When I graduated with a degree in chemical engineering in 2003, I already had a job waiting for me in Fort McMurray, Alberta. It was cold there at 56 degrees north of the equator, but the experience was worth it.… More »
Gwen Higgins is a writer and entrepreneur with more than 10 years of industry experience. Her credentials include a professional engineer designation, an Associate of Science, a Bachelor of Applied Science in chemical engineering and commerce. She also holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations in BC, Canada.
A career in technical writing need not start with a degree in English, Journalism or Technical Communication. Many companies seek writers with specific education and experience related to their industry, … More »
So you want to be a technical writer – you’ve earned a degree or certification, but now you need a job. Where to start? … More »
Good communication skills are essential for career success. Improve your writing skills with these free, online resources.… More »
An energy audit is a procedure for assessing how your business uses energy and identifying ways to increase efficiency and save money. A typical audit entails collecting historical data of costs and consumption for all energy sources, comparison to benchmarks… More »
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Capitalization of project costs affects the balance sheet, while expensing the costs affects the income statement. The route you assign determines whether your asset base increases or your profits decrease. Use accounting rules as a road map for choosing… More »
Rather than struggle to fit life around work, why not start making work fit around your life? … More »
Your project has a much greater chance of success if you take the time to develop a project management plan at the start. A project plan documents how the project is to be done and how it is to be controlled. The project plan summarizes all of the key… More »
Awards & Achievements
Achieved Professional Engineer designation in BC and Alberta, Canada.
CPA, CMA Designation in British Columbia, Canada
Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant
|2013 to Present||
Cayuse Creek Consulting - Owner
Management Consulting and Writing. Specializing in financial and risk analysis for industrial and small business clients. Freelance writing and editing services for technical publications and corporate communications. Freelance writer.
|2014 to Present||
Community Living British Columbia - Regional Finance Manager
Financial management for a geographical region served by this provincial government crown corporation, focusing on improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering, minor in Commerce
College of the Rockies
Cranbrook, BC, Canada - Associate of Science
College of the Rockies
Cranbrook, BC, Canada - Liberal Arts and Sciences Certificate
Certified Management Accountants of BC
Vancouver, BC, Canada - CPA, CMA
Graduate of the Strategic Leadership Program. Granted CPA, CMA designations in British Columbia, Canada.