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  Cheryl Sarfaty
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am an accomplished writer, substantive editor and copy editor (AP style) specializing in small business and consumer health. I have a long history of success providing accurate and engaging copy for newspapers, magazines and online.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 15 Years
Editor 15 Years
Writer 17 Years
Specialty
Entrepreneurship 9 Years
Health 12 Years
Business (general) 17 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Lehigh Valley Business (11+), NJBIZ (11+), Unique Homes magazine (11+), NorthBay biz (3-5), Pet Age magazine (3-5), Sacramento Business Journal (1-2), Silicon Valley Business Journal (1-2), American Animal Hospital Association (1-2), Home Office Computing magazine (1-2)
Other Work History
Online editor at a medical publishing company; public relations at a nationally known academic medical center; on-air traffic reporter in Los Angeles; video editing at Bloomberg in NYC.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Quark
Equipment
laptop, audio recorder, digital camera, printer/scanner
References
available upon request
Awards
Two-time newsroom employee of the month at Home News Tribune (Gannett); Winner of entertainment writing scholarship while in college
Associations
Bay Area Editor's Forum, Editorial Freelancers Association
Other
California State University at Northridge: Bachelor's degree in journalism
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near San Francisco, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Writing Samples--Business  
(NorthBay biz magazine, 12/1/2013)
Building a winery from the ground up can try your patience, or inspire greatness. This story profiles B Cellars, a 10-year-old winery, as it sets out on its biggest venture yet.
(NorthBay biz, 8/1/2013)
Most industries need to have a mobile presence to stay relevant. This article explains why and provides the many options available so business owners can make an informed choice.
(NJBIZ: Small Business Week special issue, 5/21/2012)
This story looks at how various types of small businesses in New Jersey have not only survived the recession, but found ways to grow.
(NJBIZ: Small Business Week special issue, 5/21/2012)
Profile story about Lori Matheus, a managing director for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. This story examines how Matheus brought her private-sector experience to firms seeking aid from the EDA.
(NJBIZ: Small Business Week special issue, 5/21/2012)
I have a long-standing relationship with the N.J. Small Business Administration; this was a profile piece on the new district director. This story also gave me a chance to utilize my feature-writing skills.
(NJBIZ: Real Estate Report-Spring 2013)
The era of landlord concessions seems to be ending as long-tenured companies welcome new neighbors to Central Jersey submarket.
Editing  
(Pet Age magazine, 2/1/2014)
Trade magazine published monthly for owners/managers of retail pet supply outlets.
(American Animal Hospital Association, 9/1/2013)
PetsMatter is the bi-monthly e-newsletter of the American Animal Hospital Association. Each issue contains reader-friendly topics about pet health, behavior and lifestyle articles from veterinary professionals.