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Lifelong writer with experience in journalism, technical writing, contracts, business-to-business marketing, and government communications.
The LaSalle IL NewsTribune
EXPERIENCE Contract Specialist, U.S. General Services Administration – April 2009-Feb. 2011 -Procurement for the Greater Chicagoland branch of the Property Management Service Center, Public Buildings Service (Region 5, Great Lakes). -Write detailed summaries, justifications, and analyses of contract administration measures. -Write and advertise synopses of procurement actions for public consumption. -Revise and edit draft contract language prior to issuance to bidders. -Analyze contract documents; address disputes in interpretation of language. -Document all solicitation and contract actions for official records. -Design, write, and copy edit the Sunburst, newsletter of the Horizon employee association. -Write the Region 5 Twitter feed to enhance agency communications with the public. Operations Department, Rush Logistics – September 2004-April 2009 -Negotiated short-term contracts for long-haul truckload transportation. -Scheduled and coordinated up to 20 truckload pickups and deliveries daily, resulting in greater customer satisfaction. -Prepared and proofread marketing materials directed at new and existing customers. -Regularly managed the operations department. -Trained three employees in the operations capacity. Staff Writer, La Salle (IL) NewsTribune – July 2003-November 2003 -Wrote one-two sports and feature stories daily, as well as a long-form column biweekly. -Copy edited four-five newspaper pages daily for grammar, style, clarity, and space. -Contributed to layout and design, utilizing various publishing software. Opinions/Editorials Editor, DePaul University DePaulia – May 2002-June 2003 -Designed and copy edited two-three pages weekly. Frequently assisted with copy editing of full issue (16-18 pages). -Wrote weekly opinion columns and staff editorials. -Assigned stories, oversaw staff writers, and held contributors to deadlines. OTHER PROFESSIONAL HISTORY Customer Service Representative, Abt Electronics – February 2004-September 2004 Freelance Sportswriter, Chicago Sun-Times – November 2003-February 2004 Production Intern, WGN Television, Chicago – January 2003-May 2003 Staff Writer, DePaul University DePaulia – September 2000-June 2003 Classroom Technology Services, DePaul University – September 2000-June 2003 Guest Service Associate, Target Stores – June 1999-July 2000 EDUCATION DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2005-2008) – Masters of Business Administration DePaul University (1999-2003) – Bachelor of Arts, Communication SKILLS & ABILITIES • Adept at analyzing and interpreting complex matters (e.g., contracts and regulations). • Expert oral and written communicator. • Thorough and persistent researcher. • Highly motivated independent worker. • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher; Acrobat PDF Writer; Photoshop; Quark XPress. OTHER WRITING www.twitter.com/andydaglas andydaglas.blogspot.com