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Professional with more than
20 years' experience and exemplary
communications skills. Successful corporate publications manager, writing
Serve as a freelance editor for diverse projects and clients (including
magazines, self-published authors, and book publishers).
''Our Voices: Issues Facing Black Women in America" (chapter on
finances) (September 2009,
Lift Every Voice Books, an imprint of
''I Want to Talk With My Teen About Money Management." (Money
and Financial Fitness chapter; October 2006,
"'A Student's Guide to Toni Morrison." (January 2006,
Serve as a mentor with the
Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
2002 to 2008 (publication on hiatus)
website, online magazine and paying market for Christian writers.
magazine named SPIRIT-LED WRITER
one of the "101
for Writers" for 2004 and 2003.
May 2000 to Present
Serve as a freelance writer for diverse Christian and general magazines, newsletters, regional
parenting publications, websites and ezines (Internet magazines). Write
columns, features, profiles, reviews and fillers. Specialties include: youth, personal finances,
parenting, spirituality, women,
African-American market (culture, church, issues), and freelance writing. Published more than
350 pieces. Recent credits.
Recipient of 7 writing awards, including "Writer of the Year" (Greater
Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference 2004).
Also provide diverse copywriting, proofreading, and manuscript critique
Assigned book (and product) reviewer for Christian, and general publications
and websites. Assignments:
(Christian/Inspirational): Aspiring Retail (Formerly CBA
Marketplace) (January 2005-Present)
(including parenting, spiritual growth, women's issues): Aspiring Retail
(Formerly CBA Marketplace) (January 2005-2007);
Christian Home & School (2004-2007)
Fiction: The Word On Romance.com (November 2001-July 2002)
-- Co-moderate, and serve as panelist, of The Christian
Writers View 2, sister group to
The Christian Writers View. an online forum of
beginning and intermediate writers.
2006-- Co-moderated, and served as panelist, of
The Christian Writers View, an online forum of
professional Christian communicators (including
authors, an agent, a publicist, a journalist, a conference director and an acquisitions editor) and
more than 600 writers.
Taught one-week course: "Writing and Marketing Non-Fiction Articles."
Book Awards, Fiction category
2003-Present: Inspirational category, Northwest Houston Chapter, Romance
Writers of America Lone Star Writing Competition
of God Fine Arts Festival Competition, Kappa Tau category
January 2003: Feature Section, Association of Christian
Collegiate Media contest.
July 2002: Non-fiction
Christian Writers contest.
June 2002: Non-fiction articles, Inspirational Writers Alive contest.
January 2002: Staff Editorial, Association of Christian Collegiate Media contest.
Teach/taught workshops at the upcoming writers'
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference
Previous conference participation:
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference
(PA; August 2002-2009)
Writing for the Soul
(February 2009) (Articles Continuing
(Christian Children Writers' Conference (October 2008)
Christian Writers Conference (June 2008)
Liberty Savard's Beginning Writers School
(CA; September 2007)
(Canada) (June 2007)
Received: 2004 "Writer of the Year" Award
Taught workshops (except in 2002); served on magazine editors' panel; conducted appointments;
critiqued manuscripts. Taught Continuing Session for beginners (2005).
(PA; October 2006, 2005)
Sandy Cove Christian Communicators
(MD; October 2005, 2004)
Served on magazine editors' panel;
conducted appointments; critique manuscripts.
North Texas Christian Writers Conference
(September 2005, September 2004)
Taught Continuing Session (three workshops) on Electronic Media
(IL; June 2005)
Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference
(CA; March 2005, March 2004)
"Writing for Multi-Cultural
Audiences" "Writing Columns"
Serve on magazine editors' panel;
conduct appointments; critique manuscripts.
St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference
(PA; June 2003)
"Effective Multi-Cultural Communications" & "Wired, But Wary" (freelancing
(GA; May 2003)
"Effective Multi-Cultural Communications" & "Wired, But Wary"
Colorado Christian Writers Conference
Wired, But Wary" (freelancing online); "Speaking for the Chicken-Hearted."
Served on magazine editors 'panel; conducted appointments;
Proclaim Christian Communicators Gathering
(NC; May 2003)
Workshop: "Freelance Basics: 5 Keys to Success"
Featured speaker at:
Religion and Politics Panel, National Association of Black
Journalists' Annual Convention (August 2006)
DESTINY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Communications Consultant-September 1997 to June 2004
Provided diverse volunteer communications services -- print, radio and
Internet -- to organizations under the Center. Wrote write award-winning
summer camp grant application for $48,000.
Consultant-May 1991-October 1996
Provided freelance publicity, media relations and editorial/writing
services. Conducted interviews, special events coverage and field reports
for a church's weekly TV program aired on BET.
CORPORATE PUBLICATION MANAGEMENT
THE SEGAL COMPANY
Editor-October 1989-September 1990
INTEGRATED RESOURCES, INC. (Marketing Dept.)
Assistant Vice President/Associate Editor-August 1988 to July 1989
IRVING TRUST COMPANY (Internal Communications Dept.)
Assistant Editor-December 1987 to August 1988
FINANCIAL SERVICES (Corporate Communications Dept.)
Staff Editor-October 1986 to November 1987
Assistant Editor-July 1985 to
Evangel Assembly of God
Christian Education Department: Sunday School Teacher, 5th/6th
FORMER CHURCH ACTIVITIES
Position previously held at former church: Elder. Delivered sermons, led a weekly women's Bible Study/Fellowship, taught
discipleship classes, trained leaders, spearheaded communications projects, and conducted workshops at church-sponsored
discipleship, and entrepreneurial conferences.
UTICA COLLEGE OF SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
B.S.: Public Relations & Journalism (cum laude); Outstanding
Minor: Business; Concentration: English
ACCELERATED SUNDAY SCHOOL ENRICHMENT AND TRAINING ("ASSET")
Certificate of Completion
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EVANGELICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION
2005 - Third Place,
Freelance Article Category, for "Mommy Fears."
GREATER PHILADELPHIA CHRISTIAN WRITERS
2004 - "Writer of the
WRITER'S DIGEST BEST WEB SITE COMPETITION
Only 101 web sites receive this prestigious annual award.
WRITER'S DIGEST ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITIONS
Category: Feature Articles
2002 - Honorable Mention (3 awards)
2001 & 2000 - Honorable Mention (1 award)
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Profiles of me have appeared at Momwriters.com, and in the
Cross & Quill.
(May 2001/front-page feature)
Furnished upon request.