2005)
  • Construction News (Hamilton edition, regular contr. 2004/5)
  • Hamilton this Month (1994, 2002 x3, 2003/4)
  • the Hamilton Spectator (occasional, 1995-1998, 2003) 
  • Biz Magazine (Hamilton, ON, 2002 x2)
  • Interiors (Hamilton, ON 1996, 2002)
  • The Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FLA 2001)
  • ARTSbeat Magazine (Hamilton, ON 1998, regular contributor 1999-2001)
  • Burlington Life Downtown (Burlington, ON 2000)
  • Nuvo Magazine (Vancouver, BC 2000)
  • National Post  (Toronto, ON 2000)
  • Cdn Journal of Emergency Mgmt (Calgary, AB 2000)
  • Lola No. 5 & 6 (Toronto, ON 1999 & 2000)
  • Alternatives Journal (Waterloo, ON 1999) (for sale here – see “Dividing Highway”)
  • Troika Magazine (Westport, CT 1998)
  • the Rural Voice (Blyth, ON 1998)
  • Outreach Connection (Toronto, ON 1998)
  • Night Life Magazine (Hamilton, ON 1998)
  • Performing Arts & Entertainment (Toronto, ON 1998)
  • id Magazine (Guelph, ON regular freelance contributor, 1997 & 1998) – sample
  • View Magazine (Hamilton, ON 1996 & 1997)
  • Modern Woman Magazine (Toronto, ON 1996)

 E-Zines & Websites (to 2010 -after that point included with periodicals)

  • Technorati.com (2009-2010, occasional arts & entertainment contributor)
  • SceneandHeard.ca (2008 & 2009,  occasional contributor)
  • CahootsMagazine.com (Fall 2007/Winter 2008 – includes link to previous print article)
  • OhMagazine.ca (2007 & 2008 – memoirs)
  • Ukula.com (Toronto, ON May to December 2007)
  • IfilmAlliance.com – (Vancouver, BC 2006)
  • thegate.ca (2005 to 2007)
  • Capital Magazine (2007)
  • Hotel Hotline (2004 x 2)
  • AllSports.com (regular contributor 1999-2004)
  • cfl.ca (2001)
  • football.com (2000, 2004 profiles & articles)
  • CCEP e-zine (Hamilton, ON 1999, nine articles)
  • 701.com (Hamilton, ON 1999, frequent contr.) 

 Other Publications

  • Painted Journals/Unsettled (Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington, ON 2001 – artist interviews & text for art show catalogue)
  • Freelance Writing in the Real World (McMaster Press, Hamilton, ON 1999 – 40 page text for course)

 Other Media 

  • CreativeRadioCentral.com (monthly op/ed piece, July-December 2005 – hear a sample here)
  • CBC Radio One (99.1FM) (15 min. piece for Outfront, aired December 11, 2000)

Freelance Publishing Credits –  Fiction:

Novels/Novellas

Anthologies – as contributor 

 Screen Plays

  • Coming Clean – co-writer/producer & principal role in a 4 minute short (shot in Hamilton, ON 2007)

 Periodicals    

  • Omni/Futurism Media (New Jersey – ongoing short fiction, from 2017)
  • Origami Journal (Toronto, ON – Spring 2015)
  • Oysters & Chocolate (Denver/Boulder, CO 2008)
  • The Big Stupid Review (Austin, TX 2007)
  • Front & Center #10 (Ottawa, ON 2004)
  • Tupperware Sandpiper (Toronto, ON 2000)
  • Feminist Studies (Baltimore, MD 2000)               
  • the Diviners (Hamilton, ON 1999)
  • Incite Magazine (Hamilton, ON 1999)
  • Lit Magazine (Hamilton, ON 1997)
  • Heavy Girl Press (Toronto, ON 1997)
  • Black Cat 115 (Windsor, ON 1997)
  • the Sitter’s Companion (Hamilton, ON 1996, 1997)
  • green’s magazine (Regina, SK 1996)
  • the New Quarterly  (Waterloo, ON 1995)
  • the Hamilton Spectator (1995)
  • the Toronto Star (1989)
  • Starsong (North Carolina, 1988)
  • edges literary magazine (Edmonton, AB 1988)
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