Solid combination of writing, editing and proofreading skills from progressive experience in marketing and development.
January 2002 – January 2013
Freelance Copy Consultant
Clients included: O’Brien, McConnell and Pearson, Washington DC (Greenpeace, Clinton Presidential Library, Earthjustice, Oxfam America, Planned Parenthood Federation of America); Schultz and Williams Inc., Philadelphia PA (Presbyterian Historical Society); Catalpha Advertising and Design, Towson MD (Smyth Jewelers); Chelsea Creative, Richboro PA (New York Athletic Club, Hedy Shepard, Ltd.); Teachers’ College at Columbia University, New York NY; Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia PA; USA for UNHCR (United Nations High Council for Refugees), Washington DC.
February 2001 – December 2001
Princeton eCom, Princeton NJ
Marketing Copywriter Specialist
Responsible for marketing and advertising an eFinance Application Services Provider in the electronic billing and payment industry. Developed strategy, positioning and messaging for all company external communications. Marketing support for Quicken Bill Manager and channel partners such as American Express, Mellon Financial Services, First Union/ Wachovia and America Online.
June 1999 – February 2001
Advertising Specialty Institute, Langhorne PA
Planned, wrote and created all business-to-business marketing and advertising for organization’s electronic product division. Responsible for working closely with design team to produce newspaper and magazine print ads, brochures, direct mail, fliers, collateral material, PowerPoint presentations, and signage and collateral for trade shows. Writing also included letters, speeches and press releases. Additional duties included product line annual budgets, advertising plans and schedules for electronic product promotions.
January 1999 – April 1999
Zanzibar, Princeton NJ
Office/Public Relations Manager
Designed, wrote and placed all advertising and promotional material for restaurant business. Primary contact for local newspapers and magazines. Worked with charitable organizations to donate food and auction off dinners.
January 1998 – December 1998
Clients included: National Breast Cancer Coalition, Washington DC; Production Solutions, McLean VA; and A & J Enterprises, McLean VA.
July 1994 – December 1997
Craver, Mathews, Smith and Company, Falls Church VA
Designed and wrote direct mail packages for large nonprofit fundraising programs, including Habitat for Humanity, Operation Smile, Handgun Control, Heifer Project International, Christian Children’s Fund, Amnesty International USA and the American Civil Liberties Union. Marketed visual concepts to clients and account teams demonstrating how packages achieve fundraising objectives.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites, Associated Press Style, Chicago Style and Government Printing Office Style.
Publishing Specialist Certificate, George Washington University, Washington DC, 1996.
BS in Journalism with Psychology minor, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV, May 1993.