Matthew J. Stowell
Tel: 434 589-4382 Cell: 504 206-6110
EDUCATION: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C.
BA, English Editor of student newspaper (2 years); literary journal staff.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA,
Masters, Education Concentration on English Education, degree with honors.
July 2010 – Jan 2013 Financial Mirror Newspaper, Nicosia, Cyprus
Journalist and Editor Wrote weekly reviews and feature articles about food, wine and travel for Good Living section. Was chief writer and editor of Cyprus Gourmet Magazine. Designed graphics and wrote copy for ads.
2009 – 2013 Polydorou Design Studio, Larnaca, Cyprus
Writer/Editor Wrote feature articles on wide variety of subjects, plus catchphrases, captions, profiles and inserts for various magazines produced by design studio. Clients includ Four Seasons Hotel, Amathus Beach Hotel, Londa Hotel, Columbia Hotel, Aphrodite Hills Resort, Carob Mill Restaurants, Louis Travel, Kanika Hotels and Mediterranean Hotels.
2009 – 2013 Freelance Writer and Editor
Created web content for various clients, including DekaPlus and GRS Recruitment (UK). Edited or rewrote books and articles, including the book, Anatripsis, for Penny Lazaris, a popular TV and radio massage therapist.
2008 – 2009 Feature Writer
Under the name Alexander Lowell, wrote features on wine and travel for Flavor and Virginia Wine Gazette.
2006 – 2007 Cyprus Weekly Newspaper, Nicosia, Cyprus
Wrote restaurant and club reviews and penned popular regular column (Diary) for the Sunday magazine.
2005 – 2006 Lieff, Cabraser, Limassol, Cyprus (working through San Francisco office)
Paralegal Work on mass tort litigation case (in Cyprus) concerning air disaster. Liaising between attorneys in U.S. and Cyprus. Gathering, analyzing, and compiling data through interviews with victims families and their attorneys; drafting biographies to be used as evidence during trial.
2002 – 2005 Duane Morris LLP, 380 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10168
Paralegal Civil Litigation, Patent Litigation, Medicare Fraud; Healthcare Industry; Intellectual Property; mass tort litigation, case management; pre-trial & trial work; drafting various litigation and corporate documents; cite-checking/blue-booking; Shepardizing; supervising other paralegals and legal assistants; proofreading; editing; digesting/analyzing transcripts; assembling motion papers; preparing exhibits; intensive Internet research; editing speeches and articles for publication.
2001 – 2002 Shiff & Tisman, 280 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10168
Paralegal Litigation work: same as above. Corporate work: research; name clearance; applications; formation; record keeping; compliance, drafting resolutions, powers of attorney, agreements, contracts, dissolution; Trust and Estate litigation.
1999 – 2001 Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, 75 E. 55th Street, NY, NY 10022
Paralegal Began with firm as Proofreader, then worked as Paralegal in litigation department and corporate department.
Was Publicity Director for Chicago Moving Company (a dance company) and designed and wrote copy for a highly successful advertising campaign, increasing enrollment tenfold. Published features about theater, dance, painting, photography and music for newspapers in Chicago, San Francisco and Boston. Short story performed by Simon Loekle on WBAI Radio, New York, NY. Two books published under pen name, Alexander Lowell.
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