Saturday, April 12, 2014

Currently employed full-time but will consider your project depending on interest and availability!

I like to create order out of chaos. Your particular chaos might consist of words, objects, digital files, 100-year-old photos… I can make it make sense. Or make it look like it makes sense.

I'm an experienced archivist/librarian with a lifelong love of words and all things literary, including finding and correcting grammatical and word usage errors. As a freelancer, I offer archival preservation and organizing, cataloging, taxonomy-building services, copy-editing and proofreading - but am currently employed full-time as a researcher. However, if your project is interesting, and I have the time… send an email to hello(at)carrieschmidt(dot)com to discuss project possibilities, time lines, and rates.

Writing:
  • Book reviews for Room, Broken Pencil, MatrixArchivariaActiveHistory.caand the Quebec Library Association
  • Articles for 2012 edition of Urban Wedding Magazine: "Tattooed Bride" and "Unique Gift Ideas for Your Bridal Party"
  • Display copy for Vancouver Maritime Museum exhibit The Golden Age of Steamship Travel
  • Monthly history column for BC Shipping News

Proofreading:

Libraries, collections, and archives:
  • Created a taxonomy and digital repository for ongoing RFPs for Vancouver non-profit MOSAIC 
  • Contract positions at the Vancouver Maritime Museum (Research Librarian/Archivist), Anglican Diocese of Montreal (Assistant Archivist), and McGill University (Archives Assistant)
  • Digitizing, cataloging and preserving family photo and memorabilia collections (books, DVDs, music, photographs, etc.)
  • Physically organized and created a digital catalog for a 5700+ item private music collection

Copy-editing:
  • Graduate theses and papers in social sciences and English literature
  • Database for the City of Vancouver Archives (2009)
  • Academic papers for Mathematical Geosciences and associated conference papers
  • GearUp website copy (no longer active; corporate monogramming/apparel company)
  • Project proposals and grant applications
  • Business plans