Jay Hammond

Gilbert, AZ USA

Professional Experience

Talented journalist with an eye for detail and a short attention span. Following my passion for research and social media after more than 20 years as a writer and editor. Solid business/financial background combined with pop culture experience covering film, literature, travel, science and more as the publisher of the Preternatural Post and founder of Informed Ideas.


Content Editor (online)
10 Years
11 Years
19 Years


Business (general)
20 Years
20 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years


Newsletter - Consumer
20 Years
Online/new media
10 Years
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

PreternaturalPost.com (10+)

Other Work History

Managing Editor supervising 5 staff writers for online news and information resources for accounting professionals. Editorial planning, development and distribution of 3 weekly e-newsletters, 2 semi-monthly e-newsletters and bi-monthly supplemental publications. Writer/Editor for 3 bimonthly newsletters produced by Norwest Banks for senior customers, employees and financial service professionals. Enterprise Software Information Development and System Test Manager for NCS Pearson.

Technical Skills

online help design (ROBOHelp, Flash, HTML), e-publishing (Adobe Framemaker & Acrobat), HTML, XBRL, audio editing (WavePad), photo editing/graphic design (Photoshop, CorelDRAW, Gimp, PaintShop Pro, Quark Xpress), blogging (Wordpress, TypePad, Tumblr) and Social Media (Twitter, LinkedIN, Facebook, Google+, Pinterst, GetGlue, Formspring, Digg, StumbleUpon, Technorati and more)

Foreign Language Skills

Spanish, French, German


National Writers Union, Avantguild, International Federation of Journalists, Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Computer Skills

MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, Framemaker & Photoshop, Wordpress, GIMP, TypePad, Tumblr, Hootsuite, HTML, CSS


Nikon digital camera, Sony audio recorder, high speed internet access, laptop, iPhone phone, Skype


Available on Naymz at http://www.naymz.com/search/jay/hammond/2142437 and LinkedIN at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jchammond


National Writer's Union (NWU), Women In Technology International (WITI), Women's Chamber of Commerce, Society of Technical Communications (STC), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)



Short children's article about the discovery of Pluto at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona in 1930. Includes discussion questions and suggestions of resources for further study.
A world-class aquarium has opened in the Arizona desert!
An overview of the Medici family and the latest research project which began in 2004. In the current project the natural mummies of many of the Medici family members (but not all) will be exhumed and subjected to modern forensic tests conducted by a team of Italian and American scientists.
A look at the dark side of social networking.
International perspective on the 14th International XBRL Conference held in Philadelphia, Penn. at the end of 2006.
The third in a series of articles exploring the unending finger-pointing occurring in the real estate and financial industries regarding responsibility for the current financial/economic crisis.
A brief article describing the Medici Project underway in Florence, Italy. Includes information from an interveiw with Dr. Arthur Aufderheide, a paleopathologist at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Published in the Proclamations section of Renaissance Magazine.
Celebrates multiple geological and paleontological discoveries made recently in Arizona, including arrival of a rhynchotherium skull unearthed in Northern Arizona at the Mesa's Southwest Museum.
A review of a new job search and recruiting web site for accounting professionals. This type of site has been in use by creative professionals for some time but is new to accountants.
This article discusses the AICPA's position that including cost estimates on the 1040 forms is misleading and unnecessary. The article also includes sound bites (short audio files) about the issue.
Discusses the observance of National Pay Equity Day and the wage gap between men and women.
Covers recent court decisions regarding federal excise tax on telephone calls and the implications of the rulings for cell phone users.
Description of the renowned Lunch and Learn Series 2007 featuring chefs Bradford Thompson, Charles Wiley, Douglas Rodriguez, the Sanctuary's own Beau MacMilan and others.
Description of this annual Tempe event.
A description and definition of the Arizona monsoons.
A review of D'Vine Wine Bar & Bistro in Chandler, Arizona.
Based on an interview with Dr. Hans Langerhals of the University of Munich, this article examines the scientific innovatons being used to help preserve the pigments and colors of the Emperor Q'in's Terra Cotta Army. The intended audience was children, however the topic is highly technical. Please contact the publisher for Reprints.
A summary of the key findings of the Global Entrepreneurial Monitor (GEM) 2006 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship.