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Elinor Gale 650-355-7837 eg1378b34@westpost.net www.elinorgale-rescuewriter.

com Writer # Editor # Communications Consultant Experienced writer of marketing collateral, newsletters, educational manuals, B2B articles and Web content ??? Skilled writing coach, helping individuals and groups solve writing problems at Fortune 500, nonprofit and educational organizations ??? Extensive editing and proofreading skill to produce effective content that promotes product brand ??? Accomplished interviewer and profiler Professional Experience--Freelance Writer, Editor and Writing Consultant 1994 ??? Present Served as author, editor and communications consultant to corporate, educational and nonprofit organizations, including Polaroid Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Texas Instruments, Middlesex Community College, Harvard University, Boston University and Alumnae Resources. ??? Help companies diagnose and solve internal and external communications issues ??? Coach individuals at management, technical, and administrative support levels to improve writing skills and become more effective communicators ??? Developed a workplace education program on business writing ??? Custom design and teach workshops in writing, editing and proofreading ??? Interview and write business profiles of entrepreneurs, thought leaders people with a story to tell

Publications Co-author of How You Learn: Successful Strategies for the Workplace, Essential Business Skills Series, American Management Association, 1994. Co-writer of play, On A Roll, read at Playwrights??? Platform, Boston, MA; at CentaStage, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; on cable TV program, ???Works in Progress,??? runner-up for the Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence. Author of numerous business profiles Professional Experience???Full-Time Employee Franklin Templeton Investments???San Mateo, CA 8/00-2/09 Communications Consultant ??? Wrote marketing collateral, website content and educational material, including 401(k) enrollment book and video, quarterly plan participant newsletters, presentations, web articles, brochures, postcards, letters and emails ??? Managed marketing projects including strategy, creative brief, content writing, routing and delivery by deadline ??? Collaborated with management and team to develop product brand for target market and marketing tools that drove sales acquisition and client retention ??? Edited and proofread 100% of team???s work for clarity, impact and adherence to company brand and reduced management review time by 50% Significant Accomplishment

Wrote and participated in the design of award-winning enrollment guide, named an ???outstanding example of graphics excellence??? for 2002/2003 by the Association of Graphic Communications Maxim Integrated Products???Sunnyvale, CA 2/98-11/99 Technical Literature Editor Marcom Department ??? Edited data sheets and other technical documents for internal and external customers ??? Wrote bi-weekly product announcements to help sales force promote new products ??? Helped develop company style guide and editing standards ??? Collaborated on producing materials with the desktop publishing group Significant Accomplishment Created, wrote, and edited an ongoing bi-monthly company newsletter for global audience Education MS, Human Resources Counseling, Northeastern University BA, English Literature, Smith College Ongoing writing classes, including creative nonfiction and editing/writing for the Web