Peter C.

Article Writer & Editor | Web Content Creator

🔳 My profile in 'quick-read' FORMAL writing tone: EDUCATION: English-educated to Senior Cambridge School Certificate Level. SPECIFIC TRAINING: International Writing Institute, Inc 'Put It In Writing' CAREER: oil and gas industry Procedures Writer (retired) specializing in Operating Manuals JOB-RELATED SKILLS: precise communication of complex information and instructions NICHE UPSKILLING: ebooks, digital magazine, affiliate marketing, graphics and video creation PASSION: reading, article writing, research, content creation, learning and an eye for detail COMMENT: Writing is a natural 'second love' for me ~ and here I am at Upwork wondering about - and pursuing - the notion of getting paid for it 🔳 My profile in CONVERSATIONAL writing tone: I am a Malaysian Chinese from Sarawak, which is on the tropic island of Borneo. I live there now. Occasionally, I go over to the other island - Penang (ranked 3rd best island in the world to retire) - where I stay for a while. I write this from Penang. 🟡 Academically, I am English-educated to the Senior Cambridge School Certificate Level. My dad was an English teacher, so we spoke English at home. I 'think in English' (to coin that phrase). I don't remember hearing Chinese voices in my head. Forgive me, Mum, we both know I never could speak fluently with you in your dialect. 🟡 Technically, I have vocational qualifications from the City & Guilds of London Institute at Parts 1 & 2 level (with Distinctions in both Parts) in automotive engineering practice. 🟡 Career-wise, armed with the mentioned academic and technical education, I joined the oil and gas industry at the age of 19. I would say I am now semi-retired. I have worked in the industry for over 30 years with four major oil and gas corporations and in three countries. I was in the technical and administrative functions doing a wide range of jobs as the good oil & gas companies always had career development plans for their permanent employees. Thirty years of life or thirty years in the working world makes one want to philosophize (and maybe write) - but that will be a different topic. The jobs I enjoyed the most in the industry were being an offshore oil production platform supervisor, in-house procedures writer, project materials buyer and expeditor. I have read a lot since my young days. I love expressing and explaining ideas in writing too - and of course picking the best or most accurate words to achieve that. 🟢 Shell had sent me to attend an International Writing Institute course which was held in Kuala Lumpur. I was at that time a Procedures Writer - a job which I held for almost 2 years in the company. It comprised mainly working on operating manuals for Shell's onshore and offshore installations. The Procedures Writer experience has given me skills needed to communicate complex information and instructions clearly and concisely so that they can be easily followed by those who need to use them. In addition, I have gained an understanding of the importance of following company guidelines and standards. Having left the mainstream working world, I had devoted my time to the online internet world of websites - keeping the brain occupied, inquisitive and active in the process - blogging, and dabbling in the 'affiliate marketing' trend. I owned over 50 domains at one time, populating most of them with self-created or curated content, and taking a dedicated interest in doing graphics and simple video creation for the purpose. But it has always been about self-expression, like keeping piles of journals in my younger days. Writing has become so natural to me, it is like a second love. And lately, here I am at Upwork wondering about - but still pursuing - the notion of getting paid for it 🙂


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