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Richard Burke
BASIC
United States, Boston
Content Writer/Editor Richard Burke, Writing & Content
RICHARD J. BURKE SUMMARY I am a creative, proactive, passionate individual with strong interpersonal skills. I enjoy working in innovative environments, and find great satisfaction in seeking novel solutions when faced with challenges. Crafting relatable narratives is at the core of my strategic communications, marketing, and campaign philosophy. Using my background in journalism, government, market research, and public relations, I work with clients across industries to share compelling stories with their target audiences. SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS * More than 25 years of experience in writing, editing, external relations, and communications. * Proven project management and administrative abilities in deadline-focused environments. * Diverse background in journalism, publishing, market research, sales, and government. * Strategic communications and media strategies; political and non-profit campaign design and implementation; fundraising campaign operations; speechwriting and editing. * Proficiency in Microsoft Office, CRM, SEO, grant and proposal writing, and public speaking. EDUCATION Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT Bachelor of Arts Degree, May 1992 Major: English Literature/Creative Writing Concentration: Personality/Social Psychology Awards and Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, High Departmental Honors, Charles A. Dana Scholarship. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE August 2001 - Present Freelance Writer/Editor/Proofreader (Representative client list below) * Poloniex (Cryptocurrency Exchange), New England Law, Bedford-St. Martin's Press, Fidelity Investments, Citizens Bank, Bank of America; Private Clientele, Boston, MA; Harvard University Development Office, Cambridge, MA * Proofread, write, and edit manuscripts, mailings, talking points, and online content. * Utilize range of personal information to create vibrant resumes and curriculum vitae. October 2019 - February 2020 Customer Care Advocate (Contract), Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Boston, MA Credentialing Specialist (Contract), Coverys, Boston, MA Onboarding Specialist (Contract), DentaQuest, Charlestown, MA * At Executive Office of Elder Affairs, gathered information and offered resources regarding health care, housing, and insurance inquiries; protocol guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic; and elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation allegations. * At Coverys, verified accuracy of liability insurance coverage, including past and pending claims, for health care professionals nationwide using proprietary and public records. * At DentaQuest, facilitated enrollment of BlueCross/BlueShield of Michigan dental providers; fielded inquiries regarding eligibility, benefits, history, payment, and authorization. November 2017 - May 2019 Independent Insurance Agent Aflac, Boston, MA * Licensed producer of health, accident, and life policies for individuals and groups. * Fostered compassionate relationships with new and existing clients; maintained CRM data. * Kept apprised of industry/policy changes and Boston-area business developments. September 2016 - July 2017 Work-from-Home Dad Charlotte, Inc., Marblehead, MA * Completed periodic assignments while caring for newborn daughter. July 2010 - January 2014 Real Property Specialist City of Lawrence, Lawrence, MA * Sold city-owned real estate via Mass. General Laws, Chapter 30B; stabilized and beautified neighborhoods, generating revenue of more than $1.5 million; revitalized business district. * Initiated and guided proposal review process by Lawrence Planning Board and City Council. March 2005 - June 2010 Legislative Aide - Executive/Administrative Assistant Massachusetts House of Representatives, Boston, MA * Responsible for daily operations of busy State House office serving diverse constituency. * Researched and filed budget amendments and legislation; attended policy meetings; composed correspondence, press releases, white papers, and talking points. * Coordinated efforts with lawmakers and staff members in Lawrence delegation, House leadership, and Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC). * Served as liaison between lawmakers, advocates, and constituents; organized special events; addressed public on vital economic, social, immigration, and public-safety issues. March 2002 - March 2005 Park Ranger - Public Affairs Coordinator Department of Conservation and Recreation, Boston, MA * Patrolled Massachusetts State House and grounds; warmly greeted and directed visitors. * Maintained website updates and communications; provided dedicated support at Boston-area public events, including annual Fourth of July celebrations at Hatch Memorial Shell; carried out assignments at DCR sites; trained in counterterrorism, CPR, and first aid. September 2000 - June 2001 Writer, Milan, Italy * Wrote novella and short stories during enterprising, self-funded sabbatical. August 1997 - September 2000 Director of Research Associates - Human Resources/Employee Relations Research International/Cambridge, Cambridge, MA * Managed editorial department (six to eight employees) of custom market research firm. * Oversaw branding and consumer satisfaction projects for Fortune 500 clients. * Created written content and graphics for presentations, reports, and corporate website. November 1994 - June 1996 Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Nova Intercultural Institute, Tokyo, Japan (Followed by international travel/work until April 1997) March 1993 - October 1994 Contributing Editor, New Hampshire Premier, Portsmouth, NH Reporter/Photographer, Swampscott Reporter, Marblehead, MA
Writing & Content
Speech Writing
Article Writing
Content Writing
Research
Editing & Proofreading
$40
Christopher Jones
BASIC
United States, Louisville
Writer & editor/content developer Christopher Jones, Writing & Content
• Accomplished content developer, editor, and feature writer with a diverse background in marketing, healthcare, technology, and industrial sectors; award-winning former newspaper editor • Experienced copy editor and proofreader C.J. Editorial Services – Write and edit print and online content; write case studies, news articles and print/collateral material for a diverse client list Louisville, Kentucky Writer/Editor March 2008 to Present Client list: • Corn Island Archaeology: June 2019 to present – Edit, proofread, and help write archaeological and cultural-historic reports for company’s investigative surveys • Audiential: November 2016 to July 2019 – Researcher and writer for online marketing content agency, worked across multiple industries/platforms; produced more than 1,100 articles in 2018 • Academic editor: September 2009 to December 2016 – Researcher and editor of graduate and undergraduate research papers • Lantech: April to present – Developed print and online content in support of company products and brand messaging; included blogs, case studies, news releases, collateral material, and more • Atria Senior Living: September 2015 to April 2017 – Proofread all marketing materials, online content, and internal documentation; copywriting duties as assigned • Norton Healthcare: July 2015 to present – Copy edited and proofed collateral, Web-based copy, and articles for Norton internal and external publications • Yum!/KFC/Pizza Hut: January 2013 to April 2014 – Wrote feature stories about Yum! Corporate activities as well as restaurants and company personnel worldwide for Yum! News Network • Louisville Courier-Journal: 2013 – Covered local events and wrote feature stories for Metro and Neighborhood sections of daily metropolitan newspaper Doe Anderson Advertising/Public Relations – One of the nation’s oldest advertising agencies and Louisville’s most respected and recognizable marketing services firm Louisville, Kentucky Public Relations Account Manager December 2004 to March 2008 • Public relations – Wrote internal communications plan to ensure consistent messaging among Ohio River Bridges Project departments and personnel • Writing/editing – Wrote news releases, Web content, newsletters, and presentations to publicize Ohio River Bridges Project EDUCATION The Ohio State University B.A. Journalism - 3.35 GPA in major program December 1989
Writing & Content
Copywriting
Article Writing
Content Writing
Copy Editing
Editing & Proofreading
$30
Anna Bennett
BASIC
United States, Chicago
Freelance Writer Anna Bennett, Writing & Content
SKILLS Podcasting, copywriting, copy editing, social media, desktop + mobile video, email marketing, Adobe suite, on-camera talent, content management systems, SEO, Facebook advertising, Trello, G Suite, Google Analytics EXPERIENCE Langdon Publishing, Remote​ — Digital Project Manager JUNE 2019 - PRESENT ● Managing transition from GTxcel/Rivista to TownNews/Blox CMS for TulsaPeople.com and TheTulsaVoice.com, including archive content migration ● Communication liaison between editorial team and technical team ● Continued per-basis consultation for Tulsa-based digital team Langdon Publishing, Tulsa, OK​ — Digital Editor, TulsaPeople.com NOVEMBER 2014 - JUNE 2019 ● Created and managed content, organic and paid, for all social media channels ● Oversaw a major website redesign in 2016, which made TulsaPeople.com mobile-friendly. ● Co-created, hosted and co-produced two seasons of Tulsa Talks: A TulsaPeople Podcast, Langdon Publishing’s first foray into audio storytelling. The Collegian, Tulsa, OK​ — Various Positions JANUARY 2011 - MAY 2014 ● At various points, held positions as a Staff Writer, Section Editor and Photo Editor for The University of Tulsa’s student newspaper ● Wrote assignments on a variety of news and entertainment topics. Assigned visual/copy content to student writers and photographers EDUCATION The University of Tulsa​ — Bachelor of Arts, Film Studies AUGUST 2010 - MAY 2014, TULSA, OK Magna cum laude, with minors in dance and theatre and a certificate in creative writing. AWARDS Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma Pro Chapter —​ First Place, Best Website (2017); First Place, Photo Story/Essay (2017); First Place, Reader Service (2017); First Place, Online Community Engagement (2017); Second Place, Online Community Engagement (2018, 2019) Great Plains Journalism Awards —​ Best Overall Website Design (2017)
Writing & Content
Article Writing
Copy Editing
Copywriting
Blog Writing
Creative Writing
$35
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