I am an award-winning marketing writer + reporter who knows how to tell a good story. Though slightly taller, better looking, and less grumpy than Rumpelstiltskin, I, too, have been known to spin straw into gold. My areas of expertise are ecommerce, social media, SEO, web design, IT, CRM, BI, BPM, ERP, business, and communications. I am currently a regular contributor to CIO.com and have written articles for many publications (AVENUE, Entrepreneur, InternetNews, Small Business Computing) as well as for corporate newsletters (GE Capital, Mercator Software, Gevity HR). In addition, I have developed marketing collateral and PR materials for many companies (including IBM and Hitachi America, for whom my work won awards, and retail brands such as Prepster Pineapple Clothing). And I am an ace web content strategist & customer experience expert who knows how to leverage social media and SEO.
Content Editor (online)
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Schiff & Schiff Communications (10+), Small Business Computing (10+), Small Business Tips & Advice (10+), House & Home (10+), CIO.com (10+), Ecommerce Guide (10+), eCRM Guide (10+), Enterprise Apps Today (10+), Enterprise Storage Forum (10+), InternetNews (3-5), Multichannel Merchant (3-5), RE/MAX Above (1-2), Entrepreneur (1-2), TownVibe.com (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Loewy Design (3-5), Hitachi America, Ltd. (3-5), Jabra/GN Netcom (1-2), National Center for the Middle Market (1-2), ur mobile (1-2), Prepster Pineapple Clothing (3-5), Gevity HR (10+), SS|PR (10+), Transzap (10+), Valassis Direct Mail (10+), Vocera Communications (6-10), TPC Healthcare (6-10), New England Fertility (6-10)
Other Work History
Was the associate editor of AVENUE magazine, an editor at HarperCollins Publishers and at World Book International, a writer at Ogilvy & Mather, and have done freelance writing, editing, and consulting at IBM, GE Capital, World Book, Rauland-Borg Corp., and American Cash Exchange.
Foreign Language Skills
Working knowledge of French and Russian
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Dreamweaver, HTML
laptop (PC) + Mac (desktop), microcassette recorder, Nikon D70s digital camera, printer, scanner
Available upon request
My clients have won many awards for my marketing and PR work, including, most recently the 2011 MarCom Platinum Award for Corporate Brochure and the 2011 MarCom Gold Award for Writing (for Corporate Brochure).
IABC, Mediabistro, Avant Guild, IVAA