Award-winning professional writer Pamela Corante-Hansen has written for businesses, non-profits and government agencies. Her portfolio comprises feature articles, annual reports, print advertisements, social media and blog posts, brochures, book reviews, Web content and press releases. Industry experience includes food and wine, travel and hospitality, architecture and interior design, health and wellness, higher education, the environment, multicultural communication and science.
Pamela is professionally accredited through the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and holds a certificate in marketing communications from UC Irvine Extension, a certificate in Wine Education and Management from UCLA Extension, and a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential from the Society of Wine Educators. Her professional experience also includes director-level positions in public relations and media relations.
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
PR (in-house) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
South Bay Digs Magazine (4), TheAtlantic.com (4), Latina Magazine (3), Library Journal Magazine (3)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Alameda Alliance for Health (4), First 5 LA (4), Laureate Higher Education, Inc. (4), Dignity Health (2), Estancia Tierra Santa, Uruguay (1), Los Angeles Conservancy (1), Pacific Bell (now AT&T) (1), Plug-in 2009 (1)
Other Work History
UCLA, AT&T, PainePR (clients served: United Airlines, Disney Interactive, Prudential Securities, SecureHorizons Healthcare, America's Family Pet Expo), American Red Cross
Foreign Language Skills
Spanish (read, write, speak)--fluent; French (read, speak)-- fluent; Italian (read, speak)--intermediate; Portuguese (read, speak) intermediate.
National Writers Union
Word, MS Office, Mac OS 10, Windows XP, WordPress
MacBook Pro, Nikon digital SLR, Olympus digital voice recorder
Work Permits & Visas
Available upon request.
Writer's Digest 75th annual Writing Competition (feature stories category); PRSA Spotlight Award (magazine/newsletter category); HPRMA Silver Advocate Award (feature writing category); American Red Cross Excellence awards (newsletter category); Honorable Mention, Easy Reader 39th Annual Writing and Photography Contest.
International Association of Business Communicators (board member), Public Relations Society of America, Society of Wine Educators, Independent Writers of Southern California