Joan Faulkner

Freelance Blog Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
Phone: 215-872-9698
2 Skills
I'm a recovering celebrity who now buys her time in school learning about food. When I'm not there, I like to research drugs and hummus, in that order at the moment. I have a Bachelor's degree in journalism, took a couple film and comedy classes to better myself as well as a screenwriting class. I'm also working on a screenplay entitled Folk Dance, about dancing relationships. I like to think, like a lot, and I'd really like to work on writing for a living, difficult as it may be.
Joan Faulkner
711 W. Mt. Vernon St.
Lansdale, PA19446
(215) 872-9698

Personal Profile
Dependable/punctual * respectful * team player * creative/imaginative * Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint * Socially aware * Responsible * Organized * Willingness to learn/research * Determined * Self-motivated * Loyal * Trustworthy *

Educational Background
McDaniel College, Westminster, MD (formerly Western Maryland College)
Bachelor of Arts Degree, May 25, 2002
Communication major with Journalism minor

Montgomery County Community College, winter 2010- 2012
Screenwriting classes and culinary school student (fall 2010)

Comedy Sportz, 2008-2009
Took four improve classes with this highly respected improvisation troupe

Arcadia University, 2004, courses in International Film, Media and Film, and Black Cinema

Montgomery County Community College, 2002-2003, MOVIES and Literary Film classes

Work Experience
Spirit News, March 2007
Wrote film related articles for Philadelphia newspaper

Indian Valley Public Library, Oct. 2006- present
Library assistant
Check out books, find books for patrons, take money for fines, put carts in order, put holds on books, and do memberships

Appalachian Mountain Club, August 2005 to December 2005
Answered guests’ questions about trails, made reservations, and handled retail which included ringing up customers and getting retail items for store.

Buena Vista film contractor, July, 2004 to August 2005
Got film demographics for previews and movies, which included filling out paperwork.

Kensington High School tutor, March to June, 2004
Helped students with their papers and homework

Special Skills
* Writing
Staff writer for Phoenix college newspaper fall 1998- spring 2002
* Wrote news * entertainment * editorial * sports articles for bimonthly paper
* Journalism Honor’s Society member- 2002

* Journalism * creative * film criticism * and comedic writing classes from age 16 to present.. Set up creative writing college coffeehouse to showcase writing talents.
*2010 wrote creative writing blog about relationship with hummus at
*wrote daily on facebook about what it’s like to be a celebrity as well as other creative thoughts.

Community Involvement
Meals on Wheels March 2010- present
Package hot and cold meals for elderly or disabled people

Gwynedd Friends Meeting Coffeehouse and Homeless People Help 2005-present
Took donated money for entertainment/refreshments, helped in kitchen, baked cookies for popular musical coffeehouse.
Also, drove homeless people staying at meeting to activities, cooked dinner for them, and provided support

PATMAD (Philadelphia Area Traditional Music and Dance) Oct. 2007-Oct. 2009
Manage dances while setting up, put dance information into Excel format, count money, attend meetings.

Indian Valley Public Library, 2002-2006
Helped out with Science in the Summer for 3 summers and processed books.

Philadelphia Film Festival volunteer, July 2003, April, July 2004, April 2005, July 2006, April 2007-2009, July and October 2010
Helped usher, manage and do box office for theaters

Franklin Institute, January 2006
Put in school information into Microsoft Excel format


Available upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Creative Writing