Christina Skinner BA, MFA

Born in Vancouver, BC

Works all over the place.

 

Hello.

 

I am a storyteller with ten years’ experience in copywriting, communications, and creative brand development.

My passion is using the key structures of story – plot, characterization, lively language, and the most important human element – to propel successful brand communications and marketing.

I've worked for companies with big names and small names. I've helped transform  small companies into big companies. I've written powerful videos. I've beautified lackluster brochures and transitional reports.  I've strategized content. I've driven sales. I've brought ideas to life. I've increased followers and likes and most importantly, built lasting communities. I've even made complicated information sound interesting and fun. 

 

Honestly, I've done a lot of things. Let's talk soon so we can do more things together. 

CV

Education

2018 - Strategic Social Media Marketing Certificate. Boston University.

2016 - MFA Creative Writing. University of British Columbia.

2006 - BA English Literature and Creative Writing. University of British Columbia.

2003 - Associate of Arts Degree Creative Writing. Langara College.

Awards & Publications

2016 - The Bridport Prize, UK - shortlisted for short fiction.

2014 - Anvil Press / Geist Magazine’s Novel Contest, Canada - 2nd prize for fiction.

2010 - “Knob Creek”, Liar’s League, UK - short fiction publication.

2010 - Asham Award, UK - shortlisted for short fiction.

2006 - John Woods Fellowship, U.S.A. - short fiction and poetry.

2005 - “To Say Goodbye”, Brave New Play Rites, Canada - stage play.

 

Professional Experience

2017 to present - College Professor, Communications. ​Okanagan College. Kelowna, Canada.

2013 to present - Senior Copywriter and Editor. ​Be the Change Group Inc. Vancouver, Canada.

2011 to 2015 -  Coordinator, Student Communications. ​CGA BC. Vancouver, Canada.

2009 to 2011 - Advisor, Student Communications. ​City University. London, UK.

2008 to 2010 - Script Reader and Editor. ​Old Vic Theatre. London, UK.