SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: A uniquely versatile and seasoned writer with a highly successful career that spans all media -- the web, newspapers and print, network television, and radio. Outstanding credits and high profile clients in every sector, including federal government, non-profit organizations, and private corporations. A skilled media-savvy communicator with expertise in almost every printed and visual medium and a vast range of topics. Ability to understand and interface with media organizations and representatives. Strong emphasis on writing for impact with a special talent for simplifying complex or technical material and targeting material to diverse audiences. Excellent researcher with an eye for the unusual angle. Experienced collaborat who enjoys input and feedback of colleagues and is dedicated to seeking the most creative and effective approach.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Web content writing
- Manuals, Articles, Newsletters, reports, correspondence for government, private and non-profit sectors. Experience with sensitive/controversial topics.
- Video Scripts. Informative and/or entertaining.
- Audio /Radio scripts. From spots to series.
- Book authorship and editing. Emphasis on Non-Fiction.
Town hall meeting on the new Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for CNBC. Thirty instructive videos for the DoD’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program to educate foreign governments about classes and strategies for preventing terrorism. Video for the U.S. Army on the logistics of the Iraq war Documentary on the world’s religions and their unifying beliefs Episodes on the history of Native Americans for Discovery Channel
RANGE OF TOPICS:
- Social Issues
- International Relations/Peace Efforts
- History and Biography
- Scientific Research and Achievements
- Corporate values, goals, heritage
Currently: Summaries of the annual conference of PAHO (Pan American health organization, a division of WHO) Script for SAIC (Science Applications International) on the advanced security technology at the Athens Olympics Annual scripts for the National Issues Forum on controversial topics such as the environment, the justice system, and affirmative action, targeted for legislators and lobbyists. An on-line tutorial targeted at educators and students for AOL. Helped create, write and produce a broad campaign at Bank of America to increase employee and public awareness of the bank’s founding values. Best-selling audio tape series on the Worlds Greatest Books, Greatest Composers, and Greatest People.
Outstanding Video of the Year - United States Air Force Nominations: Writers Guild Award; Humanitas Award; and NAACP Image Award - for television scripts. Guest Speaker by Invitation at National Broadcasting Conference; San Francisco
Breadth. Experience in every medium. Can write a clear newsletter, a persuasive speech, a dynamic video script, everything from memo to manuscript. Expertise. Excellent researcher with extensive experience in collaborating with subject experts and conducting interviews to obtain comprehensive and accurate information. Adaptability. To any medium or subject. Adept at proofreading, editing and formatting to suit style books.
1995-Present: Confidential, Virginia. Senior Writer
Confidential, Washington, D.C: Writer
1984-1995: Confidential, Salt Lake City, Utah: Senior Writer
1982-1984: Confidential, San Francisco: Chief Writer, Office of Corporate Communications
1978-1982: Confidential, Hollywood; Proposal/Scriptwriter
1976-1978: Confidential, Sacramento; Assistant News Director
1974-1976: Confidential, Mill Valley, CA. Assistant Editor
EDUCATION BA JOURNALISM, San Francisco State University
...AND EDUCATOR Presently: Official scorer of the SAT essay exam 1980-1984: Asst. Professor of Writing by invitation