Lisa C. Hayden
Espenschade

WHAT I DO

BACKGROUND

Lisa C. Hayden Espenschade
P.O. Box 6635
Scarborough, Maine 04070
lisahesp@yahoo.com

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LISA C. HAYDEN ESPENSCHADE


SUMMARY OF COMPETENCIES
More than 12 years of professional writing and editing experience with a focus on corporate communications publications. Portfolio includes science articles, brochures, and Website content.


HIGHLIGHTS OF WRITING & EDITING HISTORY
Freelance Writer
Scarborough, ME; July 1998 to present
  • Corporate writing includes developing and editing promotional and technical texts for Web sites. Write and edit business correspondence and proposals.
  • Write and edit medical interpreter training newsletters and manuals. Proofread and edited Russian-language materials for distribution to hospital patients.
  • Write abstracts summarizing English- and Russian-language articles in performing arts journals.
  • Wrote articles for trade and general interest publications. Hundreds of pieces cover drug discovery, genomics, fuel cells, semiconductors, economic development, and other specialized topics.
  • Published essay about living in Russia, and service articles about international and Internet job searches.
  • Wrote 1,400 trivia questions about the 1970s and 1980s for an Internet site.
  • Write fiction and essays. Write blog, Lizok’s Bookshelf, about Russian literature.


  • Director, Moscow Office, Institute of International Education
    New York, NY/Moscow, Russia; August 1996 to June 1998
  • Co-edited Returning to Russia book with American Chamber of Commerce in Moscow.
  • Converted print materials to Internet format for posting on Russian-English Web site.


  • Program Director, United Way International
    Alexandria, VA/Moscow, Russia; July 1993 to October 1994
  • Oversaw USAID-funded volunteer center and planned volunteer events.
  • Edited Russian- and English-language newsletters for Russian nonprofit organizations and donors.


  • Communications Specialist, Hannaford Bros. Co.
    Scarborough, ME; July 1990 to August 1992
  • Wrote and edited copy for annual report, brochures, and newsletters.
  • Designed and produced publications using desktop publishing.
  • Assisted Environmental Committee in developing educational programs about environmental issues.



  • RELATED SKILLS
  • Perform extensive Internet research. Use Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Internet Explorer.
  • Work well independently from remote location using e-mail.
  • Take deadlines seriously and enjoy troubleshooting.



  • EDUCATION
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Received Master of Arts degree in Russian Literature, August 1989.
  • Received Bachelor of Arts degree in Slavic Studies, May 1985.


  • HONORS
  • Listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Women.
  • Won CASE Media Fellowship for journalists; participated in marine science program, May 2003.