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Task Description

Widmeyer Communications

Copy editing of various sections of Taking Ownership of the Future: The National Strategy for Financial Literacy, a task for the U.S. Treasury Department and Stop Bullying Now! Resource Kit, a task for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (modified APA/GPO styles).

Michael Ba Banutu-Gomez, Ph.D./University Press of America

Copy editing, and camera-ready prep of mass-market nonfiction book, Africa: We Owe It to Our Ancestors, Our Children, and Ourselves (history, socioeconomics, sociology; Chicago style).

Laura Brunell, Ph.D./University Press of America

Copy editing and camera-ready prep of mass-market nonfiction book, Institutional Capital: Building Post-Communist Government Performance (history, socioeconomics; Chicago style).

Jean Kachiga, Ph.D./University Press of America

Copy editing, and camera-ready prep of mass-market nonfiction book, Global Liberalism and Its Casualties (history, economics, government/politics; Chicago style).

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.

Editing/proofreading of journal article for American Psychologist.

George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education

Substantive editing and prepress production of research and evaluation reports, proposals, proceedings, brochures, and journal articles; creation of house style/formatting guide. (Modified APA style.)

Northpointe Institute for Public Management, Inc.

Substantive and copy editing, formatting of book-length reports to federal government on criminology/risk assessment. (Modified APA style.)

LTS Corporation

Substantive and copy editing, formatting of major federal government proposals (MOBIS, USAID, etc.); editing of internal communications media. (House and GPO styles.)

A. Jackson Stenner, Ph.D., MetaMetrics, Inc.

Copy editing and APA formatting of journal articles, book chapters, and books on education, testing, and statistics (APA style).

Witney Schneidman, Ph.D./ University Press of America

Copy editing, and formatting of mass-market nonfiction book, Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugalís Colonial Empire, in progress. (Modified Chicago style.)

Velta Clarke, Ph.D./ University Press of America

Copy editing and formatting of text book, Effective Strategies in the Teaching of Mathematics (2003). (Modified Chicago style.)

Ari Chapin/ University Press of America

Copy editing, and formatting of mass-market nonfiction book on terrorism in the U.S., in progress. (Title TBD; modified Chicago style.)

M. Palmer

Copy editing and formatting of research papers and dissertation on technology in education. (Fielding University; APA style.)

The Schlager Group

Copyediting, proofreading, and SGML coding articles for The Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide, a Gale Group publication (2003; modified Chicago style.)

RKK Engineers

Research, writing, and editing of document produced under contract with Maryland Transportation Authority. (House style.)

Invoice Insight

Writing and substantive editing of marketing materials including writing Web content, editing/writing collateral, direct mail marketing pieces, etc. (House style.) See www.invoiceinsight.com

Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center

Proofreading/copyediting of psychology and organizational systems dissertations, theses, research proposals, candidacy essays, and coursework both directly for the school and for approximately 200 individual students. (APA style.) Developed course outline for workshop on APA style and preparing a dissertation/thesis.

CheckBack Auditing, Inc.

Proposal writing/editing, editing of advertising and marketing materials (direct mail, print), internal/ external communications, newspaper article. (House style.) See www.cbaudit.com

Eric Blumberg, Ph.D.

Copy editing of journal articles (APA Style).

Sofia Friedman, Ph.D./ University Press of America

Editing of book manuscript on Brazilian economics. (Chicago Style.)

Alla Volovich, Ph.D./RAMS Inc. (Mental Health Counseling Center)

Editing APA self-study report.

Dorothy Tennov, Ph.D.

Editing mass market nonfiction book on psychology. (Chicago style.)

Dan DuBravec

Substantive editing of mock proposal (coursework, GW University, education technology) and writing/editing Web content (part of Masterís project; in progress) for site providing information to Celiac disease patients on dining out/travel. (APA style.)

Michael Merritt/University Press of America

Editing book manuscript on Greek language for New Testament scholars. (Chicago style.)

Unbound Books

Manuscript editing, proofreading galleys. (House style.)

Strategic Resources, Inc.

Commercial Web content editing. (House style.)

EEI Communications

Substantive and copy editing, proofreading, primarily medical, business, military, and technical documents. (APA, AFRRI, and Chicago styles.)

Yutaka Kurihara, Ph.D.

Editing and formatting of numerous journal articles for GBER and GBER Anthology (2003) and several international economics journals. Editing papers for presentation at various international economics conferences. Editing a Japanese-English language text book for college economics students and editing articles and introduction for an encyclopedia of modern economics (APA, Harvard, and assorted other styles).

Sam the Sitemaker

Writing, editing, and contributing to the design of Web content for retail and political clients.

Kim Harris

Editing of hospitality industry journal articles.

Jerry Henderson/ University Press of America

Editing, and formatting of The State and the Politics of Culture: A Critical Analysis of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Interfaith Alliance/John Peterson

Copy editing of candidate interviews.

Susan Perloff, Susan Writes

Drafting letters of reference for INS residency applications.

1993-2000: Business Forms by In-A-Bind, Inc. Vice President. Assisted president with conception, implementation, and analysis of marketing strategies and advertising. Wrote and edited business correspondence and proposals. Developed client marketing materials, brochures, newsletters, style guides. Supervised and performed document services functions including Web content review, technical document editing, manuscript preparation.

1985-1992: EG&G, Washington Analytical Services Corporation, Inc. Technical Editor/Writer. Writing/editing technical reports documenting research on the impact of electromagnetic (EM) pulse and other effects on U.S. Navy ordinance, proposals, internal/external communications. Quality assurance for department written communications. Managed document version control. Liaison with programmers and customers during implementation and testing of databases. Wrote and edited numerous database users manuals. Held DoD secret clearance.

1984-1985: Self-employed Writer. Wrote and produced several retail newsletters plus advertising/marketing and public relations materials for a variety of clients including a local country rock band, a dance studio and semiprofessional dance troupe, and assorted other retail account. Wrote four unpublished novels.

1981-1983: Waxie Maxieís Quality Music. Advertising Director, in-house advertising agency. Responsible for all aspects of planning and execution of $500K annual advertising budget, including planning, marketing support, co-op funding, and creative. Wrote, laid out, scripted, produced ads for print and broadcast media.

1978-1980: Rozicer-Trotter and Some Others Advertising Agency. Media Director. Print and broadcast advertising copywriting, design and layout, public relations, marketing, and special client projects. Clients included restaurants, entertainment venues, retail, financial institutions. Classified advertising manager and contributing writer for the Northwest Current newspaper, a subsidiary of the advertising agency.

Education: B.S., Journalism, University of Maryland College Park, 1977. Minors in Business and English

Skills: APA Publications Manual; Chicago Manual of Style; assorted house styles. Competent on many PC-based software packages, particularly Word and WordPerfect 5.1/DOS. Excellent keyboard skills.

Strengths: Dependable, goal-oriented, consistent producer. I work quickly and accurately with a strong focus on detail. My grammar, spelling, punctuation, and communication skills are unparalleled.

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