Curriculum Vitae

Paul D. Lagasse, MA, MLS
Freelance Writer and Editor
La Plata, Maryland | (443) 254-4477 | plagasse@avwrites.com

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Summary

Providing high quality marketing communications, technical writing and editing, and project support services to clients in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors since 2001.

Marketing Communications

Feature articles, in-depth interviews, and profiles for specialist and general audiences; newsletters, articles, brochures, marketing materials, and book chapters for print and online collateral; ad copy and press releases; speechwriting and ghostwriting

Technical Writing and Editing

Textbooks, instructor guides, and test questions; web content and supporting documentation; RFPs/RFQs and proposals; substantive editing of reports and technical documents; proofreading; citation research and editing; research and analysis

Project Support

On-site reporting; meeting minutes and summaries; verbatim and edited transcription

Clients

Association of Fundraising Professionals; Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement; ASIS international; CFRE International; Cleveland Clinic Magazine; Combined Federal Campaign–National Capital Area; EEI Communications and EEI Press; Global Impact; HEP Development; Higher Education Publications, Inc.; Human Factors International; Jacob & Sundstrom, Inc. (now ICF International); Johns Hopkins Healthcare, LLC; The MITRE Corporation; Office of Science and Technology Policy–Executive Office of the President; Pearson Educational; Recreation News; Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.; S4Carlisle Publishing Services; Science and Technology Policy Institute, Institute for Defense Analyses; TwentyEighty Strategy Execution; United States Naval Institute; WTEC, Incorporated

Pro Bono

Canton Community Association (Baltimore, MD): Managing Editor and Writer, The Canton Connection and The Canton Connection Online; Takoma Park/Silver Spring Co-op (Takoma Park, MD): Managing Editor and Writer, Cooperative Effort News; Maryland Writers’ Association: editor, Pen in Hand; Webmaster, state and Baltimore Chapter websites

Media

Mac and Windows environments; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver; Microsoft Office; Apple iWork; ArcSoft PhotoStudio; Omni Group OmniGraffle

Education

MA, American History, University of Maryland, 1997
MLS, Archival Studies, University of Maryland, 1997
BA, Honors, History, Regis University, Denver, 1992

Memberships

Maryland Nonprofits
Council of Science Editors
DC Science Writers Association
Editorial Freelancers Association

Awards

John Southam Award for Excellence in Sailing Communication
Lemelson Center Fellowship, Smithsonian Museum of American History

References

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