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Experience

Assistant Vice President, Communications,
The SCPIE Companies, a healthcare liability insurer
[Eight years]

  • Oversaw creation and updating of company website
  • Conceived, wrote and project-managed:
    • collateral marketing materials
    • advertising
  • Researched and wrote:
    • annual report text
    • news items for investor conference calls
    • feature articles for newsletters
    • business proposals
    • CEO speeches
  • Rewrote, polished and copyedited manuscripts
  • Supervised a staff writer

 

Associate Editor, Pool & Spa News, a national trade magazine
[Three years]

  • Conceived, researched and wrote feature articles
  • Researched and wrote news stories
  • Commissioned freelance feature articles
  • Rewrote, polished and copyedited manuscripts

 

Editor, The Advocate, a national newsmagazine
[Four years]

  • Supervised 12-member editorial staff; formulated budgets
  • Managed production of magazine
  • Oversaw complete redesign of magazine
  • Wrote editorials (including editorís column) and feature articles
  • Conceived and commissioned freelance feature articles

 

Freelance writer and editor

  • Wrote corporate brochures, business proposals, newsletters, advertising and training materials
  • Researched and wrote feature articles for national trade magazines
  • Rewrote, polished and copyedited manuscripts

 

EDUCATION

Bachelorís degree in journalism, San Francisco State University