Derek Silva

Middleweight Copywriter   Available for work

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Financial Copywriter: background as an investment manager with 20 years experience. I am a native English speaker with an Economics degree (in my home country, Canada), as well as a Copywriting diploma (UK) and SEO Copywriting diploma. I also completed AWAI's course, Secrets of Writing High Performance B2B Copy. I also have a TEFL certificate and a CTBE (Certificate in Teaching Business English)

A long career in finance has provided dual blessings for me, with valuable experience both as a professional investor (Portfolio Manager & Analyst, bonds & stocks) and as a Financial Copywriter, Translator & Editor (as the only native English speaker at my bank in Finland).

I am very internationally minded, having enjoyed the challenges of investing in markets all around the world (Europe, Asia, LatAm, Africa, Middle East) and as a prolific traveller (more than 55 countries).

My interests include finance, health (I am a fitness and nutrition fanatic), science, technology and travel.

  • Advertisements
  • Content marketing
  • Copy-editing
  • Digital and SEO copywriting
  • PR and Journalism
  • Product descriptions
  • Technical
  • White Papers
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Business, finance and law
  • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
  • Politics and Society
  • Science and Technology
  • Sport, travel and leisure
Qualifications & Awards
Copywriting Level 4 Diploma (College of Media & Publishing, UK)
SEO Copywriting course (College of Media & Publishing, UK)
Secrets of Writing High Performance B2B Copy (AWAI, American Writers & Artists, Inc.)

Bachelors Degree in Economics (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada)

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Certificate in Teaching Business English (CTBE)
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