Resume/CV

TINA D. BEYCHOK

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CONTENT CREATOR/WRITER/EDITOR

Accomplished content creator/writer/editor with demonstrated capacity for writing and editing B2B, B2C, technical, and scientific materials. Experienced and skilled at all levels of editing, including substantive/content editing, copy editing, line editing, proofreading, and layout editing. Adept at managing editing and communications processes. Detail-focused and experienced with orchestrating projects, managing project priorities, and achieving targeted performance objectives.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Editing/writing, copy editing, proofreading, project coordination and publication layout.
  • Knowledge of Associated Press, American Medical Association, and Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Macintosh and PC platforms, WordPress/CMS, HTML, and Adobe InCopy.

THAT WORD GRRL EDITING SERVICES, Long Beach, California, 2011 – Present

Content Creator/Writer/Editor

  • Executing ongoing editing projects for a high-volume editing service, and refining/enhancing eight to 10 articles and STEM/academic papers per month, ranging from 5,000 to 90,000 words.
  • Executing ongoing content-creation and writing projects for B2B, B2C, STEM, and academic audiences.

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE ADVANCEMENT, La Habra, California, 2010 – 2011

Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator

  • Led public relations initiative; established multi news media contacts; planned, designed, and wrote press releases and collateral marketing materials; and publicized organizational vision and mission.
  • Championed, introduced, and leveraged social media models, including Twitter and Facebook, and increased organizational public presence and community awareness.
  • Coordinated annual conference speaker schedules and presentations, formatted, organized, produced, and distributed meeting materials and assured seamless event execution.
  • Successfully applied for and secured Continuing Medical Education accreditation, assured compliance with State of California training requirements, and facilitated participant continuing-education fulfillment.

MPA MEDIA, Santa Ana, California, 2006 – 2010

Editorial Director

  • Directed the creation, development, and publication layout of editorial content for a monthly business-to-business tabloid entitled Acupuncture Today with a circulation of 45,000. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Researched and reviewed alternative health care publications, consulted with subject matter experts, and secured author content contributions.
  • Selected publication authors and wrote, organized, and created a monthly business-to-business buyers’ guide for nationwide chiropractors. (dcpracticeinsights.com)
  • Provided ongoing editing support for four alternative health care publications, and optimized publication clarity, accuracy, and messaging integrity.
  • Conceived and wrote compelling, relevant website content and improved the online user experience.

CME LLC, Irvine, California, 1999 – 2006

Associate Editor, Psychiatric Times

  • Identified and recruited psychiatrist author contributions, wrote field articles and research summaries, and managed editorial content for a monthly clinical tabloid with a circulation of 65,000.
  • Wrote, edited, and published articles for continuing medical education

UCLA MEDICAL CENTER, Los Angeles, California, 1997 – 1999

Administrative Assistant/Grant Editor, Department of Anesthesiology

  • Provided administrative support for the Department of Biological Chemistry Chairman, coordinated schedules and itineraries, and provided quality service to students, professors, and interdepartmental personnel.
  • Wrote, edited, and distributed correspondence, e-mails, and interdepartmental communications.
  • Edited and processed grant applications and facilitated a successful research-funding process.

BUSINESS WIRE, Los Angeles, California, 1996 – 1997

Editor

  • Interfaced with clients, detailed press release distribution preferences, and edited and disseminated press releases to numerous media outlets, publications, and wire services.

HUMAN FACTORS & ERGONOMICS SOCIETY, Santa Monica, California, 1995 – 1996

Editorial Assistant

  • Coordinated editor, author and reviewer production schedules, and facilitated timely publication and distribution of monthly trade journal.
  • Designed, wrote and produced compelling, audience-specific marketing and PR material, and optimized publication quality and consistency.

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY MEDICAL JOURNAL, Los Angeles, California, 1988 – 1995

Editorial Assistant

  • Communicated with authors, peer reviewers, and associates, reviewed, selected, and edited medical submissions, and assured the timely delivery of quality content for a scientific medical journal.
  • Developed, updated, and managed large medical content databases, and optimized pipeline material content and accessibility.
  • Bridged editorial office, ad agency, and publisher communications, and facilitated a highly efficient publication process.
  • Attended and represented organization at educational conferences, and improved public perception and awareness.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND COURSES

  • American Medical Writers Association, Member
  • Council of Science Editors, Member
  • Society for Technical Communication, Member
  • Technical Communication 101 – Course offered by the Society for Technical Communication

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

EDUCATION

Scripps College, Claremont, California

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, History
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