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Charles van Blommestein - Freelance Speech Writing & Narration
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I am a skilled and trained presenter. With my 17+ years of Public Speaking experience as a Toastmaster, my educational training in Radio and Television Broadcast announcing, coupled with my years of singing, teaching, my stint as an On-stage actor with my life-long energy to have my voice heard, I am encouraged to pursue Voice Acting. Becoming excited listening to Media professionals'...
Amarillo, Texas, United States

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As a technical illustrator and draftsman I have worked over 20 years in the manufacturing and telecom industry. This work experience is the foundation upon which my graphical skills have been developed. Software Experience: AutoCAD, Visio, 3D Solid Modeling, Mechanical Desktop, Interleaf Publisher, Adobe FrameMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Freehand, CorelDRAW, Designer Suite, Word, PowerPoint Special Skills: Production illustration, isometric, perspective, conceptual drawing, 3D Solid Modeling, cut-away, advertising brochures, schematics, block diagrams, flowcharts I feel that I can utilize my skills and creativity as both an artist and technical illustrator to achieve a professional looking product for my clients.
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Graduating Spring 2012 with a bachelor of arts in English concentrating in creative and professional writing. Worked for Vector Marketing as a sales representative Interned at CSUS Writing Center as a tutor. Published in Calaveras Station
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I'm an illustrator living in Poland - though I love drawing things for any media and any purposes, I specialize in making illustrations for animations. However, I still really love making things for print. If you're interested in my illustrations or graphic design projects, feel free to contact me!
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Jennifer Whitcomb - Freelance Banner Design & Poster Design
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Enthusiastic and creative visual design student with exceptional flexibility and resourcefulness. A self-driven graphic artist adept at managing heavy workloads while focusing on designing creative, visually-appealing graphics. The ability to use my artistic talents to respond to clients and co-workers and working as a productive team to create designs in a friendly, hard working environment. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ?Strong experience with Adobe In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop and some knowledge in Dreamweaver, combined with extensive customer service experience, a great photographer, and quick learner with design strategy, multi-tasking and creative on paper, PCs and Macintosh computers. Skilled in advertising and marketing combined with resourceful researcher, problem solver, organizing and time management. Great communication skills, flexible, adaptable with initiative and motivation leadership. ?Volunteering my creative abilities and customer service for design work, events and activities for local organizations: The Parent Place, Robert Morris University, Spfld. Park District , and events such as Taste of Downtown, Blues and BBQ, and events for the YMCA. EDUCATION Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Concentration Graphic Design 2013 Robert Morris University Springfield, IL ?Coed Softball Scholarship, Art & Design Scholarship, 2013 Illinois Women in Leadership Scholarship, Henry Bunn Scholarship, Internship with Ace Sign Co. Associate in Applied Science Degree Major Graphic Design 2012 Robert Morris University Springfield, IL ?Coed Softball Scholarship, Art & Design Scholarship. Eagle Scholars; Serving as a mentor to students and encouraging them to get involved more with the school EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Marketing & Development Assistant: Springfield YMCA, Springfield, IL May 2013 - Current?Assist the Director of Marketing & Development ?Develop marketing pieces for programs, services, social media following prescribed branding ?Maintain confidential databases and donor information ?Maintain relationships with Y marketing and media contacts ?Requires BA in marketing or related field, excellent writing skills, ability to work with a team, flexibility and time management for projects Student Worker: Robert Morris University, Springfield, IL November 2011- November 2013 ?Processed and organized orders from faculty, advisors, administrators, and teachers ?Filed, faxed, scanned, typed orders as requested ?Strengthened students with mentoring and tours, upcoming events and schedules in emails and flyers Floral Design Manager: County Market, Springfield, IL January 2007- March 2012 ?Assisted customers in accurately designing floral arrangements(via, phone, walk-ins, orders) to either be delivered (knowledge of surrounding areas) or picked up in a timely organized fashion while multi-tasking and managing other employees, budget, weekly reports, ordered merchandise and inventory ?Arranged products in current and attractive styles to display merchandise ?Conducted research and trends for upcoming events and holidays Floral Designer: A Cottage Garden, Springfield, IL May 2004 – November 2006 ?Assisted customers in designing floral arrangements for timely delivery or pick up ?Managed employees, developed the budget and weekly reports, ordering merchandise and inventory ?Arranged products in current and attractive styles for displays ?Conducted research on trends for events and holidays
Villa Park, Illinois, United States
Zoran Jokic - Freelance Consulting & Operations Management
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Duane Schwingel - Freelance Copywriting & Jingle Production
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Are your ideas unclothed? I clothe them. This is a page about me, My world view or philosophy. My reason to be free To break world records with adrenaline and energy. Educated by reality, Fascinated by all things culinary, Evolutionary, and visionary. A master of magic and chemistry, With a soft spot for puppies, pastries and photography, Giving me an oxytocin rush, I’m having a crush on humanity. I love raising dogs, riding horses, and racing cars. I teach my students to reach for the stars. This is a page about me, My world view or philosophy. I’m into Twitter and Tweeting And anything socially breeding. I’m learning by doing, From carpentry to home brewing, And I share what I cook, what I’m eating. I try to go where I love And love where I go And I love what I do when I get there. I love going green and I love going clean. This is a page about me, My world view or philosophy. Ideas need not go around *****.
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Ali Amin - Freelance Business Consulting & Business Development
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Ali Amin, MBA, Engineer, Mini MBA, PMP, International Diploma of business, International Diploma in Public Relations and Branding Profile: I have over than twenty years of experience in supervision, management, training and coaching, and more than ten years of experience in the development and microfinance sectors, in addition to very big experience in small and medium enterprises in the public and private sectors especially in the agricultural sector. I have diversified experiences and extensive knowledge in project planning and budgeting for the development and humanitarian organizations and NGOs in the local and international domains. As I have very good experience in projects management, holding market researches, establishing new microfinance companies, institutions and NGOs, and good experience in establishing and restructuring various companies. Also, I have very good experience in developing new strategies with donors and good experience in business consultancies, evaluating business and preparing business plans and feasibility studies for all type of projects and organizations. As have very good knowledge in dealing with donors and investors, especially in the development and microfinance projects. Furthermore, I have very good experience in mentoring and coaching the entrepreneurs, where I contributed in many entrepreneurial weekends and events. As a highly-motivated and results orientated leader within the microfinance sector, I have a proven track record of providing exemplary levels of service to establish new institutions and companies. The experience of establishing new institutions has enabled me to contribute in holding the market researches and preparing business plans and policies related to the concerned institutions. During my professional career history, I worked as trainer for NGOs and Private sectors, contributing in preparing the training plans and training materials and providing the trainees with the required training, as I worked with many international and local NGOs as volunteer or as supporter especially in helping them for designing their organizational structures. Key Competencies: Managerial: Very good Managerial skills - Analytical and Decision-Maker - Organized – Supportive – Motivator - Empathic - Very good communication skills - Very good negotiation skills Leadership: Self awareness – Creative – Conceptual – Logical – Adaptive – Trustworthy Operation: Broad operation knowledge - Ability to establish new work - Control the operation - Control the crisis - Training and coaching Main achievements: 1- July 2016: Establishing The Microfinance Support Centre – MSC Uganda: I designed and established the structure of the new Microfinance Institution for The Microfinance Support Centre - LTD (Rural Income and Employment Enhancement Project) The main objective of this assignment is to develop an Islamic microfinance framework that will enable the development of Islamic microfinance products for MSC, design the required structure, design the required policies and manuals, train staff of the implementing agency and selected beneficiaries and upgrade/setup the MIS to comply with Islamic microfinance products. This will contribute to facilitating access to and utilization of affordable, sustainable and convenient financial and business development services for rural poor Ugandans. 2- Feb 2016: Developing the structure of and preparing the feasibility study and business plan for Lama Company for Aluminum: I studied the existing structure and explored the existing gaps, where I restructured the company and providing it with the required feasibility study and business plan, in addition to all manuals and policies which controlled the business effectively. The results were very good by achieving the proposed goals and increasing the income of the company. 3- Jul 2015: Establishing and developing new structure for IRADA Company: I developed new structure for IRADA which was considered as one of the best microfinance structure which enables the MFIs to work efficiently and to get the best impact. The new structure has been accredited by lot of MFIs and awarded from Thomson & Reuters. As, I prepared the required business plan, policies and procedures to control the work and make it very effective and efficient. 4- Jun 2013: Restructuring Bahloul Group for International Trading and Commerce: I studied the existing problems in the company and prepared the new structure and the required business plan for the company achieve its proposed goals. The results were very good where the group could increase its profit by 85%. 5- Jan 2011: Establishing Al-Wataniya Financial Institution: I contributed in establishing the new Financial Institution by managing and supporting the establishment of the head office and the branches network in different areas according to the business plan. As I contributed in preparing the Business plan for 5 years and the org. chart for the institution, in addition to preparing the required manuals, operation plans and budgets, and the market research related to the new MFI, and providing feedback about market conditions and opportunities. Also, I trained and coached the employees to be able to play their role in each branch. 6- Aug 2010: Restructuring and Developing Al-Ghafari Holding Company: I studied the working structure in the company, and worked to restructure the company according to the best standards to be able to perform very well, and provided it with the required feasibility study and business plan, in addition to all manuals and policies which controlled the business effectively. The results were very good where the company could expand its work rapidly and achieve new targets. 7- Jun 2006: Establishing new branches and Restructuring the existing branches for Aga Khan Development Network: I worked with AKDN to establish new branches and restructure the existing branches because AKDN had lot of problem in the business at those days, where I prepared the required plans to establish and restructure the branches and managing them to be able to achieve the required targets. 8- Jan 2000 to May 2006: Providing many companies and institutions with feasibility studies, business plans, financial consultancies and management consultancies: I was considered as known consultant for many international agencies and banks like (European Investment Bank, HSBC, Relief International and UN) where I prepared the requested business plans and studies for their target clients and dealers. Employment History: Feb 2003 to date: Trainer (in parallel with my professional work) Achievements: 1- Preparing the training plans for some NGOs, public and private sectors. 2- Studying and preparing the training needs for the employees of the mentioned sectors. 3- Holding lot of training sessions for many types of trainees in the public and private sectors as well for NGOs staff. Jul 2016 to Jun 2017: Project Manager (The Microfinance Support Centre - MSC) Project Assignment: Designing Microfinance Company for the Microfinance Support Centre - LTD (Rural Income and Employment Enhancement Project) The main objective of this assignment is to develop a microfinance framework that will enable the development of microfinance products for MSC with main concentrating on the agricultural products, developing the fundraising strategy for MSC, design the required structure, design the required policies and manuals, train staff of the implementing agency and selected beneficiaries and upgrade/setup the MIS to comply with microfinance products. This contributed to facilitating access to and utilization of affordable, sustainable and convenient financial and business development services for rural poor Ugandans. Jun 2015 to date Chief Executive Officer – CEO (IRADA Microfinance Company - Sudan) Duties & Responsibilities: Develop and successfully implement the long term strategic plan for the institution. Develop long term partnership with target donors and financers. Periodically review, update and monitor the MFI’s action plans focusing on sustainability, profitability, and productivity of the organization. Set and achieve financial and operational performance targets for the MFI. Ensure preparation of annual budgets and approval by the board. Ensure that all developments of the institution’s activities comply with the all appropriate laws and regulations, and approve all policies manuals. Oversee and support the development and implementation of effective HR policies and procedures, Procurement policies & procedures, Operating policies & procedures, Confidentiality policies & procedures, Credit policies & procedures, and PR policies & procedures. Implement high standards of internal control and external audit and relevant procedures in order to safeguard the institution’s operations, assets and data. Ensure proper Risk Management and implementation of Risk Mitigating techniques. Ensure accurate and timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the board of directors and stakeholders, as well as all government entities. Ensure top PR Image for the institution, Effective Internal/External Corporate Communication Policies and Procedures in-line with Vision and Mission and adopted corporate philosophy. Represent the institution’s to the relevant regulatory bodies and financial industry including leaders and liaising with strategic partners to raise fund and build relationships. Interview and approve the recruitment of managerial level staff. Evaluate Heads of Units/Sections and review the development of their succession plans and performance. Provide strong leadership and coaching to Heads of Units/Sections to ensure the achievement of the organizational goals. Activities & Achievements: 1- Designing New Organization Chart for the IRADA Institution. 2- Designing New Credit Policy and procedures. 3- Designing the work flow for all departments and branches. 4- Designing the Authority Matrix. 5- Preparing the Salary Scale. 6- Preparing the Incentive Scheme. 7- Recruiting and training all staff in managers, supervisors, credit officers. 8- Developing the partnership strategy. 9- Business Plan for IRADA Microfinance Institution. 10- Preparing and developing new structure for Microfinance institutions (The new prepared structure was considered as one of the best microfinance structure which enables the MFIs to work efficiently and to get the best impact. (The new structure has been accredited by lot of MFIs and awarded by Thomson & Reuters). (The new structure depends on linking the financed projects with the big private sector companies trying to facilitate the marketing and getting the required technical assistances). 11- Disbursing around USD 33,000,000 to more than 110,000 beneficiaries until the end of Dec 2018, with outstanding portfolio USD 26,000,000 for around 80,000 beneficiaries. 12- Keeping the Portfolio At Risk (PAR) less than 1.5%. 13- Establishing the Head office and 22 branches distributed in all states in Sudan. 14- Applying the main services related to the digital finance (Using the mobile money, digital applications for getting the loans, linking IRADA clients with very big network of ATMs via Bank of Khartoum and applying the mobile payments for all clients). 15- Access to required fund from several sources to build the portfolio and expand the work. 16- Building the Brand of IRADA MFI as the best Microfinance Institution in Sudan and East of Africa. Jul 2014 to June 2015 Area Coordinator (UNDP) Duties & Responsibilities: Initiate, organize, follow up and monitor the recovery activities implemented according to the approved work plans, Actively participate in liaising with NGOs, CBOs, local authorities, FBOs, communities’ representatives, and other active stakeholders. Well as local municipal and government institutions Monitor and evaluate initiatives and subprojects progress and activities implemented by partners and provide advice on challenges, risks and capture lessons learned Conduct needs assessment in selected areas to be used as basis for formulating future priority activities Provide assistance to institutional capacity building Maintain network development with relevant active partners and NGOs Organize the logistics of workshops and training seminars as required Organize coordination meetings with project partners, donors, local NGOs, INGOs, UN agencies etc. as required Support the formulation and implementation of UNDP strategies and programs. Advocate for UNDP in specific area with local communities, local authorities, NGOs, and other stakeholders Ensure that relevant project outputs, best practices and lessons learned are captured and disseminated. Prepare progress and final reports for the implemented projects Activities & Achievements: 1- Structuring more than 20 NGOs and providing them with the required training. 2- Designing and financing more than 15 big projects (Industrial, Agricultural and Services) to help the targeted NGOs to provide the target beneficiaries with the sufficient income. 3- Contributing in preparing the annual plan for UNDP for Coastal Region. 4- Implementing the humanitarian assistance to the targeted displaced people. Jan 2011 to Apr 2014 Chief Operation Officer - COO (Al-Wataniya Microfinance Institution) Duties & Responsibilities: Responsible for the overall achievement of the strategic initiatives. Responsible for overall performance and manage all aspects of operations and help in achieving good management of other related activities like finance, human resources, training and risk management. Own and execute overall business plan in collaboration with key stakeholders. Maintain a close pulse of key operational indicators and risk areas; diagnose performance gaps, analyzing risks and take appropriate action as needed. Focus on efficiency and cost effectiveness in running operations with financial sustainability/viability as a clear goal. As a member of the management team, s/he shares responsibility for the overall performance and activities of the MFI, and participates in making decisions. Prepare reports on a weekly and monthly basis relating to overall status of the MFI operations and whether or not objectives are being met. Direct the preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on broad organizational goals and growth objectives in consultation with GM (CEO) and management team. Establish operating policies consistent with MFI's policies and objectives and ensures their execution. Evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports these results to the General Manager (Chief Executive Officer). Manage through Head of IT, all IT operations, including Communications, and Data Production. Activities & Achievements: 1- Establishing new Micro Finance Institution by managing and supporting the establishment of the head office and the branches network in different areas according to the business plan. 2- Preparing the market research, business plan for 5 years and the org. chart for the institution. 3- Preparing the required manuals, Policies, Procedures, operation plans and budgets, in addition to the market research related to the new MFI, and provide feedback about market conditions and opportunities. 4- Establishing and launching the new branches after training, coaching the branch employees to be able to play their roles in each branch. 5- Establishing new sub-branches (Units) related to the established branches. 6- Preparing the layout of the mentioned established branches. 7- Growing the total portfolio by (116%) during 10 months, and keeping the portfolio at risk less than (0.5%). 8- Preparing and modifying the MIS with the developer of MIS to be compatible with the institution's requirements. 9- Continuing the expansion plan by establishing new branches and units. Feb 2006 to Dec 2010 Senior Area Manager (First Microfinance Institution - FMFI - AKDN) Duties & Responsibilities: Managing and Supervising four branches (Damascus, Lattakia, Sweida and Mesyaf). Managing and supervising the staff at the branches level and motivating them to offer their best. Raise the required fund to cover the requested financial requirements for the branches. Promoting the branches and ensure that they perform optimally with excellent portfolio quality. Maximizing Branches outreach to the target groups in a sustainable and profitable way. Overseeing all accounts related operations, cycle of credit activities, and the overall performance and activities in the branches. Exploring new business development opportunities the branches. Managing the portfolio at risk and ensure that the PAR is maintained at the acceptable level. Preparing the quarterly work plan for each branch, monitor implementation and ensure targets’ achievement. Participating in the preparation of the annual budget of the Branches. Setting the branches objectives and the key performance indicators of the Branch staff. Monitoring the branches cash activities and accounts’ transactions and providing support when necessary. Maintaining good relationships with clients with good records. Preparing and submitting the monthly reports to the higher management. Ensuring the proper implementation of MFI’s policies and procedures at the Branch level. Motivating, coaching and directing the Branches staff in order to reach optimum performance. Evaluating and discussing staff performance in collaboration with the HR unit. Activities & Achievements: 1- Establishing new Micro Finance branch in Sweida city which has been evaluated as a standard branch and it was classified in 2007 as the best branch in Syria and one of the best branches in Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance over all the world, Sweida branch had very good portfolio where Portfolio at Risk was (0%). 2- Recruiting and training the new staff to work in the branches. 3- Launching the saving product in the four branches, where we could build very good saving portfolio by attracting good number of potential savers. 4- Designing and launching the saving product and promote for this new product to build very good saving portfolio in the mentioned branches. 5- Re-establishing Damascus branch due the crisis which affected it where PAR was (13.6%) and we could decrease it to be (0.8%). 6- Re-establishing Mesyaf branch due the crisis which affected it where we found several cases of fraud. 7- Re-establishing Lattakia branch due to the crisis which affected it where we found that the portfolio was very risky beside to some fraud cases. 8- Applying the New culture of work in Damascus, Mesyaf, Sweida and Lattakia branches, where I built the teamwork in Lattakia, Sweida and Mesyaf branches by providing them with sufficient ideas for work with the required team spirit. 9- New organized branches with very good portfolio. 10- New trained employees who were able to implement the required plans and achieving their targets. 11- New and very good quality of work and performance in the four branches. Description: I worked in Damascus branch to solve the problem of arrears (PAR = Portfolio at Risk = 13.6%) due to the crisis which affected Damascus branch, where I prepared crisis team and we worked to decrease the PAR and to increase the disbursement, the result of Mar 2008 was (PAR = 0.8%). I managed the three branches (Damascus, Mesyaf and Lattakia) due to the problems which affected them in addition to supervising Sweida branch. I worked to solve the problems we faced in some villages during our work with healthy villages program in Lattakia. Feb 2003 to Jan 2006 SMEs Supervisor (ACU = Agency for Combating Unemployment) Duties & Responsibilities: Establishing the new department of SMEs loans in Hama city. Raise the required fund for financing the targeted clients by targeting the local, private and governmental donors. Setting the new policy for SMEs (Small and Medium enterprises) and preparing the marketing plan to launch the new product in Hama city. Forming new team to establish the department of SMEs loans Training the staff and working with them to launch the product. Explain the culture of SMEs for the targeted clients. Preparing the required policy and marketing plan. Activities & Achievements: 1- Disbursing more than 1500 SME loans by year. 2- Building the new culture of work in Hama city. 3- Establishing the new department (SMEs) in Hama branch. 4- Building very good portfolio of SMEs Loans. Nov 1995 to Jan 2003 Supervisor (STE = Syrian Telecommunication Establishment) Duties & Responsibilities: Establishing new communication and electronic exchanges in Hama city. Training the staff how to use the new technology. Working with the team to establish five electronic exchanges and supervising the establishment phases beside to training the staff about the new technology. Activities & Achievements: 1- Establishing five telecommunication and electronic exchanges. 2- Building very good trained team to perform the required work. Education: ISR Academy– UK (2016). Master Degree in Business Administration Edinburgh Business School (Herriot-watt University) – Scotland - UK. (2010) Diploma in Project Management (PMP) (MDCI) Management Development Consulting International UK in London (Mar - 2009) MINI MBA (Mini Master in Business Administration) Cambridge University (Oct - 2007) International Diploma in Business Administration LSPR (London High School of Public Relations and Branding) London(Jan - 2007) Diploma in International Public Relation and Branding Damascus University and H.I.A.S.T (1995) Engineer of communications Training courses: Nov 2012 Venture Institute – Damascus - Syria Certificate of Completion – Project Management Professional (PMP – PMI) Oct 2010 Frankfort School of Finance and Management Financial management Oct 2010 Frankfort School of Finance and Management Saving management 2009 ILO – Boulder – Turin - Italy Diploma in Microfinance Management Track Sep 2009 Habeeb Bank specialists Training course in performance management April 2009 AKAM Academy course in budgeting Feb 2009 AKAM Academy course in reporting and communication skills and customer care management Dec 2007 SANABEL in cooperation with CGAP course about arrears and risk management and the interest rate determination management April 2007 Arab academy for banking and financial sciences Training program titled (SMEs) Credit Worthiness of Going Concerns May 2006 Arab Society of Management in Egypt Diploma in Management and Management Supervision 1999 England and Ireland Course at domain of intelligent network and telecom for 3 Months 1989 – 1994 Language Institutes and CCF Several courses of English and French language at C.C.F (certificate class superior) in Damascus Participation and Membership: • Participating in SANABEL conference in Egypt (Oct 2015) • Participating in SANABEL conference in Jordan (June 2011) • Participating in the first Microfinance conference in Damascus (Oct 2007). • Participating in SNABEL conference in Yemen (Jun 2007) under the theme (Serving the poor). • Member in Syrian Engineers syndicate. • Member in Syrian Computer Society. Computer Skills (Knowledge of programs and other software): • Experience of windows and Microsoft office. • Experience of maintenance of computer. • Programmer of Pascal language. • Experience of computer networks (workgroup – domain). Hobbies: • Reading scientific and economical subjects • Searching to develop my studies and my work • Sport Abbreviations: {AKDN = Aga Khan Development Network} {AKAM = Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance} {H.I.A.S.T = higher institute of application scientific and technology} {A.C.U = agency for combating unemployment} {S.T.E = Syrian telecommunication establishment) {C.C.F = Centre Culturel Francais du Damas} {LSPR = London High School of Public Relation and Branding} {ILO = International Labour Organization} {MFI = Microfinance Institution} {FMFI = The First Microfinance Institution} {WMFI =Al-Wataniya Microfinance Institution}
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Joshua Sandoval - Freelance Blog Writing & Article Writing
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PROFILE A 26-year-old Producer & Writer with eight years of experience in TV, print, and online media. Proven ability to oversee a project & task from concept to completion. Capable to serve as a liaison between company and the public. STRENGTHS AND ABILITIES • Chaos Controller • Mass Communication • Talent Relations • Creative Thinking • Deadline Oriented • Public Speaking PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE NUVOTV, Glendale, CA 2009-2011 Associate Producer, Talent Coordinator, Studio Director, Talent – (28 episodes) • Produced 2 seasons of the green screen comedy show Latino 101, the highest rated original show for the network aimed at English speaking Latinos. • Booked notable talent including Edward James Olmos, Ron Artest, & Charo. ESPN, Los Angeles, CA 2008 Segment Producer – (160 episodes) • Wrote & produced Bill Plaschke’s segments for daily sports talk show Around The Horn. LA TIMES, Los Angeles, CA 2007-2008 Staff Writer & Editorial Assistant • Efficiently conducted research & interviews to write stories under tight daily deadlines. • Covered entertainment, sports, book reviews, health, real estate, comedy, politics, and breaking news. UNION-TRIBUNE, San Diego, CA 2004-2008 Sports Journalist • Wrote articles about high school, college, & professional athletics including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, surfing, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. 25/7 PRODS, North Hollywood, CA 2011 Production Assistant • Served as Spanish-speaking liaison to audience on Spanish version of The Biggest Loser, Dale Con Ganas for Univision. MENS FITNESS MAGAZINE, New York Now Writer • Blogger for the website on topics related to nutrition, entertainment, ***, exercise, and men’s interest. LATV, West Los Angeles, CA 2007-2008 Script Supervisor, Voice-Over Director – (28 episodes) • Directed weekly voice-over sessions and maintained continuity for 2 seasons of stop-animation TV show The Homies Hip-Hop Show, based on the 2-inch Homies figurines. SHOWTIME, Los Angeles, CA 2010 Writer • Served as a writer on Red-Nexican, Alex Reymundo’s second stand-up comedy special. EDUCATION Cal State University, San Marcos 2003-2007 Bachelors of Arts in Communication National University 2009-2011 Masters of Arts in English EXAMPLES OF WORK Book Review http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/04/entertainment/la-et-book-20100504 Sports http://legacy.signonsandiego.com/sports/preps/20060119-9999-2s19p-sand.html Health http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-myturn8-2008sep08,0,6021396.story Comedy http://articles.latimes.com/2007/nov/16/entertainment/et-eulogy16
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Cpwriter - Freelance Blog Writing & Technical Writing
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=================================================== CARL PLUMER =================================================== EXPERT, ENERGETIC WRITER, PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATOR Extensive experience in researching, developing, editing (and motivating teams to create) concise technical and eLearning documents delivered in a variety of formats, including Word, online Help, the web, Acrobat PDFs, PowerPoint decks, as printed and bound documents, as well as directly in meetings and corporate classroom settings. =================================================== CORE COMPETENCIES =================================================== > Scheduling and Scoping > Project Management > Understanding Technical Concepts > Microsoft Word (all versions) > Microsoft PowerPoint > Microsoft Excel / Outlook / Access > Adobe RoboHelp > Adobe FrameMaker > Adobe Captivate =================================================== FUNCTIONAL STRENGTHS =================================================== > Exceptional ability to prioritize and assign tasks and complete projects. > Outstanding communication skills for interacting with all levels in the organization. > Effective applying problem-solving skills to collaborative team environments. “Carl is one of the best writers and managers that I have had the pleasure to work with. His creativity is phenomenal when it comes to putting together ideas and words for proposals as well as marketing materials. He is truly a team player and has a wonderful and humorous personality. One can't help to love working with and around him. He's truly one amazing and talented individual!” – Linda Skinner, Chief Operating Officer (COO), JJR Solutions LLC, Dayton OH =================================================== EDUCATION & TRAINING =================================================== Master of Arts, English > Stony Brook University > New York Bachelor of Arts, English > Fordham University > New York =================================================== PROFESSIONAL HISTORY =================================================== ------------------------------------ Director of Publications Sept. ’07 – Aug. ’12 Qbase, LLC 250 Veronia Drive, Suite 300, Springfield, OH 45505 > Instrumental in winning the right to bid on task orders (TOs) as part of the $12 billion Veterans Administration Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (VA T4) acquisition program > Significant contributor in winning 6-year, $360 million (per annum) Information Technology Field Operations Services (ITFO)contract with the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency > Wrote and edited print and Web-based documentation for customer-facing (B2C/B2B/B2G) products and services, including instructional and training materials, reference guides and manuals, and online Help systems > Wrote, updated, and edited proposals, statements of work (SOWs), and responses to government RFIs/RFPs > Created case studies, white papers, brochures, presentations, press releases, and reports promoting or explaining Qbase products and technologies > Spearheaded social media including blog posts and Twitter updates ------------------------------------ Principal Technical Writer Feb‘07 – Sept. ‘07 Siemens, Inc 2000 Eastman Drive, Milford,OH 45150 Defined scope, developed plans, and coordinated with technical resources and subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop expert documentation to accompany Siemens’ PLM NX® software, a $150 million (annual sales) CAD/CAM/CAE program used for engine design, etc. ------------------------------------ Documentation Manager June ‘05 – Feb. ‘07 PNC Mortgage Corporation 3232 Newmark Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342 Reviewed, edited, and contributed new content to 3,000+ pages of documentation (delivered as both online Help and PDFs) to supplement the company’s new web-based $35 million (investment capital) FNIS Empower® mortgage software development effort ------------------------------------ Supervising Editor Nov. ‘02 - June ‘05 Mazer Corporation 6680 Poe Avenue, Dayton, OH 45414 Managed a team of ten writers and editors to meet the demands of a $12 million list of clients, including Texas Instruments, Pearson Education, Holt, and others ------------------------------------ Documentation Manager Jan. ‘01 – Nov. ‘02 Siebel Systems 2207 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94404 Effectively led a team of twelve writers to deliver 5,000+ pages of documentation—as online Help, Acrobat PDFs, and printed books—for Siebel’s $7 million (annual revenue) suite of technical tools, including Siebel Tools, Siebel Analytics, and Seibel’s enterprise integration software (EAI) ------------------------------------ Principal Writer Dec. ‘99 – Jan. ‘01 Oracle Corporation 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Successfully delivered a 500+-page User’s Guide and a 800+ page Technical Reference Manual for Oracle’s $4 million (annual revenue) A/R product ------------------------------------ Senior Writer Nov. ‘98 – Dec. ‘99 Avid Technology One Park West, Tewksbury, MA 01876 Assembled a team of six writers and graphic artists to develop one of the first consumer video editing systems, Avid Cinema® ($500,000 annual revenue) =================================================== ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS =================================================== > Qbase Values Award: Excellence and Accountability, 2007, 2008 > Published commercial “how to” books for Peachpit Press, 2006, 2009 =================================================== WRITING SAMPLES =================================================== Available at http://www.carlplumer.com/PlumerWritingSamples =================================================== REFERENCES =================================================== Tom Shoup, Senior Vice President, Qbase LLC | tshoup@4qbase.com | 937 219 4124 Scott Lightner, Chief Technology Officer, Qbase | slightner@4qbase.com | 937.545.3268 Steve Schlosser, Executive Vice President, Qbase | sms727@gmail.com | 937 521 4285 Bill Pardue, Chief Executive Officer, TransVoyant | bpardue@transvoyant.com | 937 974 9048 ===================================================
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