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Assistant Administrative

Richmond, VA
September 16, 2018

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Joanne L. Manelli

Richmond, VA ***** 301-***-****


Developing Messages that Enhance Effectiveness & Inspire the Audience to Action

A motivated, creative Communications Specialist with 10+ years of combined experience in writing, editing and graphic design in the nonprofit, educational and government contract sectors. Background in developing RFPs, technical user guides, grants / proposals, website content and promotional / marketing collateral. Master of Arts (M.A.) graduate from the University of Baltimore and recent recipient of a certification in web design.

Technical Skills: HTML CSS Adobe Creative Suite WordPress Drupal InterAction MS Office Suite


• Writing / Copy Editing • Proofreading / Editing • Web Development

• Communications • Marketing / Public Relations • Publications

• Online / Print Content • Program Support • Administrative Support


Office Team

Adminstrative Team – HKS, Inc. Richmond, VA

Architectural firm with more than 1400 employees in 24 offices throughout the world 2017 - 2018

Provided support to architects in completing expense reports, updating and maintaining website along with other administrative duties.

Enhanced company intranet site on Sharepoint by adding slideshows, graphics, and photography.

Marketing Database Coordinator Hunton & Williams

A $568 million US law firm with more than 750 attorneys in 19 offices across the US, Europe and Asia.

Supported the marketing technology team with data entry and administrative support using the business intelligence system, InterAction.

Reviewed and edited internal mailing lists, performed general market research and created miscellaneous reporting for review by senior management.

Anike Foundation Boston, MA

A nonprofit organization promoting educational development in Africa by providing resources to institutions.

Writer / Copy Editor 2016

Proofread and edited written materials for website content. Researched and authored articles extolling organizational projects.

Ensured conformance to the style and standards of the organization.

Vietnam Veterans of America Silver Spring, MD

A national nonprofit corporation committed to serving the needs of veterans and families.

Marketing Assistant 2015

Provided marketing support for the launch of a new organization website. Assisted with formatting and developing web pages, coordinated with the project manager and updated data for transitioning to WordPress.

Worked closely with project managers to format and create HTML pages, collaborated in content development and design for the re-launch of the website.

George Washington University Milken School of Public Health Washington, DC

Established in 1997 to join three university programs in the schools of medicine, business and education.

Publications Assistant 2015

Assisted in preparation and submission the reaccreditation report to the Council on Education for Public Health. Proofread and edited documents, consolidated information from various authors to ensure consistency.

Researched and authored content for the organization’s annual progress report.

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Bethesda, MD

A nonprofit dedicated to military and federal healthcare professionals.

Editorial Coordinator 2013 - 2014

Organized content for the monthly online and print medical journal. Maintained online hosting platform. Selected commentaries, formatted layout and reviewed content before print. Tracked manuscripts, managed databases and maintained content for online delivery.

Exelis Inc. ITT Corporation Washington, DC

A purveyor of command, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) related products and systems to military, government and commercial clients globally.

Technical Writer Publications Specialist Control Analyst 2006 - 2013

Drafted and edited user guides and online content for the US Census public access database. Created and revised original content for the intranet. Proofed and edited documents, developed brochures, flyers and promotional collateral. Supported data management for the contracting officer of the FAA.

Hired as a temporary receptionist earning progressive promotions to higher-level positions.

University of Baltimore Baltimore Clayworks UB Post Baltimore, MD

A nonprofit ceramic art center. The campus newspaper at the university, run by students since 1933.

Administrative Assistant Marketing Intern 2004 - 2006

Supported marketing operations by assisting in data collection and the writing of press releases, proposals and promotions. Served as the editor and a writer for the university campus newspaper. Provided market research.

Streamlined the data collection procedure for participant survey responses for the nonprofit’s biannual event. Developed a database and statistical reports in MS Access to track replies.

National Grange Washington, DC

A nonprofit, nonpartisan, fraternal organization representing agriculture and rural America.

Legislative Program Assistant 2002 - 2004

Researched, conceptualized, drafted and edited story ideas for the online and print newsletter distributed to the senate, congress and organization members. Provided administrative support, scheduled meetings and participated in lobbying activities.

120+ articles written and edited for the nationally distributed newsletter.

100+ congressional meetings organized as well as events for annual legislative events to double the number of participants and raise the event profile.


University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Concentration in Publications Design

The Catholic University of America Washington, DC

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Concentration in Art


Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Web Design Certificate (WordPress)

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