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Olivia  WAkeman

512-340-0123             o[at]writero[dot]com


 For 15+ years, Olivia Wakeman has gained significant experience in business research and writing.  She has worked with a cross-section of personnel—from top executives to high-tech engineers, scientists, marketing communications professionals, and more—to create high-caliber business documents. Olivia is a…

 Seasoned Communications Professional

with significant experience as a business writer / editor, including:

 * Reports               * Website copy              * Internal Communications       

 * Public Relations      * Proposals                   * Marketing Communications      

           

Fortune 500 and other experience, including:

                    * Xerox                               * Hoffmann-La Roche                 * U.S. Army

                    * BearingPoint                       * Global Finance                        * …and more…                                          

PUBLISHED in print: Fortune, Forbes, Quick Printing, Global Finance, Inside Roche and others.

PUBLISHED online:  writero.com, advanceinsight.com, buildsc.com and others.

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

CEO    

ADVANCE INSIGHT, LLC  (Business Writing, Editing, Focus Group Research)    AUSTIN, TX  2004-

Select writing / editing clients:

BearingPoint, Inc. (Austin, TX/ HQ McLean, VA) – Proposals, Business Documents (High Tech)

Employees Retirement Service of Texas (Austin, TX) –  Legislative Briefs (Govt. Agency)

SWBC (Southwest Business Corp.) (San Antonio, TX)  –  Sales Proposals (Finance / Insurance)

Ancillary Marketing (Washington, DC)  –  Web copy (Civil Engineering Client)

A3 Creative Group (Knoxville, TN) –Career guides for TX high school students (Govt. Client)

 

Account Supervisor

VOLLMER PUBLIC RELATIONS     AUSTIN, TX 2002-2003

Select clients:

KCI, Inc. (San Antonio, TX) – Medical Products Manufacturer

Whole Foods Market (Austin, TX) – Alternative Grocery

Susan & Michael Dell (Family) Foundation (Austn, TX) – Children’s Issues

 

Senior Writer

TMANAGE, INC.  (Remote Access/Network Security)    AUSTIN, TX     2000-2001

 

Public Relations / Writer – Manager, Client Services

YOUNG & RUBICAM, INC.     NEW YORK, NY  1994-1999

Subsidiaries, select clients:

BURSON-MARSTELLER     NEW YORK, NY

U.S. Army

Xerox Corporation

MetLife

COHN & WOLFE     NEW YORK, NY

U.S. Army

U.S. Postal Service

 

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT     NEW YORK, NY     1993-1994

Select writing/editing clients:

Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. – Magazine Writing/Editing – Internal Magazine (Circ. 13,000)

McGraw-Hill, Inc. – Magazine Writing/Editing – Global Finance  magazine

Stingray Capital, Inc. –  Editing/Designing Business Materials


 

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

 

ROUND-THE-WORLD SABBATICAL:    

-    Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, The Seychelles, Israel, Egypt, India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Palau, Micronesia, Guam and Hawaii.

 

TEACHING:

-    ESL Teacher (Classroom)

LITERACY AUSTIN     AUSTIN, TX   

 

-    Reading Tutor (One-on-one)

VOLUNTEER SERVICES FOR CHILDREN     NEW YORK, NY    

 

-    Adjunct Marketing Professor (Evenings - Classroom)

TOURO COLLEGE     NEW YORK, NY    

 

MARKETING:

-    Director, Public Relations/MarCom

CARNEGIE COUNCIL ON ETHICS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS     NEW YORK, NY   

 

-    Account Executive (Advertising Sales)

HEARST MAGAZINES/COLONIAL HOMES     NEW YORK, NY    

 

-    Assistant Account Executive (Advertising)

McCANN-ERICKSON      NEW YORK, NY    

Select clients:   

L'Oreal (Cosmair) - cosmetics and new products

Häagen-Dazs- Ice Cream

Lufthansa Airlines

Lever Brothers, Personal Care Division (Unilever) - new products

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT

Glendale, AZ

MIM > MBA - International Management

 

ECKERD COLLEGE

St. Petersburg, FL

BA - Business Management

 

 

CERTIFICATION:

 

State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Certification (Women-Owned Business).

 

Olivia Wakeman

512-340-0123

o[at]writero[dot]com

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