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Location:
Keene, New Hampshire, United States
Posted:
October 30, 2018

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BACKPORCH PUBLISHING & writing

Contact: 603-***-**** ac7jy3@r.postjobfree.com

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Marcia Passos-Duffy

Keene, New Hampshire

603-***-****

ac7jy3@r.postjobfree.com

www.backporchpublishing.com

Award-winning business writer/editor with 25+ years of experience available for short- or long-term business or consumer writing/editing assignments.

Online media: writing/editing for newsletters, e-zines, website content

Magazines: online and print editor/writer

Newspaper/magazine: writing/editing news, feature writing, advertorials

Public relations writing: brochures, newsletters, press releases

Book author/editor: nonfiction

Content curator: online

Capabilities:

• Accomplished and versatile writer and editor

• Able to edit content for clarity without changing writer’s “voice”

• Thoroughly familiar with AP and Chicago styles

• Skilled in producing copy that is creative, clear and concise

• Solid interviewer and online researcher

• Creative story idea generator

• Independent worker yet strong team player

• Able to grasp technical ideas and transform it into readable content

• Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills

• Experienced SEO writer/editor/content curator

Writing Credits: Online and print:

• Yahoo Finance

• Fox Business News

• The Weather Channel’s Forecast Earth

• The NY Times Lifewire

• Bankrate.com

• AAA Home & Away Magazine

• Smart Business Magazine

• Parenting Magazine

• National Federation of Independent Businesses

• American News Service

Online portfolio at www.backporchpublishing.com/portfolio.html

Published Books:

• Be Your Own Boss (Wetfeet, 2006)

• Farm Stays (Booklocker, 2007)

• The Heart of New England's Main Meal Recipes (e-book)

• Fiddlehead Recipes (e-book)

Magazine Editing:

Print:

• Co-founder/editor, Monadnock Table magazine, an award-winning quarterly local food publication.

• Founder/editor, The Business Journal, a regional business-to-business publication

• Founder/editor, atHome magazine, a regional home and garden publication

Online:

• Publisher/Editor: The Heart of New England, a weekly online travel e-zine.

SEO Clients (writing/editing):

• QuinStreet

• Bankrate

• Best Bed Guide

• National Federation of Independent Businesses

Print/Corporate Clients (writing/editing)

Healthy Monadnock

Monadnock United Way

Carlisle Wide Plank Floor

Crockett Log Homes

The Keene Sentinel

Bensonwood

Industry Experience:

• Small business/entrepreneurship

• Personal finance

• Agriculture

• Sustainable/green living

• Food/travel

• Home and garden

Technology:

• MS Word

• MS Excel

• MS Office

• inDesign

• Photoshop

• HTML

• Yahoo Site Builder web design software (Java)

• CMS (EPiServer, CAPSA)

• Google AdWords, AdSense

Employment:

• Business writer, editor, publisher and communications consultant: (1995 - present)

• Editor, The Keene Sentinel (which purchased two of my magazines, The Business Journal and Monadnock Table)

• Analyst and reporter: Off the Record Research, San Francisco, CA (1998 - 2001)

• Feature and business writer: The Keene Sentinel, Keene, NH (1995 - 1999)

• Marketing associate: Laerdal Medical Corporation, Armonk, NY (1988 - 1992)

• Account supervisor: Makovsky & Company, New York, NY (1985 - 1987)

• Technical writer/marketing: Superex Business Software, Yonkers, NY (1984 - 1985)

• Account executive: Tromson Monroe, New York, NY (1982 - 1984)

Education:

BA, Cum Laude, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY

Awards & Professional Memberships:

• Entrepreneur of the Year, 2015, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

• New England Press Association Award Winner

• APEX 2012, 2013, 2015, Award for Publication Excellence

• Certified Granite State Ambassador

• ACES: The Society for Editing

Civic Involvement

• Board member and volunteer, Draft Gratitude Horse Rescue (current)

• Past Board member and past president, The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

• Past Board member, Monadnock Buy Local

• Past Board member, NH Made

• Volunteer, 100 Nights Homeless Shelter



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