Author Archives: Adam Volk

About Adam Volk

My name is Adam and I'm a copywriter with Corel’s Marketing Department. In a past life, I've been employed as a book editor, journalist and video game screenwriter. I enjoy reading, biking and cheesy 80s action movies. I can neither confirm nor deny rumors that I am a massive nerd.

The Corel World # 10: The Best Free Summer Travel Apps

Yes, summer is in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, and at Corel’s corporate headquarters in Ottawa, we’re currently melting into employee-shaped puddles of goo thanks to a record-setting heat wave. In fact, let’s just say that if we … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 9: The Smartphone Geek’s Guide to Better Photos

There’s an old saying which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. As someone who makes their living with words, that saying actually makes me a little nervous. And when I get nervous, I get a little gassy … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 8: The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

This past weekend the smell of both spring and nerd was in the air here in Ottawa (incidentally, it turns out that nerd smells a lot like B.O, Cheetos and unwashed Storm Trooper armor). The reason, of course, was the … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 7: Viva la eBook Revolution!

A long time ago, in the dark days when MC Hammer pants were still considered fashionable, cellphones were the size of cinder blocks and Steve Urkel ruled the Earth with an iron fist, people did this really insane thing: they … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 6: Valentine’s Day Compatibility

Ah Valentine’s Day. That magical time of the year when the world melts into a chocolate-flavored puddle of love and where chubby, bow-wielding angels pierce butt cheeks everywhere.

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The Corel World # 5: New Year’s Resolutions

Well, we’re almost a whole month into 2012 and if you’re anything like me, you’re sticking with those hard-to-keep New Year’s resolutions. I’ve been following a gruelling seven-day workout routine of high-impact yoga-pilates-jazzercise and living on a low-carb diet of … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 4: A Festivus for the Rest of Us!

It’s that time of the year again, when office workers around the world slap on their most hideous handmade Christmas sweaters (sorry grandma), pack back a couple of eggnogs, and leave the relative safety of their cubicles to attend the … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 3: Corel Raises Cash with Stache for Movember

This past November you may have noticed that things looked… well, a little harrier than usual around your workplace. Corel’s Corporate Headquarters here in Ottawa was no exception, with a number of us sporting the kind of facial hair you’d … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 2: Corel’s Creative Services Schools the Senior Execs!

As one of Corel’s copywriters, there are certain challenges that come with the job. Case in point: I recently competed in Corel’s annual softball tournament, a now legendary sporting event which finds the entire company locked in a no-holds-barred battle … Continue reading

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The Corel World

Hello. My name is Adam Volk and I’m a copywriter with Corel’s Creative Services department. The Corel World is my personal blog series which offers an insider’s look at life working for one of the world’s biggest software companies. Be … Continue reading

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