Pamela Wray Biron

Freelance Book Illustrator & Graphic Designer

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Location:Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/pamelawraybiron
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2 Skills
$20
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RESUME OF QUALIFICATIONS

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PAMELA D. WRAY-BIRON, 140 58th Street, North, P.O. Box 321754, Birmingham, AL 35212
Cell: (256) 453-8903 Email: hotpockets2010@hotmail.com or pamelawray2013@yahoo.com
www.thelighthouseforrecoveryministries.org www.wordworkspubcons.com

POSITION: Freelance and Contractual Editor, Copyeditor, Proofreader, Writer, Ghostwriter and Illustrator/Graphic Design

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Expert with over 38 years of production, editorial and art services to the publishing industry, Graphic Design Houses, Marketing/PR Firms and Manufacturers. Commercial Art: graphic design, medical and technical illustration, commercial illustration, children's illustrator, web design and development, POP's, product packaging, posters, book cover and jackets, marketing collateral materials. Production: editing, copyediting, proofreading online and manuscripts. Former senior editor for a large publishing house in California/New York. Former Literary/Script Agent. Web: design, development, content, management, webmaster and computer programming.

PERTINENT EDUCATION:

University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL 1975-1979
BSBA, Business Administration: Triple Degree in Accounting, Management and Marketing

Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Advanced illustration, design, English and social science audit coursework

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Substance Abuse Counseling

SJSU Professional Development (Extension)
Biotechnology Writing/Editing

UC Berkley – Extension
Professional Certification – Introduction to Book Publishing

UC Berkley – Extension
Professional Certification – Introduction to Book Publishing: reading and literacy Development

Arkansas State University
Professional Certification Program – Journalism

GW Center for Professional Development
Publications Specialist/Professional Editing

University of Arizona
Certification in Science and Technical Writing

Georgetown University
Editorial Services/Editing and Writing


OTHER EDUCATION:

LeCordon Bleu,

Georgetown University Restaurant Management Course,

Personnel Development Center: U.S. Army, Newport News, VA
11 military occupation specialties in warfare, personal, administrative and medical

Academy of Health Sciences, U.S. Army, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
Medical Laboratory Technician, Clinical Specialist (LPN)

John Hopkins University/Academy of Health Sciences
BS in Nursing and BS in Physician’s /Surgical Assistant.

University of Texas and U.S. Army
BS in Computer Programming and Systems Analysis

American Medical Association
Certification in Neurological Surgical Coding

Emory University
Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling

Boston University
Christian Studies and Ministry

CAREER SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE

Business Writing/Editing Medical Writing/Editor Freelance Journalism
Technical Writing/Editor Legal Issues Writing/Editor Healthcare Writer/Editor
Grant Writer/Proposal Writer Copywriter (Marcom) Marketing/Business Plan Writing
Published Author: Magazine Articles Published Author: 15 Non Fiction books Published Author: 10 Children’s Books
Ghostwritten: 55 books Books Marketing Promotions/Special Events/ Advertising Published Author: Web Content, Development and Production
Web/Graphic Arts Developer Educational Writing and Editing, (K-12) Textbook Editor
Manuscript development Book Reviewer Reader for Literary Agencies
Book Covers/Jacket Design Medical/Healthcare Illustration Marketing Collateral Materials
Branding Book Publicity/Author Tours Media Placement
Newsletters – Online and Print Indexer Cookbook Writer/Recipe Developer
Culinary Art Instructor Blogger Social Media Designer

PERTINENT WORK EXPERIENCE

May 1987-Present WordWorks Publishing Consultants Owner/Freelance/Contract
Award winning privately held marketing, publishing and design firm

MARKETING/ADVERTISING:
Copywriting, Promotional Specialist, Public Relations, Marketing Plans, Communications. BOOK PUBLISHING: Copy Editing, Editor, Book Publicity Management; Indexer, Proofreader, Press Releases and Media Kits, Book Reviews Copyediting, Proofreading and Indexing for publishers, newsletters, and Internet. MEDIA: Magazine Researcher and Copy Editor; General Assignment Reporter, Reporter Specialist in Business, Medical and Publishing; Media Placement Consultant. WRITING: Articles for employee magazines, trade journals and magazines, Contributing Editor Assignments, Ghostwriting and Collaboration, Newsletters, Proposals, Business Plans, Grants, Scripts and Storyboards, Speeches, Telemarketing Scripts, Medical and Health Writing, Travel Writing, Technical Writing, Technical Editing Desktop Publisher. FINE ARTS: Commercial, Technical and Medical Illustration and Design, Sculpturing, Modeling, Book Design and Production, Greeting Card Design, Logos, Posters and Point-of-sale displays, Special Effect Modeling and 3D design, 2D design.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

Computer Hardware: IBM/Compatibles, Mac/Apple Environments, Mainframe and Mini
Operating Systems: DOS, Windows 7, Vista, Windows NT, UNIX, XENIX, Open System
Computer Software: Microsoft, Lotus, Novell, WordPerfect: word processing, database, spreadsheets, graphics, desktop publishing, (CAD/CAM), accounting, MEDIMAC, MEDISOFT, PrintMaster, Publisher, Quicken, Quickbook Pro, Corel Draw, Harvard Graphics, Quark, Freehand, Illustrator, Flash 4, Photoshop
Languages: C++, C, Open System, UNIX, ADA, Basic, COBOL, FORTRAN
Other: Troubleshooting and repair of computer hardware, training on various commercial software programming and system analysis, blueprints, technical

Publication of Magazine Articles and Books

Medical journals, publications and commercial publications on medical issues: medical malpractice from a patient's standpoints; laws allowing patient access to National Practitioner's Database to know backgrounds on physicians; new product reviews and editorials; medical research; how to use Internet for research.
Commercial submissions on employment law, employee rights and violations of the workplace.
Commercial submissions on computer industry: PC Magazine, PC Computing, Home Office Computing, Infoweek, Federal Computing, Windows on beta testing of new computer products; establishing home-based computer consulting firms; software development; systems analysis; Internet as a research tool for specific industries; computer espionage; new computer tools for medical, accounting, manufacturing, small business/home-based business; computer programming.
Commercial submissions on sports industry: Golf, Baseball, Football (professional and intercollegiate), Swimming, Tennis, Skiing, Volleyball, Track & Field, Figure Skating, Skydiving, Parasailing, Fishing, Amateur sports
Journalism: local, state and national submission of articles for column: The Business of Home-Based/Small Business Marketing; various medical and health issues for woman, domestic violence, self-help on how to stop being a victim and victim rights in domestic violence issues; helping children identify and cope with neglect and abuse, workplace law and the employee rights.
Newsletters: (Development, editor and publisher) Medical, cosmetic, non-profit, legal, marketing, consulting, management, gift basket, home-based business, non-profit, financial, small businesses and forestry.
Books Those Precious Moments in Times; All You Will Need is the Guest List; In-House Publishing;
The Computer Guru: Computer Consulting for Small Business and Home-Based Businesses; The Literary Agent's Guide to Their Very Own Nervous Breakdown; Weapons of Mass Destruction: MLRS & Patriot Project; The Gourmet Entrepreneur; How to Run Your Own Home-Based Corporation and Be Successful, How to Become a Literary Agent.
Technical Writing: written and edited manuals, tech sheets and documentation for computer hardware and software programs, packaged and proprietary; written computer programs for combat/radar weapon systems, guidance systems for government, military and commercial; revised existing documentation; computer programmer for graphics, databases, spreadsheets, and various other client projects. Systems Analysis. Networking and troubleshooting.
Freelance and Contract Art Expertise
Graphic Artist, Medical Illustration, Technical Illustration
Special Effects modeling, illustration, sculpturing, illustration

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS:

Presidential Citizen’s Medal, nominee, 2013
2013 "Emerging Star" Award, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
Nominee, WBCNA "Small Business Start-up Award for 2012
2012 13th Annual National Business Award, nominee in 8 categories
Nominee, 2012 Lady Godiva Awards for Women of Inspiration
Make A Difference Award, Alabama Credit Union/ NBC, 2010
Valedictorian and VOTED MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED, Evangel High School
Outstanding Achievement Awards and Citations for professional activities
Superior Performance Ratings, 1980-1992
"Who's Who of Executives Guild", 2000
"Renaissance Guru", 2000, Guru.com, nominated twice.
"Outstanding Volunteer", 1999, 8th Annual Women Committed to Excellence, Cottaquilla Council of Girl Scouts, Nominee
"Outstanding Distinguished Professional", 1998, 7th Annual Women Committed to Excellence, Cottaquilla Council of Girl Scouts, Winner
"Who's Who in U.S. Executives"
"Sterling's Who's Who"
"International Who's Who of Professionals"
"International Who's Who of Information Technology"
"Who's Who in U.S. Entrepreneurs"
"1997 Positive Performer", INC. Magazine and MCI, nominee, 1997
"Woman Committed to Excellence", 1996, 5th Annual Women Committed to Excellence, Cottaquilla Council of Girl Scouts
"1996 Entrepreneur of the Year- Socially Responsible", INC. Magazine, Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, Southeast Region, nominee, 1996
"The World's Who's Who of Women", International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 1996
"The 1996 Reach Awards", CFO Magazine and Mastercard, nominee, 1996
"1995 Entrepreneur of the Year- Socially Responsible", INC. Magazine, Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, Southeast Region, nominee, Southeastern Region runner-up, 1995
"Corporate Recognition", 1995, 4th Annual Women Committed to Excellence, Cottaquilla Council of Girl Scouts
"AT&T/Home-Based Business Owner", Entrepreneur Magazine/AT&T, nominee, 1995
"1995 Small Business Leader of the Year", Piedmont Area, Calhoun
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration
Graphic Design