BA English 1987 Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
National English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta
Eleven-week study tour with Augustana professors and students in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China
|January 2002-November 2013||
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Yokota AB, Tokyo, Japan
Rejoined UMUC in January 2002; promoted in August 2002 upon departure of previous Coordinator. Managed content of university Web site. Continued writing/editing/layout/Web layout of Asia View and other print publications (including many ads for print publications) in InDesign CS6 on Mac OS X. Participated in development of marketing plan.
|May - December 2001||Web Site Content Manager
Nippon Digital Communications, Tokyo, Japan
Participated in various activities in building dot-com distributor of Japanese business news in English. Wrote news stories, searched for and contacted prospective recipients of our news, and tested new database application. Examined many different Web sites and became more familiar with standards of interface design. Utilized HTML knowledge, learned a bit of XML.
Edited 64-page members' magazine and many other information vehicles for members, making extensive use of MSWord 2000 and PageMaker 6.5 on Windows 98. Magazine responsibilities included writing some articles, assigning and editing articles, determining placement of in-house and outside ads, trimming articles for space, and preparing materials to be sent to production company. Created new sections for Club Web site and helped plan reorganization of site. Oversaw assistant and three designers in Communications Office, who made posters, signs, forms, and other graphic communications.
|Sept 1992-May 1999||Administrative Assistant of Publications
Yokota AB, Tokyo, Japan
Wrote, designed, and edited newsletters and forms on Windows NT personal computer, making extensive use of Word Perfect 5.1 and PageMaker 6.5. Coordinated, wrote, and edited newsletter for students, The Asian Marylander (1995-1999), and prepared newsletter for uploading to Web site. Wrote and designed a guide to Japan for the university's American faculty.
|August 1992-present||Freelance Writer/Editor/Translator/Announcer /Web Designer
|May 1989-present||English Teacher
English Training School, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan, May 1989-November 2010
Private English teacher, on Skype or in coffee shops, December 2010-present
Individual English lessons with students ranging in age from junior high students to retirees.
|January-March 1993||Kokubunji International Association, Kokubunji, Tokyo
Taught weekly beginning and intermediate English conversation classes.
Intermediate class continued on a bi-weekly basis until April 1994.
|Nov 1987-March 1989||Marketing Researcher
Frank N. Magid Associates, Marion, IA
Conducted telephone interviews for market research.
|2005 - present||
A weekly program featuring comics reviews, interviews, and discussion.
|2006 - present||
Created Web site to promote my English study books. Includes a weekly podcast.
Global Comics Network
Created Web site devoted to comics. Primary content was my own comic strip, The Crazing Spider-Hag, and a comics discussion podcast.
|1986-2000||Founder and Director
Society of International Friendship
Organized and run club devoted to international issues and communication. Wrote, edited, and laid out quarterly newsletter, Satellite, using PageMaker 6.0 on Macintosh Performa 578. Created World Wide Web site of newsletter articles and organizational information.
|Japanese--at intermediate level; can conduct everyday conversations
in the language, but a bit challenging to conduct business in Japanese.
Also studied German and Chinese in college; need refresher
|Available upon request.|
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