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Michael Calabrese | Elance
 
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Michael Calabrese

writer - researcher, science, history, government
   United States
  |   Cincinnati, OH

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

25 years of professional business writing experience. Strong knowledge of government, environmental issues, and travel (particularly in England & Italy), aerospace development, art history, history and archaeology.

Manager for Information Services with Labat Anderson (1999-2008) providing support to US EPA national outreach programs. Strong knowledge of climate change and its economic, military and political impact, national water & air quality programs & policies.

Principal RFP writer: gaining over $46 million in federal contract awards...

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Oct 1, 2014|Academic Writing|$291|Completed
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4.6
Sep 18, 2014|Technical Writing|$40|Completed
Aug 12, 2014|Academic Writing|$132|Completed
Aug 9, 2014|E-books and Blogs|$66|Completed
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4.9

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The United States isn't a country - we're a continent. Aside from the social and...

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Aside from technical skills in producing text, writers need to fall back on their life experiences. Mine go from writing congressional briefing books on US space and defense policy to extensive travel in Britain's West Country (my next trip will be my 10th), being a digger on the Camelot site, (Cadbury Castle in Somerset), and working as a bar tender in Torremolinos on Spain's Gold Coast (I took a 2 week vacation to Spain and came home 10 months later).

I've just completed a book, "Bracan's Daughter" and I'm currently looking for an agent. The book is a combination British detective/Sword & Sorcery novel set in modern England and ancient Britain. I've made multiple trips to Britain's West Country doing my research on-site.

I've been a Companion of Chalice Well in Glastonbury since 1995 and in 2005, wrote the final chapter to the book "This Enchanted Place" for the Chalice Well Trust.

In 2004 Avalon Magazine published my essay Levels, Ley Lines & Layers: The Spirit of Somerset (Summer, issue 27).

I've been the principal writer of successful RFP responses, winning awards from the Air Force, the Department of Justice, ATF and the Cincinnati Public Schools. In the non-profit sector I've won grants for programs to feed school children in poverty, social service programs, a $50,000 award for a community farm and capital gifts for food bank operations.

While working for the National Space Society, I wrote the newsletter and position papers on the UN "Moon Treaty" and was a...

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Employment

Freestore Foodbank
Grant Writer
2011 - 2013
Grant Writer: Principal proposal writer responsible for applications to private and corporate foundations and applications for state funding. The Freestore Foodbank is a non-profit organization and...
Srisys, Inc.
Contracts Manager
2009 - 2011
Principal Bid and Proposal Manager for a State-of-the-Art Oracle ERP implementation and Applications development IT firm. Responsible for business analysis of bidding opportunities and costing in...
LABAT-ANDERSON, INC. Contractor
Manager, Information Services
1999 - 2008
National Service Center for Environmental Publications, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio. Primary contact in coordination of public out-reach activity and document...
INSTITUTE for SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Inside Sales
1995 - 1998
Inside Sales Representative offering science literature research databases to government, corporate and academic community. Complete familiarity with all library search systems and Internet...
THE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Program/Operations Manager
1992 - 1995
Program/Operations Manager for a national tele-fundraising company, serving the academic and cultural community. Hired, trained and Managed 130 + P/T tele-fundraisers in a 74 station facility....
U.S. PUBLIC PHONES, INC.
Territory Manager - State of New Jersey
1990 - 1992
Sales Representative/Territory Manager - State of New Jersey. Responsible for obtaining contracting for installation of AT&T “Smart Phone” telephone systems. Promoted to Territory Manager - October...
UNITED METAL TRADERS INC.
Buyer - Sales Representative
1988 - 1990
Sales Representative/Buyer for a non-ferrous scrap metal export firm. Primary duty was the purchase of top quality industrial scrap (graded stainless steel, aluminum and brasses) and to develop new...
The MCCARRIE SCHOOL/FRANKLIN MORRIS ACADEMY
Director of Student Services/Admissions Representa
1985 - 1988
Director of Student Services for a private business school; Duties included provision of education and counseling referrals. Negotiated contracts with City of Philadelphia and social service NGO’s;...
EXPRESS COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Vice President, Operations
1983 - 1985
Vice President, Operations: Responsible for the start up and general management of a full service tele-marketing firm processing orders for “Video Mall,” one of the first Shop-at-Home Cable network...
NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY
Director, Public Information
1978 - 1983
Director of Public Information for a membership based organization. Responsible for public outreach and education programs, all public presentations; Preparation of congressional briefing books,...

Education

Stockton State College, Pomona New Jersey
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1973 - 1976
Syracuse University International Programs Abroad
N/A
1974 - 1974
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Environment
Climate Change
Space Programs
Travel
England
Archaeology
Poverty
Government
Politics
New Age.
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