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  Anne Strauss
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Anne McCarthy Strauss is an author, writer, researcher, public relations pro and WebPress website designer. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, a diploma in Interior Design from the Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design, and a Certification in Social Media from MediaBistro.com.

She writes about architecture and interior design, alternative healthcare, profiles, food, travel and technology. She held management positions in public relations at technology companies for 20 years. She is the author of two novels: A Medical Affair (Booktrope, 2013) and The Passion Thief (Booktrope, 2014).

Anne’s byline has appeared in Old House Journal, Waterfront Home & Design, Design Trade Magazine, Design New England, Distinction, Log Home Design Ideas and Florida Design Review. She has been a regular contributor to Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Vineyard Style. Visit her website at http://www.annestrauss.com/.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 3 Years
Social Media 7 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
Books & Literature 5 Years
Home & Garden 15 Years
Lifestyle 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Vineyard Style (11+), Old House Journal (6-10), Design Trade Magazine (6-10), Log Home Design Ideas (6-10), Metropolitan Home (1-2), Design New England (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Avotus (11+), Computer Associates (11+), Nortel Networks (11+), Verint Systems (6-10), Motorola (6-10)
Other Work History
Software Company, Director, Corporate Marketing
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Media Relations Director
Nortel Networks, Public Relations Director
Dime Savings Bank, Corporate Communications Manager
Computer Skills
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Technical Skills
Adobe, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Quark Express, Front Page
Equipment
Laptop, digital camera, audio recorder, fax
Foreign Language Skills
French (fair)
Work Permits & Visas
Native U.S. citizen
References
Excellent references available upon request.
Associations
International Association of Business Communications, Public Relations Society of America, American Society of Journalists & Authors, ASJA
Other
Maui Writers Conference, Maui Writers Retreat, member ASJA
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
 
Shelter & Design  
(Waterfront Home & Design, 5/1/2008)
A Florida couple restores the former seaplane hangar of Jock Whitney on a Long Island estate, creating a vacation retreat full of nautical style
(Distinction, 1/1/2008)
The homes of Northport, New York, a hamlet for Victoriana.
(Diane Burgoyne Interiors, 10/5/2007)
Website copy for interior designer
(Log Home Design Ideas, 11/1/2006)
Luxury log home in Northern California
(Old House Journal, 4/1/2005)
Family makes a home on stages where Barrymore summered.
(Design Trade Magazine)
Thoughts on the design business from Elissa Cullmann, Alexa Hampton, Harry Schnaper, Mica Ertegun and Stephen Shadley
Technology  
(Avotus Newsletter, 4/1/2008)
By changing the way they source, procure and manage their communications services and assets, companies are redefining spend management from spend to procurement to payment.
(Motorola eZine )
Keeping Your WLAN Safe and Secure