I'm an EDITOR and COPY EDITOR, adept at whipping the most challenging texts into shape, including reports, scholarly papers, books, brochures, and marketing materials. The focus here has been mainly on politics, history, and international development.
I'm a FACT CHECKER, with plenty of experience in culture and travel.
I'm a WRITER and TRANSLATOR, having done some writing and French-to-English translations. See my website - www.joanne-gerber.com - for writing samples.
My website will also give you a full description of my professional and educational background.
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Afar Magazine (10+), Emerging Market Views (www.em-views.com) (10+), New Jersey Tech Weekly (10+), Niche Media (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Asian Development Bank (10+), Pillar Systems (3-5), International Resources Group (1-2), Project HOPE (1-2), African Development Bank (1-2)
Other Work History
Assistant Editor, Research
Departures Magazine, American Express Publishing
March 2000 - November 2005
Fact-checked and proofed articles on travel, arts, lifestyle, etc.; also did some writing and editing.
French Government Tourist Office, Consulate of France in New York.
June 1997 - February 2000
Wrote, edited, copy edited, fact-checked, and proofed publications about travel in France.
Editor and Writer (Graduate Assistant)
Department of Development, New York University.
September 1992 - May 1993
Wrote articles for the university's fundraising newsletter, also wrote and edited grant proposals.
Foreign Language Skills
Proficient French, conversational Spanish, and basic German.
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
*Digital camera: I know how to point and click!
*MS Word 2010 and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Work Permits & Visas
Available on request
Editorial Freelancers Association, Freelancers Union.