Sandie Bricker

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

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Location:Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/sandiebricker
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SKILLS & QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS
Writer – 12 published novels (with five more slated through 2013); countless published articles for newspaper and magazine publication
Editor – 10+ years editing & proofreading, with adherence to strict deadlines
Layout & Design – 10+ years creating newsletters & internet sites
Publicity – 15+ years writing press releases & coordinating special events for the public and/or the entertainment media
Computers – 15+ years with an array of software programs such as MS Publisher, Snag-It, Contribute; certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist
Typing – 100+ wpm

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND
T-Mobile USA – Tampa FL
Jan 2007 – May 2011
Writer/Editor II
• Editorial duties regarding specialized sections of customer service intranet
• Partnering with content architects to develop and write effective training material and technical guidelines for frontline employees
• Contributing member of ECM (Enterprise Content Management) initiative, including style guide revisions and rep training materials
• Project manager for specialized content projects developed to promote concise usability and companywide consistency
• Trainer for new submitters and content architects to initiate them to the overall process
• Committee manager for maintenance and update of Enterprise Content Management team website

PrimeNewswire / NASDAQ – Tampa FL
Oct 2005 – Jan 2007
Editorial Supervisor
• Administrative duties regarding the full operation of the Tampa office
• Supervision of 7 editors and 1 client services representative
• Work flow coordination and review of the daily assignments of 7 editors
• Human Resources duties as needed, including bi-weekly timekeeping
• Editorial process of press releases for more than 100 clients, including construction and design
• Issuance of wire, fax and email distribution of clients’ press releases
• IRC postings and host duties of IRC client websites
• Adherence to news-related deadlines

Paymap/WUPS – Tampa FL
Nov 2002 – Oct 2005
Associate Editor, Corporate Intranet Website
• Conceptualize & assign articles to contributing writers
• Edit incoming contributions according to corporate guidelines
• Research, write & design regular features, profiles & corporate reports for monthly updates
Customer Service Representative, Mortgage Counseling Services
• Handle incoming calls from clients with regard to individualized mortgage payment plans
• Represent lender & coordinate communication between client & lender as needed

Carlson Wagonlit/Rosenbluth – Tampa FL
Mar 2000 – Sep 2001
Editor, Corporate Newsletter
• Conceptualize & assign articles to contributing writers
• Edit incoming contributions according to corporate guidelines
• Research, write & edit regular features
• Layout & design
Corporate Travel Planner & Internal Travel Specialist – Sabre computer system
• Air, hotel & car reservations for corporate travelers

Amex Corporate Travel – Tampa FL
Oct 1997 – Nov 1999
Editor, Corporate Newsletter
• Conceptualize & assign articles to contributing writers
• Edit incoming contributions according to corporate guidelines
• Research, write & edit regular features
• Layout & design for newsletters & special events bulletins
Corporate Travel Planner, Apollo computer system
• Air, hotel & car reservations for corporate travelers

Trans World Airlines – Los Angeles CA
Nov 1993 – Dec 1995
Writer & Editor/Instructor, Continuing Education Department
• Write & edit training curriculum for continuing education classes in customer service & procedures
• Conduct seminars & workshops to coach existing employees
Leisure Reservations Agent, Worldspan computer system
• Air travel reservations for leisure purposes

Publicist & Personal ***’t (Self Employed) – Los Angeles CA
Aug 1984 – Oct 1999
• Liaison between talent & media/public
• Write press releases & create merchandise layouts
• Coordination of charity fundraising events
• Organization of extensive travel for personal appearances
• Supervision of up to 50 volunteers per project
• Administrative duties including merchandising & customer service, personal correspondence & financial business
• Publication of newsletters including writing, editing & assignments
• Bulk mailings
• List of celebrity clients available upon request.

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS
NY Institute of Technology – Ellis College
NY, NY / Tampa, FL
Pursuing BA in English / focus on Professional Writing

Edu-Tech of Tampa
Tampa, FL
MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist)
Graduated 2002

Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute
Los Angeles, CA
Screenwriting with minor in Filmmaking
Graduated 1985

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
AA in Applied Business - Began pursuit of BA in English
Studied thru 1978
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Editing