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Dan Altano

Freelance Annual Report Writer & Editor

Location:New York, New York, United States
2 Skills
I am a driven professional editor, technical writer, proofreader, and educator with over seven years experience in creating and editing written and visual content for businesses in the engineering/architecture, sports, medical, entertainment, education, and law industries, among others. Please seem my below resume for a detailed list of work:

Work Experience

STV Inc.
New York, NY
Technical Editor, Marketing
January 2013-Present

• Write/edit brochures, manuals, technical approach sections of requests for proposal, qualifications packages, and project progress reports on behalf of the Regional Director of Marketing
• Collaborate with 20 technical staff members to produce robust documents for external clients
• Developed a 5-class course on business writing for technical staff

Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. (A Balfour Beatty Company)
New York, NY
Associate Editor, Corporate Communications October 2006-December 2012

• Edited monthly publication Parsons Brinckerhoff Bulletin, oversaw a staff of 8 full-time writers and 2 freelancers, coordinated with graphics department and digital layout team
• Wrote and edited content for company brochures, publications, proposals, qualifications packages, resumes, website, and various marketing items
• Created and implemented company-wide social media program beginning in 2008 which includes company Facebook and Twitter pages which received 2,848 Likes and 3,933 followers respectively
• Created Parsons Brinckerhoff Presents, a video/podcast program that highlights the firm’s global work. Edited and produced 80 videos, created content, conducted interviews, served as program host, and provided video narration
• Tracked and monitored media for 20 high profile projects

City College of New York
New York, NY
Adjunct Lecturer, English Department August 2012-Present

• Taught 2 college writing composition courses
• Managed a classroom of over 20 students per semester
• Helped create course curriculum which includes assignments, schedule, objectives, and grading criteria
• Tutor 20 students outside of class per semester

Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
Public Relations Editor June 2004-August 2006

• Responsible for writing, distributing, and marketing 200 press releases
• Organized events for guest speakers

Skills & Achievements
• Expertise in Adobe CS and MS Office suites, Final Draft, Final Cut Pro, IMovie, WordPress, HTML
• Proficienti n the AP, Chicago, and MLA Style Guides
• Published reading comprehension materials for three English Composition textbooks by University of Michigan Press; published poetry in Promethean Literary Magazine, City College of New York and Montage Literary Magazine, Quinnipiac University; published over 50 articles for The County Seat, Hackensack NJ

Freelance Work

New York, NY
Co-Founder, Director of Communications

• Created, implemented, and currently direct a successful social media strategy for the start-up education company VocabSlam which focuses on SAT and GRE vocabulary test preparation
• Direct/edit/publish videos (over 250 to date)
• Manage a group of four marketing interns
• Present on behalf of the company at business conferences and schools around New York City demonstrating the usefulness of the product

David Camacho Law, PLLC
New York, NY
Freelance Writer
• Write O-1 Classification Non-immigrant Petition submissions for clients on behalf of company
• Work includes researching career history, writing detailed summaries of accomplishments, and drafting/editing complete submissions

Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase, NBC New York, NY
Social Media Advisor

• Created a comprehensive social media strategy plan to grow content for a songwriter show syndicated through the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
• Manage and advise Summer intern on behalf of show creator/producer, Jimmy Lloyd
Newark, NJ
Content Editor
• Revamped existing content for the official website of NHL player, Patrik Elias
• Have written over 200 articles which included game summaries, career retrospectives, and interviews with Patrik Elias
• Cover live games at the Prudential Center (Newark, NJ) and produce video content

Now Branded
Virginia Beach, VA
Social Media Director

• On a two-year contract, wrote and produced social media content for small businesses as part of creative branding firm which included the production of videos and event coverage
• Created and ran company social media sites and blogged on behalf of company president

The Trenton Devils
Trenton, NJ
Editor/Announcer/Social Media Advisor

• Wrote game summary articles and additional stories for one full season
• Provided on-air analysis during pre-game, intermissions and post-game
• Filmed, edited, produced and provided on-air talent for videos
• Created the team’s social media program and directed all social media efforts

The Chiropractic Source
Lyndhurst, NJ
Social Media Advisor

• Closely advised the revamp and redesign of company website
• Created a comprehensive social media strategy plan over three months which more than doubled viewership/hits/likes
• Advised on the creation of video content for publishing


Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
Bachelor of Arts
May, 2006

City College of New York
Creative Writing
Expected graduation: Fall 2014
Skills (2) Rating
Annual Report Writing