Terry Beh

Freelance Editor & Article Writer

Location:Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
Position Sought: WRITER/EDITOR

Skills: Highly trained and creative professional Writer/Editor
· Over 20 years of writing and editing experience
· Creator of clear, concise and compelling copy
· Able to compose original copy or improve content while maintaining original “voice”
· Excellent interviewing/listening skills
· Able to work well independently, as well as in groups
· Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite

1. Writer/Editor of publication materials for numerous organizations
2. Executive writer/editor for organizational presidents/CEOs
3. Editor of two published books
4. Co-author/editor of Kindle book, Young Person’s Guide to Personal Success & Happiness
5. Operator of freelance editing/writing business for 11+ years
6. Broad writing and editing experience

As a professional writer and editor, I have worked for both large organizations and
individual clients, writing and/or editing original documents a wide variety of
publication projects from ad copy, to organizational brochures and newsletters to Web
copy and radio scripts, and virtually everything in between. I specialize in improving
copy for clarity, conciseness and readability. In all of my work I strive for excellence,
accuracy and quality.

Work experience:

5/00 to Present Freelance Writer
Owner/operator of Terry Beh Enterprises, a freelance business specializing in quality writing and editing. Projects include: writing and/or editing ad copy for business clients Estrada Strategies and Clearview Partners, L.P., organizational newsletters, brochures, fundraising materials, radio scripts, Web content, executive correspondence, and book reviews and endorsements. I co-authored the Kindle book, The Young Person’s Guide to Success & Happiness; edited two self-published books and have provided content for others. I was also the primary contributor to Bill McCartney’s book, 4th and Goal: Coaching for Life’s Tough Calls.

2/10 to 1/11 WorldVenture—Creative Writer
Served as the sole writer and editor for WorldVenture, a worldwide missions organization. Responsible for all official publications, including Web copy, the Missions Project Magazine, bi-monthly Connection newsletter, monthly receipt and fundraising letters, quarterly statements, feature articles for the WorldVenture NOW e-newsletter, brochures for recruiting, Business as Mission and youth training efforts, and other projects as assigned. Also assisted with graphic design and layout. [1501 W. Mineral Blvd., Littleton, CO, 80120. 800-487-4224. Supervisor: Chris Wynn]

2/97 to 4/2000 Promise Keepers—Executive Writer
Wrote and/or edited all official PK printed documents for ministry president, Bill McCartney and, as requested, for other PK executives and board members. Writing duties included PK newsletter pieces such as Coach’s Corner, appeal letters, ministry and personal correspondence, articles and features for other publications, press releases, PK statements, radio and video scripts and book reviews/endorsements. [Promise Keepers, 4045 Pecos, Denver, CO 80211; 303-964-7600. Supervisor: Steve Chavis.]

6/95 to 1/97 Promise Keepers—Publications
Wrote and/or edited various PK publications, including ministry statements, brochures and articles for the PK newsletter Men of Action and other periodicals like The PK Volunteer. Also assisted PK executives—CEO Bill McCartney, president Randy Phillips and V.P. of Communications Pete Richardson—with appeal letters, ministry correspondence and other writing needs. [Supervisor: David Halbrook]

1/88 to 5/95 Focus on the Family—Master Writer
Wrote original letters for Dr. James Dobson and other FOF executives to Christian and secular leaders—often regarding social issues—including the president of the United States, created and edited prototypes for use by the Correspondence Department and wrote and edited documents for various FOF departments. [Focus on the Family, 8655 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920. 719-531-3400. Supervisor: Steve Johnson.]


9/85 to 5/88 USC Master of Professional Writing Program
Studied various forms of writing in interdisciplinary post-graduate degree program, including drama, non-fiction, novel, poetry and short story. Received M.A. in Professional Writing with an emphasis in drama. [University of Southern California, WPH 404, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0031.]

8/80 to 5/84 Cal State University, Long Beach
Received B.A. in English Literature—graduated with honors. [Cal State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA.]
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing