January 1998 to present.
Meredith Book Group, Des Moines, Iowa:
Freelance Copy Editor listed in the credits of four Better Homes & Gardens, two Stanley Tools, 26 Home Depot, nine Ortho Books, and two Stanley Tools books.
January 1998 to August 8, 2008.
Legislative Services Agency, State of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa:
Text Processor and Proofreader, using a one-of-a-kind computer system to make required changes to the Iowa Code base; produce official documents, including acts (bills) , amendments, resolutions.
January 1996 to June 1997.
Freelance book Copy Editor; operated franchised fax-on-demand broadcast human resource system; sold advertising for local entertainment periodical.
July 1986 to January 1996.
Alabama Power Company, Birmingham, Alabama:
Internal Editorial Communications Coordinator (9/93-1/96) -- Successfully implemented computer-based video system (TargetVision) to corporate building and generating plants; converted daily news summary to fax-on-demand system, saving $36,000 annually on printing and postage costs; published daily company/industry e-mail news report to about 2,000 Southern Company employees; formal training included “Finance for Non-finance Managers,” Southern Company College.
Editorial Services Coordinator (6/92-9/93) -- Assigned work to freelancers/producers and ensured quality standards were met; wrote advertising copy and scripts (television, radio, and print), including training videos, brochures, annual reports; project leadership included television spot promotion of SEC championship game in Birmingham; formal training included “Scriptwriting for Video,” Dynamic Graphics Educational Foundation.
Employee Communications Specialist (7/86-6/92) -- Copywriting, photography, editing, and design of weekly internal corporate newsletter; produced feature articles and photography for company’s monthly employee/retiree magazine.
September 1984 to July 1986.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Of
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science degree, College of Journalism; Polk County (Florida) Community College, dean’s list, Associate of Arts degree; University of New Mexico, journalism major; graduated from Assocào Escola Graduada (high school) de Saò Paulo, Brazil.
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