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Flag of United States Niagara Falls, United States
Member since October, 2012
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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.
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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


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.


studied journalism

1967 - 1969 (2 years)


Focus Group Moderator (1990)

Educational Training Systems, Dayton, Ohio

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)

Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services

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


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.


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