In addition to writing, I am employed full time at the University of Manitoba in their IT department as a Web Developer / System Administrator / Web Support Specialist. I help UofM staff use various kinds of software to update the UofM website, portals, events calendars, and other web-related activities, as well as write technical documentation and run training classes.
I also run these small business-y type things:
I do freelance technical support (house calls, tech visits, etc.) for Winnipeg residents.
You can find that website here: winnipegtechnicalsupport.com
I have two degrees in English and am a member of the Manitoba Editors Association. I do copy-editing, proof-reading, etc. for graduate students (or anyone else that needs something edited for grammar, spelling, coherence, etc. )
I don’t have a website set up separately for this right now, but I might in future. Feel free to email me if you’d like a quote on a document or have any other questions.
I’m a member of the Society for Technical Communication and am in the process of completing a certification program in Technical Communication from Simon Fraser University. I have done technical writing throughout my IT career about one third of my current job duties involve technical writing. I am always looking for freelance technical writing opportunities, especially ones which will provide references or allow me to use material I’ve created to show to other clients.
This is not a small-business-y thing, so much as volunteer work, but rumor has it that I’m the loyal web minion for the Shadow Over Portage & Main anthology. I also help the MEA, the STC, and the Aurora Awards with their websites whenever they need assistance.