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Vera Dordick | Elance
 
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Vera Dordick

Writer and creative provocateur
   United States
  |   Schenectady, NY

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Overview

I am a writer and creative provocateur. I bring 25 years of varied writing and editing experience to the table, producing creative copy for all types of clients and media. I specialize in global communications and currently blog on my company website and the Marketing and Design blog on the Albany Times Union website.

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Jan 30, 2015|Article Writing|Private|Completed
Nov 4, 2014|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
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Aug 26, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Working

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Portfolio

Highlights of publications written and/or produced for clients.
One of the stories I contributed to the Capital District Business Review, part of the...
http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2002/05/27/focus2.html?page=all
Cover feature on Elder Law for Albany Law School Magazine. I revamped and rebranded...
Two science pieces, one a speech for a university president on the science and...
Article for University of Iowa research publication on epidemiology research.
Research sections of regular newsletter I produced for the the UI Center for...
Brochure I created for the Albany Law School Disabilities Law Clinic.
Cover of a newsletter I produced regularly, start to finish.
One of the stories I contributed to the Capital District Business Review, part of the...
http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2001/12/24/focus4.html?page=all
One of the stories I contributed to the Capital District Business Review, part of the...

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Writing articles, blogs, speeches and web copy.
Public relations strategy.
Crisis communications
Particular expertise in international issues, science and medicine, higher education, and the food industry.
Creativity development.


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Employment

Tangible Development LLC, Jan 2011
Principal
2011 - Present
Launched firm specializing in business development through innovative marketing, public relations, branding, communications, and events. -Developed branding/PR plan for insurance firm -Implementing...
Schenectady County Community College
Adjunct Instructor
2006 - 2010
Taught Elements of Baking and Cakes & Cake Decorating courses.
Capital District Business Review
Freelance Writer
2000 - 2005
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Freelance Speechwriter
2000 - 2001
Albany Law School
Director of Communications, 1998 2000
1998 - 2000
Directed comprehensive communications program for Law School, including media relations, publications, alumni magazine, integrated marketing, and web presence. Oversaw redesign of institutional...
University of Iowa
Assistant Director
1997 - 1998
Developed and implemented a coordinated outreach program to improve visibility of the University among its constituencies. Launched first university-wide Speakers Bureau and developed related...
University of Iowa Health Science Relations
Assistant Director
1992 - 1997
Special Projects: Developed crisis management plan; developed and executed first Mini-Medical School; coordinated UI sesquicentennial activities; oversaw Health Sciences tour program policies and...
University of Iowa Health Science Relations
Associate Editor
1988 - 1992
Directed media relations for Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry. Developed and wrote guide to working with the media for faculty researchers. Managed internship program and oversaw half-time...
Central Intelligence Agency
Information Officer (GS11)
1984 - 1987
Scanned, analyzed, selected, and edited translated material of intelligence value for immediate electronic dissemination to government consumers. Managed and supervised other editors and...

Education

Schenectady County Community College
Associate, Culinary Arts
2000 - 2004
Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism/Russian
1979 - 1982
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