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Dear Suzanne:As a Valhalla resident who just received her newsletter in the mail last night, I can't tell you how proud I was that you work for me and produced such a fabulous document. Everything about it -- from the dozens of winter concert photos to the beautifully written story about the student basketball player from Nigeria -- was just superb. My personal favorite was your story about the man who plays Santa Claus, and your "spoiler alert" halfway through, warning readers that you were about to reveal the identity of Santa. I loved that touch! I know how hard you have been working in Valhalla, and I'm also fully aware of the fact that you provide them with so much more, in terms of attention and patience. Your writing talent amazes me every day, and you help to inspire me. Again, thanks so much.Evelyn McCormackDirector of CommunicationsSouthern Westchester BOCES
~ Excerpted from performance reviews ~
Writing & Editing Skills:
—“gifted writer with superb observational skills”
—“a fine reporter, writer and editor… expert in the application of AP Style”
—“the best (writer) in our department”
—“has done a superb job of publishing newsworthy stories on the bank’s progress toward strategic goals”
—“irreproachably responsible… never failed to meet a deadline”
—“immediately had an impact…staff quickly bonded with her… cultivated valuable sources”
—“treats all people at the bank with respect and thoughtfulness”
—“expresses genuine interest in her colleagues and her acquaintances”
Staff Development / Management Skills:
—“does a wonderful job of motivating and directing”
—“a caring, sensitive supervisor who helps her staff realize their full potential”
—“fosters a pleasant, cooperative atmosphere”
Juggling Priorities / Making Decisions:
—“very efficient in balancing competing claims on her time and resources… decisive in undertaking actions and quick to adapt”
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Non-profit educational organization providing services and programs to school districts and students in the region.Direct public relations initiatives for corporate and school district clients. Manage the editorial content, design and distribution of quarterly newsletters, press releases, promotional calendars and special interest publications. Develop online content, including text, photos and videos. Work closely with school superintendents on public information plans, budget information plans and trends and issues in public education. Cultivate effective relationships with local press in coverage of topics of interest to the education community. Confer with production, graphic design and web design personnel to coordinate production of all communications materials. Responsible for client support, budgets and vendor relationships.
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Monthly publication for incentive meeting planners. Circulation: 40,500.