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Work experience

Oct 2009Present

Senior Analyst, Global Communications

Burger King Corporation
  • Craft clear, effective speeches for top executives that address multiple key themes and are tailored to reflect the cadence and personality of the speaker; coach speakers to ensure a smooth, confident delivery; and create graphics to visualize and enhance speech content
  • Conceptualize and pitch creative scripts for internal video series; cast talent, secure sets and procure props; and serve as director on set
  • Act as communications lead for global training and operations initiatives; develop strategic communications plans that incorporate print, online, video, social media or other interactive elements; and execute on deadline and within budget
  • Write news stories for global audience; build relationships in key international departments, interview sources, draft and edit for AP style, and manage story publication calendar
  • Edit and proofread a variety of internal and external communications, including letters, presentations, advertising materials, press releases and crisis communications 
  • Ensure consistency in tone and style for all company messaging and ensure compliance with trademark and copyright laws
Sep 2007May 2009

Writer

Miami Dade College

  • Developed editorial content for the college’s major external publications including College Forum, a monthly print and electronic newsletter distributed to college employees and alumni; MDC magazine, distributed biannually to alumni and friends of the college; and Leap, an award-winning recruitment magazine distributed to public and private high school students throughout Miami-Dade County
  • Produced copy to meet client specifications in a variety of print and electronic formats including brochures, posters, programs, signage, advertisements, newspaper inserts, postcards, e-blasts, radio spots, banner ads, CDs and online
  • Edited and copy-edited print and online materials to ensure high quality and conformity to established editorial standards, and proofread copy to ensure adherence to AP style
  • Acted as project manager to meet monthly, weekly and daily deadlines
  • Trained and supervised freelance writing staff
Sep 2006May 2007

Associate Editor

  • Compiled and laid out the text, numeric and graphic elements for two daily publications covering the international energy commodities markets: Crude Oil Marketwire and US Marketscan
  • Managed the collaboration of three departments to coordinate the successful launch of PSTR, a daily publication assessing prices at over 300 U.S. rack locations
  • Ensured the accuracy of global price assessments and edited targeted news commentary for a real-time news wire service
  • Co-hosted a daily web-based forum to gather and report on activity in the crude market
  • Analyzed weekly Department of Energy data and updated archives for trend analysis
Nov 2004Sep 2006

Associate Editor

McGraw-Hill Construction

  • Edited Architectural Record, the AIA-affiliated architecture industry magazine and Product News, a 100-year-old construction industry information tabloid
  • Edited client-supplied copy to editorial specifications, for the Sweets® annual Directories, DVD, Catalog Files and online – popular resources for architects and industry professionals
  • Copy-edited in-house marketing, sales and promotional materials for consistency and accuracy and adherence to Chicago Manual style
  • Acted as quality control manager; reviewed and authorized all galleys before publication
  • Met stringent daily, weekly and monthly deadlines
Oct 2002Oct 2003

Assistant Editor

Insight Editions

  • Edited text for two award-winning titles: Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen (Billboard Books, 2003), and Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive (Avalon, 2003)
  • Fact-checked captions and corrected inconsistencies and/or errors
  • Drafted concise and effective copy for book jackets and promotional materials
  • Corresponded with high profile contributors regarding clarity, tone, and editorial changes
  • Proofread final text in the Chicago Manual style for grammatical errors

Education

Skills

Other Computer Skills
Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; Adobe® Acrobat®; Quark Inc. eStage Proficient on both Windows® and Macintosh® operating systems
Content Management Systems
QuarkOCM© and FileMaker Pro© 
Desktop Publishing software
Adobe® Photoshop®, InDesign® and Illustrator® 

References

Irene Weygandt

Irene Weygandt and I worked together at a small independent publishing house in Washington, D.C.

Gariot Louima

Gariot Louima served as my direct supervisor at Miami Dade College.

Irene Munoz

Irene Munoz served as my hiring manager and department supervisor at Miami Dade College.

Portfolio

Awards

2008 Medallion AwardsNational Council for Marketing and Public RelationsGoldCollege ForumStudent HandbookPromotional Campaign for a Special EventBrochure - SeriesPostcardSilverMDC magazine, winter 2008College Forum OnlinePosterBronzeViewbookBrochure2007 Excellence AwardsFlorida Association of Community CollegesSecond PlaceMDC magazine, winter 2007Cultural Affairs Brochure 2007 Paragon AwardsNational Council for Marketing and Public RelationsSilverMDC magazine, fall 2007

MDC magazine, winter 2007

BronzeStudent Life Handbook 2007-20082004 National Gold Ink Competition

Gold Ink Award

for Softcover Books Days of Hope and Dreams:An Intimate Portrait of Bruce SpringsteenPewter Award CertificateBetween Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive

Summary

Writer with nine years of strategic publishing experience, including time at one of the world's top publishing companies and the nation's largest institution of higher education, seeks editorial position in a dynamic team environment.

Volunteer Experience

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Miami, FL

  • Serve as a mentor and friend to an at-risk high school student as part of a three-year school-to-work program to support her in reaching her educational and professional goals

Everybody Wins!, New York, NY

  • Participated in weekly one-on-one lunchtime reading sessions with two elementary school students, as part of a nationwide literacy and mentoring program

NY Cares, New York, NY

  • Spent time with elderly hospital patients with histories of mild psychosis
  • Walked and played with formerly neglected dogs at a local no-kill animal shelter

GreenHome, Washington, DC

  • Worked with a team to build an environmentally efficient house for a disabled mother

Children's Museum of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, NH

  • Directed educational arts and crafts activities in the museum's project area