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Doris Chu - Freelance Screenwriting & Editing
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5.0
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$100
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Aloha, I have 50 years award-winning experience writing articles, stories, 3 non-fiction books, 30+ screenplays, etc. I'm working on a superhero script. I have time to quickly write or revise your screenplay. I write a screenplay of approximately 90 pages in 20-40-60 hours. I have 3 college degrees. Hire me. Aloha, Doris Chu (808) 636-1300 ext 1 Leave your name, phone,...
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Padmavathy Balasubramaniam - Freelance Quality Assurance & Software Testing
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I have around 8 years experience in Software Testing. During my tenure with Patni, I had a chance to work with few leading companies in Financial and Healthcare domain like FINRA, ABNAMRO Bank, Standard Chartered Banks and St Jude Medicals. I am currently not working. I took break from my work in 2012, after my son was born. I am currently attending school, pursuing a diploma in Datawarehousing (SAP (BI) and BIG data). I started my course in June 2015. Prior to taking break in 2012, I was working with FINRA in New York, where I was QA Anlayst for Equitites and Options Surveillances of NYSE- ARCA exchange. It was a manual testing project. Because, I was solely responsible for QA activities of Equities Surveillance,I had been extensively involved in various phases of Testing Life Cycle from Requirements Analysis through Defects Tracking for complex projects. Before joining FINRA, I worked for St. Jude Medical in California, where I performed manual and automation testing with QTP. I played a pivotal role in developing Test Automation Framework for St Jude. It was well taken by the client management as it reduced the test execution time by 50%. During my tenure with iGate-Patni, I had received “Most Valuable Player” Award for outstanding performance, for two consecutive years. Regarding my work experience in India, I was invovled in testing credit risk management system for ABN AMRO bank and business trading application for Royal Bank of Scotland Bank, which involed manual and automation tesitng.
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Jean Weil - Freelance Print Ad Design & Flyer Design
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With nearly 25 years of print production experience, I will do freelance design for print projects when needed. I'm experienced on Mac with InDesign Creative Suite and Photoshop. I have good work ethic and high level of attention to detail. I'm a great speller & proofreader. I work full time as a graphic designer for a daily newspaper in the pacific northwest. Simply want to supplement my income and love what I do!
East Wenatchee, Washington, United States
DhirenSaha - Freelance Architectural Illustration & Animal Illustration
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RESUME DHIREN KUMAR SAHA Born on 23rd March, 1972 ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION B.V.A. (Painting, Fine Art) passed in 1995. Govt. College of Art & Craft, University of Calcutta. Other Qualification Film Appreaciation Course , University of Calcutta. 1994 -95. Basic Course of Photography, Chhayapath, Kolkata – 1994. Other Quality Parcussion – Tabla, Mridangam, Base drum, Kettle Drum, Bugle etc. Page - 2/5 NCC – Rank – Sergeant. Batik, Leather Batik, Clay modeling, Wood Curving, Metal Sculpture, Fashion Designing ( Haute Couture , Female ). 1st Ramp, Lady’s Golf Club, Kolkata , 24 October, 2010 2nd Ramp , Nico Park , Nolbun food Court, 31st Dec. 2010. Other Experience- Assistant Art Director ( Film Set Designing ) , Bombay , 1995 -96.Under Ajit Pattanayak. Teaching Experience Dew Drops , Kolkata – 1996 – 1998 ( English medium Scvhool ) Residenciaal Model School - D H Road – 1998 – 1999 ( English medium School ) Crescent Day School , Kolkata – 1999 – 2001 ( English Medium School ) B K Birla Shree Bharati School, Kolkata – 2001 – 2011 ( Premium English medium School , continuing ) AWARDS • Exhibition Chairman Award in 1994 in the Annual Salon of Govt. College of Art and Craft. Kolkata for outstanding painting. • Ganesh Haloi Award in 1995 in the Annual Salon of Govt. College of Art and Craft, Kolkata for the best painting of the show. • Pratima Tagore Award in 1994 from Oriental Society of Art, Kolkata. • Awarded for outstanding Drawing by All India Fine Art & Craft Society 2002. IMPORTANT EXHIBITION • Group show of India Selected Artists in West Germany, Hosted by RPG and Bayer AG in 1998 (International level). • 50 years of Indian Independence, hosted by AIFACS in 1997, Kolkata (State level). • “Harmony Show” hosted by Reliance in 1996 (National level) continuing. • Participated in the Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata 1999. • Participated in the Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai, 1997-2000. • Participated in the AIFACS Annual Exhibition in 2002 (State Level). Page – 3/5 • Participated in the Annual Exhibition of (Group Show) Folio Art Gallery, Chandigarh, 1999. • Participated in the Annual Exhibition of Oriental Society of Art, Kolkata, 1993. • Participated in the Self Portraits Exhibition hosted by RPG in 2001, Mumbai. • Participated in the Annual Exhibition of AIFACS, 2002, Delhi. Exhibition was inaugurated by HE Mr. K.R. Narayanan (President of India). • Nehru Centre, Bombay, 1997. • Bengal Art Collection, J-51, Mumbai, 2001. • Participated in the Self-portrait exhibition hosted by R.P.G. Kolkata 2002. • Participated in the Exhibition “ The RPG collection contemporary paintings of Bengal”, hosted by RPG at National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay 11th July to 31st August 2003. • Participated in the Exhibition “ Young Face of Contemporary Indian Art” hosted by Birla Academy 2003. • Group show in Bangalore – Gallery 'G', Maini Sadan 2006. Group Show in Singapore, Conducted by Art world, Chennai, 2007. • Group show in Academy of Fine Arts, Bengal Painters. Kolkata. 08. • Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai , 2009. Page – 3/4 SOLO EXHIBITION • “The Leela”, Mumbai, 1999, Sponsored by Arts Trust and The Leela Hotel. • J-51, Bombay, 1999, Sponsored by Arts Trust. • Jehangir Art Gallery, sponsored by RPG, Mumbai, 2001. • Gallery of Society of Contemporary Artist (will be holding) Kolkata, 2001. • Birla Academy of Art and Culture ,Kolkata, 2003. * Taj Bengal Hotel, Kolkata, 08. * India Habitat Centre, Delhi, 2010. . PAINTINGS COLLECTED BY IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES • Harsh V. Goenka, Sanjiv Goenka (RPG). • Tina Ambani (Tina Munim), Reliance. • Rita Vimani Managing Directress, Public Relations, (Ex-Art Critic, Statesman) Calcutta. • Vikram Sethi (Managing Director, The Art Trust) Mumbai. • Mita Bazoria, Alka Pandey, Videocon Co. • A.B.N. Ambro Bank, Mumbai, Mr. Mike Khanna (H.T.A.) & USA, UK, Australia. • Mr B. K. Birla , Mrs. Jayasre Mohta ( Private Collection) • Birla Academy, Kolkata • Sandhya Verma, Kolkata • Mrs. Jayashree Mohta, Kolkata. • 2004-2005, all the paintings were collected by Renox Commercial Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata. ART CAMP • Participated in the Art Camp with the leading Artists of Bengal, hosted by Pather Panchali, Calcutta, 1993. • Particiaped in the Art camp with the leading Artists of India as Anjali-Ela Menon, Param Jeet Singh, Arpita Singh, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Yusuf Arakkal, Paresh Maity, etc. Mumbai, hosted by RPG and Arts Trust at Marve 1998. • Participated in the kalamcla, hosted by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2000. • Participated in the Art camp with the leading Artists of India at Marve, Mumbai, 2000. • Participated in the Art camp with the leading Artists of Bengal, hosted by Information and Cultural Center West Bengal Government, Kolkata 2003. AUCTION • Participated in the auction with the leading Artists of India, hosted by National Museum of Modern Art, ABN Ambro Bank, Taj Mahal Hotel, Rotary Club, Art Trust, Mumbai, 2000. REVIEW Page – 4/5 • Asian Age-Kolkata, 1998. • Mid-Day, Mumbai, 1998. • Star Plus and Star News with Anjali Ela Menon, Mumbai, 1998. • The Telegraph, Kolkata, 1999. • The Economic Times of India, Kolkata, 2000, Indian Express, Mumbai, 2000. • Zee News, 2001, In Mumbai, 2001, Afternoon, 2001. • Asian Age, Kolkata, 2001. • Statesman, Kolkata, 2002. • Sanmarg (Hindi Daily), Kolkata, 2002. • Ganashakti 2003. • ETV, Karnataka, Bangalore 2006. • Tara News , Kolkata, 08. • Group Show in Academy of Fine Arts , Kolkata - 2009. ADDRESS Studio/Residence - C11/A, Rajnarayan Park, Rongkal, Boral Main Road, Garia, ( Near Ramkrishna Iron Stores ) Kolkata – 700 154, E – dhirenkumarsaha@yahoo.co.in, dhirenk@ymail.com M. : 9230849173, 9339125038 Dhiren Kumar Saha
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Harish T - Freelance Programming & Mainframe Programming
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HARISH TALLURI Professional Summary • Have 9.5 years of IT experience including strong expertise in mainframe development using COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, VSAM, IMS DB/DC, FILE-AID, XPEDITOR, ENDEAVOR, CHANGEMAN etc. • Has good knowledge on ETL and Reporting tools (Informatica, SSIS, SSRS and Crystal reports) acquired in the projects worked. • Over 8.5 years of domain expertise in Health Insurance and good at implementing the Mainframe Applications in Health Insurance Domain. • Worked on Claims Processing (Claims Benefits/Payments), Membership & Billing, ITS (Inter-Plan Teleprocessing System), FEP (Federal Employee Program) and Provider Applications and got strong expertise on all these applications. • Have strong expertise on all aspects of project lifecycle from requirements gathering, analysis, design to implementation and post-implementation support. • Acted as a liaison between Technical teams, Business Analysts and End users. • Worked extensively in development, maintenance and production support projects for various clients. • Strengths include project management, analytical abilities, relationship building with clients and in-depth technical know-how on mainframe technologies. • Experience in project planning and resource allocation in addition to day-to-day management of technical development teams including progress tracking, issue resolution, escalation and status reporting. • Completed Health Insurance certifications like AHIP (American Health Insurance Program), SHIP (Satyam Health Insurance Program) and INS 21, 22 and 23 in General Insurance. • Possesses excellent analytical, communication skills and Leadership qualities. Education Degree Specialization University Year of passing Graduation B.E/B.TECH COMPUTERS JNTU 2003 Employment Summary Organization Band-Sub band/ Designation Duration Satyam Computer Services Ltd. T-1 / Team Lead Dec 2007 ? Present Kanbay Software India Pvt.Ltd. Associate Consultant May 2005 -> November 2007 Cap Gemini Consulting India Pvt.Ltd. Associate Consultant June 2004 ? May 2005 Technical Skills LANGUAGES JCL,COBOL,SQL,PL/SQL,FOCUS FILE SYSTEMS AND DATABASES VSAM, DB2 , IMS DB , ORACLE 9I , SQL SERVER TOOLS AND UTILITIES QMF, SPUFI, ISPF/TSO, CA7, CONTROL M, FAULT ANALYZER , ABEND AID , FILE AID , FILE MANAGER , IN-SYNCH , TRACE MASTER , INTEREST , EXPEDITOR OLTP CICS, IMS DC VERSION MANAGEMENT CHANGEMAN , ENDEAVOR, PANVALET ETL TOOLS INFORMATICA ,SSIS REPORTING TOOLS SSRS , CRYSTAL REPORTS OPERATING SYSTEMS WINDOWS 7, XP , 2000 AND Z/OS DOMAIN SKILLS HEALTH INSURANCE AND GENERAL INSURANCE LINGUISTIC SKILLS ENGLISH Certifications • INS 21 (P & C Insurance) • INS 22 (P & C Insurance) • INS 23 (P & C Insurance) • SHIP (Satyam Health Insurance Program) • AHIP (American Health Insurance Program) Project Details Project 1: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (U.S) Role Team Lead Organization Satyam Computer Services.Ltd. Duration DEC 2007 - Present Team Size Project : 30 Team : 8 Environment (with skill versions) Languages : COBOL, JCL, FOCUS ETL Tools SSIS Reporting Tools SSRS ,Crystal Reports Online : IMS DC Database : IMS DB , DB2, SQL Server 2005/2008, Oracle Tools : File-Aid , Expeditor, Changeman O/s : z/OS , Windows 7/XP Hardware NA Project Description: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, an US based Health Insurance Company, provides affordable health insurance coverage for individuals, families, and groups. It is the largest private company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and among of the largest companies in the state. We develop client enhancement requests by creating new code or modifying existing code, work on internal process improvement projects. We analyze the assigned problem or work request and develop the code or change the existing programs. We perform Unit Testing & System testing (Batch or Online). We generate reports for clients (like claims listing for Legal department, daily or weekly reports etc.). We mainly work on areas such as Claims Payments/Edits and Membership & Billing. Contribution: • Gathering & Understanding of business requirements and design of technical specifications. • Involved in all phases of project life cycle (Analysis, Design, Build, Test) and guided the team in all their technical deliverables. • Resolved all the tickets and issues raised within the committed SLAs. • Worked on new enhancements in various applications (Claims Payments, Claims Benefits, Provider, Enrollment, FEP, ITS) of the system. • Prepared unit test cases and performed unit, system and integration testing. • Performed code & test reviews and also conducted peer reviews in the team. • Well versed in Satyam Quality process and SAS70 process and ensured the same while delivering all the work requests. • Followed the change management process in implementing all the requests. • Delivered all requests without any post implementation issues and provided production support. • Involved in progress tracking, issue resolution, escalation and status reporting. Project 2: Regence Blue Shield Client Regence Blue Shield Role Team Member Organization Kanbay Software India Pvt.Ltd Duration May 2006 -> November 2007 Team Size Project : 10 Module : 5 Environment (with skill versions) Languages : COBOL, JCL Online : CICS Database : VSAM Tools : Insync, Panvalet, Tracemaster O/s : OS/390 Hardware NA Project Description: Regence Blue Shield is a major Health Insurance provider operating in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Utah. This project aids Regence in maintaining its existing Legacy system for the Federal Employee Program, also known as FEP. The FEP System processes the claims submitted by federal employees from the states of Washington, Utah, Oregon and Idaho. We do the maintenance of the FEP system (Claim Processing System) for Regence. Contribution: • Involved in Requirement Capture and preparation of the Technical Specification. • Involved in Analysis, Coding and Testing of various sub-modules of the system. • Prepared test cases and performed unit testing. • Performed code and test reviews. • Performed Analysis of a number of programs for development tasks. Project 3: Erie Insurance Group, US Client Erie Insurance Group, US Role Team Member Organization Kanbay Software India Pvt.Ltd Duration June 2005 -> April 2006 Team Size Project : 40 Module : 6 Environment (with skill versions) Languages : COBOL, JCL Online : CICS Database : DB2 Tools : File-Aid , Interest and Endeavor O/s : OS/390 Hardware NA Project Description: Erie is one of the oldest insurance companies in US. Started in 1925 as a Pennsylvania auto insurer, they have grown to a multi-line insurance company, offering auto, home, commercial and life insurance through their network of independent insurance agents. Today, its geographic presence extends to 11 states and the District of Columbia. This project uses Java as front end and mainframe as backend. Contribution: • Gathering the Requirements for the New product from Client and developing the new products. • Maintenance and Development of the insurance products. • Doing Enhancements and fixing of the bugs as and when they arise related to Insurance Products. • Analysis, Coding, Testing and Review of the products. • Preparing Test cases and Reviewing the Test Results . • Regeneration of the Products daily and fixing the Bugs . Project 4: VISTEON Client VISTEON Role Team Member Organization Capgemini Consulting India Pvt.Ltd Duration June 2004 -> May 2005 Team Size Project : 35 Module : 7 Environment (with skill versions) Languages : COBOL, JCL Online : IMS DC Database : IMS DB Tools : File-Aid ,Expeditor and Changeman O/s : OS/390 Hardware NA Project Description: Visteon is the automotive parts manufacturing concern of FORD motor company, which supplies parts to many of major Automobile companies including FORD. Visteon was a part of FORD Motor Company, and now it is becoming a standalone company. This project involves migration from Fords system to Visteon System, testing and Production Support. Some of the applications included are GAPS, EUROAP, MELOS, EVCS, EWOS, and SOFT etc. I am associated with EUROAP, MELOS, EVCS, and EWOS applications. Contribution: • User interaction to know about the Requirements. • Involved in Analysis, Coding, Testing and Implementation phases of the project life cycle. • Preparing Test cases and reviewing the Test Results. • Doing Enhancements and fixing of the bugs as and when they arise. • Doing Production Support and daily monitoring of jobs using CA-7. • Involved in Quality works as sending daily and weekly status like Ticket Summary.
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Nia Harrington - Freelance Comic Art & Anime Art
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OBJECTIVE Looking for a position to enhance my skills set and aids in the development of additional abilities and responsibilities SKILL SET • Vastly experienced in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint • type 30 words per minute • Illustrator • Journalism expertise • fast learner, cooperative, organized, coordinated, studious, able to multi-task, energetic, helpful, artistic, upbeat people person Thoroughly experienced in assisting individuals with orders, errands and requests EXPERIENCE: ST JOSEPH SCHOOL, ASSISTANT TEACHER, EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY July 2013- PRESENT Accomplishing one- one assistance with children on various art assignments; teaching step by step procedures for out-of-the-box projects; demonstrating new projects above grade level; arranging weekly agenda; taking dictation ST JOSEPH SCHOOL, CHILD CARE COUNSELOR, EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY July 2008- August 2008 (SUMMER) Duties entailed monitoring children activities; conversing with students with questions, concerns and complaints; assisting fellow co-workers with daily errands and concerns of children; give written assessment of every child which is used for integration during school semester. EDUCATION: MARIST HIGH SCHOOL, BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY, HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA • JUNE 2011 ATTENDED SEPTEMBER 2013 - DECEMBER 2016, ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY MAJOR: LIBERAL ARTS Experience in Fashion Illustration, basic art, fundamentals in drawing, painting, charcoal work and pastels
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Garrin Evan - Freelance Photography & Advertising Photography
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Garrin Evan is a Fort Lauderdale-based commercial and fashion photographer, specializing in location-based advertising, marketing, public relations and editorial photography. An avowed colorist, Evan’s work features vibrant splashes of color, as well as eye-catching geometric compositions. He is drawn to the elegant, mysterious, sensual and confident. His clients include advertising and public relations agencies, magazines and consumer brands. Evan’s photography has been influenced by a life of artistic endeavors. In the 1990s, he worked in marketing and promotion for Atlantic Records, promoting acts like Stone Temple Pilots, Collective Soul, Tori Amos, Juliana Hatfield and Hootie & the Blowfish. Evan is also an accomplished artist and self-taught painter. A decade studying figure drawing helped him develop his eye for fashion photography. A guiding philosophy to his work: Create a fun, friendly and professional environment and let creativity flourish. Evan prefers shooting on location in urban or natural spaces, and through effective planning and clear direction, he creates imagery that tells a unique story. He has photographed Miss Universe, a swimsuit calendar for the NHL Florida Panthers, and a United States Presidential Candidate.
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Tracy Norton - Freelance Electrical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering
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Current- Port City Instruments, Wilmington NC (Dr Randy May) Project contract designing laser based spectroscopic research instrumentation. All hardware and packaging design/productization and assembling electronics....Solidworks 2010, PADS 9.2, Autocad 2009 July ‘97- Current Independent Part-time Contracting- Schematic drafting using Mentor Graphics ‘PADS’ Powerlogic, PCB/PWB design using Mentor Graphics PowerPCB and mechanical/ opto-mechanical design and drafting using AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, & Solidworks. Electronic Packaging Design, reverse engineering and research. Prototyping. Electronic assembly. Wire harness design. RF/microwave pcb layout. Analog data acquisition design. Assembly drawings, operation manuals, and assembly documentation. Standards: IPC & JPL D-8208 (revI) Clients: Port City Instruments-Wilmington NC, Spectral Imaging Laboratory-Pasadena CA PSTech-Chatsworth CA, ViaSpace-Pasadena CA, Michael Eastwood Assc-So. Pasadena CA, TTE-Santa Monica CA, Oak Crest Inst of Science-Pasadena CA, CalTech-Pasadena CA Aug ‘02-Oct ‘06 SpectraSensors Inc. Duties: Assistance in all R&D aspects and engineering tasks thru the complete prototype development cycle. Packaging design (using Solidworks and AutoCad), pcb design (using PADS), wire harness design, cost analysis, component research, purchasing, and inventory. All prototype assembly. Apr ‘06-Nov ‘08 ViaSpace- Pasadena, CA Viaspace is a technology transfer and startup incubator, utilizing technology developed at JPL Pasadena Duties: Consulting in packaging design (using Solidworks and AutoCad), pcb design (using PADS), wire harness design, component research for Humidity In Hydrogen Sensor for DMFCC Division, and other projects (CalTech) Mar ‘01-Aug ‘02 Tunable Photonics Inc. Tunable Photonics is a spin-off of SpectraSensors (see below) developing advanced fiber optic and wavelength locking technologies. FiberSpace acquired TPC Aug’02. Duties: Assistance in all engineering aspects and R&D tasks thru the complete prototype development cycle. Jan ‘01-Jun ‘08 MayComm Instruments LLC – Wilmington, NC MayComm Instruments designs and mfrs custom, aircraft mounted research sensors and custom data acquisition instruments for atmospheric research based on technology developed at JPL. Duties: Consulting in all engineering aspects and R&D tasks thru the complete instrument development cycle. Packaging & Hardware design (using AutoCAD and SolidWorks) and PCB/PWB design (using Innoveda PowerLogic and PowerPCB), cost analysis, component research, purchasing, and inventory. Harness design and assembly. Mar ‘00-Mar ‘01 SpectraSensors Inc. SpectraSensors designs and manufactures high sensitivity laser based gas and H20 sensors using technology developed at JPL Pasadena for environmental research and Mars lander missions. Duties: Assistance in all engineering aspects and R&D tasks thru the complete product development cycle. Feb ‘00- Mar ’00 Swales AeroSpace Swales AeroSpace, Pasadena was a dedicated JPL engineering support contractor. Duties: Drafting of schematics and design of pcb’s for JPL EOS projects using Protel99SE. Mech enclosure detailing w/ Solidworks ‘99 Swales has since been acquire by ATK PC skills- Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Office Pro, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD 2010, Mentor Graphics PADS, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor Certificate in NASA/Mil-spec soldering and harness assembly.
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Mark Scott - Freelance Content Writing & Editing
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Mark W. Scott 1409 Arborview Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Phone: 248.910.3403 E-mail: mscott@convergencepubgroup.com Business Accomplishments As President, Convergence Publishing Group, LLC Founded editorial and publishing services company that has worked with both small and large publishers, as well as other businesses and nonprofit organizations, in areas of product management, content development, quality assurance, and communications. Primary service has been the development and management of web-based products for companies such as ProQuest Information and Learning and Thomson-Gale. As Publisher, Literature and Business Product, Gale Group, Inc. Led teams in creation of content that fed multiple print and online products in Gale’s Literature and Business portfolios, generating more than $70 million annually in sales. Key senior member of cross-functional team that developed and released Gale’s proprietary ebook program in 2003. Launched 11 new reference products during tenure. More than 90% of new products met their release dates and generated more than $2 million in sales collectively since publication. Led effort to successfully migrate customers from declining print to higher-margin online resource centers. As Director of Editorial Services, Aspen Publishers, Inc. Expanded company’s licensing program and increased revenue from licensing and publishing alliances by more than 60 percent in two years. Contributed to company initiative to develop a media-neutral repository of health administration and patient care journals for online distribution and content repurposing. Led department’s efforts to streamline production schedules by as much as 40 percent in two years. Managed an increase of nearly 40 new print and electronic products in 1999 while reducing development and production costs by more than $100,000. As Executive Editor, The Taft Group: Led division's shift in new product development from print to electronic information products; introduced first CD-ROM fundraising tools to the nonprofit marketplace. Reversed declining revenues from "legacy" print publications; between 1992 and 1995, net unit sales of three core print directories increased by an average of 13 percent. Expanded custom directory and newsletter programs in division--the first such "customized" product lines within the company; in 1995, revenue from these programs accounted for nearly 6 percent of net sales. Work Experience 11/03 – Present Convergence Publishing Group, LLC Ann Arbor, MI Founded editorial services company to provide publications support for publishing and non-publishing businesses. Projects include web-based content development and quality assurance, editorial and preproduction activities for print products, project management, and internal communications. Clients include ProQuest Literature and Learning, Thomson/Gale, Fannie Mae Foundation, Aspen Publishers, Council on Foundations, and others. 12/99 - 11/03 Gale Group, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI Publisher, Literature and Business Products Directed publishing programs of two of the largest business units in the company, generating annual sales of nearly $70 million. Oversaw the annual publication of more than 60 print/electronic products, consisting of approximately 240 serial and iterative directory volumes. Administered annual budgets totaling $4 million and directly supervised 9 senior editorial staff. Routinely conducted market research to guide marketing programs, new product conceptualization, and product life-cycle management. 9/97 - 11/99 Aspen Publishers, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD Director of Editorial Services Managed editorial activities of four departments, 20 employees, and more than 70 freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers. In 1999, division produced nearly 400 print and electronic publications, including journals, books, loose-leaf products, and electronic media. Also responsible for company’s permissions and copyright management, including licensing of Aspen content to third-party information providers. Responsible for the timely development and production of products with annual revenues of $30 million. Oversee annual operating budgets totaling more than $2.2 million. 4/96 - 7/97 Capitol Publications, Inc., Alexandria, VA Director of Information Products Managed product development for two profit centers consisting of more than 30 active print titles, electronic databases, software applications, and custom research services. Responsible for new product development and cultivation of new business opportunities, including joint ventures, data acquisition, and data licensing to publishers and third-party providers. Managed all Internet publishing activities of the Nonprofit Product Group. Administered annual budget of more than $1 million and supervised team of four editors and numerous contractors. 9/91 - 4/96 The Taft Group, a Division of The Gale Group, Rockville, MD Executive Editor Managed offsite division of parent company, including product development; supervision of 16-member team of editors, researchers, and production/design staff; new product research and production; business development; and alignment of marketing, sales, and editorial functions. Administered annual sales budget of more than $4 million. Represented company at all market conferences and trade shows. 7/81 - 9/91 Gale Research Inc., Detroit, MI Held various editorial and management positions involving content creation and editing; quality oversight; staff supervision; new product development; and budget administration. Professional Development Denver Publishing Institute (one of two employees awarded scholarship by Gale Research) Management for the Newly Appointed Manager (University of Michigan Executive Program) Fast-Cycle Product Development (Thomson Publishing, Inc.) Organizational Leadership (Thomson Publishing, Inc.) Wolters Kluwer Executive Development Program (Wolters Kluwer, Inc.) Fundamentals of Multimedia Development (George Washington University) Education Central Michigan University, MA English Western Michigan University, BA English and Journalism
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States