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John Edwards


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Pacifica, CA 94044
United States

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I am looking for clients who need a wordsmith with an eye for design. Getting a message across often means appreciating and understanding that it takes more than words to communicate, engage and involve people.

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Experience Freelance Writer 1997-present Some of my paying gigs have included... ... drafting press releases for quick and timely distribution through PRWEB and traditional media. ...creating and consulting on presentations for United Airlines. ...adapting novels into screenplays and turning ideas into treatments, pitches and pilots., editing and art directing children’s books. ...drafting web, marketing and promotional copy. Wrote the last three winning RED DOT entries for ROBRADY design. . ...analyzing and researching scripts and ideas for PorchLight Entertainment, Discovery Communications and WQED Pittsburgh. ...writing television pilot, The Amazing Kids’ Cook-Off, for WQED. All Saints’ Episcopal Parish of Beverly Hills 2006-07 As the communications coordinator, ...revitalizing internal messaging for the 1,500 family parish with weekly video loops to drive awareness of various ministries and events, transitioned the parish newsletter to color, and developed eye-catching brand identities for various ministries. ...leveraged in-house resources to “un-outsource” large-scale color print jobs at a savings of over $5,000 at the start of major capital campaign. ...delivered over 800 pieces of collateral weekly for worship services as well as specialty material such as handbooks, annual reports, posters, digital and print direct mailers. After graduate school I gained experience and skills as an executive assistant at companies ranging from startups to media multinationals. Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2002-06  Revised contracts  Maintained 300+ vendor and talent contracts  Created PowerPoint presentations and consistently award-winning displays Amazing Brisket/Voxxy, Inc. 2001-02  Production coordinator  Script reader  Office manager Nelvana Communications 1999-00 Scoured sources for potential properties and talent Analyzed scripts, created and maintained talent and property database Liaised with talent and handled pay disbursements Thinkbox Media  Supervised design and launch of corporate website Reviewed applicants and acted as liaison with talent and vendors 20th Century Fox 1997-98 Created and taught PowerPoint workshop for executives My experience also includes projects undertaken outside of work, such as marketing, branding writing, event organizing and producing where I... ...designed and produced a fundraiser program for the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew that increased awareness and created an additional revenue stream while costing no more than the paper it was printed on ...wrote and currently producing MOS, an animated short. Honorable Mention, 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards, Finalist, 2010 Fantastic Planet International Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival, Semifinalist, 2010 Back in the Box Film Festival ...organized fundraisers, directed casting and produced the recording sessions for animated projects ...wrote short plays that appeared at the Lexx Theater Festival of New Plays ..wrote, directed and produced short films and pitch presentations, two of which can be see online: and the Coronet Writers Lab’s inaugural showcase and pitch seminar. The success of the showcase led the board to convert the studio into a revenue-generating venue ...location managed the independent short Kissing Jake ...produced Red Devils at the Hollywood Court Theater that raised $500 for the American Cancer Society and Nanobots, a staged reading with Ed Begley, Jr., at the Coronet Theater, Los Angeles Education Carnegie Mellon, Master of Arts, Professional Writing 1996 University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts, High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa English 1994 University of Kentucky, Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1992

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