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  Deborah Menikoff
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Digital content & marketing professional with over twenty-five years of experience in publishing, marketing, content management and development.

Able to speak both 'tech' and 'editorial,'I sit comfortably within multidisciplinary teams and help foster clear, effective communications. I've been team member and team leader; managed internal teams and third-party vendors; worked remotely and in-house. I'm an able strategist and communicator whose sense of humour and drive for excellence brings out the best in colleagues and produces results.

Far from being just content manager, I often wear my content creator hat and as such, have written on a wide range of topics such as food, travel, and consumer advice as well as career development, digital marketing and personal finance. A selection of these pieces and more details on specific digital engagements can be found at http://www.modernparlance.com/portfolio.html
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 15 Years
Producer (new media) 15 Years
Promotions 20 Years
Specialty
Food 10 Years
Arts & Humanities 20 Years
Consumer Products 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Cohen Carruth Inc (11+), Cedar Communications (3-5), Brands to Books (1-2), Filler Up Productions (1-2), One Club (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (3-5), Cheapism (3-5), ORT America (3-5), Tesco (3-5), CRD Capital (1-2), Bae Home (1-2)
Other Work History
Since going freelance several years ago, I have served in a number of roles including but not limited to Content Editor, Digital Consultant and Web Manager.

Previous engagements found me engaged in a variety of digital content roles with responsibilities including but not limited to site maintenance, content assessment and strategy, social media and community management, site transitions, managing digital assets in a range of formats, working to ensure consistency of content and maximize the user experience. Additionally, I've written on lifestyle topics such as food, travel, property and consumer advice as well as career development, digital marketing and personal finance.
Computer Skills
Technical and Software Skills include:
- OS/Environments: Comfortable in both Windows and Mac environments
- Desktop: - Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office, Acrobat
- Media: Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Audacity, Movie Maker
- Content Management Systems - cManager, Sitecore, Wordpress, Sharepoint, custom CMS
- Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube & tools for management and tracking of same (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Google Analytics, Twitter Analytics)
Work Permits & Visas
I can currently work without restriction in both the US and UK
Other
Skills, strengths and specialties include:
- Strong client, project and team management skills
- Content strategy and development, writing and sub-editing
- Social media strategy and maintenance
- Information architecture and usability
- Experienced with array of web development software & online publishing platforms
- Intellectual asset management including digital archiving and curation
- Exceptional research and analytical ability
- Strong written and oral communication skills

For more detailed information about my most recent writing and project portfolio, please visit http://www.modernparlance.com/portfolio.html
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
 
(The Club (from British Airways), 4/1/2015)
"We think... we could learn a thing or two from American tourists" - April 2015 installment of 'We think' series in The Club, a monthly digital magazine for British Airways' Executive Club members.
Consumer Advice Samples  
(cheapism.com, 12/10/2009)
A round up of reviews and resources on the best inexpensive mascaras - what to look for, where to find them, innovations and features, pros and cons. Written for Cheapism.com, a site for those who want save money but are still looking to get some bang for their buck.
(cheapism.com, 11/10/2009)
A round up of reviews and resources on the best inexpensive digital photo frames - what to look for, where to find them, file formats and features, pros and cons. Written for Cheapism.com, a site for those who want save money but are still looking to get some bang for their buck.
(cheapism.com, 9/20/2009)
A round up of reviews and resources on the best inexpensive slow cookers - what to look for, where to find them, features by price point, pros and cons of the most affordable brands. Written for Cheapism.com, a site for those who want save money but are still looking to get some bang for their buck.
Career Development Samples  
(ASME, 1/30/2008)
Written for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), this series of career development papers was aimed at engineers new to the field or established engineers looking for new challenges. This module explores employment trends and prospects as well as a number of career paths for engineer
(ASME, 1/30/2008)
Written for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), this series of career development papers was aimed at engineers new to the field or established engineers looking for new challenges . Each module focuses on a single industry or practice area, providing background and job prospect inf
(ASME, 1/30/2008)
Written for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), this series of career development papers was aimed at engineers new to the field or established engineers looking for new challenges. This module explores the design and production of sporting goods for professionals as well as weekend
Blogging Samples  
(Fabulous Foodie, 7/1/2015)
The last in a series of Baking Tips columns, marking the return of Great British Bake Off in August 2015.
(Greater Gotham: Going Global , 4/10/2015)
A series of posts exploring the history, food scene and highlights of this North Oxfordshire market town.
(Greater Gotham, 3/27/2012)
Moving from New York to the UK meant I had a whole new political scene to explore. Thankfully politicians are politicians no matter where and the UK players - Labour and Tory both - have produced just as much nonsense as their US counterparts. The news & politics posts at Greater Gotham (now Greater
(Greater Gotham, 3/9/2012)
After over 25 in New York, I headed off for the UK. My adventures in being bi-locational have expanded the reach of the Greater Gotham blog from New York to more transatlantic coverage. The London Underground, which I love, I knew inside and out - train service beyond London was a shock.
(borisjohnson.com, 6/23/2010)
A look at bike share programs and part of the Gotham Girl series done as a guest contributor to Boris-Johnson.com, the blog of Boris Johnson - politician, journalist and currently mayor of London. The series was in support an ongoing cross-promotional partnership between NYC's Mayor Bloomberg and Lo
(borisjohnson.com, 6/15/2010)
Both London and New York get pretty hot in summer but summer is also time when we are spoiled for choice when it comes things to do, enjoy and experience. Part of the Gotham Girl series done as a guest contributor to boris-Johnson.com, in support an ongoing cross-promotional partnership between NYC'
(Greater Gotham: Going Global, 10/1/2007)
Guidance on navigating the abundance - or overabundance in some cases - of New York's retail choices.
eBooks  
(JB Zimmerman, 5/1/2013)
New York Magician by JB Zimmerman was the third eBook and second fiction title I edited, designed and produced. Pub Date: May 2013
(Modern Parlance Press, 2/1/2013)
The book includes not only William Hazlitt's original 1817 text but is also a selection of illustrations and notes that will serve as a and interesting guide to the treasure trove of imagery we have of these remarkable characters that Hazlitt examines in such detail.
(Modern Parlance Press, 1/1/2013)
Drowning the Silence by Dan Geoghan was the first eBook produced and launched by Modern Parlance Press. I undertook all editorial, design and production for the book.
Contact Info
  Deborah Menikoff
Banbury,  OX16 9SJ
UK

Tel: 07990 801250  
E-Mail: deborah@modernparlance.com
Website: http://www.modernparlance.com/portfolio.html