Joanne E. Gerber

Brooklyn, NY USA
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Professional Experience

I am... an EDITOR with experience in marketing materials, online articles, scholarly papers, book chapters, annual reports, articles, and brochures; a COPY EDITOR, of magazine and online articles, book chapters, etc.; a FACT CHECKER, with plenty of experience, mainly in culture and travel; and a WRITER and TRANSLATOR, having done some writing and French-to-English translations. See my Web site for writing samples. Take a look at my website: www.joanne-gerber.com for a full description of my professional and educational background, as well as writing samples.

Expertise

Editor
11 Years
Copy Editor
6 Years
Fact-Checker
16 Years

Specialty

International
6 Years
Lifestyle
10 Years
Travel
13 Years

Industries


Academia Other
1 Year
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
9 Years
Nonprofit
9 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Afar Magazine (10+), Emerging Market Views (www.em-views.com) (10+), New Jersey Tech Weekly (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Asian Development Bank (10+)

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. 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 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

Fluent French, conversational Spanish, and basic German. I spent four weeks (mid-January to mid-February 2014) doing total immersion Spanish studies in Granada, Nicaragua. So, although French is still my best language, and very proficient, my Spanish now is getting to be very good.

Computer Skills

MS Word, InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS4, Excel

Equipment

*Digital camera: I know how to point and click! *Computer (HP Touchsmart 520 PC) with MS Word 2010 and Adobe Reader XI. *Fax/phone *Printer *Scanner

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. citizen

References

Available on request

Associations

Editorial Freelancers Association

Work Samples

General

(Asian Development Bank (ADB) 3/31/2012)
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.
(Periscopepost.com 12/14/2010)
A description of a brief stay in New Orleans.
(Periscopepost.com 7/13/2010)
A description of a brief visit to Bangalore.
(Periscopepost.com 5/13/2010)
A description of a brief say in Mysore, India
(Bootsnall.com 2/9/2009)
Thoughts about the effects of modernization of Shanghai embedded in a travel piece. The piece was also published in travelmag.co.uk and www.chinatravel.net
(Asian Development Bank (ADB) 8/31/2011)
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.
(Asian Development Bank (ADB) 4/30/2012)
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.