I am always on the lookout for new opportunities. I have experience in writing about many subjects, including sports, travel, people, books, business, movies and everything in between. For writing samples, click here.

Sandra Walter Writing Résumé

Employment Objective

I am currently available for part-time, contract or freelance work in journalism, technical writing, creative non-fiction projects, content design, marketing, résumé writing and editing.


Contributing Writer
Pedal Magazine and Pedalmag.com
2001 - present
  • Regularly write articles published in the magazine

Software: Word

Co-Founder / Media Liason
Kappa Women's Cycling Team
Oct. 2000 - present
Kappa Team web site
  • Developed proposal and sponsorship package
  • Supervised package production
  • Wrote media releases
  • Edited sponsorship package
  • Researched and spoke with potential sponsors
  • Provided sponsors with regular team updates
  • Organized team events
  • Designed, produced and maintained team web site
Software: Word
Web Designer / Producer / Master / Editor
Kappa Cycling
Kappa Team web site
  • Designed and produced web site
  • Wrote copy
  • Provided regular updates

Software: Dreamweaver, GoLive, Fireworks, PhotoShop

Résumé Producer
Lisa Sweeney, Elite cyclist
October 2004
Lisa Sweeney's online résumé
  • Wrote, designed and produced print and online racing résumés, which the client sent out to potential sponsors and cycling teams

Software: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, PhotoShop

Contributing Writer
February 2004
  • Wrote an article published in the online magazine's first issue

Software: Word

Contributing Writer
Bicycle Trade Canada
Spring 2003
  • Wrote and researched a profile on one of Canada's top mountain bikers

Software: Word

Web Designer / Producer/ Photographer
Hardwear (re)Cycling Jewellery
Hardwear web site
  • Designed and produced web site
  • Wrote copy
  • Photographed product displayed on site
  • Designed company logo

Software: Word, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks

Contributing Writer / Reporter
The Martlet - UVic student newspaper
Jan. - April 2001
  • Wrote and researched articles published in the Martlet

Software: Word

Writer / Reporter
Our Millennium Project, Victoria Foundation
  • Wrote and researched article published by the Victoria Foundation

Software: Word

Pamphlet Producer
Saanich Parks & Rec
Oct. 2000
  • Designed and Produced a pamphlet advertising programs at Saanich Parks and Rec's Coredoor youth center

Software: Word, Acrobat, QuarkXpress

Magazine Concept Producer
The Basket
Nov. - Dec. 2000
  • As part of a team, designed and produced a magazine concept called "The Basket"
  • Wrote and researched aritcles for the premiere issue, including a profile of Olympic gold medalist, Simon Whifield

Software: Word, Quark Xpress

Contributing Writer
Womens Only
  • Wrote and edited articles published on WomensOnly.com, a women's mountain biking web resource
  • Received praise for inspirational writing and usability of information

Software: Word

Terry Fox High School Yearbook
  • Edited content
  • Wrote articles published in the yearbook
  • Designed page layouts
  • Provided photography

Software: PageMaker

Contributing Writer / Reporter
Terry Fox High School Student Newspaper
  • Wrote and edited articles published in the paper

Software: Word


Computer Skills
  • Windows literate
  • Mac literate
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet research
  • Desktop publishing with QuarkXPress and PageMaker
  • Manipulation and design of graphics with Photoshop, Fireworks and Illustrator
  • Web design with Dreamweaver and GoLive
  • Editing video and sound with numerous programs such as QuickTime Pro and Camtasia
  • Scanning
  • Fast, accurate typing
Professional Skills
  • Organized
  • Punctual
  • Clear written communication
  • Media relations
  • Research
  • Content development
  • Photography
  • Adaptable
  • Leadership
  • Disciplined
  • Perfectionist
  • Conscientious
  • Motivated
  • Work well under pressure
  • Learn new skills quickly
  • Teamwork
  • Independent
  • Enthusiastic
  • Creative
  • Critical thinking
  • Energetic
  • Goal oriented
Writing Skills
  • Sports Writing
  • News writing
  • Business communication (brochures, proposals, newsletters, etc.)
  • Writing for Government
  • Feature, profile and review writing
  • Media releases
  • Web writing
  • Plain language
  • Editing
  • Résumé writing
  • Academic essays
  • Marketing (proposals, media events, etc.)
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Workshop experienced


University of Victoria
Victoria, B.C.
1999 - 2003
Degree attained: B.A. with distinction (Major in Creative Non-fiction, minor in Professional Writing)

Related Web Sites

Hardwear (re)Cycling Jewellery http://members.shaw.ca/hardwear
Business site of Hardwear (re)Cycling Jewellery

Kappa Cycling Team http://members.shaw.ca/kappa
Official site of the Kappa Women's Cycling Team

Pedal Magazine http://www.pedalmag.com
Official web site of Pedal Magazine

Pushbikes.ca http://www.pushbikes.ca (see Week 1)
Online magazine pushing and promoting the cycling culture, community and industry


References and portfolio available upon request.