Leadership: Entrepreneurial skills; project and personnel management experience, including on-site and field supervision of 40+ staff; conducting staff meetings; direction and training in development of technical skills; project self-starter; initiation of new tasks and policies; problem mediation; organizing group efforts; demonstrated initiative to learn and teach new skills; goal and task oriented work ethics and methodologies; project self-starter.
Written Communication: Author of role-playing game books; writing of advertisement copy, documented reports and professional letters; editing and proofreading of written material; created equipment instruction manuals for in-house use; demonstrated expertise in grammar and style.
Verbal Communication: Presenting before groups; sharing ideas effectively; addressing and expressing opinions with tact; explaining difficult ideas and complex topics; handling complaints; performance analysis; liaise between freelancers, clients and management staff.
Technology and Design: Advanced operational skills with Interviewer, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver; exceptional understanding of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and web analytics; understanding of coding fundamentals; intermediate (but always improving) HTML/web design skills; demonstrated graphic design experience, layout and advertising; mass email merging, digital colouring w/Waycom tablet; proven IT/AV troubleshooting experience; intrinsic talent for finding solutions with unfamiliar hardware and software; familiar and experienced with marketing and market research methods; extensive portfolio of self-published work; current learning of Visual Basic 2008.
Steven offers a variety of services as a freelance contractor. If it is your desire to hire him in this capacity, please email him (see sidebar, right) with the subject line "Freelance Work" followed by a summary of the type of service you require. If looking to hire Steven as a full-time employee with regards to any of the following, or something else entirely, please email him with a subject suited to the position you are enquiring about.
Examples of Steven's work, ranging from portfolio mock-ups to professional work, may be found in this site's sample galleries (see sidebar, right.)
Among other services, Steven offers the following:
- Writing (copy, fiction, poetry, technical, memos and other inter-office communications, press releases, articles, etc.)
- Editing (proofreading and formatting)
- Project co-ordination and management
- Layout (InDesign; book, e-newsletter, newsletter, pamphlets, etc.)
- Marketing production and mock-ups
- Personnel management
- Art direction and outsourcing
- Graphic design (interior pages, business cards, advertisements, cover design, logos, titles, etc.)
- Web design (primarily front end)
- Digital coloring of line art
... and if he can't do it himself, he has sufficient contacts to put you in touch with someone who can.
Steven currently works with Adobe software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign CS3, etc.), Microsoft Office, and Open Office software.
Fees are negotiable, depending upon your budget, the scope of your project, and what role(s) you wish Steven to take on. Flat-fees and per-word rates are the norm, but he flexible and may work on a royalty (in either a partnership or non-partnership) basis if he believes the project has the legs to go the distance.