Professional Writer and Editor
Last active: 03/04/2014
Highly qualified communications specialist, Public Affairs Officer, and freelance writer/editor. More than 13 years of overall professional communications experience, to include more than six years’ experience performing public affairs functions for Department of Defense, with emphasis in writing, editing, strategic communications, community and educational outreach, and information safeguards. Gifted writer possessing ability to cover a wide range of topics intended for varying objectives and audiences in a concise and persuasive manner. Expertly skilled in multiple writing styles and formats, to include journalistic news and feature writing and technical writing, as well as extensive substantive and copy editing experience. Detail-oriented and results-focused with proven ability to multitask and coordinate projects with diverse organizations. Proven freelance writer, editor and researcher with adept critical thinking and analysis skills. Professional experience in supporting diverse communication needs of multiple agencies and organizations and establish and apply appropriate communication strategies for top organizational initiatives and priorities. Exceptional team player – facilitating high-profile projects, meeting demanding deadlines, and accomplishing organizational mission objectives.
Consistently works using various publication style guides, including but not limited to, the Associated Press, Chicago Style, Chicago/Turabian, and the United States Government Printing Office (GPO)
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Mac iWork, and Quark Xpress
Experienced in web development and content management principles and graphic design and publication layout techniques