Over the past 10 years, I have worked with a variety of non-profits on projects including grant writing, fundraising, development, marketing and training and program development. Both as an employee and consultant, I have gained valuable experience and expertise. As owner of Charitable Concepts and Consulting, I am looking for opportunities to continue my work with non-profits or businesses in a variety of areas. My interests include grant writing, program development, outcome measurement and presentation design.
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It’s embarrassing how much pleasure I can find in creating flawless technical manuals, research articles, white papers, marketing copy, shareholder reports, business forms, web content, press releases, multimedia presentations, your ghostwritten memoirs. These are not things to quicken the pulse of most grown men. But they quicken mine. Have you looked yet at the attached CV? I know, it’s a little nuts—Dartmouth, Columbia, Lehman, Goldman Sachs, ivory towers, limos, deadlines and busted mill-towns. . . But running through this ridiculously eclectic professional life is a constant theme: communications art, and above all, the written word—the lodestone which has guided my achievements in fields normally thought distant from the writer's craft. My creed: language matters, form matters, style matters. They matter even when, or especially when, the reader is oblivious to the manner in which language is operating. I'll confess to being an elitist---an Orwellian, Strunkian efficiency zealot. A poorly written street sign can ruin my day. Yet I am also a pragmatist---for most tasks, pushing any further than "good enough" is waste of time. While I'm in the confessional mood, this too: I'm picky about projects. They need to be fun, and I have fun when 1) there's a good fit between my skills and your needs; 2) you are frighteningly smart and uncompromising in your expectations; 3) the work is challenging and important; and 4) nobody gets machine-gunned at the end. And so. . . Whatcha got?
I most enjoy working with multidisciplinary teams to design projects, navigate the complex regulatory and administrative landscape governing medical research, and build the systems necessary to support the endeavor. In my work as an independent research consultant, I help startup companies ensure compliance with FDA mHealth, marketing and social media requirements for health products. I also work with researchers to take studies involving human subjects from conception to IRB approval, provide audit support, and develop SOPs to maintain research in compliance with the Common Rule, HIPPA, Medicare National Coverage Determination, Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, and other governing regulations. I draw on my ten years of clinical and translational research experience at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with my formal education in law, bioethics and clinical trials management, to ensure the success of the project.
PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences. 25 years of teaching and research experience in two dozen universities and institutes world-wide. Author of five books. Editor of four books. Dozens of articles. Publications in a dozen different countries. Editor of academic journals. 15-years of experience. Work and research in Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, Africa, and U.S.
I'm English and have 27 years' writing and editing experience. Self-employed since 2001, I'm good at working at distance with clients and associates across borders, delivering successfully to tight deadlines. Since gaining a Master's degree from the London School of Economics in 1985, I've worked in the public and private sectors in the UK, Belgium and Italy. I've produced a wide range of articles, press releases, speeches, reports, funding applications, programme documents and political briefings. My CV and portfolio highlight my ability to tackle a range of subjects, such as education policy, employment law, golf course architecture, pesticides and water legislation. My client base reflects this versatility: e.g. The Salvation Army, The Professional Golfers' Associations of Europe and Lincolnshire County Council. A large proportion of my written work since 2001 has been competitive bid writing, successfully winning grants from the European Union and UK government. A testimonial from Steve Swan, Director of the UK charity, The Tomorrow's People Trust, states: "Steve has ... an ability to draft in a clear and concise manner ... (&) helped us to win grants over the years for our projects in London, Plymouth, Liverpool and Glasgow."
Experienced nonprofit fundraiser and business entrepreneur. I've developed proposals for nonprofit agencies that generated over $20 million in grant funding for housing, business creation and job training programs. Experience in preparing complex government and private sector proposals, the longest of which was 300 pages. Business experience includes start-up and growth of marketing, sales lead generation and web publishing company in which I've sold my interest. I'm skilled at executive coaching and strategy development. I'm also interested in personal development and high performance as evidenced in my book Simple Sleep Solutions which is designed to empower individuals to solve sleep issues. Also published in Spanish as Soluciones Simples a los Trastornos del Sueno. The book is currently available on Amazon and ITunes, and the English version is being republished by Xlibris, a Penquin Books subsidiary.
Rayna is a self-driven professional who possesses a strong background in proposals, curriculum, professional development and legal writing. She specializes in creating school-based solutions and turning them into successful proposals and actionable grants.This includes bridging the gap between company sales staff and various municipalities to meet each party’s specific needs. In addition, she has written and led Professional Development at the school and district level. Aided in Curriculum alignment and development, as well as, aided in the selection of curriculum products. Rayna's background includes a dual J.D. and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction K-12. Leading to an ABA recognized certification in Children & Family Law. These academic accomplishments were built upon her previous experience as a classroom teacher and B.S. in Elementary Education, ESOL, K-6. Working at the corporate, political, publishing, judicial and classroom level has given Rayna a well-rounded view of the current needs and state of the education market.
I offer proofreading, developmental and substantive editing, and copyediting of academic writing in science and technology disciplines. I have extensive editing experience including journal articles, books, and grant proposals written by native speakers of Korean, Chinese, German, French, and Finnish. My own academic experience is in the fields of architecture, acoustics, hearing, and related engineering and technology disciplines. I hold a Ph.D. and have had articles published in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and have served as a reviewer for several major journals in my field.
I am an American writer based in Spain, where I run a website about travel and the Spanish economy called Venture Spain (www.venture-spain.org). LonelyPlanet.com recently included the site in a list of sites offering the “most useful and inspiring travel blog content on the web.” I have a B.A. in English Literature (summa cum laude) from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Global Affairs from New York University. In my past work experience, both at the NYU Development Research Institute and the Milken Institute in Washington, DC. I am also a regular contributor to All That Is Interesting, a site devoted to featuring “fascinating content that is as substantive as it is shareworthy.” In 2012, I won the Brussels Forum Young Writers Award for an essay on the transatlantic partnership between the U.S. and Europe.
Enthusiastic writer and instructional designer! I'm well-versed in cognitive research and take pride in integrating research-based principles for all educational and e-learning technologies.I have 15 years writing experience for various programs, published articles and a book. Some of the work that I have been involved in include: developing and creating the General Essential Skills Assessment and answer key for HRSDC, 11 specific trades Essential Skills Assessments and answer keys and Business related curriculum material. I provide material that is written clearly, concisely and comprehensibly. I have experience teaching ESL/EAL students, trades and business writing classes and tutored college students part time in various College programs. I can provide clear, accurate and well written material on many different subjects.