Overall Strengths

  • Experienced communications professional with extensive background in writing, film, cultural studies and languages.
  • Skilled at writing and editing informative and promotional materials. Marketing, branding, website content, collateral materials.
  • Versed in multiple software packages: proficient in MSWord, Excel, Netscape, & PowerPoint PC/Mac-based programs.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Professional Experience

2005 June–July; September 2005 to present | Alimed, Inc.: Long term Freelance position—Editor: Day-to-day tasks include proofreading, revising and creating new catalog copy, working with Creative Director on various production projects in varying stages of completion.

2005 July–August | Mercer: Temporary position: Proofreading, copyediting, copywriting--including finance related: newsletters, direct mail, company specific collateral materials both internal and external. Worked closely with Graphic Designers, Account Executives, Sales Representatives, Traffic Coordinator and Creative Services Senior Level Executives.

2005 March–April | Houghton Mifflin: Temporary position—Copywriter in Scholastic Division: Helped graphic designers create copy for their concepts to be presented at a large corporate meeting with other in-house divisions and outside vendors.

2004 August—2005 January | Staples Inc. (Corporate headquarters): Long term Temporary Position—Filled in as Project manager coordinating efforts on NYU account, index and production end of catalog for major international office supplies organization; communicated with outside vendors, graphic designers and proofreaders to meet catalog launch deadlines.

2002 October —2003 September | Barnes & Noble: Department Manager: Ran the sales floor ensuring that all aspects of staffing, customer service, cash-room duties were covered appropriately. Attended weekly staff meetings to review sales figures and upcoming promotions/events etc.

2001 May—2002 May | DeSisto School: Dorm Parent: Duties included participating in day-to-day activities to run a dorm of 15-20 teenaged boys with drug and alcohol addictions. Residential treatment environment and structure.

1999—2000 | The National Park Service: Reviewed, researched and co-wrote a technical report on the origins of the Statue of Liberty. Report was released to public in Fall 2000.

1999–2001 | The Portsmouth Herald: Contributing Writer: Wrote regular feature articles for the Portsmouth Sunday Herald op-ed section.

1999–2003 | Thumpcity.com: Staff Writer: Wrote regular short fiction and editorial pieces for literary webzine devoted to pop culture and news.

1999–2003 | Graphito, Inc. Advertising: Sr. Copywriter: Created ad copy, wrote screenplays (on spec) for film division. Proofread ads and collaborated with design department for campaign concepts. Contributed creative copy for catalogs, direct mail campaigns, new business proposals and client presentations.

1998—1999 | McDermott O’Neill & Associates, Boston, MA: Special Projects Manager: Managed special projects for large public relations/lobbying firm. Supervised training of interns and staff development projects. Researched internet marketing strategies for company website. Created and administered centralized resource library. Coordinated intensive travel and event planning schedule for Executive Vice President.

Other Experience

Project work for ‘The Favorite Poem Project’ initiated by former poet laureate, Robert Pinsky. Taught English abroad for a year in Tokyo, Japan. Won Temp of the year in 2004 with Professional Staffing Group.

Television Experience

1997 | MTV—Music Television: Head Casting Coordinator: Conducted 2000 interviews for ‘Real World London’ in a regional casting call. Was interviewed by local television stations, coordinated with camera crew and Los Angeles office to ensure timely and efficient results and meet strict deadlines.

Education

University of Massachusetts/Amherst: Bachelor of Arts, 1996: Spanish Major; spent a semester abroad in Seville, Spain for an immersion program.

 

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