Sparta, GA 31087
PROFILE & QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
Project Development • Grant Proposal Writing & Fundraising • SEO Content • FDA Approvals • “Corporate Trainer” • Curriculum Development • Career Advisement • “Writing Coach” • Software Documentation • Business & Nonprofit Start-up/Development • Medical Research Documentation/Reporting • Spanish/French Fluency • Ghost Writing
Over 15 years of experience as a professional freelance/staff writer, mostly for the healthcare, IT & nonprofit industries: Ability to manage/interact with culturally-diversified individuals; Expertise in maximizing available resources; Capacity to produce, in-house, high-quality promotional literature; High “Creativity Quotient”; Usefulness within both the high and low end of an operation—i.e., not afraid to roll up sleeves and “get dirty.”
IT Services Coordinator/Manager
Sabe Real Estate (Florida and Rhode Island) 2005-Present
Responsible for all the information technology needs of a very successful real estate company.
? Organized and implemented a number of high-traffic real estate industry-topics blogs.
? Managed and wrote for aggressive, multi-platform marketing, latest-real-estate-news newsletters.
? Acted as remote technical trouble-shooter for a multi-tiered Internet presence.
? Helped to organize and maintain a number of websites directly/indirectly tied to Sabe Real Estate.
? Identified/utilized a number of website-traffic-driving tools to enhance the company’s Internet ROI.
PRE-Scribes, Warner Robins, GA 2005-Present
Responsible for the writing of manuscripts for paying clients mostly in the medical and IT industries.
? Proposed/ghost-wrote documents for professionals with original ideas but no skills/time for writing.
? Wrote technical documents—product how-to’s, promotional literature, newsletters, blogs, etc.—for healthcare providers.
? Wrote IT-related technical documents: software reviews/documentation; website content; blogs; etc.
? Submitted articles for publication in e-zines and magazines; wrote full-length e-books (sometimes under a pseudonym).
? Sold articles through a number of sites—i.e., Constant-Content.com, WriterAccess.com, about.com, etc.
Uncle Sam Publishers, Norcross, GA 2005-2012
Responsible for the preparation of a variety of written documents for paying clients.
? Provided consulting expertise in business & nonprofit start-up, fundraising, career advisement, etc.
? Wrote and maintained newsletters for businesses and nonprofit organizations.
? Wrote employment history documents—mostly for people in technical fields.
? Wrote custom-written storybooks and “portrait” poetry which customers bought for special occasions and events.
? Developed curricula for staff development classes on Grant Writing, Corporate Communication, Basic Spanish, etc.
Director of Marketing & Communication
Salon De Fatima, North Providence, RI 1996-2004
Responsible for the promotion of three very busy beauty/health spa “icon” salons that catered to high-end clientele.
? Prepared promotional and administrative literature for the salons.
? Helped the organization to gain visibility, improve its bottom line, and remain efficient.
? Won “Employee of the Year” awards in 2002 and 2003.
? Served as “Corporate Trainer” in Report/Correspondence Writing, Diversity/****** Harassment, and Fundraising classes.
? Assisted in the owner’s ambitious philanthropic activities which raised thousands for local charitable organizations.
Executive Resume, Warwick, RI 1994-1996
Responsible for the promotional and operational needs of a very busy employment history documents agency.
? Helped to maintain profitability, while operating facility with a relatively small staff.
? Established a very detailed and often-complimented customer satisfaction/relations set of guidelines.
? Taught classes on job interviewing skills, professional development, and corporate communications.
? Wrote and published a number of publications for proactive job seekers.
? Provided guidance and leadership in the areas of operational efficiency, service functionality, advertising and sales.
Writer/Public Relations Manager
Harlow Denham, Inc., Warwick, RI 1989-1994
Responsible for the prompt and efficient production of promotional literature for paying clients.
? Managed 6 employees, as well as some temps and professionals hired on a per-project basis.
? Prepared and filed appropriate corporate reports for state and federal agencies.
? Managed special events (writers’ conferences, etc.) logistics: seating, security, décor, lighting, sound system, etc.
? Achieved steady increase in sales through creative but inexpensive advertising programs.
? Prepared instructional manuals, grant and business proposals, sales letters, speeches, press releases, public service announcements, advertising copy, organizational profiles, and employee handbooks.
? Taught classes on grant proposal, employment history document, and biography/memoir writing.
? Presented with MVP Management Award for two consecutive years, 1992 and 1993.
MS/PhD in Public Health (GPA: 3.8) . . . 2004 to 2008
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
BA in English/Psychology (GPA: 3.9) . . . 1996 to 1998
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
AA in Business Administration (GPA: 3.8) . . . 1992 to 1996
Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI