Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Writer/Editor

United States Postal Service
  • Generate story ideas and determine the focus of each issue of employee publications. 
  • Research information necessary to write articles for publication, using computer databases and other sources to develop background information.
  • Oversee writing assignments given to other staff to ensure deadlines are met.  Provides guidance and training when appropriate. I edit  the work of other writers.
  • Conduct interviews and gather needed information for articles. 
  • Write and perform the majority of final editing of articles that will appear in employee publications.
  • Oversee all activities for the design and layout of  publications produced by the Corporate Communications Center to ensure a professional quality appearance.
  • Research, write and edits feature material for special interest business and trade publications.
  • Develop, write and edit promotional information materials to support philatelic and marketing objectives.
  • Write speech drafts, briefing materials, background profiles and correspondence.
  • Coordinate with printers, designers, and other outside contractors to ensure timely completion of the employee publications and other printed materials.
  • Perform general administrative duties as required for the Corporate Communications Center.
Oct 1994 - Aug 2011

Communications Specialist

United States Postal Service
  • Coordinate the production of publications for all employees working within a District. 
  • Conduct research to support the Corporate Communications Center production of various written materials including  news releases, articles for employee publications, product promotion brochures and video and audio scripts.
  • Oversee the clearance process for receiving approvals on all written material from higher level management.
  • Write news releases, articles for the employee publications, audiovisual scripts, speech drafts, and product promotion material.   

Education

Education
Sep 2011 - Present

Certificate

AWAI - American Writers & Artists, Inc.
Nov 2011 - Present

Certificate

AWAI - American Writers & Artists, Inc.
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011

Certificate

Palomar College
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011

Certificate

UCSD Digital Arts Center

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