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Kristen Olsen

A Vancouver-based writer with a penchant for writing and a proclivity for creativity, my writing experience includes:

  • authoring digital and print collateral
  • creating efficiencies, templates and style guides
  • successfully managing projects and meeting multiple, concurrent deadlines
  • I proactively educate myself, network and volunteer with non-profit organizations to stay current with trends and best practices.

    In 2007 I won a caption contest on a BBC website that documented Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's 20,000km motorcycle trip. I still get a little giddy thinking that I made Ewan McGregor laugh.

    I've studied Journalism and hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I am always inspired by Peanut Buster Parfaits.


    I never miss an opportunity to learn more and hone my skills.
    I read books. I take courses. I keep my ear to the street.

    2008   Writing for Multimedia and the Web, UBC
    2007   Website Development: HTML to PHP, Capilano University
    2007   Adobe InDesign, Level 1, BCIT
    2003   Conduct and Practices Handbook
    2003   Canadian Securities Course
    2002   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, UBC
    2000   IFIC Mutual Funds Course