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Marketing communications strategist, writer and editor with over 20 years of experience. Former ad agency copywriter, corporate media director, and small business owner offering superb, reliable, deadline-oriented creative, editing, and writing.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science cum Laude: Journalism Major with Advertising Concentration
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, June 1985.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

FREELANCE WRITER AND COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST
oDesk.com: September 2012 – present
Profile, Portfolio, and Client Feedback

Five-star writer, editor, inbound marketing, social media administrator, SEO (Yoast/Wordpress, geo-optimization, Google Adwords, Google Analytics), press releases, video scripts, guides, blogs, email marketing, newsletters, home and landing page rewrites. Collaborate with company owners on overall marketing direction and branding/image, writing slogans, tags and other key content for variety of consumer and business-to-business clients. Ranked in Top 10% in English Vocabulary, US English Proofreading, English Spelling, and Office Skills tests. Occasional voice-over work.

OWNER/MARKETING DIRECTOR/WRITER
Dog Days of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY: 1998 – 2010

Wrote and produced advertising, marketing collateral (brochures, promotional postcards, flyers), press releases, magazine articles, radio commercials, client communications, and web content for large professional dog care and training facility. Managed 8-person full time staff, operations, and finances. Wrote and published web content for dog behavior website. Maintained and updated web pages. Monitored and responded to paid user dog behavior questions at “Dear Suzydog” page at http://suzanneharrisdogdays.wordpress.com. Wrote:

Ezine Articles: Plus Level Expert Author Suzanne Harris
The New Dog Owner’s Guide to Positive Reinforcement Puppy Training ©2006 Book and e-book at http://www.dogwise.com.
“Positive Puppy Kindergarten” 118-minute DVD ©2005 Sample clip
“The Socialization of Tootie” and “Beneficial Dog Daycare Interaction” informational videos.

AD COPYWRITING, EDITING, AND MEDIA DIRECTION

Ivoclar Vivadent, Amherst, NY: Media Director 1996-1998
Seneca Nation of Indians, Irving, NY: Marketing Director 1994-1996
Maguire Advertising, Buffalo, NY: Media Director 1989-1994
Leslie Aaron Associates, Elizabeth, NJ: B2B Media Director 1988-1989
Tal Advertising, Buffalo, NY: Account Coordinator 1986-1988

PRINT ADVERTISING SALES, COPY EDITING, PROOFREADING, PASTEUP/LAYOUT

Vineyard Gazette, Edgartown, Massachusetts: Ad Sales 1985-1986
Boston Phoenix, Boston, Massachusetts: Ad Sales 1983-1984 (Student Coop Internship)

HOW TO CONTACT ME:

oDesk: https://www.odesk.com/users/~0159f14ad4df3549ff

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Writer. Editor. Grammar Queen.