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  Julie Ross
Professional/Personal Overview
  No matter your business writing and/or editing need, I'll fulfill it. I'm an award-winning freelance journalist and copywriter with more than 34 years of experience in a wide range of subjects, including--but not limited to--the use of technology in a variety of markets, electronic payments, the business of retail and medical practice, and meetings and conventions. I've written/ghost-written white papers, thought-leadership documents, advertorials, case studies, blog posts, press releases and books. I pride myself on submitting clean, compelling copy in a timely manner, as well as on my ability to learn very quickly about areas/industries I have not covered in the past. I am a very adept interviewer and researcher and can easily establish a level of comfort with my "subjects" that allows me to make the most of the interview. Finally, for editing, ghost writing, and sponsored editorial projects, I have the ability to write and revise in the client's voice.
Work Info
Copywriter 25 Years
Editor 34 Years
Writer 34 Years
Business (general) 34 Years
Technology 25 Years
Meetings and conventions (planning and venues) 30 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
34 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
RADINFORMATICS e-zine (11+), RADIOLOGY BUSINESS JOURNAL magazine (11+), SMART RETAILER (11+), SOUVENIRS GIFTS & NOVELTIES (11+), TOURIST ATTRACTIONS & PARKS (11+), TRANSACTION TRENDS magazine (11+), APPAREL magazine (11+), HEALTH CXO e-zine (11+), ConferenceDirect MEETING MENTOR (11+), VERTICAL SYSTEMS RESELLER magazine (11+), CompTIA (computer industry association-online pub. (6-10), Millenium Media (NON-FOODS MANAGEMENT (6-10), GLOBAL TRADE (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
SkyRocket Group (11+), VeriFone (11+), W.D. Parness & Associates (11+), RamSoft (radiology PACS/RIS software) (6-10), Cegid (retail software) (3-5), IntuAction Coaching (1-2), Microsoft Corp. (1-2), Shorehouse Books (1-2)
Other Work History
1980-1985 Gralla Publications
Editorial trainee; Assistant Editor, KITCHEN & BATH BUSINESS, Associate Editor, GIFTWARE BUSINESS; Senior Field Editor, KBB and GB plus HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, BANK SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY, and CORPORATE TRAVEL
1985-1986 Associate Editor, CHAIN STORE AGE EXECUTIVE
1986-1987 Managing Editor, HOUSEWARES RETAILING
1992-1994 Managing Editor, RIS NEWS and Senior Editor, CONSUMER GOODS TECHNOLOGY (simultaneous positions)
1994-1995 Editor-In-Chief, RETAIL SYSTEMS RESELLER
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel
Laptop computer
Foreign Language Skills
Basic understanding of French
Available on request
Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award
Feature Writing, 1991 and 1992
National Journalism Scholarship Society
Elected June 1980
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(VeriFone, 9/1/2015)
A handbook for merchants, intended as a complete guide to compliance with the Europay/MasterCard/Visa (EMV) standard for POS terminals and to grappling with the EMV liability shift, which took effect on October 1, 2015.
A look at how radiology practices are surviving seismic shifts in the provider landscape by expanding their breadth of services and moving into new ventures.
A look at how molecular imaging--PET and otherwise--is aiding in the diagnosis and development of treatment protocols for pancreatic cancer.
(VERTICAL SYSTEMS RESELLER magazine, 9/9/2014)
Value-added resellers (VARs) need to widen their solution sales horizons in order to prosper in an environment of thin hardware margins and heightened competition. Here, I take a look at how selling similar solutions helps to sharpen VARs' competitive edge.
(VERTICAL SYSTEMS RESELLER magazine, 9/9/2014)
An in-depth exploration of how automation is changing the warehouse, with a focus on robotics and other next-generation technologies.
A look at how standardization of nomenclature and other aspects of radiologic practice is revolutionizing patient care and fostering business enhancement.
(CompTIA, 10/25/2013)
A case study highlighting the benefits of CompTIA certification.
(RIS NEWS magazine, 12/1/2011)
A discussion of how retailers can and should prepare their networks for the advent of mobile shopping and customers' use of mobile devices in their stores.
(CONVENE magazine, 7/7/2011)
An advertorial-style feature that spotlights the benefits of bringing meeting groups to Cancun. This was written for CONVENE magazine, the journal of the Professional Convention Management Association, with which I had a 16-year client relationship.
How MRI is evolving into second- and even third-generation models of technology.
An exporation of risk management for independent sales organizations.