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Writer, Editor, Teacher

Location:
Torrance, California, United States
Posted:
October 31, 2016

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ALAN RUSKIN

Writer/Editor/Teacher

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email: acxbqn@r.postjobfree.com

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Torrance, CA 90502

Specializing in clear, engaging, insightful prose. Very versatile, can present any topic skillfully and persuasively. In-depth writing, profiles, speeches, interviews and research. Challenging and meaningful assignments. Experience includes journalism, public relations, advertising, film/video scripts and treatments, film, art, and book reviews, medical, educational, instructional, and business writing. Teaching and tutoring - end of p.2 (SAT Prep, GRE, LSAT, Essay Writing).

M.A. in Communications/Film, B.A. in English

WORK HISTORY: (samples and references available upon request)

VALLEY SCENE MAGAZINE, West Hills, CA. January 2005 – present, on call, (freelance). Film and art review writer, also business profiles. Newsstand and online magazine, several articles currently online. Articles include review of recent Ansel Adams “Manzanar” exhibit at Skirball Museum, film review of “Lincoln” (highlighted on front page).

CALLISTO MEDIA, INC., (Gold Seal Reviews), Los Angeles, (2014 ). Writer of educational books and book reviews (published on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites).

FOURCEMAG.COM, Chicago, Ill (February 2012 – December 2012) Writer and Managing Editor (staff, telecommute). Writer of monthly columns for this online fashion/culture website. Also editor of all writers' submissions.

AVI ROTH PHOTOGRAPHY – Pasadena, CA – August 2010, freelance assignment. Writer of essay for fine arts catalog for photography exhibit to be presented at Cal Poly Pomona University. Essay consists of portrait of the artist and in-depth analysis of his work.

ASCEND MEDIA – Los Angeles, CA. – June 2007 – July 2009. Journalist on staff in Allied Health Division of this media publishing company. Wrote feature articles for several health care/medical magazines, print and online, including Clinical Lab, Hearing Review, Rehab Management, Physical Therapy Products, and others (several articles currently online). Work involved interviews, story-telling, and extensive research. Article on “Diabetes Trends” received accolade for 'Outstanding initial assignment.'

AESTHETIC REFUGE MAGAZINE – Los Angeles, CA. -- November 2006 – April 2007. Writer/Editor in the Arts. Wrote art exhibit reviews.

WebMD, Los Angeles, CA. 2001 – 2003. Copywriter for this leading Internet medical forum. Wrote “Doctor’s Chat” series, 10 programs.

VARIETY’S “On Production Magazine,” Los Angeles, CA. 1995-96. Wrote feature articles about the film and video industries, published in eight consecutive issues (can show original magazines).

UCLA School of Medicine, Westwood, CA. 1993. Wrote article (18 pp.) for publication in “The Journal of Psychiatric Education.”

FAMILIAN CORP., Van Nuys, CA. 1992-93. Wrote company newsletter (12 pg.) serving 66 branches in nine western states.

IMAGELAND, Westwood, CA. 1991. Conceived and wrote public relations campaign for this graphics design company.

NORTHROP CORP., Hawthorne, CA. 1990. Wrote eight-month public relations campaign for Northrop’s Electronics Division, program designed to boost employee performance and morale for company-wide government audit. Work included executive speeches, newsletters, handbooks, video scripts and design of posters and promotional items.

Teaching and tutoring (partial)

Wyzant Tutoring, Los Angeles (current, on call), SAT, ACT, and and GRE.

Flex College Prep, Los Angeles, (2015), writing teacher, taught college admissions essay.

A-1 Learning Center, Los Angeles, (2014), taught SAT “Boot Camp” -- three 90- minute classes per day.

KAPLAN K-12 Learning Services, Los Angeles, 2006-2010, taugh CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) at several LA area schools.

EDUCATION:

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, NEW YORK, N.Y., M.A., Communications/Film.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, N.Y., B.A., English.



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