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Bevan Powrie

Bevan Powrie - Editor

Bangkok Thailand

Dedicated to nurturing the author's voice, with more than 20 years of experience editing almost all forms of the written word.

Overview

Experienced in editing fiction and non-fiction, biographies, histories, travelogues, financial research, economics, news stories, news and current affairs feature articles, academic theses, short stories, biographies, essays, editorial pieces, press releases, public relations materials, research reports, creative print and online advertising copy, brochures, company profiles, website content, contracts, company rules, human-resource materials, in-house news copy, radio and television scripts, and dramatic scripts.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Historical Fiction Holiday Humor & Comedy Inspirational Poetry Science Fiction Short Story
Non-Fiction
Art

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

Work experience

Research Editor

Bualuang Securities Public Company Limited (100%-owned subsidiary of Bangkok Bank)
March, 2015 – March, 2015 (less than a minute)

Edited and rewrote an extensive range of daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly and ad hoc company reports, PowerPoint presentations and administrative documents written in English by Thai fundamental, strategic and quantitative analysts, administrative staff and executive committee personnel.

Daily company coverage involved the following sectors: Oil and Gas, Media, Telecommunications, Retail, Construction and Construction Materials, Insurance, Banking, Petrochemicals, Health, Transport (air, sea and land), Renewable energy, Property, Industrial Estates, Beverages, Utilities, and Hotel and Tourism.

Weekly reports included the Chemical sector report and the quantitative analysts’ regional fund flow report.

Biweekly reports included the quantitative analysts’ strategy report featuring quant and technical analysis.

Monthly reports included the quantitative analysts’ major report on asset allocation, which featured input from multiple sector analysts, the research chief, the market strategist and the head of the quant team.

Worked closely with analysts and junior analysts and the publishing department to improve writing skills, with particular focus on structure, Initiated project to create a company-wide style guide, hard copy and online.

Restructured various editing processes to improve quality and efficiency.

Research Editor

AEC Securities Public Company Limited
December, 2013 – October, 2014 (10 months)

Edited a wide range of daily, weekly, monthly and ad hoc company, economics and strategic reports written in English by Thai analysts and economists.

Daily company coverage involved the following sectors: Agri and Food, Banking, Commerce, Economics, Energy, Renewable energy, ICT, Property, Hotel and Tourism and Shipping, and weekly coverage included an economic outlook and an energy commodities report.

Worked closely with analysts and economists on their writing skills and created department style guide

Senior Consultant Editor

A. Stotz Investment Research
March, 2012 – July, 2017 (over 5 years)

Books: "You Won't Get Rich in the Stock Market ... Until You Change the Way You Think About It"; - Andrew Stotz (2015-03-02).

"You Won't Get Rich in the Stock Market...Until You Change the Way You Think About It" - Workbook Edition - Andrew Stotz.

"Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points" - Andrew Stotz.

"How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market", Dr. Andrew Stotz CFA.

"Plan Your WORK Your Plan: The Life Planner that Helps You Get the Right Things Done to Achieve Your Goals" - Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA.

Book editor

Independent Consultant
February, 2012 – Present (almost 6 years)

Titles edited:

"The House of the Raja: Splendour and Desolation in Thailand's Deep South" - Xavier Comas
Forgotten in Thailand’s troubled Deep South, stands a dilapidated wooden palace once home to a Malay ruler, the last of his dynasty. Locals call it the “House of the Raja,” a place suffused with loss and solitude, laden with the region’s glorious past and tragic present. Intrigued by this demonized, little-known borderland, photographer Xavier Comas chanced upon this mysterious house.

"France In America: A 21,000 Mile USA Discovery On My Harley-Davidson" - Gary S. France

"You Won't Get Rich in the Stock Market ... Until You Change the Way You Think About It" - Dr. Andrew Stotz CFA (2015-03-02)

"You Won't Get Rich in the Stock Market ... Until You Change the Way You Think About It" - Workbook Edition - Dr. Andrew Stotz CFA

"Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points" - Andrew Stotz

"How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market" - Dr. Andrew Stotz CFA

"Plan Your WORK Your Plan: The Life Planner that Helps You Get the Right Things Done to Achieve Your Goals" - Dr. Andrew Stotz CFA

Associate Editor

Inis Communication
January, 2012 – December, 2014 (almost 3 years)

Reports edited/rewritten:

Partnerships for Effective Municipal Service Delivery: Thimphu Thromde – Bhutan (November 2012), Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Group, UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok.

Nutritious Agriculture by Design: A tool for program planning for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Henson, Spencer; Humphrey, John; Institute of Development Studies, UK; McClafferty, Bonnie; Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, US, (November, 2012).

France in America. France, Gary (October, 2012). A 140,000-word account of France’s 21,000-mile road trip through 27 of the United States of America on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Wheelchair service training package (2014) - Contents: Trainer’s manual, Reference manual for participants, Participant’s workbook, Posters and slides. I. Frost Sarah, II. Khasnabis, Chapal. III. Mines, Kylie. IV. de la Peza Lourdes and V. World Health Organization. With support from the US Agency for International Development.

Consultant Editor

APMGlobal Health
April, 2011 – December, 2011 (8 months)

- Selected reports edited
Five Cities Initiative 2012: An investigation into municipal-level, community-based HIV services by and for Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People. Berry, Scott; McCallum Lou; and, Sai, Sai from APMG for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

- Rapid Testing – Rapid Results, Scaling-up rapid HIV testing with same-day results in the Asia-Pacific region, the report of the USAID/AIDSTAR-One meeting HIV Rapid Testing-Rapid Results: Increasing Access to HIV Testing, Results, and Services in Bangkok from April 27 to 29, 2011.

- A Tale of Six Cities, a report on promoting HIV health and rights for most-at-risk populations in Asia.
- Streamlining to Meet the Standards: An Evaluation of Warehousing in Kyrgyzstan. De Vasson, Pierre and Burrows, Dave. June 2011. Bethesda, MD., (USAID) Quality Health Care Project in the Central Asian Republics, Abt Associates Inc.

- Expertise from Down Under: Australian addiction physicians visit medication-assisted treatment centres in three republics and join dialogues with stakeholders. Burrows Dave. July 2011. Bethesda, MD. (USAID) Quality Health Care Project in the Central Asian Republics, Abt Associates Inc.

- Training Report: Human Resources Management. Bolotbaeva, Aisuluu and Narayanan, Palani. August 2011. (USAID) Quality Health Care Project in the Central Asian Republics, Abt Associates Inc.

- Training Report: Management of HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs for Injecting Drug Users; Implementation of Training in Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Narayanan, Palani. August 2011. (USAID) Quality Health Care Project in the Central Asian Republics, Abt Associates Inc.

- Rapid Evaluation of Warehousing and Transportation of GFATM Products in Tajikistan. De Vasson, Pierre and Burrows, Dave. October/November 2011. (USAID) Quality Health Care Project in the Central Asian Republics, Abt Associates Inc.

Assistant Editor, Training Consultant

Mizzima News Agency - Bangkok, Chiang Mai, New Delhi
April, 2010 – December, 2010 (8 months)

Edited and rewrote news, commentary, editorials, analysis, briefs, front-page photo captions, photo news captions, features and special reports – written in English and translated from Burmese originals.

Attended, led news conferences, guiding reporters with story ideas and setting direction of coverage.

Liaised with Burmese editor-in-chief and managing editor on setting news agenda and budgets.

Coached reporters writing in English and Burmese.
Mentored interns from London School of Oriental and African Studies and City University of New York.

Worked closely with all staff to refine style and increase production efficiency.

Collaborated with webmaster, translators in preparing all stories for upload; rewrote and adjusted headlines.

Contributed to and participated in week-long election-monitoring seminar held by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

Advised on graphics, layout, style, content and mood.

Wrote extensive organization-wide style guide.

Advised on improving workflow efficiency.

Assisted in managing Chiang Mai newsroom during extensive coverage of first Burmese elections in 20 years. Edited all live updates produced from reporters inside Burma and journalists in exile. Supervised correspondent at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand during election period.

Assisted in managing Chiang Mai newsroom during coverage of Burmese Army and Karen clashes in Myawaddy and Three Pagodas Pass.

Commissioned election coverage and photographs from contributors in Bangkok and Burma.

Sub-editor, Regional Correspondent

South China Morning Post
September, 2005 – December, 2009 (about 4 years)

Full-time regional correspondent in Bangkok editing hard news for the Business, International, City, China, National and Hong Kong/Delta sections, over a Citrix VPN platform.

Wrote captions, headlines, subheads, standfirsts, banners; edited stories to fit page design and added content for page elements.

Participated in training for complete redesign of newspaper.

Monitored daily internet connectivity issues and managed MPLS installation project.

Training in and above-average working knowledge of CCI Europe’s NewsDesk platform.

Sub-editor

The Nation Newspaper
January, 2003 – February, 2004 (about 1 year)

The Nation is an independent daily broadsheet newspaper in English.

Editing daily hard news for Business, Local, Regional and International sections, and Focus – Lifestyle sections, over an Atex publishing platform.

Liaised closely with Thai reporters and section chiefs.

Seconded to edit broadcast news scripts for hourly news programs on Nation TV.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

France In America: A 21,000 Mile USA Discovery On My Harley-Davidson

Gary S France

Gary rode his Harley-Davidson on an epic 21,000 miles road trip in 27 states in America and his book 'France In America' is about that trip. It will appeal to many that enjoy travel, Americana, road trips or motorcycles. It is both a road trip story and a guide book which will be a valuable aid to anyone considering a journey through America. Setting out with no intention of writing a book abo... read more

Gary rode his Harley-Davidson on an epic 21,000 miles road trip in 27 states in America and his book 'France In America' is about that trip. It will appeal to many that enjoy travel, Americana, road trips or motorcycles. It is both a road trip story and a guide book which will be a valuable aid to anyone considering a journey through America. Setting out with no intention of writing a book abo... read more

Plan Your WORK Your Plan: The Life Planner that Helps You Get the Right Things Done to Achieve Your Goals

Andrew Stotz

Get your life together with this 90 days Life Planner/Calendar. Success is about getting the right things done. I developed this “Plan Your WORK Your Plan” life planner to help me set my goals, plan my work, and work my plan each day. After learning this method you will soon find that you are more focused and less stressed. Achieve your dreams by applying my time management system, which was d... read more

Get your life together with this 90 days Life Planner/Calendar. Success is about getting the right things done. I developed this “Plan Your WORK Your Plan” life planner to help me set my goals, plan my work, and work my plan each day. After learning this method you will soon find that you are more focused and less stressed. Achieve your dreams by applying my time management system, which was d... read more

How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market

Dr. Andrew Stotz CFA

No EXPERIENCE investing in the stock market? No INTEREST in learning about the stock market? No TIME to invest in the stock market? Have you avoided investing and find the idea of starting daunting? If yes, this book is for you. Throughout its pages, author and Chartered Financial Analyst Dr. Andrew Stotz shows the exact steps a beginner can take RIGHT NOW to start investing in the stock marke... read more

No EXPERIENCE investing in the stock market? No INTEREST in learning about the stock market? No TIME to invest in the stock market? Have you avoided investing and find the idea of starting daunting? If yes, this book is for you. Throughout its pages, author and Chartered Financial Analyst Dr. Andrew Stotz shows the exact steps a beginner can take RIGHT NOW to start investing in the stock marke... read more

Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points

Andrew Stotz

Andrew Stotz, CFA, breaks down Dr. Deming's revolutionary 14 Points into a simple, concise book that will help you transform your business. Some topics covered include: the futility of inspecting to improve quality, the need for elimination of performance appraisals, the damage caused by sub-optimization, and the need for focus on total quality management. This short book has the power to tran... read more

Andrew Stotz, CFA, breaks down Dr. Deming's revolutionary 14 Points into a simple, concise book that will help you transform your business. Some topics covered include: the futility of inspecting to improve quality, the need for elimination of performance appraisals, the damage caused by sub-optimization, and the need for focus on total quality management. This short book has the power to tran... read more

You Won't Get Rich in the Stock Market...Until You Change the Way You Think About It, Workbook Edition

Andrew Stotz

Tired of being bombarded by get-rich-quick schemes? This book cuts through the nonsense, distilling 20 years of my experience down to what you really need to know. It shatters misconceptions and gives you a step-by-step plan to achieve financial independence. This workbook version includes learning outcome statements and quiz questions which allow the reader to test their knowledge. Great for ... read more

Tired of being bombarded by get-rich-quick schemes? This book cuts through the nonsense, distilling 20 years of my experience down to what you really need to know. It shatters misconceptions and gives you a step-by-step plan to achieve financial independence. This workbook version includes learning outcome statements and quiz questions which allow the reader to test their knowledge. Great for ... read more

The House of the Raja: Splendour and Desolation in Thailand's Deep South

Xavier Comas

Forgotten in Thailand’s troubled Deep South, stands a dilapidated wooden palace once home to a Malay ruler, the last of his dynasty. Locals call it the “House of the Raja,” a place suffused with loss and solitude, laden with the region’s glorious past and tragic present. Intrigued by this demonized, little-known borderland, photographer Xavier Comas chanced upon this mysterious house and felt ... read more

Forgotten in Thailand’s troubled Deep South, stands a dilapidated wooden palace once home to a Malay ruler, the last of his dynasty. Locals call it the “House of the Raja,” a place suffused with loss and solitude, laden with the region’s glorious past and tragic present. Intrigued by this demonized, little-known borderland, photographer Xavier Comas chanced upon this mysterious house and felt ... read more

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