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Joanne Schenk Paull
Timonium, Maryland
editing@jpaull.com

OBJECTIVE:
Freelance editing projects with opportunity to apply excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills for the benefit of private clients.

FREELANCE EDITING AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
August 1997–Present

Editorial Director—Real Estate CyberSpace Alert

  • Write and edit the print newsletter of the Real Estate CyberSpace Society.
  • Coordinate newsletter production with staff and outside vendors.
  • Prepare text for web site inclusion on www.REcyber.com
  • Write press releases for e-mail distribution.

Project Editor—Custom Communications, Inc., Spectrum Solutions, Travel & Leisure

  • Copyedit manuscripts of newsletters and white papers for corporate and non-profit clients.
  • Copyedit advertising sections and enter edits on computer.
  • Proofread, edit and integrate revisions onto galleys.
  • Read and correct blue lines.
  • Coordinate teams (editor/writer/fact-checker/designer) to meet tight deadlines.

Client Services Coordinator—Bradley Investment Counsel, LLC

  • Monitor progress and scheduling of investment services for high-net-worth clients.
  • Analyze prospects' current portfolios and assist in portfolio redesign.
  • Prepare quarterly reports and client correspondence.
  • Edit and coordinate production of marketing materials.

STAFF MEMBER, AUDIO ALERT, INC.:
July 1978–July 1997

Managing Editor: June 1990–July 1997

  • Supervised publication of two monthly investment newsletters, coordinating contractual associates and outside vendors in the production of audio/print components.
  • Developed ancillary publication projects as needed.
  • Supervised general office operations and subscriber services.
  • Functioned as liaison with company's provider of computer fulfillment services.
  • Handled personnel functions, including hiring and evaluation.
  • Served as advisor to the president/publisher on editorial matters, marketing and company policy.

Writer/Editor: July 1978–May 1990

  • Wrote and prepared for publication monthly summaries of taped interviews with financial analysts.
  • Monitored the quality of individual interviews and overall coverage.
  • Prepared interview topics and questions.
  • Critiqued and revised direct-mail packages.
  • Assisted with special projects.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Internship Coordinator and English Instructor—Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD
  • High School English Teacher—Baltimore County Public Schools

EDUCATION:

  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland—Bachelor of Arts in English (Magna cum laude)
  • The Johns Hopkins University—Master of Liberal Arts

COMPUTER LITERACY:

  • Windows
  • Word
  • WordPerfect
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Act!
  • Proprietary Lockwood Financial software
  • Internet experience


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