Christine McGeever

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

Location:Sacramento, California, United States
2 Skills
1325 15th Street, #509 ? Sacramento, CA 95814 ? (916) 220-0041 ?,

Planning, staffing, and producing print and electronic products for high-functioning, technically oriented audiences
Content development and process management
Researching, writing, and editing
Print-to-electronic production on Windows and Apple platforms using Microsoft Office, Quark Xpress, and Adobe products—InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat

Support Editor, ICF International, Sacramento, California: Editing environmental reports and scientific studies for local and regional projects subject to the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Specializing in climate change, energy, and cultural resources. Primary editor for environmental mitigation and monitoring documentation of the California Department of Transportation’s replacement of Doyle Drive, San Francisco’s primary access route to the Golden Gate Bridge. (2008 to present)
Director of Corporate Services, RetroCom Energy Strategies, Elk Grove, California: Managed internal operations, marketing, public relations, proposal composition/production, document publishing, business opportunity research, and Web site development for this NORESCO spin-off. (2007–2008)
Senior Project Administrator, NORESCO, Sacramento, California: Editor, designer, and project manager of all published work products for NORESCO’s Western Region. Supervised interdisciplinary teams developing proposals, reports, marketing campaigns, internal procedural documents, and contracts. Responsible for certifying agency compliance of responses to government RFPs. Performed post-award analysis and implemented process change to improve success rates. Established voice, style, and presentation standards. Created and maintained content re-use libraries. Created and maintained document templates in Microsoft Word and Adobe PageMaker/InDesign. Created original illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. Generated Adobe Portable Document Format files for printing, archiving, and CD-based distribution. Identified opportunities for marketing communications and independently executed plans.
Senior Editor, Matthew Quint Public Relations, Redwood City, California: Writer and editor of public relations and marketing material for MQPR’s semiconductor technology clients. Established and maintained style guide for technical subject matter. Developed technical articles for publication, served as ghost writer for industry experts and corporate executives, and managed review and submission process. (2002–03)
Acquisitions and Developmental Editor, Sybex, Alameda, California: Acquired new book titles on database programming and revised existing titles. Acquired and developed Sybex’s first CD-based training product for Oracle Corporation’s database administrator certification program. Led market position planning and execution for acquired titles. Developed one third of each title acquired and managed to-market process executed by Sybex staff. (2000–01)
Senior Writer, Computerworld, San Mateo, California: Wrote daily online news and business features. (1999–2000)
Production Editor, Annual Reviews, Palo Alto, California: Managed production of the Annual Reviews of Entomology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Astronomy. Primary staff editor for the Annual Reviews of Energy and the Environment, Entomology, Genomics and Human Genetics, and Public Health. (1998–99)
Managing Editor, Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal, Fawcette Technical Publications: Managed print/Web publication readiness for monthly four-color magazine and supplementary publications. Primary copy editor assisted by three junior editors, and primary editorial authority for page sign-off. Maintained master schedule for current and planned issues, including author payment and contract completion. Established department operating procedures and trained editorial staff. Served as liaison for editorial, advertising, and art departments. Teamed with art director to design print products. Maintained electronic manuscript and page-layout templates. Supervised production transition from six times yearly to more than 12 times yearly. Hired and supervised freelance and contract staff. (1993–98)
Freelance, supplying editing, marketing, and public relations services for Fawcette Technical Publications, IDG Books, InfoWorld, M&T Publishing, Microsoft, Regis McKenna, Matthew Quint Public Relations, Upside, and corporate clients. (1989–93)
Senior Editor, Personal Computing, Hayden/VNU, San Jose, California: Covered networking and telecommunications industries. Established house procedure for configuring, testing, and reviewing local area network operating system performance. (1987–89)
Senior Editor, ITT Information Systems, San Jose, California: Developed marketing and promotional copy for ITT XTRA product rollout, including data sheets, brochures, press releases, corporate identity material, direct mail, print advertisements, and newsletters. (1986–87)
Assistant Review Editor/Reporter/Assistant Editor, CW Communications, San Francisco, California: Established administrative processes for InfoWorld’s product review department. Covered Apple Computer as an InfoWorld beat reporter. Wrote and edited PC World business features. (1983–86)
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, San Jose State University (1983)
University of California Berkeley Publishing Program (19
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing