Donna Vicks

Freelance Creative Writer & Children's Book Writer

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Location:Dover, Delaware, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/donnavicks
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EDUCATION:
Delaware State University, Bachelor of Arts, May 2000
Major: Journalism (print)

Major Courses College: Intro to Mass Communications, Broadcast Writing, Sound Production, News Writing and Editing I & II, Television Production, Community
Journalism, Public Relations, Television and Radio Announcing, Organizational Communications, Feature and Editorial Writing

WORK EXPERIENCE

4/06 - Present
Kent County Family Court (Commissioner’s Unit) - Dover, Delaware
•Generate, type, handout/mail family court documents including but not limited to Child Support Orders, Guardianship Orders, Protection from Abuse Orders, Custody/Visitation Orders, etc.
•Correspond with attorneys, detention facility personnel and litigants regarding hearings via email and telephone
•Track and maintain filing system for court documents
•Prepare Orders, Releases and Commitments for adult and juvenile criminal matters; set up transportation for inmates with hearing dates
•Process Capiases, Violation of Probation Reports, Mental Health Evaluations, etc.; enter *** offenders and their Tier in the system for the State of Delaware
•Schedule hearings on Commissioner’s calendar, answer multiple phone lines, process motions

1/05 – 2/06
Capital School District – Dover, Delaware
•Substitute teacher appointed on a day-to-day basis to fill in for teachers on various types of leaves

7/02 – 1/05
The Law Offices of Doroshow & Pasquale – Bear, Delaware
•Assist attorneys with preparing legal documents, including but not limited to, bankruptcy petitions, wills, power of attorney, affidavits, demand packages.
•Receptionist duties, including but not limited to answering multiple phone lines, typing correspondences, taking dictation, scheduling and confirming appointments and greeting clients

3/00 – 10/01
Delaware State News – Dover, Delaware
•Paginate Delaware State newspaper and various small independent newspapers
•Correspond with editors via telephone and email
•Create headlines for stories and cutlines for photos
•Proofread and format text

HONORS: The National Dean’s List, Vice President of Society of Professional Journalists

OUTSTANDING SKILLS:
WordPerfect, Microsoft Office, Excel, QuarkXpress, Pagemanager, DewarView, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, PowerPoint, Bestcase, Access, FAMIS, CJIS

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST