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Los Angeles, California, United States
Posted:
April 03, 2018

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Teo Dodge

Canoga Park, California 818-***-**** ac40u2@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL BIO

COPY EDITOR / DATA ANALYTICS / POWERPOINT SEPTEMBER 2004–PRESENT

Freelance: Applying constructive critique for both reparative and creative adjustment in fact-checked, proof-read copy edits. Custom overview to blend text and images aimed at "pitch perfect" – sitting in the boots of the intended audience. Verification against prior versions, source data, and files. Problem solving of omissions in data presentation. Implementing, generating, and maintaining style guides. Applying regulatory templates and guidelines as appropriate. Reviewing content of graphics and images for accuracy, applicability, and impact.

AMA: Fact checking, annotation, applying AMA reference style, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, etc.

Deliverables on schedule and above expectations.

13 years’ proficiency in swift-return remote projects.

Specialty: Preserving the author’s voice to maximize connection with audience.

Freelance Clients Include:

Relevate Health Group (medical communications agency/AMA for Takeda, Janssen, Pfizer, Merck, Genentech, Mylan, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly), Vertos Medical, Platinum Equity, Earth Care Network NPO, Creative Direct Marketing Group, Stage3 Agency (Toyota), WellPoint/Anthem, IndyMac Bank, One West Bank Group, Center for Civic Education, Barry Rhein & Associates, Vans shoes, St. John Knits, BrandingBusiness, The Kern Organization (Omnicom), Creative Productions Inc., Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Product Partners aka Million Dollar Body, Southern California Edison.

Legal Skills:

Created copyright documents outlining new ethic for an NPO/probate attorney in California.

IRS filing for 501(c)3.

Legal filings for Vertos Medical with the SEC and Medicare.

INS filing for permanent residence status.

Adapted and maintained copyright/trademark disclaimers for Health Net.

Administrative Skills & Abilities:

Strong copy editing and proofreading: Readability, clarity, tone, style, syntax, consistency, punctuation, spelling, grammar, branding, etc. Data analytics to ensure materials cross-reference consistently and accurately for content and linguistics. Fact checking, source annotation, and tracking changes across iterations.

Style guides: Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Marketing Guidelines. Experience with Microsoft Manual of Style.

Software: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Lotus Notes, DocuProof, Readability Studio, Smartsheet, content management systems (CMS), EndNote.

Transcription: 10 years transcribing verbatim thousands of emergency audio messages (difficult accents included, down-to-the-letter accuracy required at high speed) for a 24-hour response team (Global Burn Tests).

Content experience: Financial, legal, medical, pharmaceutical, educational, automotive, marketing. Also product launches, Medicare Compliance, intellectual property, non-profit status acquisition, financial instruments, government filings (surgical procedure approvals and financial/SEC prospectus), hedge language, immigration materials, and transcribing files, etc. – both for broad spectrum and highly targeted audiences.

Format experience: Manuals, print collateral, press releases, emails, websites (including UAT testing), multimedia, infographics, Fortune 200 and non-profit materials, internal communications, blogs, newsletters, long-form documents, storyboards and scripts, catalogs, forms, textbooks, personnel bios, white papers, direct mail, full-length non-fiction books, etc.

Teamwork: Respectful, clear, and professional collaboration with project managers, designers, authors, SMEs, Compliance/Legal, clients, and C-level executives.

Efficiency: Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, adapt, multi-task, and meet high-speed deadlines.

Achievements/Problem Resolution:

As senior proofreader, alongside the Creative Services team, helped make Health Net’s Marketing Department the “envy” of the company. Not least for producing high-speed turnarounds – the subsequent purchasing company, Centene, described the creative team’s work as quote, “a jewel” in their merger with Health Net.

Negotiated disclaimers and disclosures with the Compliance, Legal, and Cultural & Linguistic (C&L) departments. Negotiated content edits with Marketing, Legal, Compliance, C&L, and Sales teams.

Originated “company-first” foundation doc/reference materials to implement style decisions, legal, and/or branding requirements that united participating departments in one collaborative effort.

Participated integrally in 4 corporate rebrandings yielding familiarity with the dynamics of strategic brand shift in the interest of accurate and effective public perception.

Pioneered, tested, and applied readability software for the first time, applicable throughout Health Net.

Wrote multiple explanatory copy pieces for NPOs and their 4 related websites.

Set up and maintained collaborative and diplomatic environment to secure agreements from polarized or diverse parties while soliciting team input. Firm or flexible as is necessary to maintain branding and accuracy.

Companies Worked For:

COPY EDITOR / PROOFREADER HEALTH NET, INC. AUGUST 2009–SEPTEMBER 2016

Senior proofreader/copy editor of all marketing materials across 4 states, multiple lines of business (LOB), multiple products and services per LOB, including adherence to company style and Medicare/state agency regulations. Maintained disclaimer database. Trademark/service mark fact checking. Copy editor for Health Net’s website team. Helped train new Marketing Associates. Audited post-production Medicare materials, checking compliance with regulatory guidelines. Created Excel tracking and desktop procedures. Used Lotus Notes and WebEx for scheduling meetings.

PRIVATE ADMINISTRATOR / EXECUTIVE TRANSLATOR / COPY EDITOR / WEBSITE DEVELOPER 2004–2016

12 years’ experience as volunteer Executive Partner, on-call 24/7 – Highly demanding role in a major international non-profit – Arranged banking affairs, liaised for international meetings, maintained financial records and correspondence, maintained a telecommunication system for 9+ individuals and related organizations as well as a filing system for physical and electronic records, processed incoming mail. Excel data entry and maintenance for international emergency service. Also organized, financed, and actively enrolled people in seminars. Arranged executive vehicles, international travel, and hotels for multiple parties. Impeccable trustworthiness and dependability. Project management and adaptation to time-zone differences across North America and Europe.

Education:

BACHELOR OF ARTS, CUM LAUDE 1995 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Political Science / Environmental Studies (double major) with coursework in Law, Communications, Economics, Botany

Cadet at West Point US Military Academy

CONTINUING EDUCATION – TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS 2006 BELLEVUE COLLEGE

Technical Communications with coursework in Professional Editing, Proofreading, and Grammar

Personal:

Raw fooder and natural fitness nut, swimmer, cycler, kayaker, hiker, survival training, wildlife conservation, music, dancing, duo power athletics – non-smoker, non-drinker, non-drug user – user of natural medicine rather than medical. Married to wonderful wife, with 2 adult children, 5 dogs, and 2 horses.



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