Barbara Bittner

Freelance Content Writer & Editor

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Location:Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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BARBARA BITTNER
12714 Forestdale Drive, Bellevue, NE 68123
Phone: (402) 830-3025 E-mail: bbittner68@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
April 2010 – Present
Creighton University
Omaha, NE
Senior Communications Manager
• Review and submit electronic grant proposals.
• Write, edit and prepare grant proposals for submission, according to guidelines provided by funding agencies.
• Write, edit and proofread department policies and procedures
• Write and edit content for department web site, and use content management system to post items to the web site.
• Write and edit training materials
• Write, edit and proofread other materials as assigned.

July 2008 – April 2010
University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Albuquerque, NM
Editorial Specialist
• Write, edit and prepare grant proposals for submission, according to guidelines provided by funding agencies.
• Responsible for finding funding opportunities for programs around the Cancer Center, including research, outreach and patient support.
• Responsible for tracking grant proposals, both funded and unfunded, and keeping a database of all proposals sent from the Cancer Center.
• Responsible for tracking the financial status of all private foundation grants to the UNM Cancer Center, and for ensuring that money is spent in a timely fashion.
• Responsible for developing, writing and editing corporate communications and marketing materials, including press releases, brochures, web site content and reports.

January 2008 – July 2008
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM
Lead Technical Writer
• Responsible for tracking, assigning and performing edits and substantial rewrites of various sections of environment, safety and health manual
• Aided in the process of changing from HTML-based environment to new content management system.
• Edited and rewrote supplements to environment, safety and health manual.

August 2007 – January 2008
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Project Editor
• Responsible for substantive editing, copyediting and proofreading of technical documents, including natural and cultural resource reports. Documents were all at least 50 pages in length, and some were longer.

2003 – June 2007
American Academy of Family Physicians
Leawood, Kansas
Senior Associate Editor
• Responsible for several sections of the AAFP Web site (www.aafp.org), including writing, editing and updating content, as well as improving the overall look and navigation of the site.
• Responsible for management of the AAFP Foundation Web site (www.aafpfoundation.org) including writing, editing and updating content, as well as improving the overall look and navigation of the site.
• Participated in conversion of www.aafp.com from Ingeniux content management to Communique content management system.
• Responsible for writing, editing, copyediting and proofreading physician and patient education materials.
• Used project management skills to ensure timely delivery of printed materials. Produced monographs and patient education materials on time and on budget.

2002 - 2003
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Denver, Colorado
Senior Web & Print Editor – SSM & SSM Online
• Primary editor for a bimonthly printed publication and the associated Web site.
• Maintained editorial and production calendars.
• Assigned, scheduled and managed editorial work for publications.
• Produced publication layout
• Wrote and edited Web site content.

1998 – 2002
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Denver, Colorado
Associate Web & Print Editor – SSM & SSM Online
• Responsible for tracking and editing publication of articles.
• Responsible for the planning, design and management of team establishing a new Web site: SSM Online (www.ssmonline.org).
• Designed publication layout.
• Proofread editorial copy.
• edited and modified Web site content.

EDUCATION
1986 – 1992 University of Nebraska – Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska
Bachelor of Arts – English
Master of Arts – English Literature
Research Assistantship. Regent's Fellowship, Chi Omega Fellowship – Achieving 4.0 Career GPA

COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
Quark Express, Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, FTP, Microsoft Project, various content management systems
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing
Editing