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Michele J.

Glastonbury, CT

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Award-Winning Communications Professional

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American University
International Studies
California State Univ., Northridge
Master's

Education

American University (International Studies)

California State Univ., Northridge (Master's)

About Michele

I have been a communications specialist for most of my adult life. I was a journalist for many years, most of them with The Hartford Courant. I held many of the newspaper's most prominent writing and editing positions: bureau chief, legislative reporter, chief political reporter, editorial writer and political columnist. I am adept at both objective and opinion writing styles. I won numerous awards for my work.

After I left The Courant, I formed a communications consulting firm, which I still own. I temporarily suspended it while I worked in the communications office of Trinity College in Hartford, one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. I dealt with administrators, faculty and students and wrote and edited press releases as well as stories and profiles for the college's website. I helped students with their theses and also taught opinion writing.

When I left Trinity College, I restarted my communications consulting firm. I am an excellent writer, editor and proofreader. I am also a proficient tutor and am currently helping a relative of mine, who is not a native English speaker, adjust to her classes at a local community college. I am proud to say she is doing very well. I would very much like the opportunity to pass along the knowledge that I have acquired over the course of my career. I would also add that thoroughness and patience are two of my strengths.

Please allow me to assist you or someone you know. You won't regret it.
I have been a communications specialist for most of my adult life. I was a journalist for many years, most of them with The Hartford Courant. I held many of the newspaper's most prominent writing and editing positions: bureau chief, legislative reporter, chief political reporter, editorial writer and political columnist. I am adept at both Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Glastonbury, CT 06033
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Proofreading

As I mentioned, I have edited and proofread manuscripts and dissertations. I worked for seven years at Trinity College, where I also used my proofreading skills on a daily basis.
Prior to that, I was employed by The Hartford Courant. I was a bureau chief, legislative reporter, chief political reporter, editorial writer and political columnist. In every job, I used my editing and proofreading skills.
Most recently, I proofread a manuscript for a theater arts professor at the University of Connecticut. She gave me an excellent review. The reason that you won't see it as a "testimonial" is because I got that job through a company called Thumbtack.

Reading

As I said, I've been a professional writer and editor my entire adult life. I've also taught a young Spanish-speaking woman to speak, read and write English. She's now enrolled in college.

Writing

I have been a professional writer for about 35 years. I have been a journalist, a communications consultant and the director of media relations at Trinity College. I have written stories, profiles, press releases, reports, etc. I have won numerous awards for my writing. I am known for my clear and lucid writing.
I have also taught people whose first language is not English to write.

American University
International Studies
California State Univ., Northridge
Master's

Education

American University (International Studies)

California State Univ., Northridge (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michele will travel within 25 miles of Glastonbury, CT 06033.