E. Santa Clara Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
phone: (714) 972-8884
A communications specialist position that requires excellent writing
skills, photography, a can-do attitude, organizational skills, detail-orientation,
flexibility, openness to new ideas, and the ability to be both a self-starter
and a team player.
Graduate School of Management, University of California at Irvine, March
1984. BA in Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, 1981.
GPA 3.8. Phi Beta Kappa, graduated Summa Cum Laude. Foreign Exchange
Student, Finland, 1977-1978. Toastmasters member.
ACC Capital Holdings (Ameriquest) – Content Management Writer II
November 2005 to present
Content writing, photography and editing for a bi-monthly
newsmagazine, e-newsletter and employee Intranet. Marketing plan creation to
publicize the launch of an improved Intranet. Web design and maintenance of an
OpenCms-based Intranet using HTML and Dreamweaver. Management of an online employee
Concordia University, Irvine
Fall 2005, 2006
Adjunct instructor for Studies in Public Relations (Com 422), 16-week
course, 35 students. Guide students in producing a PR portfolio of writing
samples (press release, crisis-management letter, fact sheet, public
service announcement) and major team projects (press kit and PR campaign)
for real-life clients.
Judith Alexander & Associates – Corporate Communications/Web
August 1986 – present
Web content, electronic
and print newsletters, brochures, feature articles, photography, speech
writing, and news release copy for hi-tech and industrial corporate clients,
most recently for Fair Isaac and Powerwave Technologies. Web site and
ecommerce design for a custom wood furniture manufacturer (www.woodworkcreations.com)
and special interest community (www.literarychristian.com).
Bylined articles published in Rehab Management, Home Health Care Dealer,
Orange County Business Journal, and Los Angeles Business Journal. Ghostwritten
articles published in Security Management, Bottomline, and Roads &
Bridges. Clients have included corporations such as Fair Isaac, Powerwave
Technologies, Woodwork Creations, Furon, Newport Corporation, AST, Parker,
FileNet Corporation, Huck, Odetics, Tokos, Toshiba, The All American Gourmet
Company, Cimco, Dean Worldwide, Martin Paddock & Boyle Accounting,
and Micro D, as well as the advertising/PR firms of Lee Oliver, David,
James & Roberts, Priscomm, Graphix, and Hilary Kaye.
Gateway – Web Content Writer
November 2004 – present
Content writing and
editing for both the consumer and professional segment pages of the Gateway
web site (www.gateway.com), as well as e-newsletters.
Fluor Corporation – Marketing Communications Specialist,
Information Technology Department
July 1998 – May 2004
management for all communications in the IT department:
annual marketing communications plan.
articles to corporate communications.
and maintain IT Intranet site using web editing software, HTML,
monthly 8-page newsletter for IT employees. Generate article
ideas, conduct interviews, write and edit, take digital photos and manipulate
images using Photoshop, do layout using PageMaker, and convert the file
to PDF and send as attachment in a broadcast email.
of a change management/communications team. Design, write, and
release a twice-a-month electronic newsletter based on guest speakers'
an event planning team for an annual fun event designed to increase
employee involvement with other teams within the shared services group.
Event planning includes choosing a theme, arranging for a full lunch,
soliciting teams to sponsor booths, designing and posting posters, soliciting
local businesses and vendors for raffle prize donations, releasing email
announcements, and requesting management involvement in food service,
booth and dessert judging, and raffle prize announcing.
American Datacom – Marketing Coordinator
December 1987 - July 1988
product research and introduction, public relations, and feature article
writing for a telecommunications/credit retrieval terminal manufacturer
with both domestic and international sales.
HTML, Miva Merchant e-commerce, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PageMaker, Photoshop,
software, Outlook, Blackboard, and Sametime instant messaging.