Looking for love (well just help actually)...

Good morning heroes!

First of all I'll give you a bit of background...

I am a freelance instructional designer/educational technologist, and run my own little consultancy in Australia called RedTwenty. (take a look at the website but don't expect too much, I haven't had time to work on it in over a year!)

I work in Storyline and Studio for content development.  I also work with LMS technology such as Moodle and Dokeos as well as consulting on project management, blended learning systems etc..

RedTwenty has now reached a point where I am forced to consider such boring business things as tax and risk mitigation, which is where some of you heroes might come in (not the tax bit, don't worry).

In essence, the problem is that if I fall off my perch (or get too busy) my clients need me to have some backup!

What I am looking for then is a freelance Storyline expert who can take on some work from time to time.  Content would be provided, storyboards where necessary with templates/style guides.  That said, creative flair is a must, I'm not looking for someone who can cut and paste quickly!

Most importantly, I'm looking for guys and girls like me - freelancers and solo-flyers looking to build their experience and business. I REALLY don't want to be solicited by "we can supply a developer" management companies, sweat shops, fake names and redirected emails, so please don't bother.

So here are the criteria:

  • Freelance e-learning content developer
  • Must own Storyline and preferably Studio as well
  • Must be reliable, dependable, nice etc. etc.
  • Must have an ABN (if living/working in Australia)

If you would like to talk, please send your CV (and maybe even some example of your work) to mike@redtwenty.com.au.  Include some details about who you are, what you have done and what your hourly rate is!

Cheers,

Mike

14 Replies
Dave Newgass

Bruce Graham said:

Hey Mike...

I feel your pain!

I do not live in Australia, but my name is Bruce, and I hope this all works out well for you.

Good luck!

Bruce


Hmmmm......by this I take it that it's painful to live in Australia or be named Bruce.

Regardless, I'm sure some people will come along to assist.

Have some fun!,

Dave

Ezz Wheadon

I'm almost your girl. Sans Articulate that is *looks around nervously* Oops. Probably shouldn't say that here. If you were after Captivate then maybe....*grins* Anyway - that's not why I'm responding. Just wanted to say that I actually like your site, and I enjoyed reading your blogs and previous projects. Are you on Twitter? And most importantly - are you going to DevLearn?

Or for that matter - is anyone from the Australian eLearning community going to DevLearn?

(Actually *IS* there an Australian eLearning community? Can someone let me know what the secret handshake is? I want in!)

Ezz

Bipin Gaur

Hello Mike,

I am an eLearning consultant with my own development company in India. I have a 35 people setup which includes storyboard artists, instructional designers and developers. I have over 12 years of industry experience and have delivered over 3000 learning hours.

Right now I am in USA, but I can start off with your projects from here itself.

Regards

Bipin Gaur

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Kate Hoelscher

Ezz Wheadon said:

I'm almost your girl. Sans Articulate that is *looks around nervously* Oops. Probably shouldn't say that here. If you were after Captivate then maybe....*grins* Anyway - that's not why I'm responding. Just wanted to say that I actually like your site, and I enjoyed reading your blogs and previous projects. Are you on Twitter? And most importantly - are you going to DevLearn?

Or for that matter - is anyone from the Australian eLearning community going to DevLearn?

(Actually *IS* there an Australian eLearning community? Can someone let me know what the secret handshake is? I want in!)

Ezz


If you're going to DevLearn, we're informally meeting up and you're welcome to join!!

http://community.articulate.com/forums/t/19593.aspx

Kate Hoelscher

Kate Hoelscher said:

Ezz Wheadon said:

I'm almost your girl. Sans Articulate that is *looks around nervously* Oops. Probably shouldn't say that here. If you were after Captivate then maybe....*grins* Anyway - that's not why I'm responding. Just wanted to say that I actually like your site, and I enjoyed reading your blogs and previous projects. Are you on Twitter? And most importantly - are you going to DevLearn?

Or for that matter - is anyone from the Australian eLearning community going to DevLearn?

(Actually *IS* there an Australian eLearning community? Can someone let me know what the secret handshake is? I want in!)

Ezz


If you're going to DevLearn, we're informally meeting up and you're welcome to join!!

http://community.articulate.com/forums/t/19593.aspx


OK I should have mentioned...not from Australia...but some from the online community are meeting up. 

Mike Walters

I'm feeling the love here!

Thank you to everyone who has got in touch.  It is nice to hear from so many people.

One thing I don't think I made very clear was the whole Australia thing!  I don't mind where in the world you are I just need an ABN (Australian Business Number) if you are down under for my tax reporting.  If you are outside Australia that's okay, I just don't have to pay tax!

Mike

PS - Dave, it often gets painful living in Australia.  Forcing yourself to sit by the pool with a beer and eat barbecue. (We just don't talk about the snakes and spiders and sharks and motorists and politicians...)

Mike Walters

Thanks Anne, would be great to hear more from you!

Thank you to everyone who has replied to this post and/or emailed me.  In some cases I think the Australian dollar will hinder me working with people from the UK/USA but I will be keeping everyone in mind

My apologies for not replying to emails and messages promptly.  Mrs W is now 38 weeks pregnant and things have been a little chaotic getting everything ready for the impending arrival.  My office will become my sanctuary over the coming months I think!

Cheers,

Mike

Mike Walters

Hello everyone! Happy New Year

Thanks for all the messages and offers of help and support over the past few weeks.

Anne and David - great to hear from others in Australia and I've looked in on some other posts connecting with Australian Articulate users.

I'm just getting my head around what I am going to be doing this year.  We've had house guests for the past 3 months(!) and it's made it difficult to concentrate some times.

I look forward to talking to you all some more in the near future...

Mike