Sixteen years of successful, diverse and progressive experience as a freelance writer specializing in marketing communications for a wide variety of industries, including education, IT, veterinary medicine, real estate, and natural gas. Expert in marketing communications, customer care/communications, and problem solving.
Volunteer Interest Areas
? Feed My Starving Children, Aurora, IL
? Girl Scouts, Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
? Northern Illinois Food Bank, St. Charles, IL
? MS Word
Offering a track record of success in accomplishments and achievements within high-volume environments that showcase knowledge of…
? Marketing Communications ? Efficiency Strategies
? Reporting and Tracking ? Website Copywriting
? Troubleshooting/Problem Solving
? Exceptional Customer Service ?
? Attention to Details
? Event and Meeting Planning
? Team Player
FREELANCE WRITER—Winfield, IL
Research projects, create copy and direct design of websites, newsletters, brochures, direct mail pieces and manuals to increase presence and success of small businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies, 1995 to present
NICOR Inc.—Naperville, IL, Marketing Communications, 1986-1994
Demonstrated abilities to plan objectives, select and implement strategies and determine best practices. Proficient in report generation, cost reduction, and project completion. Effective production and coordination of an array of marketing vehicles created to increase sales and company profile.
…Developed marketing communications and sales collateral to impact bottom-line of start-up and established companies, including University of Illinois and NSI Software.
…Created manual for St. Daniel the Prophet catechists to increase clarity of volunteer responsibilities and showcase educational materials and resources available. Responsible for background checks and record keeping of Religious Education Department.
…Managed team of 30 NICOR volunteer employee reporters to produce comprehensive monthly newsletter featuring corporate-wide coverage. Planned all details and aspects of NICOR motivational sales meetings.
…Produced technical software manual for employee use at AC Nielsen regional headquarters, Schaumburg, IL.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA
DePaul University, MBA