Writing, editing, copywriting, archival research and video production professional available for short and long-term projects. Strong writing, editing and research skills for print, production and online. Degree in journalism, minor in Spanish.

Sarah B. Hawkins Communications
Writer, Editor, Researcher
2002 – present

Clients Include:
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

As a medical communicator I write articles and produce videos for Cincinnati Children’s intranet and print publications. Features include staff and patient profiles and in-depth articles on patient safety and quality.

Public Radio International Scripting, Archival Research
Public Radio International’s Brain Brew: Wrote scripts and promotional spots, and handled research and booking for a Public Radio International (P.R.I.) program for small business owners broadcast in 25 U.S. markets.

My archival research was used in North Pole Tenderfootl. I also performed writing, editing and research for a planned re-publishing of Robert Peary’s 1909 book, The North Pole. Working with archivists, I found never-published documents and images at National Geographic, The Library of Congress, The National Archives, The Explorer’s Club and Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar Archives.

Bravo and DIY Networks
Worked on-set as Field Notes/Story for “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish,” and the same for Bravo’s
“Extreme Parenting,” which premiered in 2014. Tracked dialogue, shots, story points, and logged pickup lines and/or interviews as needed for producers.

The Association of American Medical Colleges
Writing and editing for a monthly online newsletter. Features range from an article on the use of comics in medical education to a story on how technology affects the doctor-patient relationship.

Copywriting, naming and copyediting for various clients
Clients include Bridge Worldwide and LPK for brands such as Herbal Essences, Always, Tampax, Tropicana, Eukanuba and JBL.

The Health Council of Greater Cincinnati

Writing and editing for a number of projects including an e-newsletter and press releases. I have also researched, performed interviews and wrote a white paper on a quality improvement project that involved 18 Tri-State hospitals.

Procter & Gamble
Reviewed and revised HTML content on Marketing Net training documents, including a major marketing initiative rolled out to 17,000 P&G marketers worldwide.

Developed and wrote an internal case study based on Crest’s product placement partnership on NBC’s The Apprentice. Project included interviewing of the Oral Care brand team, a global External Relations officer, and an Internet Content Manager. Case study received 12,000 unique hits on P&G’s Marketing Net, 50 percent higher than an average case study or article.

Researched, wrote and edited marketing articles, brochures and training pieces for P&G’s Global Marketing internal website in collaboration with P&G Marketers and their Center of Excellence.

Communications Associate
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center                          
2008 – 2011

Garnered video Award of Excellence from Cincinnati-Dayton chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators for “Dr. Steve’s Patient Safety Video Journal.”

Pioneered use of intranet video via brief, guerilla-style videos on quality and safety from the hospital’s Chief Patient Safety Officer.

My writing and editing projects for the intranet, external website and medical center publications included general features, blog entries and in-depth medical communications. Topics covered included features, employee events, and quality and safety stories.

Assistant to the Director, Coffee Purchasing
Procter & Gamble
1999 – 2002
Researched statistics, obtained advertising approvals, and regularly edited managers’ work.

Developed a Spanish introduction for supervisor’s PowerPoint presentation for client meetings, which increased networking opportunities at conferences.

Implemented a streamlined monthly budgeting process for the Brazilian office that reduced data entry and report tracking by 60% monthly while increasing report accuracy.

Mastered all aspects of a new accounting program (SAP) assisting in a systems transition


Web publishing: Ektron and FrontPage
Basic Photoshop
Video production

References upon request.