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Catherine O. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 27, 2015

Catherine O.

Write the First Time!
   United States
  |   Mt. Lebanon, PA
  |  11:55 am Local Time


My skills have been developed through thirty years of professional experience and degree level work with Pittsburgh Filmmakers and The University of London. While at Dartmouth I completed management training and served as Facilitator for Quality Management. I have developed corporate scripts with DHMC and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

I gained research and presentation skills writing quarterly and annual reports for Fortune 100 companies and was selected to attend the USAF Leadership Training Academy. I then served as a training...

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Article for an Elance client about the concept of 'smart think' in decision making
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year end appeal letter
article features in University of London Newsletter commemorating 150th annivarsary and...
teaser and landing page language for web site under development
University of London blog about time management and productivity
Article written for an Elance client on the topic of self promotion and confidence in...
telemarketing script for non-profit fundraising & membership development at...
telemarketing script for non-profit fundraising & membership development at...

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Service Description

My skills been developed through professional experience and work with Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Goldsmith's College and The University of London. I am a trained Facilitator for Quality Management and experienced with developing corporate scripts with organizations like Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. I completed the USAF Leadership Training Academy and served as a training instructor in BMTS and OTS.

I gained research and presentation skills writing quarterly and annual reports for Fortune 100 companies. My position required me to make quarterly presentations and conduct tours of properties for institutional investors. I produced business plans for each property in the investor's portfolio with market studies, budget narratives, and marketing plans.

My teams have exceeded expectations every year under my management at organizations like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

I developed additional presentation and communications skills as a docent with the Dallas Museum of Art, The Science Museum of the South West. I have six years of experience and credits as a collaborative writing member and producer of original theatre with a women's theater group.

Venues and events under my management received
accolades in publications like The Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best
restaurants in America, The New York Times Magazine and Forbes Magazine
Achievements include General Manager, Isabela on...

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Lemur Conservation Foundation
Manager, Communications and Development
2012 - Present
Self Employed & Student
writing, commercial art and design
2008 - Present
Free Lance writing, membership development and graphic design projects; pursuing advanced academic credential through University of London.
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
Director of Development
2011 - 2012
Responsible for managing revenue lines, campaigns and social media sites to fund WPHS mission including: membership cultivation, newsletters, press releases, solicitation letters, appeals and...
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Development Coordinator & Telemarketing Supervisor
2005 - 2008
Directly managed team efforts supporting interdepartmental campaign goals; Worked with department managers to coordinate and achieve pledge goals. Participated in developing and implementing...
Isabella on Grandview
General Manager
2002 - 2004
Developed media and on-line presence; recognized by Wall Street Journal as Top Ten Restaurants in America in 2004 and New York Times Magazine as Weekend Getaway destination. Designed and...
Marketing Manager & Sommelier
2002 - 2002
Member of team opening 200 seat fine dining restaurant serving Neapolitan cuisine: hosted parties and managed special events including the inaugural press conference for the Pennsylvania Wine...
Cafe Victoria & Victoria House Bed & Breakfast
General Manager
2000 - 2002
Reviewed as top destination in the North East United States. Set hospitality standards. Develop and implement targeted marketing plan including media placements and industry publication reviews....
hospitality industry apprenticeships
training & apprenticeships
1993 - 2000
1993-2000: Hospitality industry apprenticeships with five star five diamond organizations like The Broadmoor Hotel, The Tides Hotel, Carnival Cruise Lines, Ewald Notter Chocolate & Sugar Design,...
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Facilitator for TQM & Pt. Access Services Sup.
1991 - 1993
Based upon job performance was selected as a member of Facilitator and TQM project team. Completed a one year training course on topics including coaching, problem solving, conflict resolution and...
Shelter Commercial Properties
Commercial Real Estate Analyst
1983 - 1988
Developed effective writing, presentation, research and organization skills. Produced quarterly and annual reports including budget variances, market strategies and recommendations about...
Materials Engineering
Business Development Manager
1982 - 1983
Developed researched skills by identifying target markets and producing reports on their potential as clients, tracking contacts and sales effectiveness Learned to create presentations and...


Pittsburgh Filmmakers
non degree course work
University of London International Programme
English and Comparative Literature
2010 - Present
University of London International Programme
Diploma in English & Comparative Literature
2007 - 2010
Ivy School of Professional Art
Illustration and Graphic Design
1977 - 1979
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business writing
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