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  JoAnn Takasaki
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Are you looking for a wickedly fresh voice and a focused lens for your travel or food articles? Need someone who can translate the latest hype-buzz-words-business-techno-babble into a rich, relevant, and informative 500 words or less? Do you want to optimize your Web pages for search engines? If so, lets talk.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Writer 8 Years
Content Editor (online) 12 Years
Copywriter 13 Years
Specialty
Food 8 Years
Technology 15 Years
Business (general) 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Michel Godts eDesign (11+), WCities.com (11+), Idea Interactive (11+), Ink Publishing (AirTran Airways Inflight Magazine) (11+), Midtown Paper (6-10), Rice Addict Magazine (3-5), AOL City's Best (Houston) (3-5), Houston CityLife (1-2), Savage Design Group (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Franklin Bank (11+), Harris County Flood Control District (11+), Hewlett-Packard (11+), Microsoft (11+), Sony Corp. (11+), World Bank (11+), ActivityQuest.com (3-5), MacAmerica (1-2), Enterlogix (1-2)
Other Work History
Before I made the leap to full-time freelance writing, I was a Consultant / Project Manager in the Web industry for nearly a decade. All this and my life before the Web can be read about in detail in my resume.
Computer Skills
MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, MS Visio, Basic HTML, Basic Dreamweaver, WS-FTP Pro
SnagIt
Technical Skills
Basic Photoshop
Equipment
Sony VAIO laptop (Windows XP PRO)
Sony Cyber-shot 7.2 MP digital camera
Digital audio recorder
VOIP phone
Foreign Language Skills
English
Proficient German
Able to say "excuse me" and "thank you" in 11 languages
Fluent in reading and using body language
Work Permits & Visas
Valid U.S. Passport
References
Please contact for references. Endorsements available at http://globalwrites.com/category/testimonials/
Associations
International Travel Writers & Photographers Association
Art Directors Club of Houston (Volunteer)
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Houston, TX. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Body of Work  
(GlobalWrites)
Find out about my latest projects, download tearsheets, view photos, and read endorsements at my site www.GlobalWrites.com.
Editorial--Web  
(WCities.com, 6/27/2007)
One of many 100-word point of interest Web articles (and photos) for WCities.com Destination Guides. WCities syndicates content to online travel resources and corporate sites such as Yahoo!Travel, Orbitz, and various airline and destination sites.
Press Release  
(Michel Godts eDesign)
Targeted press release for business association and local business journal sites and newspapers.
Business to Consumer (B2C)  
(Sony Corporation)
Weekly consumer product promotion e-mail sent to 3.1 MM opt-in customers.
Business to Business (B2B)  
(Microsoft: Digital Advertising Solutions)
From writing home page feature stories and Flash demo scripts to editing case studies and best practices to daily reporting on events and video editing, kept content fresh on Microsoft's site selling advertising space to advertisers across the Microsoft network of properties.
Op-Ed--Print  
(Rice Addict Magazine)
Op-ed column called "Yin & Yang" in a regional Asian pop-culture magazine in which two writers provide their take on a given topic.
Editorial: Travel  
(Go: Airtran Airways Inflight Magazine, 10/1/2007)
The first of 12 Houston Destination Guides for AirTran Airways inflight magazine is now live online and in print on over 700 flights daily to 51 destination in the U.S. and Bahamas.