Resume

With a focus on great storytelling, I am an independent writer of news and features for print and online media and of marketing materials for businesses and organizations. I also am the author of Digital Suburbia, a blog on raising kids in the digital age. Reach me at info@melissasais.com or at 505.504.5791.

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer/Photographer
Contribute news and feature stories and photos to national and regional magazines and newspapers, national trade publications and electronic publications. Clients include Parenting School YearsNew Mexico Magazine, New Mexico JourneyAlbuquerque Journal, Wealth Manager Magazine and Investopedia.com
1998 to present

Corporate Copywriter
Write and edit marketing materials including press releases, newsletters, annual reports, web sites and blogs for businesses and non-profit organizations. Clients include St. Pius X High School, Thelma Domenici & Associates, the University of New Mexico Foundation and New Mexico Market Place.
1998 to present

Communications Director, State Bar of New Mexico
Coordinated communication and public relations efforts of the State Bar of New Mexico. Edited weekly Bar Bulletin, bi-monthly Bar Journal, yearly New Mexico Bench & Bar Directory and other marketing materialOversaw media relations, publication design and on-site print shop. Managed staff of six.
1996-1998

Reporter/Photographer, New Mexico Business Weekly
Covered business and industry in Albuquerque and New Mexico. Copy edited newspaper.
1994-1996

Reporter/Photographer, Valencia County News-Bulletin/Villager
Covered city council and police beats and general news and features.
1993-1994

EDUCATION
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, BA, Journalism, with Honors