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Jan 2014Jun 2014

Independent Contractor-Financial Text Editor

Thomson Reuters at Caption Colorado LLC

  • Clean, complete, and consistent writer with 98+% accuracy.
  • A writer who is conflict-free and uses prefixes, suffixes, etc. in your writing style.
  • A team player who is able to work within Caption Colorado’s policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Reliable and punctual person who is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Edits financial transcripts of quarterly conference calls for corporations nationwide and internationally.
  • Financial Text Editor for Thomson Reuters at Caption Colorado LLC
  • Edits financial transcripts from a rough draft to a verbatim state
  • Eliminates grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors
  • Follows Thomson Reuters Style Guide at all times 
  • Contractually obligated to perform at a specific quality level at all times
  • Records live webcasts of quarterly conference calls using audio software
  • Listens to audio playbacks for review and editing of financial transcripts
  • Completes final editing of transcripts before forwarding to clients
Mar 2011Jan 2013

Production Supervisor

Covidien

Written and verbal communication skills were vital in the role of a production supervisor. Communication skills were necessary to direct the activities of workers, communicate company policies, train employees and prepare written reports for upper management. Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.

• Enforced safety and quality regulations. Helped plant achieve world class safety with a TRIR of .78 in FY 11.• Completed a Milk Run Lean Event that generated $120, 054 soft savings. Surgical Solutions winner of Bringing Home the Gold 2012, Covidien’s Operational Excellence competition which recognizes employee efforts to accelerate improvements and drive down costs. • Interpreted specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.• Reviewed operations and conferred with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.• Planned and established work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.• Conferred with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.• Recommended and implemented measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, or efficiency.• Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions.• Inspected materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.• Directed and coordinated the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, and fabricators.• Conferred with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.

Jun 1995Feb 2011

Commissioned Officer /Military Police

United States Army
  • Theater Antiterrorism and Force Protection Officer: Prepared and briefed technical and non-technical presentations on Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection and other applicable topics to audiences of varied skill and knowledge levels. Assisted in the execution of force protection-based solutions to enhance the security of military personnel.
  • Brigade Operations Officer: Served as a staff officer to the brigade S3 and brigade commander responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating, and synchronizing operations, force protection, force structure, and employment of a brigade consisting of over 1200 soldiers. Prepared and published operations orders, taskings, and standard operating procedures covering the full spectrum of military police and chemical operations in Hawaii. Prepared, assimilated, synchronized, and published the brigade near-term calendar coordinated with 8th Theater Sustainment Command, 25th Infantry Division, and United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) for all military police and chemical operations in support of the Overseas Contingency Operations.
  • Battalion Executive Officer: Ensured accountability and maintenance of $4,000,000 of equipment Responsible for criminal investigative support to 170,000 personnel on 101 installations in Hawaii, Korea, Okinawa and Japan. Coordinated Criminal Investigation Command support to Army, Joint and Combined Forces war plans and exercises. Managed a battalion staff of 27 personnel, to include Department of Defense Civilians, Japanese and Korean National Civilians, and Korean Army Augmentees. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Battalion Training and Intelligence Officer: Directed, supervised, and coordinated the planning, collection, evaluation, fusion, analysis, production, and dissemination of all-source intelligence and counter intelligence at all echelons. Performed multi-disciplined collection management and coordination of surveillance activities, and advised on the use and employment of intelligence resources at all echelons. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Research Analyst and Special Projects Officer: Supervised research and program evaluation functions as they relate to the Provost Marshal Operations Training Initiative. Managed activities and functions of the team, established work groups, defined short-term and long-term objectives and goals.
  • Battalion Human Resources Officer: Planned, developed, and directed administrative activities and services to include publication, document reproduction, classified document control, courier services, records and files administration, postal, and the employment of sophisticated administration techniques such as word processing and micrographics. Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Battalion Logistics Officer: Directed, planned and implemented the multi-functional areas of materiel management and their integration into the overall Department of Defense logistics system as well as the support interface between the Army in the field, wholesale logistics, and industry.
  • Company Commander and Platoon Leader: Commanded military police, physical security, correctional, and criminal investigation activity.  Supervised  the development and operation of criminal investigation programs. 

Education

Apr 2014Present

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

The George Washington University

The Strategic Public Relations Master's Degree and Public Relations Graduate Certificate program takes advantage of GW’s connections in the nation’s capitol, focusing on the public policy system and the advocacy role played by PR firms and PR operations in corporations and associations in the Washington metropolitan area. The Graduate School of Political Management taps into experts in both the PR and political arenas. Plus, you’ll graduate prepared for professional advancement in the field.

The Master's Degree in Strategic Public Relations consists of 11 courses (33-credit-hours). Flexible credentials allow you to apply the graduate certificate toward the Strategic Public Relations Master’s Degree.  Classes meet Monday through Thursday evenings in GWU’s Alexandria Graduate Education Center.

Focus areas include Media & Communications Theory, Ethics & Law, New Media Strategies, Evaluating Communications Programs, Crisis Communications, Media Relations, and Management Skills.

Mar 2003Jul 2003

Graduate, Combined Arms Service and Staff School

Command and General Staff College

 Teaches staff process by training students in common and collective staff procedure and skills with emphasis on problem solving, communication skills, and staff coordination techniques. Teaches how the staff performs its mission by requiring students to apply acquired skills and knowledge by responding to situations in simulated garrison and tactical environments. Students perform as staff members in warfighting and Military Operations Other Than War situations that incorporate information about Army operations and staff doctrine. The course is instructor lead, in a small group setting.  Students will meet with their instructor and staff group from various location. 

May 2003May 2003

Graduate

United States Army Military Police School

Terrorism threat recognition, self-protection measures, overview of historical events, and extensive vehicle handling techniques to include skid control, vehicle handling, evasive maneuvers, ramming techniques, and vehicle capabilities.

Mar 2002Jul 2002

Graduate

United States Army Military Police School

Upon completion of the course, the student will supervise personnel and manage police functions, including investigation, security, traffic management, and protective services.    Lectures and practical exercises cover police management subjects. Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Aug 1998Nov 1998

Graduate

United States Army Military Police School

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to train, supervise, and lead a military police platoon in the application of military police operations in a military environment..  Lectures and practical exercises cover leadership, management, and supervision of a police unit. Course also covers introduction to law enforcement, patrol operations, investigations, traffic, crime scene processing, use of force, records, interviewing, terrorism, military science, and military law. Student will be familiar with basic platoon offensive and defensive operations.

Jan 1995May 1998

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Alabama

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills

Microsoft Office
Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Access Microsoft Word Visual Basic Microsoft Excel Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Publisher
Italian
Read, Write, and Speak
French
Read, Write, and Speak
Haitian Kreyol
Read, Write, and Speak
Russian
Read, Write, and Speak

Certifications

2012

Lean Leader/Six Sigma Certification

Covidien

Additional Military Traininig

Joint Antiterrorism

Teamwork, Management and Change

Battle Focused Training at Battalion Level

Battle Focused Training at Brigade Level

Battle Focused Training Conducting After Action Reviews

Combating Trafficking in Persons

Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Techniques

Commanders Safety Course

Physical Security

Supervisor Development

Manager Development

Action Officer Development

Civil Disturbance

Objective

To become an active member of a highly productive and creative professional team in the security and loss prevention field where my skills as an accomplished law enforcement professional will be utilized at the highest level.

Publications

Dufer, Miriam D. "Nevada Unclaimed Property Law". 11 Jul 10. eHow.

Dufer, Miriam D. "Games of Deception". Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society. Ed. Rodney P. Carlisle. 2 vols. New York: Sage Publications, Inc. 14 Apr 09. ISBN 1412966701 / 1-41296670-1 EAN 9781412966702

Dufer, Miriam D. "Grand Theft Auto". Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society. Ed. Rodney P. Carlisle. 2 vols. New York: Sage Publications, Inc. 14 Apr 09. ISBN 1412966701 / 1-41296670-1 EAN 9781412966702

Dufer, Miriam D. "Play as Learning, Sociology of". Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society. Ed. Rodney P. Carlisle. 2 vols. New York: Sage Publications, Inc. 14 Apr 09. ISBN 1412966701 / 1-41296670-1 EAN 9781412966702

Dufer, Miriam D. "Tic Tac Toe". Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society. Ed. Rodney P. Carlisle. 2 vols. New York: Sage Publications, Inc. 14 Apr 09. ISBN 1412966701 / 1-41296670-1 EAN 9781412966702

Dufer, Miriam D. "19th MP Bn (CID) semi-annual Leaders Conference: South Korean military legend also attends conference". The Shield. United States Army Criminal Investigation Command Public Affairs Office. (5). April 2008.

Dufer, Miriam D. Stage Left. Paperback: 74 pages. Publisher: Miriam D. Dufer (June 1, 2007). Language: English. ISBN-13: 978-0-6151-4796-3.

Dufer, Miriam D. Confessions and Other Strange Impulses: A Book of Poetry in Two Acts. Paperback:

64 pages Publisher: Lulu.com (October 12, 2006) Language: English. ISBN-10: 1847283543. ISBN-13:

978-1847283542

Dufer, Miriam D. The Image and Identity of the Black Woman in the Poetry and Prose of Toi Derricotte. (Proquest/UMI 2005 and 2006) Paperback: 94 pages Publisher: ProQuest / UMI (October 31, 2006) Language: English. ISBN-10: 0542039087

Zealous for Cooking: Recipes, Photos and Memories. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Pi Eta Zeta Chapter.

Ed. Miriam D. Dufer. 72 pages. Publisher: Miriam D. Dufer/Pi Eta Zeta (2006). Language: English.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Modern Language Association

Society for Technical Communication

The Academy of American Poets

The Dante Society of America

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society (Scholarship Committee)

The Rhetoric Society of America

American MENSA

Boulder/Frontrange MENSA

MELUS The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

National Council of Teachers of English

The Linguistic Society of America

International Language and Law Association

The Inyternational High I.Q. Society

The Society for Textual Scholarship

College English Association

American Association for Italian Studies

Military Awards

The Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (1 bronze star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, The Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (2 Bronze Numerals), and the NATO Medal.

Professional/Academic Awards

Professional/Academic:

Marquis Who's Who of America, 2009

Marquis Who's Who of American Women, 2002-2007

Marquis Who's Who of Emerging Leaders, 2007

Chancellor's List, 2005 and 2006

Dean's List, 1995

Top Secret/SCI

SSBI