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During my career I have been very fortunate to work with many great people in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. On the following pages I am happy to provide additional information about some of these projects.


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From 2003 to 2014, I worked closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the preparation of their two main annual reports to Parliament: Report on Plans and Priorities and Departmental Performance Report.


The Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) provides information on the plans and expected performance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police over a three-year period and is tabled in Parliament each spring.


The Departmental Performance Report (DPR) provides information about the organization’s actual accomplishments against the plans, priorities and expected results set out in the Reports on Plans and Priorities and is tabled in Parliament in the fall.


My role was to edit, design and code the document for publication in print and online as described below. I worked closely with an RCMP liaison under very tight deadlines which required flexible work schedules, both day and night and on weekends and holidays.


Editing & Proofreading:


  • Developed a Style Guide for all RCMP publications that I worked on including DPRs, RPPs, the 2006 Feature Focus and the 2007 and 2011 Environmental Scans
  • Completed copy editing and proofreading of all drafts during the approval process based on the Style Guide and sent suggested changes to the client for approval
  • Made any necessary approved revisions and sent drafts to the client


Desktop Publishing / Design of Main Document:


  • Produced inside pages for RPPs and DPRs (including all images, tables and diagrams) using Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker and Adobe Photoshop
  • Converted all images provided by the client into hi-res .tiff or .eps formats for printing purposes and lo-res .jpeg format for online viewing
  • Provided drafts to client in PDF format and made any necessary changes


Creation, Coding and Proofreading of HTML and PDF versions:


  • Completed coding, design and proofreading of all HTML pages using templates provided by the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Completed coding and proofreading of HTML pages for both the Main Publications and the Supplementary Tables to ensure that they complied with the Government of Canada's Standard on Web Accessibility and the Web Standards for the Government of Canada
  • Completed conversion of all images into .jpeg or .gif formats for Web purposes and coding of long descriptions based on information supplied by the client
  • Created lo-res PDF files for posting on the RCMP website




Covers of RCMP's Report on Plans and Priorities and Departmental Performance Report in 2014

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