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Freelance Article Writer & Translator

Location:Bronx, New York, United States
2 Skills
Feb, 2013—Present Self Employed
Anne Pigué Design

Full service interior design business
Clients in Fairfield County and Manhattan

May, 2004—Jan, 2013 Shop Manager, Interior Designer/Assistant
Nest of Southport

Interior Design Responsibilities
Develop new client opportunities
Create, present and implement complete design schemes
for own clients
Support and assist in designs for owner’s clients
Oversee on-site upholstery
Work closely with seamstresses
Research new resources and vendors
Foster important vendor and contractor relations
Schedule and organize all deliveries and installations
Traffic all orders and reserves

Shop Management Responsibilities
Organize and run business, including bookkeeping and order processes
Oversee employees and sub-contractors
Write copy for marketing and advertising
Create “Nest of Southport” brand positioning
Responsible for organizing banking and Quickbooks
Track sales and Sales & Use Tax payments
Speak French (fluent) and Italian (proficient) to overseas vendors

May, 1987—May 2004 Freelance Writer

Sample Projects:
Oscar Blandi, Inc.
Name hair care products
Translate packaging copy into French for Canadian market
Consult on website
KM Pierce Associates
Create appeal letters and case statements for non-profit organizations
i.e., Alpha Home Christmas appeal letter doubled donations from
previous year.

The Marrow Foundation
Conceive, develop and chair “Recovery through Discovery,”
a benefit to fund research of post-bone marrow transplant
Responsible for writing all collateral materials. $333,000 raised.
Wakeman Boys and Girls Club
Compose materials for fund raising.

September, 1985 –
May, 1987 Head Copywriter
Max Factor & Co. (formerly a Division of International Playtex,
Stamford, CT)
Name all new products, promotions and colors for entire
line of fragrance, treatment and color cosmetics
Write all point-of-sale and packaging copy
Develop new promotions with Marketing Department
Coordinate with Legal Department on all copy

December, 1984 –
July, 1985 Administrator, Training and Special Events
La Prairie, Inc., NYC
Responsible for administration of training materials and
.Work with Creative Director on positioning and naming
of new products
.Conduct East Coast Training seminars
September, 1983
December, 1984 Creative and Marketing Assistant
Germaine Monteil Cosmetiques Corporation, NYC
.Work with Copywriter on theming promotions and writing
of collateral material and field correspondence
.Translate packaging into French for bilingual conversion project
.Work with Legal Department on trademark searches and claim
May, 1980 Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Italian
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing