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Communications Writer

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
August 17, 2018

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Communications Writer

Tenacious and highly detail-oriented information researcher, with extensive and proven success in communications writing for diverse audiences. Skilled in reflective listening, and adept at analyzing complex concepts or problems. A savvy and creative conveyer of ideas who works well independently, or as part of a group. Varied consulting projects and assignments have honed ease in building client rapport, flexibility working multiple projects, and seamless adjustment to new protocols. Experienced in tracking, researching, and writing about competitor activity, media and news trends for numerous industries. Technologically astute as a seasoned database searcher and concise writer of end user documentation. Proven ability in contributing new perspectives and innovative support to creative divisions such as marketing, sales, advertising, public and investor relations. A consummate professional in all endeavors.

Professional Profile of Knowledge and Skills

Amy B. Keyser

Information Consultant, Philadelphia, PA 1991 to Present

• Esoteric and multidisciplinary subject research (database and print)

• Business writing

• Technical writing

• Content writing (electronic and print)

• Copywriting (electronic and print)

• Competitive Intelligence (CI)

• Grant and proposal writing

• Editing, proofreading, and indexing

• Professional, vocational, and educational talent recruitment

• End user needs analyses

Representative Clientele

1991 to 2004

The National Zoo, Washington, DC

Council on Library Resources, Washington, DC

Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC

Environmental Risk Information and Imaging Service (ERIIS) and Chadwick-Healey, Publishers, Virginia, London, and Washington, DC

1997 to Present

Adriana Mnuchin (Mnuchin Family Arts Foundation), New York, NY

Les Dames D’Escoffier International Food Society, Philadelphia Chapter, and Drexel University Nesbitt School of Design, Philadelphia, PA

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Staffing Request, LLC, Philadelphia, PA

Staffing Request, LLC

Communications Specialist and Contract Recruiter, Philadelphia, PA December 2017 to Present

• Collaborate with owner of fledging niche agency on innovative marketing, sales, and recruitment strategies

• Create new promotional media

• Write content and edit both print and electronic media outlets

• Identify, attract, and hire qualified talent

• Establish reciprocal relationships with industry-related businesses and organizations

• Build new networks of subject experts; add to proprietary go-to sources

• Review resumes and recommend qualified applicants for hire

University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Hospital

Information Researcher and Writer, Philadelphia, PA 1997 to Present

• Assist physicians and health professionals with independent research projects and conference preparation in clinical medicine, allied health, integrative medicine, and palliative medicine

• Assist physicians and health professionals with independent subject research projects. Work with physicians on the writing, proofreading, and content editing of journal articles being prepared for publication, as well as provide supporting data


The White House of the United States

Communications Specialist and Moderator 1990 to 1992

• Rewarded for "Online Alert" newsletter popularity with a nonpartisan federal appointment to serve on the staff of the White House Conference for Libraries and Information Services

• Wrote government white papers covering multidisciplinary topics and trends

• Collected and analyzed statistical data

• Served as a facilitator during plenary sessions

• Edited and indexed the conference Final Report

The United States Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Writer and Editor, Database Instructor, Research Librarian, Springfield, VA 1989 to 1990

• Researched and wrote a monthly subscription newsletter, "Online Alert", focusing on government department profiles, tutorial online search strategies, and other areas of public interest

• Successful in explaining complex and occasionally obscure scientific and technical information with humor and accuracy

• Doubled circulation figures within several months of the publication’s release due to its popularity

• Organized and conducted database searching workshops for public, private, and academic subscribers

Independence Blue Cross

Corporate Librarian, Philadelphia, PA 1988 to 1989

• Managed an insurance and healthcare library for the Philadelphia corporate offices

• Researched and generated internal communications reports, covering multidisciplinary aspects of the Healthcare industry (insurance, policy and regulation, competitor intelligence, occupational outlook for the allied health workforce)

• Introduced automation to the library for both internal and external use

• Created searchable databases of the Independence Blue Cross archives and collection

• Initiated a consortium comprised of all the Blue Cross libraries across the country for the purposes of information and resource sharing

Jewelers’ Row

Goldsmith, Philadelphia, PA

• Metals designer, manufacturing and fabrication for large and small jewelry houses, 1977 to 1985. Private commissions after 1985.


Master of Science in Information Science

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA


City of Philadelphia

Children’s Literacy Mentor and Tutor

Deliver food to a safe haven shelter



Keyser, Maxine E. & Keyser, Amy B., Ghost Writer. (2005, 2006, 2007). "The Gayot Guidebook to Philadelphia and Tristate Area Restaurants". Los Angeles: Gayot Publications.

Keyser, Amy B. (1997). Information Directories and Source Guidance (Ch. 1) and Major American Libraries and Resource Collections (Ch. 5). In Herner, Saul (Ed.), "A Brief Guide to Sources of Scientific and Technical Information" (18th Edition). Arlington: Information Resources Press.

Keyser, Amy B. Editor and Indexer. (1992). "Report: White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services". The White House of the United States and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science: Washington, DC.

Keyser, Amy B. (1991). "Statistics in Support of the Ten Topic Areas". Proc. of White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services, Washington, DC.: White House of the United States. In Print & Web. ERIC Number: ED337200. This publication. presents statistical tables and graphs which were compiled to assist the delegates to the White House Conference on Library and Information Services in formulating their arguments. The tables and graphs have been assigned to one or more of the 10 topic areas, but may also be applied to the three conference themes of Literacy, Productivity, and Democracy. Education Resource Information Center (ERIC): Washington, DC.

Keyser, Amy B. "Online Alert" Newsletter. (1989-1990). A Science and Technology subscription monthly newsletter for NTIS database end users. Washington, DC: National Technical Information Service (NTIS). 1990

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