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  Diane Faulkner
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Curiosity led me to write on topics from business, employment law, finance, education and health, to travel, animal behavior, spirits - ethereal and liquid - coffee, and writing itself.

As for editing? I tend to read (for fun) with pen in hand. Crazy? Well, it gets me to the end of a book with my sanity intact, and it's garnered interest in a snarky book on grammar in today's world, which I'm currently writing.

Mysteries and thrillers, metaphysical and spiritual books, even public health books - I edit them all. My grammar and usage freakiness gets me speaking gigs at national, regional, and local writing conferences, like the AJSA national conference, so I'm a happy camper.

Need me? Call me. I'm curious, quick, creative, and accurate.

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Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 8 Years
Copy Editor 10 Years
Writer 19 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 31 Years
Health 28 Years
Grammar/usage, Domestic/Wild animals, Travel & Culture, Coffee, Spirits (e.g. bourbon, whiskey) 24 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
24 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
CoffeeNetwork (11+), CommodityNetwork (11+), Credit Union Management Magazine (11+), The Federal Credit Union Magazine (11+), WCER FM (11+), WGEW AM (11+), WJCT (11+), WJCT FM - (writing commercials) (11+), WJCT FM - Radio Reading Service (11+), The Business Journal of NE FL & Grtr JAX (6-10), Charleston Regional Business Journal (6-10), Fix Publishing (3-5), Jones & Bartlett Publishing (3-5), Human Resource Magazine (1-2), St. Augustine Catholic Magazine (1-2), "Monk" (religion expert for author, Lee Goldberg) (1-2), Across the Board - The Conference Board Magzine (1-2), Wiley Publications/LearningMate (1-2), People's Publishing (1-2), Stone Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
BlueCross and BlueShield of Florida (11+), Coastline Federal Credit Union (11+), GuideWell, Inc. (11+), Hencorp, LLC (11+), INTL FCStone, Inc. (11+), Perspective Photografie, LLC (11+), Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. (11+), Skil Corporation (now, Bosch Electric) (11+), State of Florida, Department of Labor (11+), Stop at Nothing, Inc. (3-5), Magdalein & Stratton, Inc. (now, Stratton) (1-2), Bulls-eye Financial, Inc. (1-2)
Other Work History
RADIO:
WGWY-Charlotte, MI Music/News/Prod
WJCT (NPR)-Jacksonville, FL News/Host

FACT CKING:
non-fiction, Jones & Bartlett (Mildred Kaufman)

EDITING:
Walking w/Gregory (Mick Avery, new age/metaphys)
Informed Consent (Rene Fix, mystery/suspns)...copy/content edit & fact-chk
Kaufman/J&B
Oak Knoll Inn, Truchard Vineyards (Anne Goldbauer)

COVER DESIGN:
Kaufman/J&B

CORPORATE:
Lead Internet Content Production & Copyright Editor: Guidewell, LLC, venture of BlueCross and BlueShield of Florida
VP-HR: Coastline Fed CU
Dir-HR: RS&H (arch/eng/des/const/aeronaut)
Project Mgr: CDI Pwr Sys. Grp, Inc. (elec/nu/chem/petrochem, design/bld/const)
State of FL-Dpt of Labor
Dir-Exec Group, Inc (outplcmt counsel)
Skil Power Tools

STATE OF MI & FL:
Telecomm
Acctg
Finance-MI Muni Bond Auth
Research Psy-MSU/Nippondenso-Japan
Labor & Unemployment

Lansing Psy'l Assoc-Front office/Psy'l Test'g/counseling
Computer Skills
Operating System: Windows XP Office Pro, Mac OS X 10.5.4, SharePoint
HTML/XHTML, Flash, Java
Access, Excel, FrontPage, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, Word
Adobe Acrobat Professional, InDesign CS2
Business Plan Writer Deluxe
Dramatica Pro
iMac
Audacity
Technical Skills
Video/Photo/Audio Editing
Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign/Photoshop, etc.) CS2/CS3, Nero 7 & 8 Ultra, PC Friendly DVD, DVD XCopy Platinum/321 Studios, Mac Aperture, Logic Studio/Express, Shake, Final Cut Studio/Express, iWork/Life, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge
Audacity Audio Editing
Equipment
Editing programs: CoolEdit, Nero 7 & 8 Ultra
Digital recorders: Olympus & Sony
Tape recorder: Sony, ARCHOS Key
Video Recorder: Sony
Transcriber: Panasonic
Scanner/Printers: HP, Canon
Computers: PC & Laptop (includes audio recording), MacBook Pro
Auto: Saturn SL2
Fax: Web & land faxes
Digital Camera: Cannon ~
Audio: Audacity
Work Permits & Visas
Ireland - expired
UK - expired
Kenya - expired
Unions
Freelancers' Union
National Writers Union

References
Anne Goldbauer, WJCT Board Member
Robin Johnston, EiC, The Federal Credit Union
Kelly Love-Johnson, Ed, Charleston Regional Business Journal
Boaz Dvir, EiC, The Business Journal
Vadim Liberman, Ed., Across the Board
Theresa Sweeney, Ed., Credit Union Management Magazine
Pervalia Gaines, RRS Director, WJCT 89.9 FM (NPR Affiliate)
Cynthia Persico, Prez, Corporate Care Works
Paul Numbers, Prez/CEO State Employees Credit Union-FL
Jennifer Nelson, Freelance Journalist/Editor
Eileen Schaps-Stein, Editor-in-Chief, Vice President, CoffeeNetwork/CommodityNetwork
Anissa Nierenberger, Author "Drug List) series, Founder/President Dictionary Jumpstart
Awards
2013 Honorable Mention, American Writers Review, Poetry, "Bleeding Heart"
1999 Favorite Speaker, University of Florida, College of Engineering (Master level graduates)
Associations
American Copy Editors' Society
American Society of Journalists and Authors
American Society of Media Photographers
Editors' Guild of Canada
Freelancers' Union
Media Kitty
Mystery Writers of America
Media Bistro
National Press Photographers' Association
National Writers' Union
Society for Technical Communication
Travelwriters.com

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Society of Human Resource Management

Other
Clinical Psychology & Industrial Psychology
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Michigan State University
Counseling Credential - State of Michigan (substance abuse specialty)
Expert in Traumatic Stress (American Academy & International Critical Incident Stress Debriefing)
VP-Human Resources, Coastline Federal Credit Union - RS&H (arch/eng/const/design/aeronautics)
Project Manager - CDI Power Systems, Inc. (nuclear/petrochem/chem plant design/build, neg. contracts, hire, oversee project & budget)
Outplacement Director - Executive Group, Inc.
Small Business Owner (Practical Business Solutions, Human Resources Made Easy!, DKF Properties, Full Circle Press)
Telecommunications - State of MI
Education Accounting - State of MI
Michigan Municipal Bond Authority - State of MI
Online facilitator - Coffeehouse for Writers
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Jacksonville, FL. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Ad copy samples  
(WJCT-RRS, NPR Affiliate, Jacksonvile, FL, 8/1/2007)
I was asked to rewrite 18 ads...the afternoon before they were to air. The ads were for WJCT's Radio Reading Service department, a National Public Radio affiliate.
Travel - Food & Wine, Beer & Spirits  
(The Business Journal, 5/31/2002)
This piece focuses on Matthew Medure, a SE regional celebrity chef, who left The Ritz organization to start up Medure's in the arts district of old Jacksonville, his history in the food business, 'secrets' of his success, and introduce his newest restaurant, Matthew's, in new money area, Ponte Vedra
Work History  
(List of Clients/Publications)
An Excel document that lists all clients, publications, broadcasting, and other work done as a freelancer.
Art - Book Cover Design  
(Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 6/1/2006)
Contracted to design cover art for public health book. Also contracted to copyedit manuscript, permissions edit, and liais with author.
Business - HR  
(Examiner.com, 7/20/2009)
This piece describes the unemployment compensation process and also gives a bit of history on unemployment insurance.
(Examiner.com, 7/16/2009)
This piece describes in detail the difference between an independent contractor and a contract employee.
(Examiner.com, 7/7/2009)
This piece describes what constitutes an independent contractor, how employers accidentally misuse the status, and the consequences of misuse.
(National Association of Federal Credit Unions/The Federal Credit Union, 9/1/2003)
This piece gives a brief history of the Fair Labor Standards Act and explains how the upcoming revision of the law will affect business' bottom line and staff pay.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 3/1/2003)
This piece takes the reader through the steps nece3ssary to legally support a termination.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 3/1/2003)
This piece takes the reader through the most efficacious way to build staff records to support any action, especially termination.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 11/8/2002)
This piece explains when and how a human resource department should come into being and then when it is best to grow or shrink the department.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 11/1/2002)
The editors of CU Management requested I write a history of the practice of human resources for their 25th anniversary edition that includes the present state of HR and also my take on where human resources will be in the future.
(The Business Journal, 2/15/2002)
This piece explores the most efficacious use of temporary workers' talents, how to quickly orient temporary staff, and how to support them during their tenure.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 1/1/2002)
This piece describes the efficacy of outlandish employee bonding programs, their worth and cost-effectiveness.
(The Conference Board, 1/1/2002)
This piece describes the Title VII (discrimination) ramifications for using regional speech accents as a basis for hiring.
(National Association of Federal Credit Unions/The Federal Credit Union, 9/1/2001)
This piece explores and explains the process of change in an organization as well as the most efficacious methods to deal with different groups' reaction to change.
(Charleston Regional Business Journal, 9/1/2001)
This piece addresses corporate culture change, what a company should know, look for, and how to act through the process.
(Charleston Regional Business Journal, 9/1/2001)
This piece describes the dynamics of change in an organization, what to look for, how to handle the various groups and their responses to change.
(Women Business Onwers/Insight, 6/1/2001)
This piece explains how to comply with the Drug-free Workplace Act in the recruitment process.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 6/1/2001)
This piece covers how to handle major attitude problems in the workplace.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 12/1/1999)
This piece describes the most effective process to create a CFO-friendly budget.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 4/1/1998)
This piece describes the steps I took as vice-president of human resources to change the culture in my credit union. Timeline, what-to-do-when, statistics, results.
Business - IT & Technical  
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 12/1/2002)
This piece delves into different technical solutions to providing service and what these mean to the future of human resources.
(National Association of Federal Credit Unions/The Federal Credit Union, 7/1/2002)
This piece shows how technology positively affects after-hours service in a small organization.
Business - Labor Law  
(Examiner.com, 7/7/2009)
This piece not only explains compensatory time, it also details who is entitled to use it and the consequences of using it wrongfully.
(National Association of Federal Credit Unions/The Federal Credit Union, 9/1/2003)
This piece explains the Fair Labor Standards Act and details how the upcoming revision of the law will affect business' bottom line and staff pay.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 9/1/2003)
This piece explores the historical value of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, the value of the 1973 updates, and the ramifications of the upcoming revision of the entire Act.
(Credit Union Executive Society/Credit Union Management Magazine, 8/26/2003)
This piece explains the table (shown) of Federal tests that are supposed to be used to determine how job positions are classified - exempt, non-exempt. The table shown shows both current tests and the potential tests after proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act are enacted.
(The Business Journal, 8/2/2002)
This piece explains the effect the Mental Health Parity Act has on American business.
(The Business Journal, 9/7/2001)
This piece explains the H1-B Visa, its use in employment, and the current trend shown in Northeast Florida.
(Women Business Onwers/Insight, 6/1/2001)
This piece explains how to put the Drug-free Workplace Act into action during the hiring process.
Education  
(The Business Journal, 3/25/2002)
This piece uncovers what the education community is doing to revive an honored vocation, recruit outside traditional resources, and shift recruiting methods to raise education quality and provide measurable results to taxpayers.
(The Business Journal, 3/22/2002)
This piece uncovers educators' need for development and shows how school systems are, at this time, unable to provide internal and external development opportunities.
Health & Medical  
(The Business Journal, 8/5/2002)
This piece explores a Medical Group Management Association study on the timeliness of claim payments. Who is to blame for the time it takes a claim to be paid? Insurers or doctors' offices?
(The Business Journal, 8/2/2002)
This piece reveals how the HMO experiment failed to control cost of medical care.
(The Business Journal, 8/2/2002)
This piece reveals the financial impact of the Mental Health Parity Act on American business.
Insurance  
(The Business Journal, 8/2/2002)
This piece explores a study on who is responsible for insurance claim payments' timeliness. Doctors? Insurance companies?
(The Business Journal, 8/2/2002)
This piece explores how the HMO experiment has failed to decrease overall health insurance costs.
(The Business Journal, 8/2/2002)
This piece explains how the Mental Health Parity Act affects insurance costs.
Newsletters  
(Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc./Designlines, 8/1/2008)
This piece describes a brief history of human resources and explains how a human resource department works in an organization.
(Women Business Onwers/Insight, 6/1/2001)
This piece explains how the Drug-free Workplace Act is used during the recruitment process.
(Bryan & Associates/Bryan's Notes, 10/1/1998)
This piece details how to effectively and painlessly create or change corporate culture.
Profiles  
(The Business Journal, 5/31/2002)
This piece profiles celebrity chef Matthew Medure. The piece gives a brief history and spotlights his restaurant, Medure's, and announces the opening of his new restaurant, Matthew's.
(The Business Journal, 5/20/2002)
This piece explains how to take a successful business from stasis to new heights of success. Karen Marlowe Green's successful small business, Women's Digest, is spotlighted.
(The Business Journal, 4/12/2002)
This piece describes how a disaster plan helped Patsy Underwood's small business, Atlantic Laser, rebuild after a fire razed her company's building.
Reprint Contracts  
(People's Publishing Group/Measuring Up to Academic Standards in English Language, 9/13/2003)
Contract for reprint rights to a piece that first appeared in Across the Board - The Conference Board Magazine.
Resume  
Work samples and history.
Finance - Coffee/Commodity Network  
(Coffee Network/INTL FCStone-Commodity Network, 4/4/2012)
Proprietary online trade journal: Feature about unique coffee-making technique created by Nespresso (Nestle) and National Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers/Fedecafe. Coverage on new Nespresso limited edition coffee.
(Coffee Network/INTL FCStone-Commodity Network, 3/30/2012)
Proprietary online trade journal: Coverage of Central Kenya coffee farmers' progress in stopping government sanctioned small-holder coffee farm, coffee plantation and estate land confiscation by developers.
(Coffee Network/INTL FCStone-Commodity Network, 3/28/2012)
Proprietary online trade journal: Coverage of Strauss Coffee's 2011 earnings results.
(Coffee Network/INTL FCStone-Commodity Network, 3/28/2012)
Proprietary online trade journal: Report on Cosi, Inc.'s 2011 fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal earnings.
Resume - Clip List  
Selected list of published and pending work, including ghostwriting and editing gigs.
Contact Info
  Diane Faulkner
www.LinkedIn.com/in/DianeFaulkner
www.CrabbyCopyEditor.com
Jacksonville, FL 
USA

E-Mail: diane@dianefaulkner.com
Website: http://www.dianefaulkner.com