17015 W. Hammond St.
Goodyear, Arizona 85338
Home (623) 937-1002
Cell (602) 622-2396
Seeking professional writing position or freelance writing work
Over 18 years experience in creative and technical writing. I have ghost written and had published six nonfiction books, four of which were in business management and sales. My attention to detail, organizational skills, sales and real estate background have equipped me to successfully meet deadlines as well as focus on pleasing the client. I am Proficient in:
? Written/Verbal Communications ? Project Coordination
? Organization & Problem Solving ? Goal Driven Production
? Time Management ? Sales & Marketing
Founder/Owner of Ghost Writers. Wrote and developed sales and management training programs for national real estate speakers, such as: Susan Hyland, Omar Periu and Tom Hopkins. Have ghost written books on sales, such as: Selling for Dummies, From Management to Leadership and Low Profile Selling. Also specialized in the writing and design of corporate newsletters and public reports.
Managing Editor for Western Pacific Airlines In-flight Magazine –Skyview. Increased ad sales and production by 30 percent over an 18 month period. Researched destination cities and stimulated city leadership participation in the in-flight magazine.
Training Coordinator, Publisher & Contributing Writer for Broker/Agent Magazine. Opened the largest Broker/Agent trade magazine in the history of the company. Trained other national publishers and contributed hundreds of articles in dozens of city editions across the country.
Developed Pilot Program Educational Curriculum for High School. As a high school English teacher, I researched, designed and developed a curriculum pilot program for American Literature and American History classes that was given regional recognition and adopted in many mid-western high schools. This required extensive team coordination, leadership and follow through.
Founder/Partner of The West Group. Provide builder services including training, “mystery” shops and professional evaluations for some of the nation’s top new home builders, such as: Standard Pacific Homes, Shea Homes, Centex Homes and D. R. Horton. Negotiated builder agreements, supervised national team of hundreds of mystery shoppers, and coordinated program development.
EXPERIENCE: THE WEST GROUP
• Founder/Owner, Director of Program Development 2000-Present
• Owner, Writer & Program Developer 1990-Present
APOLLO HIGH SCHOOL
• High School English Teacher 1987-1992
Arizona State University—Tempe, AZ 1987
• Graduated with 3.8 GPA / Summa *** Laude
Glendale Community College—Glendale, AZ 1985
• Transferred to ASU Campus
References available upon request