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nDash Writer Profile for Gerald Matthews

Headline

My eyes light up when I talk about words.

About Me

I’ve been writing professionally for more than 20 years, working in radio and television, executive and corporate communications, and as a freelancer. My specialties are writing for the web, print features and profiles, speeches and bios. For crisp, clean, and engaging writing from a steady and solid professional, let's talk. See my full portfolio on my website.

Industries I Write About

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My Writing Samples

Tips for getting active with your non-sporty child

Personal reflection on accepting that my son was not going to be an athlete, and how I helped him developed a love of physical activity on his own terms.

https://activeforlife.com/get-active-with-non-sporty-child/

The Pony Express

Various articles written for the official internal publication of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Pony Express. Profiles of individuals involved in performance measurement, mental health promotion, and change management.

https://matthewscommunication.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/ponyexpress_rcmp.pdf

Speeches for all occasions

If you're a busy executive, you've probably been asked to speak at an important event. If your company is a small one, chances are you have nobody on staff to write you a speech, and you don't have time to do it yourself. Let me write a speech for any occasion - even a social occasion - in your voice and from your heart.

https://matthewscommunication.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/ponyexpress_rcmp.pdf

How a passionate cycling advocate is helping youth get active and engaged

Profile of an avid cyclist who shares her passion for cycling and the outdoors with at-risk youth, who get much more than just a couple hours of exercise out of it.

https://activeforlife.com/trips-for-kids-ottawa/

Experience

Senior Writer

I write executive communications for the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard. This includes speeches and presentations, messages to staff, and intranet content.

Company: Canadian Coast Guard

I worked there from 3/2021 until now

Internal Communications Advisor

Internal communications planning, writing executive speeches and messages, writing web content, providing editing services, including Plain Language editing.

Company: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

I worked there from 2/2010 until 3/2021

Communications Strategist - Change Management

Providing change-related communications support for Canada's national police service, including developing and implementing focused communication strategies and providing written materials such as speeches, on-line content and articles for internal publications.

Company: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

I worked there from 4/2008 until 2/2010

Speech writer

Preparing speeches and printed messages for the Commissioner of the RCMP, as well as providing strategic communications advice to internal clients.

Company: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

I worked there from 9/2004 until 4/2008

Content I Write