Friends (3)

Heather Halpern

Freelance Article Writer & Writer

13231
Location:Wayne, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/heatherhalpern
2
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
Ask
Rate/Hr
HEATHER R. HALPERN

I'm a professional editor and writer with experience in educational, magazine and newspaper media.

RESUME:

EDITORIAL & CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSIONAL
-Experienced Copywriter - Certified Editor and Proofreader - Accomplished Author

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
-An accomplished editor and creative writer with diverse experience and demonstrated
industry acumen. Strengths in organization, Language Arts, content editing, proofreading, and writing.

CORE COMPETENCIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
-Correspondent for the North Jersey Media Group/Today Newspapers.
-Certified Editor and Proofreader.
-Well versed in entire editorial process: Content editing, copyediting, proofreading and
substance editing.
-Proficient in Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, Entourage and Power Point.
-Experience working in Adobe Acrobat and other professional programs, such as In Design.
-Successfully published articles, short stories and poetry for national and international publications.
-Freelance Copywriter for Wyndham Resorts Inc.


RECENT EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
2010 - Present
North Jersey Media Group. Correspondent. Today Newspapers.
Interviewing, reporting, and writing articles for town papers, such as the Wayne Today, Clifton Journal and Suburban Trends.
-Worked on lead stories such as “Will the World End Tomorrow” for the Clifton Journal, “Fun for Kids” for Suburban Trends, and “Piece of World Trade Steel Memorial” for the Wayne Today.
-Worked closely with other reporters and managing editors.
-Covered several on-site events, as well as conducting numerous phone and in-person interviews for story coverage.
-Have a working knowledge of NJMG AP writing style, publication cycles and work ethic.

2008 –2010
Pearson Education. Editor. Reading and Literature, k-12.
Editing, copy editing, proofreading, content and copy writing for Language Arts materials for Reading and Literature Departments, grades k-12.
-Worked on National Pearson Learning projects, such as DRA, Words Their Way, Reading Street and Pearson Grammar and Writing Handbooks (6-12).
-Experience working on state standards, correlations and state customization for Literature and Reading eBooks, supplements and textbooks (6-12).
-Successfully created, copy wrote and edited Pearson’s Writing and Grammar Handbooks, for grades 6-12.
-Pearson’s Grammar and Writing text materials for Texas state adoptions and digital path materials, available in 2010.
-Created text content and copy for Pearson’s Grammar and Writing Handbooks.
-Worked on National Pearson Learning projects, such as DRA, Words Their Way, Reading Street and Pearson Grammar and Writing Handbooks (6-12).

2007-2008
Pearson Education. Assistant Editor. Literature Technology, k-12.
Proofreading, content, copy writing and copyediting. Focus was on proofreading, technology,
Copy writing, and content clarity for Pearson’s Digital Path materials.
-Digital editing, digital media and literary technology.

HEATHER HALPERN PAGE TWO
-Worked on National projects such as Pearson Literature’s Digital Path,
-Textbook reprints, Language Central, etc
-Focus was on proofreading, copy writing, digital path media, technology editing, and writing for Pearson’s Digital Path.

2006-2007
Pearson Education. Marketing Assistant. Higher Ed/Prentice Hall. Language Arts.
Focus was on creating copy for Pearson’s Language Art’s Higher Ed & Prentice Hall textbooks, as well as proofreading, content editing and copy writing.
-Created support for Senior Marketing managers and field sales reps, attended national sales meetings.
-Chose corresponding marketing materials for Pearson’s leading Language Arts textbooks, such as Scott Foresman and Writing Handbook.
-Focus was on proofreading, copywriting and marketing.

2005-2006
Inlingua International Language Center. International Language Instructor.
Responsibilities included: Teaching English as a language to international corporate executives, and personal assessment and evaluation of English language proficiency prior to entering the United States.
-Personal coaching and orientation of international executives to American culture for successful customs submersion.
-Worked international language lab for a six-week intensive program with KPMG executives from Japan, South American and China.
-Conducted primary language assessment for eligibility into the United States, as well as into the intensive language program.

2004-2006
Huntington Learning Center. Teacher/Tutor.
Specializing in Reading Comprehension and Writing Development, as well as SAT preparation.
-Developed personal tutoring methods that produced proven results.
-Lead SAT tutor for Reading and Writing section.
-Lead Language Arts tutor for grades 6-12.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2010-2011
Bergen County Volunteer Center. Grant Writing and research. Volunteer.
Volunteered part-time and worked alongside the Bergen County Volunteer Center to learn grant procedures, grant research, write grant proposals, grant applications, proofread existing grants and completed query letters for various program funding.
-Attended Center sponsored grant classes and workshops.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
-Bachelor of Arts in English, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
-Minor in Journalism. William Paterson University. Wayne, New Jersey.
-Master of Arts in English. National University. San Diego, California.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Writing