Writing Samples

Objective

I am interested to work on projects remotely from home or in an office environment on a part-time basis as a Freelance Writer or Virtual Assistant (VA).

As a writer my focus would include feature articles, press and news releases, columns, blogging, event coverage, biographical documents, website copy and human interest stories.  I can also do research and editing.

As a VA my focus is on social media management, customer service, business services, general administrative duties, event planning, word processing, data entry and transcription.  I type 79 wpm.

Interest

I love storytelling.  I love to read and write fiction and go to the movies and plays.

I am passionate about environmental conservation, animal welfare and clean eating.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2004 - Present

Columnist

Cape May County Herald

  • Originated and wrote Coastie Life, a column featuring informative and interesting stories and profiles and about the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey

  • Authored Cindy's World, a column about my own life as a Coast Guard wife and stay-at-home mom.
Nov 1998 - Sep 2001

Communications Coordinator

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities

  • Wrote promotional materials about the organization's tours, events, community relations and educational outreach, including press releases, news releases, public service announcements and radio ticket giveaways

  • Member of Theatrical Team, Newsletter Team, Community Relations Team and Music Festival Team
Aug 1993 - Jul 1997

Assistant to the Director of Social Work

New England Medical Center
  • Liaison for patients in need of psychosocial intervention including needs assessment
  • Supervisor to student workers and volunteers
  • Responsible for timely departmental billing
  • Contributed to hospital-wide newsletter
Aug 1991 - Jul 1993

Production Assistant

Ruddy Morgan Organization
  • Script reading and story analysis
  • Research information for potential films and possible location shoots
Sep 1990 - Jul 1991

Assistant to Advertising Executive

Katz Communications
  • Called television stations and advertising agencies to negotiate change in spot dates or time slots
  • Input all contract information into computer
  • Responsible for maintenance and organization of all legal documents

Education

Education
Sep 1987 - Jun 1990

Bachelor of Arts

University of Southern California