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Ed Protzel

Freelance Fiction Writer & Copywriter

Location:Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
2 Skills
GOAL: To write/edit as a free-lancer and teach English as an adjunct college instructor, while continuing to write fiction (see selected original fiction).


Master's degree in English Literature; bachelor’s degree in Humanities/English, minor in History.

Creative and freelance writing, 20 years, including novels and screenplays:
* Fiction: Includes a historical novel, Honor Among Outcasts, and five original screenplays for feature film—see attached list of selected original fiction.
* Copywriter, Consultant and Associate Editor: Wrote videos, articles, newsletters.

Teaching Experience: Community college adjunct instructor (see page 2).

Financial Services Experience: Twelve years in operations management for Fortune 500 companies. Series 7 and 63 licenses.


Chess Instructor (p/t), St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center, St. Louis, Missouri, currently

Process Manager III, Wells Fargo Advisors, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008-2013
Supervised advisory accounts operations for $24 billion in client assets, including manager liaison, cash flow, and reconciliation departments, through largest merger in securities history.

Senior Investor Reporting Analyst (Manager), Citigroup, O’Fallon, Missouri, 2007-2008 2007-200
Managed staff of investor reporting subject matter experts. Responsible for system documentation, development and testing for securitization of mortgages through major acquisitions.

Funds Manager, Group Variable Investments, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996-2006
Supervised all aspects of $400 million mutual funds department, including trading operations, compliance-related communications, and liaison to national funds managers, markedly upgrading efficiency. Administered retirement plans funding (1996-2001).

Freelance Writer; Owner/Consultant, TVM Communications, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992-1996
Wrote video scripts, research reports, collateral materials, employee publications. Clients included Busch Creative Services, Willis Coroon, Aaron Cushman & Associates, Missouri Impact magazine.

Financial Consultant, Merrill Lynch, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990-1992
Sold full range of financial services planning and products.

Adjunct English Instructor; Community Colleges, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989 - 1993
* St. Louis Community College (Florissant Valley and Meramec) 8/24/89 – 5/15/90; 8/23/93 – 12/15/93
* St. Charles County Community College, 8/26/93 – 12/31/93
Taught various 100-level composition classes.


Master of Arts, English Literature, August 1989
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts, English/Humanities, May 1983
University of Hawaii/West Oahu College
Pearl City, Hawaii

Related coursework, English
Washington University at St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Associates of Arts, Liberal Arts, May 1979
St. Louis Community College

Educational Emphasis*
English: 78 hours
Writing/Editing: 27 hours
English Literature: 51 hours
Humanities and History: 39 hours
Skills (2) Rating
Fiction Writing