Stay-at-home parent with strong communications and computer skills seeking contributing writer position. Unique combination of English degree and MBA demonstrating a valuable command of language in a business setting. Master of multi-tasking and time management. Fourteen years’ work experience in a variety of fast-paced corporate settings. Strengths include learning software, writing copy, managing projects and meeting deadlines.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher. Strong computer skills on multiple internet platforms. Two years’ experience in networking through WordPress, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.
2013-Present: Blogger – Write and publish book reviews. Interact with and promote other bloggers and authors through integrated social media platforms. Actively seek followers on all platforms to establish name brand and build readership. Conduct author interviews. Proofread and review advanced copies of new fiction. Publish four feature columns: Blog Views and Other Obsessions, What’s That Book?, Who’s That Author? and Who’s That Indie Author?
1996-Present: Stay-at-Home Parent – Mother of four children. Manager of all household affairs, school and sports schedules. Parent volunteer for school committees and youth sports. Served for two years as board member of local MOMS Club. Designed and published monthly MOMS Club newsletter. Two-year Director of Scholastics for largest Pop Warner Football youth organization in the country. Five-year writer of Pop Warner game summaries, published in local newspapers. Current high school lacrosse parent volunteer and committee member. Three-year participant in No Plot? No Problem! novel writing program. Leader of two book clubs.
1993-1996: Executive View Inc. – President. Formed own company providing desktop publishing and marketing services. Prepared financial business presentations. Freelance technical writer for corporate clients. Developed business contacts through sales calls and memberships in networking associations. Former board member of local Women’s Referral Network.
1987-1992: Imo Industries Inc. – Executive Analyst for CEO/Chairman of the Board. Prepared financial presentations. Performed due diligence on potential acquisitions. Managed travel and meeting schedules. Planned board meetings and interacted with executive officers, analysts and investment bankers. Teamed with Marketing Director to write and compile 100th anniversary yearbook.
1983-1987: Arltec, Inc. – Executive Assistant to President of Sheraton Hotel franchise company. Purchased and ran company’s first office computer and software. Qualified sales leads for catering department. Member of corporate construction management team of Sheraton Tysons Corner Hotel.
1982-1983: Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute – Secretary for Communications director and lobbyists. Word processing, communication with trade association members and meeting planning.
1987: MBA Finance and Investments – George Washington University
1982: BA English Literature – Colgate University
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