Joanne E. Gerber

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

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 - - for writing samples. My website will also give you a full description of my professional and educational background.


20 Years
Copy Editor
14 Years
10 Years


16 Years
10 Years
13 Years


Academia Other
1 Year
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
6 Years
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Emerging Market Views ( (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. Editor 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.

Computer Skills

MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint


*MS Word 2010 and Adobe Acrobat Pro. *Fax/phone *Printer *Scanner

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. citizen


Available on request


Editorial Freelancers Association, Freelancers Union.



A description of a brief stay in New Orleans.
A description of a brief visit to Bangalore.
A description of a brief say in Mysore, India
Thoughts about the effects of modernization of Shanghai embedded in a travel piece. The piece was also published in and
This is a brochure describing the efforts of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to aid the victims of the floods in Pakistan during the summer of 2010, with a focus on women and girls.
This is a brochure about the positive impact of a campaign by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to prevent the spread HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, as well as human trafficking, in Afghanistan.
This brochure describes projects of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to teach marketable skills to village women in Kyrgyzstan so that they may become entrepreneurs and achieve financial independence.