Author David A. Wimsett

David A. Wimsett's Writing Portfolio

I have undertaken projects in many industries. The following examples represent a small sample of my work. Please contact me if you have a freelance writing project that I can help you with.

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Joseph Campbell told the story of a man who went to Japan to study Zen. He found a master who welcomed him into his house and poured tea. As the cup filled, the man watched until it reached the top and spilled over. "Stop," cried the man. "It's full." The master put the pot down and said, "As is your mind. You must empty it before I can teach you anything." This 2016 article explores writers retreats and how they serve to clear the the mind and allow writers to think more clearly.   

A company that presents automotive instruction wanted to document a seminar on fuel injection systems. They contacted Avidaid Media and David A . Wimsett attended the seminar, wrote an article for their newsletter and provided the photography.   

I write a technology column for the online magazine This article from 2008 discusses the introduction of e-books.   

This article is a review by David A. Wimsett of Hewlett-Packard's Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center system that prints photographs from a computer or directly from a camera's memory card using ink that is guaranteed to last over a century.   

This article by David A. Wimsett is an opinion piece written after the passing of the great science fiction writer Arthur C. Clark. It is both an obituary of his life and an examination of why his science fiction and non-fiction are still important to the world.   

Two companies needed press releases to announce the same information in their own corporate formats. David A. Wimsett used their templates to produce the releases.   

A designer of hand stitched baby clothes and accessories needed a bi-fold brochure. David A. Wimsett wrote the ad copy, hired a mother and baby as models, shot the principal photography and provided the graphic design.   

A company wanted to announce a new service. David A. Wimsett worked with the client to determine the message they wanted to communicate and created a set of advertisements by writing the copy, adding stock images and performed the graphic design using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. This example is for a full page magazine ad.   

This is a half-page ad for the client above showing how David A. Wimsett expressed the same message by altering the format and compressing the copy.   

In this humorous, full page ad, David A. Wimsett created and presented the notion that credit checks alone cannot guarantee a good tenant.   

A company that presents stress management workshops needed a four page brochure. The client provided the copy. David A. Wimsett performed the graphic design using stock photos and created the layout and brought all of the elements together using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.   

An aerospace company needed a user technical manual for its aerial surveillance product. It had to be concise and easily understood by customers. Avidaid produced a user manual and on-line help.   

Companies possessing material and technology that is subject to the Canadian Controlled Goods Requirements must have a security plan and training manual to instruct their staff in the safe handling of these items. Controlled goods are items that are not necessarily secret or top secret, nut can pose a threat to Canada and Canadians if they were to be possessed by unauthorized persons or governments. For several decades, David A. Wimsett's consulted in security and privacy with businesses, universities and governments. He performed threat & risk assessments, wrote security plans and devised security training. This example is a generic training document that he modified for different clients.   

David A. Wimsett also created a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to be used during classroom instruction in the handling of Controlled Goods.   

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