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Summary of Qualifications 

Experienced writer, editor, and proofreader for print and web with strong critical thinking and organizational skills and over two years experience writing for medical sales and general audience while employed by DOTmed and Always Your Choice. Writing has appeared in DOTmed Business News, Film Score Monthly, Video Watchdog, and The Baum Bugle. Wrote press releases for DOTmed and proofread them for Motéma Music. Deadline-conscious multitasking project manager.

Education

Certificate in Web Page Design from New York City Department of Education                                                              2011

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (GPA: 3.5 /4.0)                                                                                                2005

The College of Staten Island/The City University of New York

Bachelor of Arts in English (Major GPA: 3.5/4.0) and Communication Studies (Major GPA: 3.0/4.0) 1999

Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis

 

Certification  Adobe Certification: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash CS3                                                                       2011

Areas of Strength/Expertise

Writing, editing, and proofreading, fiction, non-fiction, drama (stage, film, television), correspondence, research (Internet and library), cliché avoidance, fact checking, grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, and overall presentation.  Following the Modern Language Association Style Manual or Chicago Manual of Style, as directed.  Linguistic and etymological abilities, literacy in French and Latin, and passing knowledge of other languages and writing systems.

Project management, diligent planner and catalyst for multiple projects at a time.  Supervising lower-level employees. Completing projects within the deadline without sacrificing quality.

Administrative support, transcribing and audio correspondence, formatting documents, data entry, typing 60 wpm. Organizing, scheduling, delivering messages; liaison with corporate attorney.

Computer proficiencies:  Movie Magic Screenwriter, Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3):  Dreamweaver, PhotoShop, Fireworks, Flash; scanning, HTML, Final Cut Pro, Chyron, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, FrontPage

Experience

Multimedia Specialist (freelance), R.L. Migdal Creative Multimedia, Bronx, NY Oct. 2012-Nov. 2012

Writing press releases and editing promotional videos for Bank Street Bookstore with Adobe Premiere

Research/Administrative Assistant, 69 Productions/Maruti Transit, Jacksonville, FL                    Oct. 2011-May 2012

Researching, writing, and editing dissertation material, Final Cut Pro editing, dispatch, phones, general office

Proofreader/Administrative Associate, Motéma Music, New York, NY                                                   July-Oct 2011

Proofread all press releases and album notes, edited promotional videos on Final Cut Pro, research, general office

Tutor, Champion Learning Center, New York, NY                                                                                    Dec 2010-June2011

     Tutored grade 7-9 students in English and mathematics

Freelance Writer, Remilon, LLC, Mountain View, CA                                                                            Sep 2010-Dec 2010

Wrote articles for Education-Portal.com

Adjunct Professor and Tutor–English Composition (ESL and Native), Boricua College, Bklyn, NY Sep2009-Feb 2010

Helped students with grammar, punctuation, and writing skills as a tutor; taught 1st semester composition

Screenwriter (freelance), Cold Grey Studio, Jamaica, NY                                                                           July 2008-Feb2010

Draughted a screenplay based on an oral premise presented by the director

Medical Copywriter, Always Your Choice, New York, NY                                                                     Feb 2008-Aug 2008

Created copy and MySpace pages on health topics intended for prospective patients

Columnist, Print and Web Magazine, DOTmed Business News, New York, NY                         Jan 2007- Feb 2008

“Old Into Gold” column for print magazine; articles, interviews, press releases for website, health news gathering

Proofreader (temporary) for Morgan Stanley, Jersey City, NJ                                                                           June-July 2005

Checked for discrepancies in mailing list information and noted errors and inconsistencies

Scoring Supervisor, ETS, Princeton, NJ                                                                                                    June 2003-Sep 2003
Scoring standardized exams and supervised up to six others doing the same.

Narration Writer (Documentary)/Segment Producer, WFYI/PBS, Indianapolis, IN              Dec 2002-Feb 2003

Wrote, produced, and edited segment, “On the Trail of John Hunt Morgan” (see below)

Website Developer and Administrator, Kamillions official website, Harry S. Robins, San Francisco, CA 1998-2006

Independently developed fan site for cult film. Robins, the owner, made it official and had me expand it

Honors    

The Frederick E. Otto Fiction Award  2001

Publications

†         Documentary segment, “On the Trail of John Hunt Morgan”: http://www.wfyi.org/wvx/ai_1311.1.wvx First aired February 3, 2003

†         Kamillions film site: http://tinyurl.com/25l7lb3

†         Articles for Education-Portal.com (selected):

†         “Hepatitis B” (and others) for Always Your Choice: http://www.myspace.com/hepatitisbayc

†         “Old Into Gold” columns for DOTmed Business News September 2007-February 2008

†         “Skytron and CEC Collaborate on Helios Technology Management”: http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/5208/

†         “Two Volunteers Feel Missing Arms”: http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/5163/

†         “ReMedPar Appoints Latin American Sales Director”: http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/5071/

†         “A Record 175 DOTmed Registered Users Exhibiting at RSNA 2007”: http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/5046/

†         “UK Scientists Laud Proposed Four-Year Delay in Implementing the EU Physical Agents Directive”: http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/4966/

†         “Surgeons Say Teo is Full of Himself”: http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/4099/

†         “Hospital CEOs Anxious–Doctor and Nurse Numbers Low”: http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/3910/

†         “A Revised and Expanded Oz Filmography” [edited by Marc Berezin] The Baum Bugle 48: 1 (Spring 2004), 11.

†         “Who Says Obscure Video Is Dead?” Video Watchdog 106 (April 2004), 80.

†         “Ease on Down the Groove,” Film Score Monthly 3: 6 (July 1998), 35.

†         FilmScoreMonthly.com articles:

In addition, I have authored a novel, five feature-length screenplays, and three feature-length stage plays.

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