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Lindsey Rivait is a freelance writer and editor from Windsor, ON with over a decade of experience in the writing, editing, and publishing fields. She specializes in arts and business writing, grant writing, newsletters and mailing lists, press releases, press kits, and more. When she isn't busy with all that, she's plugging away at her first novel.

Her work has appeared in Windsor Business, The Lance, Our Homes Windsor & Essex County, Word on Windsor, In Business, The LaSalle Post, WAMM, Nails HQ Magazine, Zap Fort Myer’s Source Magazine, ROOM Magazine, The Executive Magazine, Generation Magazine, Windsor Salt, Quills, The Antigonish Review, and in poetry anthologies from The Canadian Authors Association Niagara Branch, Polar Express Publishing, Cranberry Tree Press, and Black Moss Press. Her work for the Lance has been reprinted in dozens of newspapers across Canada as well as included in the Gale/Cengage Learning Database "INFOTRAC" in Dallas, TX.

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Adding additional skills to the old resume

By Lindsey | March 29, 2012

Recently I’ve taken up amateur photography. I’ve always enjoyed it, I’ve just never been good at it. Not that I’m super fabulous now, but I like capturing my subject and feel like it’s a great skill to add to my resume. Not only do I provide just about any writing service my clients need, I can now add original photos on top of that all.

On Boxing Day (Canada’s Black Friday), I scored an amazing deal on a Canon Rebel T3i camera. It’s very different from the cameras I’ve used previously. This is my first time with a DSLR. I find it a bit intimidating, but the more I play with it and learn about the different settings, the more amazed I am with this camera and with the skill set I seem to be building. Looking at photos from a year or even a few months ago, I definitely notice a difference in composition and quality. An online course in photography certainly helped, too!

What are some additional skills you’d like to add to your resume? I’d like to take some more photography classes. If you happen to be in Windsor, ON and know of some great resources, leave me a comment!

Topics: The Writing Life | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Adding additional skills to the old resume”

  1. Natalie Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Lindsay,

    Just wondering what online course you took? I don’t really have much time to go to an actual photography class (or I would), so taking an online course seems like the best option to learn how to use the creative settings on my camera!


  2. Lindsey Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Hey Natalie– I did a beginner’s course online here: http://www.rmcphee.com/ It was nice, got to do it at my own pace and learned a lot about the different camera settings! I had a Groupon for it too, so it was only $19 if I remember correctly (although I don’t think he has any Groupons out right now). Hope that helps!