Redel - Writer - Toronto, ON, Canada

Michelle Redel

Toronto, ON, Canada




I am a skilled writer in the English language. I can write for blogs, media releases, product descriptions, proofreading, editing, research, copy writing, stories etc. I am very creative, concise and can bring any story to life.

Work History

Currently Looking for New Opportunities


September 2012 - September 2012

I offer 15+ years of multiple media experience in project coordination & communication creation experience! Looking to get back to work after Second Career training and maternity leave. Open to contracts and consulting work, freelance or full-time.

Second Career Recipient

Humber College

September 2010 - December 2012

Second Career Grant Recipient studied Business Marketing

Maternity Leave


January 2008 - December 2009

Equestrian: Groom, Rider, Breeder and Owner

Various Thoroughbred Farms and Tracks

January 2005 - December 2010

Licensed Groom, Rider, owner and breeder. Worked at Thoroughbred Farms and Racetracks in Ontario and Florida for self and Hall of Fame Trainer James E. Day, BGS Racing Schickedanz Farms, Openwood Farms, Eclipse Racing, Adena Springs, Fort Erie Racetrack, Woodbine and Tampa Bay Downs.

Desktop Publishing Contract

Basics Office Products Ltd.

May 2005 - May 2005

Worked on catalogue print layouts, proofing, adding final text and images, and final PDFs for National Office in Cambridge, ON

Creative Coordinator Contract


June 2004 - June 2004

Worked on contract for multimedia Advertising Agency as coordinator for award shows. Did organization, administration, photography and presentations.

Marketing Communications

Thermor Limited

March 2004 - May 2004

Marketing Communications: wrote and developed product descriptions for promotional advertisements and flyers. Also created graphic layouts. Researched and photographed new products.

Creative Executive Assistant Contract

Anderson DDB “Health & Lifestyle”

December 2003 - February 2004

Executive Assistant to “Health & Lifestyle” Vice President and Director; Created PowerPoint presentations. Performed medical research for advertising pitches. Attended to phones, scheduled meetings & travel.

Desktop Publishing and Design Contract

Hallmark Canada

January 2003 - March 2003

Collaborated on catalogue creation with U.S. version to incorporate them into Canadian version. Also had personal photography work featured and published in 2004 Hallmark Calender.

Various Marketing, Design and Admin Contracts/Freelance work

Various Recruitng/Job Agencies

January 2002 - January 2012

Various Marketing, Design and Admin Contracts/Freelance work through Various Agencies including: Freelancers Unlimited Inc, API Adpeople Inc, The Creative Group, Aquent, Griffin Sproston, Adecco and Executive Assistance Inc. Also direct hire: Caspian Worldwide Agency.

Assistant Art Director

Independent Film co

May 2002 - August 2002

Assistant Art Director for feature film “Detention & Partners in Action"
Created 2-D graphics and web design elements. Sketched, photographed, researched, and read scripts and budgeted for Art department



January 2001 - January 2001

Worked as a freelancer in the capacity of provided photography, creative concepts for Advertising, copy writing and desktop publishing.

Assistant Art Director

20th Century Fox Film Productions

May 2001 - July 2001

Worked on contract as Assistant Art Director, Star cast including Dean Cain and Portia Di Rossi for TV movie "The Glow"

Photography and Design contract

Cormark Macphee Advertising

April 2001 - May 2001

Was sent across Canada to photograph and help with Art Direction for corporate Client FMC LLB

Assistant Director and Assistant Art Director

Directors Guild of Canada - Ontario

January 1998 - December 2005

Worked on numerous Feature Film and Television Productions in various capacities as an Assistant Director and Assistant Art Director. Some Titles including: The 5 senses, Bride of Chucky, Cheaters, PSI Factor, Code name Eternity, Love Songs, Meanstreak, Amazon, Abbie, Possessed, Earths Final Conflict ,Twice in a Lifetime, Driven, Champs,Gingersnaps, Bait, Exit Wounds, Galindez Files, Partners in Action, Detention, The Glow, The Pacifier, Baileys Billion Dollars.

Music Video/Film Production

Black Walk

January 1998 - January 1999

Photographer & Assistant Photographer/Producer

Self Employed/Freelance/Contract

January 1995 - January 2005

Photographer for Editorial Publications including: Globe and Mail , Eye Mag, Shift, Now, Canadian Banker, IE Money, Montage Mag, National Post and the Discovery Channel. Also done work for Ad Agencies, Corporate, Events, Personal & Film. Also worked as Assistant Photographer / Producer to Photographers and Studios including: Shin Sugino, Nigel Dickson, Richard Picton, Wahooz, Instil Prod , Networks Studios, Mark Mainguy, Westside Studios, Gerard Yunker, Hudson Taylor. Also worked in production on numerous music videos and commercials.

Horse Trainer, Teacher and Trail Guide in Western Riding

Griffin Valley Ranch

May 1988 - September 1995

Worked for 6+ Seasons as a Horse Trainer, Teacher and Trail Guide in Western Riding discipline on 5000 acres with 1000 head of horses in the forests, valleys and mountains in Cochrane, Alberta.

Qualifications & Certifications

Business Marketing Certificate/Diploma

Humber College

Ryerson University

Digital Graphic Design Certificate

Digital Media Studios

Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA / Diploma in Visual Arts

Alberta College of Art and Design

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