Pamela Corante

409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. Suite 725 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 USA
Website: http://www.pamelawrites.com
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Professional Experience

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.

Expertise

Copywriter
14 Years
Editor
14 Years
Writer
20 Years

Specialty

Education
5 Years
Health
12 Years
Travel
4 Years

Industries


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
7 Years
Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
4 Years
PR (in-house) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

23 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

South Bay Digs Magazine (10+), TheAtlantic.com (10+), Latina Magazine (6-10), Library Journal Magazine (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Alameda Alliance for Health (10+), First 5 LA (10+), Laureate Higher Education, Inc. (10+), Dignity Health (3-5), Estancia Tierra Santa, Uruguay (1-2), Los Angeles Conservancy (1-2), Pacific Bell (now AT&T) (1-2), Plug-in 2009 (1-2)

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.

Unions

National Writers Union

Computer Skills

Word, MS Office, Mac OS 10, Windows XP, WordPress

Equipment

MacBook Pro, Nikon digital SLR, Olympus digital voice recorder

Work Permits & Visas

US Citizen

References

Available upon request.

Awards

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.

Associations

International Association of Business Communicators (board member), Public Relations Society of America, Society of Wine Educators, Independent Writers of Southern California

Work Samples

General

(TheAtlantic.com 12/6/2012)
This post was part of a sponsored series on global environmental issues. The piece, entitled "From Parking Spot to Public Space," received Facebook 'Likes' and a significant number of Tweets.
(2/13/2016)
Feature article won award in 75th annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
(UCLA 2/13/2016)
This article was ghostwritten for the former UCLA Chancellor.
(Latina Magazine 11/24/2012)
Feature story on a Cuban winemaker in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Story appeared on Latina Magazine's food and wine website, The Latin Kitchen.
(Laureate Higher Education, Inc. 2/13/2016)
SEO copywriting to promote Master's in education program.
(First 5 LA 2/13/2016)
Feature article written for weekly e-newsletter distributed by First 5 LA, a early childhood advocacy organization.
(Library Journal Magazine 2/13/2016)
Review of nonfiction work by Rodolfo Walsh, considered Latin America's founder of investigative journalism (scroll down to nonfiction section and search for "Who Killed Rosendo?").
(Latina Magazine 11/29/2012)
Article on food and wine pairings for the holidays. Published on Latina Magazine's food and wine website, The Latin Kitchen.
(TheAtlantic.com 12/3/2012)
As part of a sponsored series, this post focuses on green building initiatives in Tokyo.
(The Atlantic Magazine 10/1/2012)
This print advertisement for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management appeared in the October 2012 issue.
(TheAtlantic.com 6/7/2011)
This series of sponsored blog posts appeared in TheAtlantic.com. The topic was higher education and the posts revolved around three research reports published by a higher education institution. This particular post (among others) received substantial traffic, was recommended 58 times on Facebook.