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@lzuccari
Flag of United States Niagara Falls, United States
Member since October, 2012
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lzuccari

I am a retired 30 year veteran copywriter, editor, news writer, newsletter publisher, publications developer from start to finish, marketing coordinator, fiction writer, and columnist. I have worked for The Buffalo News as a news writer and reporter, and for a New York State agency that provides community outreach services for public schools. I have also freelanced extensively for magazines, publications and private clients.

$25 USD/hr
39 Reviews
5.2
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  • 100%On Budget
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  • 16%Repeat Hire Rate

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Experience

Coordinator/Community Outreach Service

Sep 1985 - Jun 2011 (25 years)

My responsibilities included building a service to offer to public school districts in Western New York that would meet district needs in the area of community relations. My job included the planning and implementation of marketing plans, development and implementation from start to finish, for news and publicity coordination, including news releases, newsletters, annual calendars, school pages in local media publications, online blogs and television and radio spots. These duties required my expertise in

Correspondent/Reporter

Jan 1979 - Jan 1985 (6 years)

My duties included local coverage and writing and reporting news from Niagara County, New York, for the Buffalo News, the nation's 22nd largest daily newspaper. As a stringer, I regularly covered assigned beats and features.

Education

studied journalism

1967 - 1969 (2 years)

Certifications

Focus Group Moderator (1990)

I am a trained focus group moderator, with experience leading a focussed discussion that will provide those in need of insight with the information they need to make marketing decisions.

InDesign, Quark, PhotoShop, IMovie, IDVD (2000)

These awards were earned at various times during my career as Coordinator of Community Outreach Services.

Publications

Festival of Love

This is a romance novel set during Niagara Falls, New York's annual "Festival of Lights." It was designed to be sold as a souvenir of the festival, and was a successful venture

My View

I am a regular contributor to the "My View" feature of the Op/Ed page of The Buffalo News.

WGRZ-TV 2 Your Town

As part of my work, I wrote local pieces on public school activities as part of the WGRZ 2 Your Town website.

Badges

  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • The Inspired

    Submit 10 designs to one or more contests.
  • Grand Tourer

    Visit all recommended features that Freelancer.com offers
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Essential Credentials

    Update your account details 100%
  • Spread the News

    Invite 10 friends to join Freelancer.com
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • Grand Tourer

    Visit all recommended features that Freelancer.com offers
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • The Inspired

    Submit 10 designs to one or more contests.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Essential Credentials

    Update your account details 100%
  • Spread the News

    Invite 10 friends to join Freelancer.com
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.

Exams

  • Freelancer Orientation
    85%
  • US English Level 1
    98%

My Top Skills

  • Articles 20
  • Copywriting 17
  • Article Rewriting 15
  • Product Descriptions 14
  • Academic Writing 13
  • Ghostwriting 12
  • Proofreading 8
  • Editing 8
  • Technical Writing 5
  • English (US) 3
  • Reviews 2
  • Internet Marketing 1
  • Blog 1
  • eBay 1
  • Speech Writing 1
  • Press Releases 1
  • Photoshop 0
  • Powerpoint 0
  • Report Writing 0
  • PDF 0
  • Adobe InDesign 0
  • Medical Writing 0
  • QuarkXPress 0
  • Public Relations 0
  • Resumes 0
  • Newsletters 0
  • Copy Typing 0
  • Proposal/Bid Writing 0

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