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Let’s talk about acronyms

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Acronyms might be your best friend, but I’d like to remind you that they aren’t the best friend of everyone. Oxford Dictionaries define acronyms as words formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as they are spelled, not as separate letters. Examples of common acronyms in Canada include the CBC, AIDS, and RCMP....

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Introducing Melanie Ferris, our Director of Communications

Hello. My name is Melanie Ferris. I manage social media platforms for a variety of non-profit organizations as well as a First Nation. I also provide plain language editing to non-profit organizations and governments to help them communicate more effectively with Indigenous and other audiences. I develop curriculum and deliver interactive workshops for adult learners. I have extensive experience developing and executing communications strategies as well as media relations for projects and events.

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