Resume

 

Teresa Meek

Content Marketing

425.298.7164

[email protected]

Profile

I’m a writer and editor with an extensive background in both journalism and content marketing. I have spent years interviewing, writing for, and writing about experts in a broad variety of fields.

In 2013, I published an ebook on Amazon, Say It With Feeling! Business Writing in the Internet Age.

I am a proven communicator and a confident, persuasive speaker.

Professional Experience

Owner, Teresa Meek Communications

2000 – present

Develop original written content for targeted audiences of businesses and media companies

  • Obtain factual information and authentic detail
  • Create dynamic, effective marketing materials for clients in a variety of industries
  • Write and edit complex assignments under deadline.
  • Collaborate, edit, and revise materials for publication

 Journalism Clients:

Seattle Times,  Newsmax Media, Inc., Puget Sound Business Journal, Miami Herald, South Florida Business Journal,  Newsday, Baltimore SunMiami New TimesTampa Bay TimesMiami Magazine (University of Miami),  Women’s Sports & Fitness Magazine, National Association of Home Builders

Content Marketing Clients:

Coca-ColaJPMorgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard, Forbes NetApp Voice, Forbes Delta Business Travel Voice, Forbes PTC Voice, RealtyTrac, Cars.com, Smartbear Software, Revolution Productions, Internet Law CentreExcelon DevelopmentForties People, Squeeze Mobility, True Blue Life Insurance, First American Title, Wholesale Janitorial Supply, Touch-free Concepts

Contract Technical Writer at BECU (via TEKsystems)

2013

Edited and rewrote financial documents for Washington’s largest credit union using Microsoft SharePoint software.

Digital News Reporter at Newsmax Media, Inc.

2013

  •  Edited and produced trending news and feature stories designed to maximize engagement with online audiences.
  •  Worked on tight deadlines to deliver compelling articles in in line with site content strategy.

Century 21 All Islands

Real Estate Agent and Newsletter Author, Princeville, Hawaii

2003 – 2012

  • Developed and executed strategic business plan, including communications strategy and media relations, resulting in successful operation of real estate business.
  • Wrote and published Kauai Newsletter, an e-newsletter for over 1,000 subscribers to inform and educate them about island news and real estate.
  • Created written advertising copy for listings and arranged for publication by wide variety print and online publications.
  • Provided consulting services for investors, financial entities, and clients; assisted in decision-making process; gained commitment; brought real estate transactions to successful close.
  • Wrote and published email blasts and other targeted advertising for real estate clients, partners, and associates.
  • Project management: Executed contracts for buyers and sellers of real estate. Paid close attention to details and clients’ needs, insuring they were reflected in contracts. Managed contracts to close, usually 45 to 60 days, but sometimes up to a year.
  • Project management: Ensured that contractual deadlines and obligations were met. Worked with all contract parties, including banks and outside vendors, to resolve conflicts and ensure successful closings.
  • Project management: Provided instruction and mentoring to educate individuals in the property inspection process, which involves government regulations and safety issues. Issues included handling of hazards such as GFC wiring, safety violations, asbestos, mold, and lead. Received industry training on assisting homeowners with safety issues. Discussed and circulated safety publications and spoke directly to clients about them.

Miami Herald

Reporter, Miami, Florida

  • Researched topics, interviewed people, and wrote news and feature stories on deadline for six years.

U.S. Foreign Science and Technology Center (now National Ground Intelligence Center)

Intelligence Research Specialist (IRS), Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Perfomed classified work for investigative governmental agency requiring high-level security clearance.
  • Analyzed and reported information on foreign weapons systems. Translated documents concerning operations of French helicopter system.
  • Performed oversight and development of strategic communications and intelligence information.
  • Communicated effectively with investigative and regulatory agencies, industry organizations, and third-party spokespeople.
  • Provided French translation as replacement for key employee who was on leave. Possess working fluency in oral and written French language.

U.S. Congressional Campaign

Press Secretary, Miami, Florida

  • Performed public relations duties for US Congressional nominee Gerald Richman.
  • Responded effectively to emergent issues impacting campaign, analyzed and quickly resolved problems.
  • Directed strategic communications and provided support and counsel to campaign staff and volunteers.

JRB Associates

Administration, Fairfax, Virginia

  • Worked for JRB, a subsidiary of Science Applications Inc. (SAIC) as proofreader, then full-time technical editor while attending college.

Education

Certificate, Technical Writing and Editing, 1-year course completed June, 2012

Master of Arts, English Literature

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Professional Organizations

Society of Professional Journalists, American Society of Journalists and AuthorsInternet Press GuildSociety for Technical Communication, University of Virginia Alumni, Professional Bloggers, Northwest Independent Editors Guild