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Andrew Safer
Writer | Editor | Communications Consultant | Workshop Facilitator
58 Pennywell Road
St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 2K9
(709) 722-2716


Technical Writing
Media Relations & Marketing Communications
Magazine & Newspaper Articles
Conference Reports
Special Projects

Workshop Facilitator - Presenter

Awards & Distinctions



-     Created, wrote/edited technical and business documents for the offshore oil           and gas industry for:

  • Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (Drilling and Production Guidelines)
  • EnCana Resources (Policies and Procedures Manualand Project Execution Plan - Deep Panuke)
  • Corridor Resources Inc. (Environmental Assessment)
  • Exxon Mobil Canada (Design Basis Memorandum – Alma Tier Two - Sable Offshore Energy Project)

-     Wrote manuals and user guides for:

  • MT&T (now Aliant): Mpowered PC (MT&T’s first DSL Internet service)
  • Info Canada
  • Seimac Limited:PRO FIND 406 EPIRB manual
  • Positronic Software: Perfect Player Poker manual
  • FastLane Technologies (Reviewers’ Guides)


-     Wrote web site content, marketing collateral, case studies, press releases,           backgrounders and corporate profiles for:

  • Applied Courseware Technology
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Bedford Institute of Oceanography
  • Canadian Information Processing Society
  • Core Networks
  • DDA Computer Consultants
  • Dalhousie University
  • Environment Canada
  • Department of Industry Trade and Technology— Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Halifax Port Corporation
  • Industry Canada
  • InfoInterActive, Inc
  • Kespuwick Community Congress
  • MediaSpark
  • National Research Council—IRAP
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Neill and Gunter (Nova Scotia) Limited
  • Pictorius
  • Private Business Networks
  • Satlantic, Inc.
  • Seimac Limited
  • Satlantic, Inc.
  • TARA (Telecom Applications Research Alliance)
  • Upstream Solutions Inc. (St. John’s)


Fishing News International (UK) Journal of Ocean Technology (NL) Marine Technology Reporter (US) Navigator (NL) Offshore Technology (UK)


-     The following is a complete list of magazines that have published my work:
  • Architectural Record (US)
  • Atlantic Business Report (NB)
  • Atlantic Fisherman (NS)
  • Atlantic Journal of Opportunity (ACOA)
  • Atlantic Lifestyle Business (NF)
  • Atlantic Progress (NS)
  • Aviation & Aerospace (PQ)
  • Bedford Monthly (NS)
  • Bluenose (NS)
  • BOMA Atlantic (NS)
  • CAD Systems (ON)
  • CBT Solutions (US)
  • Canadian Business (ON)
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Journal in Japan (Japan)
  • Canadian Civil Engineer (ON)
  • Canadian Computer Reseller (ON)
  • Canadian Consulting Engineer (ON)
  • Canadian Grocer (ON)
  • Canadian Lawyer (ON)
  • Canadian Petroleum Association Review (AB)
  • Canadian Sailings (ON)
  • Canadian School Executive (BC)
  • Channels (Ocean Production Enhancement Network) (NS)
  • Commercial Fisheries News (US)
  • Commercial News (NS)
  • Communique (Canadian Dental Association)
  • Computerworld (US)
  • Computing Canada (ON)
  • Contours (Canadian Hydrographic Service)
  • DesignNet (US)
  • Eastern Woods & Waters (NS)
  • Engineering News-Record (US)
  • Fishing News International (UK)
  • Forestry, Oil & Gas Review (AB)
  • Harrowsmith Country Life (ON)
  • Home Business Report (BC)
  • ICOD News (International Centre of Ocean Development) (NS)
  • Info Canada (ON)
  • InnovatioNS (NS)
  • I.T. Magazine (ON)
  • Journal of Ocean Technology (NL)
  • Maclean's (ON)
  • Marine Technology Reporter (US)
  • Metal Bulletin (UK)
  • The Mother Earth News (US)
  • Mutual Fund Review (ON)
  • Navigator (NL)
  • Nova Scotia Business Journal (NS)
  • The Nova Scotia Surveyor (NS)
  • Offshore Technology (UK)
  • Open to the World (NS)
  • OSCA Reports (Ontario School Counsellors Association) (ON)
  • Platt's Oilgram News (US)
  • Port of Halifax Magazine (NS)
  • Report On Business Magazine (ON)
  • Sea Technology (US)
  • Seafood Leader (US)
  • Sexual Health Exchange (The Netherlands)
  • Silicon Valley North (ON)
  • Software News (NS)
  • Southender (NS)
  • T-Notes (Technical University of Nova Scotia) (NS)
  • World Highways (UK)


-     The following newspapers have published my work:
  • The Chronicle-Herald/ Mail-Star (Halifax, NS)
  • The Citizen (Amherst)
  • The Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado)
  • The Daily News (Dartmouth, NS)
  • The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
  • The Guardian (Charlottetown)
  • The Oran (Inverness County)


-     Provided note-taking service and wrote conference reports for:

  • Softworld (Fredericton)
  • Fourth International Conference on Short- and Medium-Span Bridges (Halifax)
  • Canadian Institute of Mining Conference (Halifax)
  • Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (Dartmouth)
  • NovaKnowledge (Halifax)
  • EDI Council of Canada’s Second Annual Spring Forum (Moncton)
  • Nova Scotia Cultural Network (Halifax)
  • Canadian Agri-foods Marketing Council, for Infolink Consultants (Halifax)
  • Xenotransplantation, for InfoLink Consultants (Halifax)
  • Emissions Trading, for InfoLink Consultants (Halifax)
  • Not-For-Profit Framework Law, for InfoLink Consultants (Halifax)
  • National Education Association for the Deaf, for InfoLink Consultants (Halifax)
  • Canadian Parents for French, for Infolink Consultants (Halifax)
  • Gender Equality Consultation, Status of Women Canada, for Infolink Consultants (Halifax)
  • Critical Habitat of the Right Whale, for Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Dartmouth)
  • Environmental Quality in Canadian Cities/Brownfield Redevelopment, for InfoLink Consultants (Halifax)
  • Conference on the Governance of High Seas Fisheries, for Infolink Consultants (St. John’s)
  • Health Council of Canada Jurisdictional Interviews, for Conference Publishers (Halifax and Charlottetown)
  • Emergency Preparedness, for Conference Publishers (Halifax)
  • Out of the Basement - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, for Bobbie Boland/St. John’s Housing and Homelessness Network (St. John’s)
  • HR Council on the Voluntary and Non-profit Sector, for St. John’s Housing and Homelessness Network (St. John’s)
  • From the Outside In – Complex Needs, for St. John’s Housing and Homelessness Network (St. John’s)

-     Completed writing assignments—from speeches to magazine articles—for:

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service
  • City of St. John's - Economic Development & Tourism
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Economic Renewal Agency
  • Environment Canada
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador—Department of Industry, Trade and Technology
  • Government of Nova Scotia—Department of Economic Development
  • Government of Nova Scotia—Publishing Office
  • Industry Canada
  • InNOVAcorp
  • International Centre for Ocean Development
  • International Development Research Centre (Ottawa)
  • National Research Council
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Sustainable Economic Development Agreement
  • Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia.

  • Wrote “Biotechnology in Atlantic Canada” for Canada’s Ocean Strategy—the Atlantic/Dalhousie University
  • Prepared international oil and gas project summaries and contributed to a submission to the Public Review Commission for Corridor Resources Inc.
  • Wrote kit folder marketing collateral for Clear Picture Corporation
  • Wrote “Safety and Security Capabilities of Selected Nova Scotia Firms” for Nova Scotia Business Inc. (trade show collateral)
  • Wrote Halterm’s 25th Anniversary Supplement for the Daily News
  • Co-wrote “A Retrospective: Three Quarters of a Century at the Halifax Fisheries Research Laboratory” with James E. Stewart, Science Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
  • Edited Gender and Peace Support Operations for the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, Cornwallis, NS
  • Edited A Profile of Small Business & Entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Edited Surviving Your Personal Injuries Insurance Claim: A Guidebook for Dr. Mary Lynch, Pain Management Unit, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax


  • Cracking the Theft Rings: The Story of a Cop at the Port of Halifax – by Billy Taylor; with Andrew Safer, Frontlist Publishing, 2008.
  • Fifty Years of Emergencies: The Dramatic Life of a Country Doctor - by Dr. Arnold Burden, with Andrew Safer, Lancelot Press, 1991.


  • Healthy Relationships: A Violence-Prevention Curriculum - co-developed by Andrew Safer, Peter Davison, and Roger Davies; written by Andrew Safer, Men For Change, 1994.
  • Youth in Care Newsletter Project Curriculum for Children’s Aid Society of Halifax (unpublished)



  • Facilitated workshops on Dealing with Difficult Emotions, Communicating Assertively, Overcoming Gender Stereotypes, Turning the Tables on Bullying, and Creative Writing for schools and community groups:

        -     Halifax

    • Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea School
    • Dartmouth High
    • Gaetz Brook Junior High
    • Georges P. Vanier Junior High
    • Graham Creighton Junior High
    • Prince Arthur Junior High
    • Ross Road
    • Sackville Heights Junior High
    • St. Catherine’s Elementary
    • Sheet Harbour Consolidated
    • Mount St. Vincent University Gender Studies Course
    • YWCA of Halifax
    • Family SOS (Positive Parenting for Dads)

        -     St. John's

    • Community Centre Alliance
    • Community Mediation Services
    • Community Youth Network
    • Murphy Centre Career Services
    • New Beginnings

  • Facilitated workshops and presented at conferences on Gender and Violence, Healthy Relationships, Dealing with Anger, and the Youth in Care Newsletter Project:

    • Austin Centre for Male Involvement, Austin, Texas
    • Atlantic Crime Prevention Conferences, Truro, NS and Corner Brook, NL
    • “Celebrating the Challenges” Special Education Conference, Kananaskis, AB
    • Child and Youth Care Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Conference, St. John’s
    • Healthy Relationships Curriculum trainings (Halifax, Los Angeles, Phoenix)
    • “In the Loop”, Nova Scotia Council for the Family, Truro, NS
    • WorldForum Child Welfare Conference, Vancouver, BC


University of California, Santa Cruz: Creative Writing        1970 - 1972


  • “Andrew Safer Award” presented by Youth Voices of Nova Scotia Society to two youths for their outstanding contribution to the Youth in Care Newsletter Project
    May, 2008

  • National “Media Recognition Award”, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Council of Canada for several articles written about EDI implementation at the Port of Halifax
    November, 1994


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