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nDash Writer Profile for Winnifred Lois Hird


Detail-oriented writer. Create content on my personal website www.wlhwords.com. Published in the print media.

About Me

I'm an independent writer with a team spirit. When I research subjects, I cast a wide net for accurate information from expert sources. My interests span health and wellness subjects. My key intent is to offer useful answers to questions about daily living activities.

I create PDFs and web pages with Office 365. To create graphics, I choose Inkscape. My workflow is organized with Git. 

My research tools include Open Refine, Google Scholar, Google Public Data Explorer. I've completed the course, Building Your First Power BI Report.

My website, https://www.wlhwords,  is hosted on Azure. Editors I use include Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio 2019.

My free time activities include watching tennis matches and knitting. And I read poetry, fiction, biographies and the Classics.

Industries I Write About

Science & Medicine

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Health & Wellness

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My Writing Samples

How to Choose Products To Be Safe in the Pandemic Environment

Describes how to stay safe by using different products and taking precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus.


All about Social Drinking

Presents details of social drinking in a PDF.



Content Writer

Created a website: --https:/www.wlhwords.com --My skill set includes: Office 365 and OfficeLibre; Git; --Research with Open Refine, Google Scholar, Google Public Data Explorer;--Develop: .NET platforms with C#, HTML5 and CSS;--Design with Inkscape; --Reference style guides include Canadian Press, Associated Press and The Chicago Manual of Style.

Company: wlhwords Mississauga, Ontario

I worked there from 1/2011 until now

Administrative Assistant

Moved from a temporary assignment to full-time at CNA Canada in the Commercial Property Department. My administrative assistant duties included organizing documents for the underwriters' reviews, and keeping the hard-copy and online file systems up-to-date. I retired of my own volition.

Company: CNA Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba

I worked there from 1/2001 until 4/2010

Caregiver for Parent

Interrupted my work life and relocated from Calgary to care for my elderly father. After his death I upgraded my skill set as I anticipated returning to the work world. Created trademarked slogan: MAKING WORDS WORK TO GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS.

Company: Personal Caregiver Winnipeg, Manitoba

I worked there from 8/1994 until 12/2000

Writer and Full-Time Student

I wrote profiles, human interest articles, and how-to articles. --Publications included Calgary Herald, Western Producer, Horse Illustrated, Horse & Rider, Business In Calgary, Alberta Culture and the Calgary Stampede Rodeo Program.

Company: Self-Employed with Student Experiences

I worked there from 5/1982 until 8/1994

Full-Time Student

--Completed journalism courses at Mount Royal College. Calgary, Alberta --BA Double Major-Political Science and Communications Studies. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. --Between Semesters Work -- Husky Oil - Communications Department, Calgary, Alberta. Wrote for in-house publication. Researched and wrote content for 50th anniversary video, -- Heritage Park, Strathmore & Bow Valley Standard newspaper office exhibit. Greeted visitors. Wrote historical-based content.

Company: Student Experiences

I worked there from 9/1985 until 4/1991

Registered Staff Nurse

Performed staff nurse duties on an acute admissions psychiatric ward. Co-leader of the Assertive Training group.

Company: Calgary General Hospital, Calgary, Alberta

I worked there from 9/1979 until 4/1982

Content I Write