I'm an EDITOR and COPY EDITOR adept at whipping the most challenging copy into shape, including articles, books, reports, scholarly papers, brochures, and marketing materials. I have worked for nonprofit organizations, government contractors, publishers, websites, and print media--across a wide variety of subject areas: international development, economics, and history, as well as high tech, luxury lifestyle, and luxury travel.
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)
Emerging Market Views (www.em-views.com) (10+), New Jersey Tech Weekly (10+), Corry Cook (writer) (3-5)
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), Plan International USA (6-10), Pragma Corporation (3-5), Banyan Global (1-2), Assouline Publishers (3-5), Verisk Analytics (3-5)
Other Work History
Assistant Editor, Research
Departures Magazine, American Express Publishing
March 2000 - November 2005
Fact-checked, proofed, wrote, and copy edited pieces on travel, arts, and luxury lifestyle.
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 and culture 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
*MS Word 2010 and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Work Permits & Visas
Available on request
Editorial Freelancers Association, Freelancers Union.