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About Valerie Lizotte (Chief Development Officer)


Writing and creating in general has always been a passion of mine and I always wanted to make a career of it. Well, I am now taking the jump and giving it a try! You might wonder what qualify me for this, beside my love of writing and creating. Well, let’s see.

On the writing side: I possess a Master’s Degree in French Literature from Université du Québec à Rimouski; I am fluent in both French and English, I have been working as a freelance journalist for “Le Franco, the French newspaper in Alberta Connect an English community newspaper, I also published a few short stories and wrote a play that was produced in a dinner theatre. I have been in charge of communication for my two last employers (press releases, employee communication, newsletter, etc).

PUBLICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE (some of it):

  • “Prendre un petit coup, c’est agréable, mais… “, Le Franco, 2002. Front page story.

  • “Crise du logement à Fort McMurray”, Le Franco, 2001. Front page story

  • Le Vieux revolver, Moebius, Quebec, 2000.

  • Le journal de la princesse folle & Le remède oublié, written in collaboration, with the publishers.

  • Confession d’une meurtrière, in a process of writing.

  • Chroniques du siècle dernier, 1999.

  • Le pouvoir de la grande force, murder and mystery, presented at the Auberge du Mange-Grenouille, Quebec.

  • Created Computer Based Trainings from storyboard to evaluation.

  • Developed guidelines for computer based training.

  • Developed classroom training.

  • Developed French daily oral language programs for grades 4 to 6.

  • Created a French writing kit for grades 1 to 6.

  • Wrote successful grant requests.

  • Prepared Power Point presentation for special events

  • Drafted, corrected and published a monthly newsletter, both in French and English.