Resume

CELIASUE HECHT

prmatchmaker@yahoo.com

https://cshecht.wordpress.com/about/

702-225-8206

Accomplishments

Writing: Professional writer for many years, with comprehensive experience in business, magazine and newspaper writing for Web and print. Author of one dog travel e-book, 5 romantic travel guides and hundreds of freelance articles, from dog travel to alternative medicine to journalism.

Broad experience with publication planning/management and newspaper and newsletter design, layout and database management. Fast content production, content hole filler, and never met a deadline I did not meet.

Editing: Editor of numerous nonfiction books, both memoirs and how to consumer guides. Editor of marketing and publicity communications. Edited newsletters for Head Start for four years, Citizen Alert (environmental organization), two years, EarthSave (John Robbins organization for a year, women and writers groups, religious organizations and businesses (architects and chiropractors). Experienced in copyediting, content editing and proofreading.

Publishing: Desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign and Pagemaker.

SKILLS

Excellent writing and copyediting skills

Project planning, management and newspaper and newsletter design, layout and database management

Windows and Macintosh

“Quick and dirty” desktop publishing

Highlights of Work Experience

Owner, Copyediting & Copywriting Services 1990 to present

Writing and editing marketing and publicity documents for authors, lone professionals (doctors, chiropractors, and others) and small to medium businesses. Projects include writing/editing Web content, press releases, fundraising letters, newsletters, and many types of marketing communications.

Publicity Director, Winning Pitch, Milpitas, CA

Writing and editing Web content, feature articles, press releases and garnering extensive media coverage for various clients (coordinating interviews).

Writing, editing and layout work on several monthly and quarterly company newsletters, making newsletters more informative, readable and relevant.

Writing Tutor, Truckee Meadow Community College

Tutored English as a Second Language and other students at two-year college. Courses included Expository Writing I and II, Advanced Writing and Advanced Reading (essentially a literature survey course). Position encompassed term paper grammar, exam preparation and homework evaluations.

WRITER/EDITOR with versatile career, from corporate communications to online and print journalism. Media-savvy and adept with creating writing style and tone for each client. Managed publications and websites with diverse industries and published hundreds of articles in leading newspapers and magazines. Skillful at balancing priorities with budget and time constraints. Outstanding editing, research, social media, PR and networking skills.

In addition, I’ve traveled around the world and written and led seminars and workshops in the US and Europe.

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Book Promotion and Publishing

Editorial Management

Web Content

Marketing Communications

Content Strategy

Public Relations

Writing and Editing

Social Media

EXPERIENCE

CeliaSue Ink 1990 to now

Launched a successful business delivering a full range of writing, editing and corporate communications services. Freelance for newspapers, magazines and clients around the country. Produce newsletters, brochures, web copy, magazines, direct mail, ads, ghostwriting, proposals, press release, press kits, and advertorials.

Wrote, edited and did the layout of the Region IX Head Start newsletter for four years, newsletters for chiropractors, architects, religious organizations and others. Assist authors in getting published and editing their books and memoirs.

Promote and coordinate events, workshops, and seminars for authors such as best-selling author Dr. Doreen Virtue (Reno, 2000). Promoted several companies who incorporate businesses in Nevada and other states. Work with PR agencies to obtain media coverage for their clients.

Journalist

Write news, features, reviews, and profiles for newspapers, magazines and websites. Bylines in Boca Raton Daily News, Reno Gazette Journal, Monterey County Weekly, Nevada Appeal, Nevada Business, Nevada Woman, Salem News, others.

Newspapers and Magazines

MAGAZINES

American Dog

Bay Woof

Canine Coastal

Courier

First Class

HealthyWealthynWise

Nevada Business Journal

Nevada Woman

NorthBay Biz magazine

PetFolio

Real Woman

Senior Spectrum

Solimar

Weekend Entrepreneur

Woman Entrepreneur

NEWSPAPERS

Auburn Journal

Boca Raton Daily News

Desert Trail

Hi-Desert Star

In Light Times

Jewish Journal

Jewish Reporter

Las Vegas Business Press

Las Vegas SUN

Marin Independent Journal

Monterey County Weekly

Napa News

Nevada Appeal

Record Courier

Reno Gazette Journal

Salem-News

Tahoe Tribune

Public Relations

Media coverage for various clients in: Entrepreneur, Los Angeles Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, O, Parent, Real Simple, N.Y. Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Constitution, Dallas Morning News, others.

Media coverage for clients:

Newspapers

Arizona Republic

Arizona Star

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Auburn Journal

Baltimore Sun

Boca Raton Daily News

Boston.com

Boston Globe

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Tribune

Contra Costa Times

Dallas Morning News

Desert Trail

Hi-Desert Star

In Light Times

Jewish Journal

Jewish Reporter

Kansas City Star

Las Vegas Business Press

Las Vegas Review Journal

Los Angeles Times

Marin Independent Journal

Miami Herald

Monterey County Weekly

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Napa News

Nevada Appeal

New York Times

Northern Nevada Woman

Orlando Sentinel

Record Courier

Reno Gazette Journal

San Francisco Chronicle

Salem News

Tahoe Tribune

USA Today

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

Magazines

Build

Country Home

E

Entrepreneur

Family

First Class

HealthyWealthynWise

InStyle

Ladies’ Home Journal

Marie Claire

Mom

Nevada Business Journal

Nevada Woman

New Jersey Family

NorthBay Biz magazine

O

Parents

Real Simple

Real Woman

Scottsdale

Senior Spectrum

Today’s Black Woman

The Knot

Traditional Home

US Airways magazine

Weekend Entrepreneur

Woman Entrepreneur

Your Life

Speaking/Teaching

Innovative writing, poetry and creative classes and workshops for community colleges (Truckee Meadows and Community College of Southern Nevada), Brewery Arts Center and other venues.

May 2000 to May 2002, Newsletter Editor, Citizen Alert, Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Obtained local and national media placements for environmental organization as well as designed, wrote, and edited quarterly newsletter, coordinated meetings, events and press conferences, managed database, spoke at schools, and created affiliations with politicians, grass root organizations and government officials. Directed fundraising activities, grant-writing, special events, membership promotions, volunteer/intern training and more.

1998 – PR Writer, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah Obtained local and national media placements for 3,000 acre no-kill shelter, wrote articles for magazines, newspapers and newsletters, wrote and sent press releases to media contacts.

1997-98, Newspaper Reporter and Photographer at The Desert Trail, 29 Palms, CA  for weekly newspaper Covered art gallery openings, school events, city hall and other local political and community events, interviewed local movers and shakers and business leaders.

1996, Newspaper Editor for The Jewish Reporter, Las Vegas, NV Doubled the size of the newspaper within six months by adding advertising sections, designed, wrote, edited and did layout under extreme deadline pressure, supervised ad salespeople, press people and proofreaders. Oversaw workflow and assignments of ad salespeople, freelancers and contractors. Produced easy-to-read articles, spearheaded content development and attended community events.

1995, PR Manager for CPA firm, Main Gorman & Co., Las Vegas, NV  Marketed books, services and seminars to construction industry and doctors and obtained media coverage in all Las Vegas media (radio, TV and print)

1993-96, Sequoia Vision, promoted educational leadership seminars in Las Vegas, obtained media coverage in all Las Vegas media (radio, TV and print) and wrote articles for newsletters

1993-94, Global Relationships, wrote seminars and workshops for international participants

1992-94, Corporate Communications Specialist, Jackpot Enterprises, Las Vegas, NV Co-wrote newsletters, scripts, and marketing materials with SR VP of Marketing. Also worked with Michael Billings Productions on an award-winning Nevada hospital film with Debbie Reynolds.

1990-92, Interim Executive Director for Nechama, Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles Wrote and researched grants, articles, and press releases, did intake phone calls, assisted board members, coordinated board meetings, wrote/ edited and sent fundraising letters, and oversaw and administrated agency business. Grant-writing, special events promotions and more.

1990-92, Transcribed tapes of Barbara Walters interviews with Ronald Reagan and other luminaries for typing transcription service

1987-89, OIM (educational and ministry work) Public speaker at churches, synagogues and religious and business groups, traveled worldwide for three years, visited Bangladesh, England, France, Greece, Israel, India, Germany, Canada, Singapore, and Thailand with the aim of developing tolerance, compassion and understanding for other cultures, races, and bridging gaps

1986-87, Reporter/Editor and Typesetter for Sunshine Publications and the Pompano Ledger newspaper

1982-85, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, obtained Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Education and did administrative and office management and supervisory work for the Communications Department and wrote for the college newspaper

1982-83- Taught pre-school for three year olds for one year and during summers was camp counselor at Camp Somerhill in Adirondacks, New York and Recreation Department in Tamarack, Florida

1980-85, Typing Unlimited, Los Angeles, Pompano Beach and Margate, Florida, managed at home and on-campus typing service, typed and edited term papers, dissertations, theses, book manuscripts, screenplays, transcribed tapes, and other materials

1980-81, Office Manager of PR agency/sales promotion company Event Concepts, Los Angeles, wrote and edited press releases, sold advertising space, coordinated beach volleyball tournaments along the coast of California

1978-79, Executive Assistant to CEO of Gordon H. Wolfe & Company, New York,  financial public relations firm, typed, wrote and edited press releases, supervised support staff, maintained clip files

1975-80, Seminar Leader, Earthplay, Munich, Germany and Los Angeles Led, wrote and designed workshops and seminars (evening, one day and five day), for international participants, coached and counseled people from all walks of life, wrote articles for newspaper, coordinated open houses, led and trained sales teams

EDUCATION

BA, Communications and Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 1982-85

www.linkedin.com/in/celiasuehecht

Software Proficiency

Microsoft Word

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Pagemaker

Adobe InDesign

WordPress

Macintosh and Windows

Adobe Acrobat

Google Drive/Docs

Recommendations:

“Animal Advocate, Blog-aholic, “Honest” Product Commentator / Reviewer, Author, Poet, Communicator, Listener, CiCi’s Guardian Extraordinaire, Liaison, Traveler Guide, FOODie for Human & DOGs, Political Expressionist, Good Person, Earth Guardian, Health Advocate, WordSmith, Friend, Humorist, and Friend. CeliaSue A Voice People Listen To”

— Stephen Hauer, Healthy GOO Co-Principal / Drop Your Allergies Principal, Healthy GOO .com & Drop Your Allergies .com, worked with Celia Sue at CeliaSue Ink

“I have never been a great writer, so I turn to professionals like Celia Sue to say everything that I can’t seem to. I have worked with many writers, however, I prefer Celia because she is very passionate about what she does and finishes a project prior to deadline.”

— Chris Ward, was Celia Sue’s client

“I met Celia Sue Hecht at Mark Victor Hanson’s event in Atlanta in 2004, and hired her for editing and PR. She lives up to her claim of “writing/editing that improves your bottom line.” Sue was instrumental in helping me write and publish 2 books and establish Les Schmidt Consulting.”

— Les Schmidt, Founder, LesSchmidt Coaching, was Celia Sue’s client

“Sue wrote several pieces about animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary during the time she worked there.They were engaging and professionally written, and helped animals to be adopted.”

— Michael Mountain, President/Founder, Best Friends Animal Society, worked with Celia Sue at Best Friends Animal Society

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