Resume

Carol Patton

10400 Smokemont Court, Las Vegas, NV  89129
Telephone: 702-304-0513; Fax: 702-304-0517
carol@carolpattonwriter.com; www.carolpattonwriter.com

Freelance Writer
1995-present (full time); 1987-1995 (part time)

Writing Experiences and Accomplishments

  • Winner of the 18th Annual NICHM (National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation) Print Journalism Award 2012 – trade category
  • Publication credits include:
    • More than 1,000 articles published on websites and in newspapers and consumer and trade magazines. Topics covered include business, human resources, health/fitness, health care, education, technology and lifestyle.
    • Guidebooks: Guide to Well-Being (2006), Managing Your Practice (2006), Resolving Practice Dilemmas (2005), Finding Work-Life Balance (2005). Publisher: Doctor’s Digest; Fathering Through Divorce (2009). Publisher: Men Mentoring Men
    • Product advertorials
    • White papers
    • Corporate communications
    • Website copy
    • “A Matter of Heart”, My Dog, My Hero, Adams Media, 2010
    • Case studies
    • Press Releases
    • Product Briefs

Unisys Corporation
PO Box 500, Blue Bell, PA 19424
Marketing Communications Manager
12/94-8/95 (Resigned shortly before position was eliminated)

Experiences and Accomplishments

  • Developed and implemented annual communication plans for assigned products/services
  • Created brochures and fact sheets
  • Served as project manager for customer service’s Lotus Notes database

City of Phoenix
1/87-11/93

Phoenix Civic Plaza
225 East Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Event Coordinator
7/89-11/93

Experiences and Accomplishments

  • Coordinated approximately 100 conventions and trade shows
  • Scheduled and monitored event activities with box office, parking, technical staff, police, fire marshal, in-house security, and electrical, audiovisual and food and beverage vendors.
  • Facilitated final settlement of expenses.
  • Received Annual Self Development Award, Community and Economic Development, Aug. 1990

Public Information Office
251 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Event Coordinator
1/87-7/89 (Position eliminated due to budget cutbacks)

Experiences and Accomplishments

  • Promoted and coordinated dozens of Mayor and City Council programs along with city-sponsored events such as the Papal visit, festivals, award programs and dedications.
  • Wrote news releases, scripts, speeches, brochures and articles for internal and external newsletters.
  • Promoted specific projects for the Phoenix Arts Commission, Development Services, Engineering and Planning.
  • Served as staff liaison for citizen and employee committees.

EDUCATION

Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Master of Arts Degree, Community Counseling, 1980

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice, 1978

PAST & PRESENT  – PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Author’s Guild
  • Cassell Network of Writers
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • Las Vegas Writer’s Group
  • Society of Professional Journalists

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

Organization: Channel 13 Call for Action (ABC News Affiliate), Las Vegas, NV
9/2009 to 12/2010
Responsibilities: Mediated consumer complaints.

Organization: Safe Nest (domestic violence shelter), Las Vegas, NV
11/2002 to 5/2003
Responsibilities: Met weekly with residents to conduct mock job interviews, write resumes and identify employment opportunities.