CV

My CV

Professional Writer

GrubStreet, Boston, Massachusetts
2016

Social Coordinator and Administrative Scholar

  • Create and maintain a Facebook page for the 2016 Memoir Incubator
  • Research and post relevant articles on Facebook page
  • Create social events for class members
  • Take notes and schedule instructor office hours

QuadWrangle, Boston, Massachusetts
2015

Project Copywriter

  • Create email marketing campaigns for this startup’s mobile app
  • Create copy highlighting a variety of the app’s features for seven marketing segments during user adoption phase

Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, Massachusetts
2014 – present

Content Specialist, Digital Marketing and Media Relations

  • Report on events
  • Create content for press releases; magazine; website; and other projects
  • Create and manage social media content using Hootsuite
  • Make changes to design projects using Adobe InDesign

Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts
2012 – 2014

CMS manager, Center for Academic Support and Advising

  • Provide web content management and administrative expertise

SELECTED PROJECTS 2001-2012:

Alimed, Dedham, Massachusetts

  • Edited medical catalogue copy

Appleseed’s, Beverly, Massachusetts

  • Wrote holiday catalogue and online copy

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Wrote copy for brochure promoting on-site weddings

The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, Denver, Colorado

Dunkin’ Donuts, Canton, Massachusetts

  • Franchising web copy

Flexfit USA, New York, New York

  • Ad, Surfer magazine; print ad campaigns

Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts

  • Award-winning outdoor campaign, radio, web banners, print ads for Division of Graduate and Continuing Education; tagline

Hewitt Associates, Waltham, Massachusetts

  • Consulted with communications team to proof, write and edit retirement materials

IDEO, Lexington, Massachusetts

  • Home laser product naming, tagline and scripts; pharmaceutical concept book; new storage product naming

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts

  • MassArt Annual Benefit Art Auction invitation campaigns; Folio rebrand; annual reports; viewbook; admissions cards; brochures; visual identity guide; web bios and page rewrites

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts

  • Admissions viewbook

Masterpiece Cards, Belmont, Massachusetts

  • Brochure and tagline

McCue Corporation, Salem, Massachusetts

  • GreenGuard and capabilities brochures; CartPark and Bean direct mailers

360 NeuroMuscular Therapy, Needham, Massachusetts

  • Created new name, tagline, brochure and copy for 360nmt.com

Pregnancy Exposure InfoLine, Canton, Massachusetts

  • Transit billboard (also used as tagline)

Reebok International, Ltd., Canton, Massachusetts

  • Catalogue for buyers

Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

  • Founders Day speech for director of Samuels Dental Center

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Wrote top level heads, ‘A Year in Care’ annual report

Tech Superpowers Inc., Boston, Massachusetts

  • Newsletter branding, TQ

Turtle Creek Winery, Lincoln, Massachusetts

  • Tagline, terms, brochure and die-cut concept

Wells & Fox, Boston, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois

  • Quarterly electronic newsletter; wrote copy for company name change; edited partners’
    web bios

Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Rebrand and tagline, Faculty Alliance

 

PUBLICATIONS: Newspapers, Magazines and Books:

The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts

Feature writer and columnist; copy editor, Living / Arts copydesk

  • Wrote more than 50 articles on topics ranging from the World Series and banana bread to single life and the home of restaurateur Jody Adams; wrote headlines and copyedited articles

Brookline magazine, Brookline, Massachusetts

Editor, contributor, Forensic Fashionista columnist

  • Formulated and assigned story ideas for this monthly with a circulation of 25,000; wrote articles; edited all content; proofed issues; hired freelancers; coordinated photography with art director; planned issues with publisher. Interviewed Julianne Moore during Mercedes-Benz fashion week fall 2007 collections

Framingham State magazine, Framingham, Massachusetts

Contributor

  • Wrote five features for this alumni publication (2008-2016)

Newton magazine, Newton, Massachusetts

Assistant editor and contributor

  • Wrote articles; edited content; coordinated with publisher

Nutrition Week, HCPro, Inc., Marblehead, Massachusetts

Editor

  • Researched and wrote eight-page biweekly print and two-page biweekly electronic newsletters about nutrition issues for a national audience of nutrition educators and professionals

Time Out Boston, London, UK

Copywriter

  • Wrote “Guided Tours” and “Shops & Services” copy

Education

Copyblogger Certified Content Marketing Course, 2016 (in progress)

Private training in WordPress and SEO, Control Mouse Media, LLC, 2014-present
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996
Graphic Design Certificate

University of New Hampshire, Durham New Hampshire, 1989
Dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and International Relations

Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France, 1988
Semester of study for Bachelor of Arts Degree in French

2015-2016 Writing and Tutoring Workshops

  • Narrative Poetry, Holly Thompson, GrubStreet, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 6 Weeks, 6 Poems, Sara Daniele Rivera, GrubStreet
  • Lost and Found: Writing Absence into Presence, Michael Morse, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • Memoir in Progress, Dorian Fox, GrubStreet
  • Master Memoir, Alysia Abbott, GrubStreet
  • The Memoir Series: Memory vs. Truth, Alysia Abbott, GrubStreet
  • The Memoir Series: Details! Details! Details!, Alysia Abbott, GrubStreet
  • Student Engagement in Writing, Katie Bayerl, 826 Boston
  • Going Deep: Writing the Personal Essay, Dorian Fox, Arlington Community Education
  • 2016-2017 Memoir Incubator, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, GrubStreet

Professional Affiliations and Volunteer Work