About

 
 

 
 

Andrea Elisabeth Kovarcsik, M.A.

I'm based in Toronto, Ontario, and have been writing and editing professionally since 2012.

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Experience

2015-Present
Freelance Writer & Editor
Montreal, Canada


-Experience writing and editing web pages, magazine articles, news items, blog posts and newsletters.

-Clients include Lift Magazine, a biannual publication featuring stories about the new Canadian cannabis landscape.

-Corporate clients include WRNCH, a software company, and Clarity Tech Lab, a brain tissue clarification company.

-Blogger with experience using Wordpress and Squarespace.

January 2017 - June 2017
Copywriter
Arton Capital, Montreal


-Wrote press releases, newsletter content, weekly news articles and blog posts to maintain company reputation as an industry leader. Optimized all content for SEO.

-Maintained and wrote website content, updating timely information as necessary.

-Copy edited longform research projects, such as reports and white papers.

-Copy edited and proofread Global Citizen Magazine, a bimonthly title focusing on luxury real estate, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and start-ups.

2012-2014
Editorial Subject Matter Expert/Team Leader
Wealth-X, Budapest, Hungary


-Researched and collected intelligence on the ultra-affluent using publicly available sources to create client-tailored dossiers on such individuals.

-Edited, copy edited, and proofread dossiers thereby ensuring each written Wealth-X product met client and company standards.

-Assigned and scheduled team tasks while prioritizing client requests to ensure projects were completed on time or early.

-Maintained records of weekly team output in order to set production goals for the following week and identify coaching topics for each team member.

-Wrote an updated set of instructions and guidelines to which team members could refer during the dossier production/writing process. The guidelines were included in the training materials for all new research analysts.

Education

2015-2017
Ryerson University, School of Continuing Education


-Certificate in Magazine & Web Publishing.

-Recipient of the Charles Oberdorf Award for Excellence in Magazine & Web Publishing.

2011-2012
University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies


-Master of Arts (M.A.) in German Literature, Culture & Theory.

-Recipient of the School of Graduate Studies Katie Keeler Fellowship.

2007-2011
University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science


-Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hon. B.A.), Specialist in Philosophy, Minor in German Studies.

Volunteer/Associations

2017-Present
National Board Treasurer
Professional Writers Association of Canada


-Work with Chief Administrator to develop and present organization's budget, accounts and financial statements.

-Oversee spending, record-keeping, membership dues and accounts.

-Advise on strategic fundraising and spending.

2017
Vice President
Professional Writers Association of Canada, Quebec Chapter


-Communicate news and events to all 40+ members of the chapter through the monthly newsletter and social media.

-Plan and hold professional development events with the Chapter Executive for all members.

-Work with Chapter President to develop novel approaches to boosting chapter membership and improve communication between members.

Skills & Interests

-Knowledge of AP and CP styles.

-Copy editing, fact-checking and proofreading.

-Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, Mac Systems.

-Basic HTML and CSS knowledge.

-Science fiction, science and technology, film, reading, art, tennis, dance, languages.