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  Pamela Corante
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Award-winning professional writer Pamela Corante-Hansen has written for businesses, non-profits and government agencies. Her portfolio comprises feature articles, annual reports, print advertisements, social media and blog posts, brochures, book reviews, Web content and press releases. Industry experience includes food and wine, travel and hospitality, architecture and interior design, health and wellness, higher education, the environment, multicultural communication and science.

Pamela is professionally accredited through the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and holds a certificate in marketing communications from UC Irvine Extension, a certificate in Wine Education and Management from UCLA Extension, and a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential from the Society of Wine Educators. Her professional experience also includes director-level positions in public relations and media relations.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copywriter 14 Years
Editor 14 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Travel 4 Years
Education 5 Years
Health 12 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
23 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
South Bay Digs Magazine (11+), TheAtlantic.com (11+), Latina Magazine (6-10), Library Journal Magazine (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Alameda Alliance for Health (11+), First 5 LA (11+), Laureate Higher Education, Inc. (11+), Dignity Health (3-5), Estancia Tierra Santa, Uruguay (1-2), Los Angeles Conservancy (1-2), Pacific Bell (now AT&T) (1-2), Plug-in 2009 (1-2)
Other Work History
UCLA, AT&T, PainePR (clients served: United Airlines, Disney Interactive, Prudential Securities, SecureHorizons Healthcare, America's Family Pet Expo), American Red Cross
Computer Skills
Word, MS Office, Mac OS 10, Windows XP, WordPress
Equipment
MacBook Pro, Nikon digital SLR, Olympus digital voice recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Spanish (read, write, speak)--fluent; French (read, speak)-- fluent; Italian (read, speak)--intermediate; Portuguese (read, speak) intermediate.
Work Permits & Visas
US Citizen
Unions
National Writers Union
References
Available upon request.
Awards
Writer's Digest 75th annual Writing Competition (feature stories category); PRSA Spotlight Award (magazine/newsletter category); HPRMA Silver Advocate Award (feature writing category); American Red Cross Excellence awards (newsletter category); Honorable Mention, Easy Reader 39th Annual Writing and Photography Contest.
Associations
International Association of Business Communicators (board member), Public Relations Society of America, Society of Wine Educators, Independent Writers of Southern California
Other
- Bachelor's degree, University of California, Irvine
- Certificate in Marketing Communications from UC Irvine Extension
- Certificate in Wine Education and Management from UCLA Extension
- Certified Specialist of Wine credential from the Society of Wine Educators
- Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) through the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
- Panelist at 2011 Hispanicize Social Media Conference
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(TheAtlantic.com, 12/6/2012)
This post was part of a sponsored series on global environmental issues. The piece, entitled "From Parking Spot to Public Space," received Facebook 'Likes' and a significant number of Tweets.
(TheAtlantic.com, 12/3/2012)
As part of a sponsored series, this post focuses on green building initiatives in Tokyo.
(Latina Magazine, 11/29/2012)
Article on food and wine pairings for the holidays. Published on Latina Magazine's food and wine website, The Latin Kitchen.
(Latina Magazine, 11/24/2012)
Feature story on a Cuban winemaker in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Story appeared on Latina Magazine's food and wine website, The Latin Kitchen.
(The Atlantic Magazine, 10/1/2012)
This print advertisement for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management appeared in the October 2012 issue.
(TheAtlantic.com, 6/7/2011)
This series of sponsored blog posts appeared in TheAtlantic.com. The topic was higher education and the posts revolved around three research reports published by a higher education institution. This particular post (among others) received substantial traffic, was recommended 58 times on Facebook.
(First 5 LA)
Feature article written for weekly e-newsletter distributed by First 5 LA, a early childhood advocacy organization.
(Library Journal Magazine)
Review of nonfiction work by Rodolfo Walsh, considered Latin America's founder of investigative journalism (scroll down to nonfiction section and search for "Who Killed Rosendo?").
(Laureate Higher Education, Inc.)
SEO copywriting to promote Master's in education program.
(UCLA )
This article was ghostwritten for the former UCLA Chancellor.
Feature article won award in 75th annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
Contact Info
  Pamela Corante
409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Suite 725
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
USA

E-Mail: pamelawrites@aol.com
Website: http://www.pamelawrites.com