Neil Fahey

Neil Fahey

Writer / Blogger / Website Producer / Digital Strategist

Resume

WORK HISTORY

2015

Founder

AUSSIEHIKINGTOURS.COM

AussieHikingTours.com in an online booking portal for hiking-based tours from tour operators all over Australia. I built the website myself and launched with a combination of social media marketing, blogger and media outreach. I had my first sale within a couple of weeks and business is slowly building.

2014

Digital Strategist & Website Producer

PETER ALLAN – LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CANDIDATE

Peter decided to run for a senate seat in the November 2014 State Election, with just 75 days to go until election day. I created a digital strategy, website (with blog), and Facebook advertising campaign to help build voter support. I also consulted on the progress of his digital campaign right up until election day. Unfortunately Peter didn’t gain enough votes to secure a seat, but the social media campaign did play a crucial part in earning him a huge amount of support.

2008

Blogger

BUSHWALKINGBLOG.COM.AU

I’ve built Bushwalking Blog from nothing to a well-respected information and entertainment source with nearly 4,500 combined followers/subscribers and up to 10,000 unique visitors per month. I have done the vast majority of the work myself, designing the website and logo, writing and creating the majority of the content, developing marketing campaigns, working on SEO, building audience and community, managing and growing social media channels, and collaborating with many well-known brands on their marketing campaigns. As an off-shoot from Bushwalking Blog, I’ve started a successful rental service, which provides easy and affordable access to Personal Locator Beacons (PLB’s) for outdoor enthusiasts. In 2013, Bushwalking Blog was a finalist in the Australian Writers Centre’s Best Australian Blogs competition, and won its category in the BUPA Health Influencer Blog Awards.

2006

Website Producer, Content Creator / Blogger, Writer, Copywriter & Sub-Editor

FREELANCE

I’ve been putting my skills to work as a freelancer since I started building websites for small businesses and educational institutions in 2006. As a writer, I’ve written many articles for Australia’s Great Walks Magazine, created blog content for BUPA, Health Engine and others, and copy for Viator Travel. I have also sub-edited many articles for PerksMag.com and RRSAHM.com.

2009

Front-End Web Developer

15/15 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

In 2009 and 2010, I worked with the festival’s managing director, graphic designer, and another web developer, to create a website that would reflect the brand and image of the festival as well as conveying important information to participants and attendees over the required sign-up, filming and screening timelines.

2000

I.T. Administrator

GREENVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Since 2000, I have been running all aspects of the I.T. at Greenvale Primary School. This involves supporting staff and students in the day-to-day running of the school’s computer system, playing a significant role in future planning and implementation of learning technology, regular technical writing, managing the school’s WordPress-based website, and advising the school as they make their first forays into the world of social media.

EDUCATION HISTORY

2000

Certificate IV in Education (Information Technology)

WORKPLACE CONNECT

This course was studied as part of a traineeship at Greenvale Primary School (attended during term-breaks for one year), and covered Network Administration and Information Systems, as well as Department of Education Policies & Procedures.

1999

Certificate IV in Communication (Writing for Publication & Multimedia),

SWINBURNE TAFE

This course focused all aspects of writing for publication, ranging from travel writing, screen writing, poetry and short stories, to copywriting for online media (with a focus on SEO). There was also a web design component, which covered ‘visual communication’, HTML and Javascript.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

HTML5 / CSS3

PHP / Javascript

WordPress

CREATIVE SKILLS

Feature Writing

Blog Writing

Copywriting

Photography

Photoshop

Premiere

Illustrator

MARKETING SKILLS

Content Marketing

Social Media

SEO

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