More than 12 years experience as a reporter/editor and integrated writer. I also provide public relations services and that includes ghostwriting and getting you published in the social media or print media. Can write on any subject, and have though predominance of experience has been on business where I honed my skills in New York and then Washington D.C. I also have written for luxury lifestyle publications. So whatever your writing, editing or promotional needs, here I am!
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as a writer and/or editor. Advanced researching skills. Background includes simplifying complex text for various media including digital. Integrated writer of hard news and promotional pieces.
SKILLS: Keen ability to manage content, staff, graphic design as well as craft an array of promotional projects. Extensive experience copyediting, proofreading, rewrites and producing features, briefs, profiles and more. Write for newsletters, magazines, newspapers, web copy, brochures and promotional releases and reports. Interface with departments such as production as well as creating budgets and editorial calendaring. Coordinate with photograhpers. Produce dynamic, insightful and intelligent results on tight deadline that appeals to an array of savvy readers including industry experts, CEOs, and general readership. An integrated editor/writer who is flexible and can handle multiple assignments. Able to simplify complex information quickly, encaptulate it into any format. Highly organized self-starter. Thrive in a fast paced environment. Establish relationships instantly. Assist with editorial strategies in numerous capacities including visibility, methods to broaden reach.
Quark, Photoshop, graphics, and layout experience. Proficient with PC and MAC, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Word, Publisher. Possess tremendous stamina 24/7/365.
Beverly Hills Courier
Beverly Hills, CA
Editor/Publishing 10/04 to now. Reported, edited, proofread copy for an array of beats including coverage of government officials, business, legal affairs, real estate, commissions, land use issues, preciious metals and alternate investments as well as and lifestyle. Established key relationships with top sources. Advanced research into population, business, legal cases. Conceptualized and published special lifestyle sections and assisted with a magazine launch. Networking, outreach, event attendance to generate support and visibility. Supervised reporters, freelancers; expert submission rewrites, advertorials. Coordinated art, photos, recreited photographers, Interface with ad dept and production. Strategize editorial calendar, generate leads, report on trends, profiles, features, briefs, analyze data, copy edit, layout, promotional pieces.
Bureau of National Affairs,
Securities and Public Markets Reporter. Summer Project in 2004. Reported and worked with SEC, NASD and other government agencies, regulators, lobbyists to obtain breaking securities market news, with emphasis on political ramifications. Covered and researched securities law and enforcement actions, subcommittee hearings on fraud and other issues. Covered Congressional testimony, SEC and other regulatory agencies insider information. Tracked public markets legal and legislative updates and changes daily. Regulatory research. Also generated research, data management and wrote up securities enforcement actions daily.
Writer/Editor. 1/02 to 5/04 Wrote news on business both national and international including corporations, equities, fixed income, securitization, developing markets, macro economics, technology, capital and public markets nationally and globally. Analyzed statistics and reports globally for newswire requiring tight deadlines. Re-wrote copy submitted by staff. Researched public companies with ability to read financial statements, gov't and other filings. Financial services focus as well as equities, fixed income, commerical banking, mutual funds, hedge funds, securitization, fixed income including the muni bond market, high tech innovations, pubilc market moves and indices, IPOs and M/A. Also covered national regulatory moves, mergers, public markets worldwide in addition to writing on private and public corporations.
Bureau Head/Writer. 6/00 to 12/01 Compiled research and wrote stories for two newsletters; Compliance Reporter and Financial Net News. Worked with lobbyists, senators, regulators, and attorneys culling insider information regarding changes in regulations, law and internal policy concerning moves within the public markets. Attended senate and congressional meetings, World Bank and emerging markets, technology implementation. Covered Congressional meetings, broke insider news. SEC, NASD and other organizations heavy interfacing and event attendance. Data and statistical information re-writes. Also there was bureau responsibilites with heavy multi-tasking involved.
Boca Raton News,
Boca Raton, FL
Assoc. Publisher/Editor/Writer. 7/98 to 5/00 Community daily in an affluent community targeting savvy upscale readers as well as executives in role as editor/reporter. Negotiations to spin off business section. Promoted newspaper via special event coordination and attendance. Worked closely with local organizations, including Chamber of Commerce to establish inroads. Sponsorship from commuity leaders, CEOs and top tier executives. Wrote features, increasing publication's visibility and credibility. Covered personal finance and investments issues and strategies. This was a highly visible position both technically and promotionally and required working with a variety of situations and people; from small business to Fortune 100 companies and executives. Analyst and broker comments for daily market round-up. Real estate development issues, fraud issues, and more. Interviewed top CEOs for profiles. Tight deadlines, multi tasking, copy editing, graphic layout as needed.
U.S. Banker Magazine,
New York, NY
Associate Editor. 6/95 to 7/98 Wrote features and briefs on trends and events in the commercial banking industry nationwide. Consumer financing and lending practices including strategies such as online banking, data mining, back office technology. Mergers and acquistions, IPOs, Glass Stegall reform aftermath and burgeoning services. Small buiness trends and credit issues. Focus included financing, acquisitions, governmental issues. Attended conferences, met with top tier executives. Re-wrote heavy statistical information.
Real Estate Forum Magazine,
New York, NY
Associate Editor. 2/93 to 5/95 Feature and hard news writing on national commercial real estate trends. Development and regulatory issues, capital flows and lending practices for new construction. Absorption rates coverage, city and state demographics. Wall St. financing for development and securitiztion. People profiles, products, construction innovations, and tracked demographic moves. Researched national absorption activity. Copy editing, graphic design input. Attended conferences.Covered and tracked ULI, ICSC, NAREIT, NAHAB, CBA, MBA and other organizations.
Special consultant to several large corporations building visibility and credibility among industry leaders by compiling and overseeing an array of promotional projects. This included review of literary materials. Created newsletter content, web guides and more.
Education: BA in Journalism from Pepperdine University in Malibu. Awarded academic scholarship. Master's program at Cal State Northride in Journalism.