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  Mary Ellen Biery
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Smart, no-nonsense approach to your B2B or B2C SEO web content, newsletters, articles and marketing materials from award-winning financial/business journalist. Years of reporting/writing under extreme deadline pressure covering array of industries, the environment and health. http://goodwritingfast.com/ for more writing samples.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 2 Years
Social Media 4 Years
Writer 21 Years
Specialty
Consumer Products 5 Years
Finance 14 Years
Business (general) 14 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
21 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
National Real Estate Investor (1-2), CNBC.com (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Web Full Circle (3-5), Johnson C. Smith University (1-2)
Other Work History
http://www.linkedin.com/in/goodwritingfast for complete details. Staff reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, contributing often to The Wall Street Journal (14 years); work republished on CNN.com, Nasdaq.com, Scottrade.com; staff reporter for local newspapers in Annapolis, Md., and State College, Pa. Editorial assistant for National Institutes of Health branch, where I edited scientists' manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals; magazine co-editor in college; sales experience.
Computer Skills
PC: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GoogleDocs, Windows 7, Flash (rudimentary)
Technical Skills
Website design (using WordPress, Microsoft Office Live), photo/video design and editing (GIMP, Animoto, Xtranormal, Picasa, MS Movie Maker, Photostory, YouTube); social media content (Twitter, Youtube, Facebook); steeped in AP Style.
Foreign Language Skills
Enough French and Italian to get by during travel.
References
Happily provided on request.
Awards
"Best In Business" Award. Part of a team of Dow Jones writers that won national award for breaking news coverage from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), 2006. Coverage also won title as finalist, 2006 Deadline Club Award for spot news reporting (wire services), New York City chapter, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

Multiple Dow Jones Newswires' "Ace Awards," corporate cash awards recognizing important work on deadline.

Honorable Mention, Medical/Science Coverage, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, 1995.

Merit awards for work as editorial assistant at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Associations
Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Other
Veteran interviewer, researcher. Ability to spot trends early. Technologically savvy. Completed Series 7 exam-prep class (for NASD general securities rep licensing) for the fun of it. Website design and multimedia classes. Masters in Journalism from UNC-CH. BA in English from Wake Forest University.
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Charlotte, NC. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Writing samples  
(CNBC.com/Energy & You special report, 6/13/2011)
(National Real Estate Investor Magazine, 3/1/2011)
(Dow Jones Newswires, 8/6/2010)
(Dow Jones Newswires/Dow Jones Business News, 7/28/2010)
(Dow Jones Newswires, 2/24/2010)
(Dow Jones Business News, 12/29/2009)
Web content/social media  
(Johnson C. Smith University, 8/6/2011)
20 pages of website content describing the university's research programs.
(Web Full Circle, 5/6/2011)
Provided SEO-friendly web content for Austin, Texas, home care company's microsite on behalf of website developer. Client had very specific requests for content for SEO purposes.
(Web Full Circle, 2/25/2011)
Provided SEO-friendly content for Atlanta home care company's microsite on behalf of web developer. Client had very specific requests for content for SEO purposes.
(Web Full Circle, 2/2/2011)
Provided SEO-friendly web content on Charlotte roofing company's microsite for web developer. Client had very specific requests for content for SEO purposes.