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Summary

Professional, skilled communications specialist that has worked in public relations, marketing, and publishing fields.  Excellent writing, editing, people, and organizational skills.

Objective

To obtain a position where I may use my writing and editing skills.

Work History

May 2010May 2012

Writer, Editor

luxecoliving.com

Wrote and edited articles for green lifestyle website.

Feb 2007May 2007

Intern

LA Family Magazine

Wrote, edited, and proofread articles for family/parenting magazine.

May 1995Dec 2000

Freelance Writer/Editor

Self Employed
  • Actively pursued writing, editing, and proofreading projects with a variety of firms in public relations, marketing, and editorial areas.
  • Expertise included newsletters, press releases, backgrounders, profiles, brochures, and articles.
  • Clients included PeopleSoft, Nortel Networks, and Cooper/Iverson Public Relations.
  • Published articles in Soccer Jr. and Popular Mechanics magazines.
Feb 1994Apr 1995

Public Relations Writer

PeopleSoft
  • Wrote and edited press releases, background materials, articles, sales collateral, and other press-related materials for provider of client/server software.
  • Interviewed top executives and key employees.
  • Collaborated in a team environment with in-house marketing staff as well as external public relations team.
Jan 1992Feb 1994

Associate Editor/Marketing Writer

Sunset Magazine
  • Team member of creative marketing department.
  • Conducted interviews; wrote, edited, and proofread articles, captions, and headlines; and supervised production for Sunset trade publications. Proofread marketing and sales collateral.
  • Publications covered the building and remodeling, automobile, travel, and grocery industries.
  • Covered trade shows.
  • Wrote copy for various marketing projects.

Education

B.S.

Monmouth University