Joanna Bastarache

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

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Location:Southeast GA, Georgia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/joannabastarache
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$35
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WRITER - EDUCATOR - MENTOR - LIFE COACH - BUSINESS CONSULTANT...
with an excellent work ethic, client focused approach and great sense of humor!

Having left my tenure-track position as a Communication Arts & Film professor due to disability, I now work freelance. I offer services for writing, visual communication (including filmmaking), business consulting, and personal mentoring/ life coaching.
Please note:
Due to my disability, I am unable to work with short deadlines. Necessary lead time will be discussed prior to accepting any job. For this reason, hourly and/or flat rate project pricing will vary.

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

WRITNG:
Proofreading, content feedback, formatting for:
- Speech Writing
- Creative Writing
- Screenplays & Teleplays (narrative - any genre)

CREATIVE WORK:
Critique/ Evaluation with in depth notes based on project goals & intended audience for:
- Visual & Organizational Communication (marketing, ads, PR campaigns, other)
- Videos/Movies (narrative, experimental, or docs - shorts or feature length)
*I have extensive knowledge of all areas of production, with particular strengths in screenwriting, directing, and coordinating cast, crew, vendor arrangements, scheduling, etc for single or multi-location shoots. Though unavailable to be onsite, I can provide script proofing/editing/feedback and advice/help/mentoring throughout the pre-production stages or feedback throughout post

OTHER:
- Mentoring for young adults (high school through 20s) facing challenges, coping with changes/transitions/illness, navigating college/ planning classes so one succeeds
- Consulting for small businesses and start ups with branding, rebranding, and efficacy & efficiency assessment, including recommended change(s) and implementation strategies

EXPERIENCE:
Small Business Consultant
Multiple businesses (recent example - 2Stream Mobile, LLC)
- Aid start-ups with business branding, logo design, branding unity, coordinating with web designer, social media specialist, and marketing personnel

Assistant Professor & Film Program Director
Georgia Southern University, 2006-2012
- Courses Taught:
Intro to Mass Media, Media & Society, Public Speaking, Intro to Film Studies, numerous Film Studies course electives, Intro & Advanced Digital Filmmaking, Intro & Advanced Screenwriting, Advanced Lighting & Cinematography, and Senior Capstone/Applications (production of final short film in chosen role on set, understanding the business of film, DBA/LLC establishment, self branding, website and reel)
- Advising:
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences underclass advisement center
Departmental Film major advisor
Interdisciplinary Film Studies Minor Program Director and Advisor

Site Manager
Liberty Tax Services, 2005-2006
- Training, hiring/firing, business to business marketing, customer service, federal and state mandated reporting and processing, and all financials
*Trained Tax Preparer

Teacher
New York Film Academy, Summer Program @ Harvard 2005
Summer Programs for teens & adults, students ranged in age from 14-53
- Courses Taught: 16mm Filmmaking I & II, Screenwriting, & Directing

Public Relations & Outreach Coordinator (non-profit):
North Shore **** Crisis Center 2003
- Overhauling/ updating all existing promotional and education materials, writing, proofing, and creating original content for print materials, writing press releases and speeches for various events, and coordinating a multisite fundraiser
*Certified MA State Crisis Counselor
*24-hour **** Crisis Counselor Volunteer

EDUCATION:
Master of Fine Arts, Film
Boston University (2005)
- Film, Directing & Writing

Bachelor of Arts, *** Laude (3.64 GPA)
Regis College (2003)
- Double Major: Communication (PR) & Fine Arts (Painting & Drawing)
*Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors Society
*Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society

COMPLETE CV or RESUME with REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Skills (2) Rating
Proofreading
Editing