Resume

Margaret Bicker
503.481.9943
margaret.j.bicker@gmail.com
www.margaretjbicker.com

REPRESENTATIVE WRITING EXPERIENCE

Swarner Communications

  • Researched and wrote multiple articles for arts and entertainment weekly
  • Researched and wrote multiple articles for weekly military newspaper
  • Interviewed subjects as needed for articles

Scoliosis Quarterly Magazine

  • Interviewed subject for profile article
  • Wrote profile article
  • Researched health article
  • Wrote health article

Homeschoolmosaics.com

  • Regular columnist
  • Research and write column on home education

Minds Matter

  • Researched and wrote case studies for marketing collateral for use in annual fund drive brochure.

Northwest Natural

  • Interviewed subjects for in-house magazine
  • Researched articles for in-house magazine
  • Wrote profiles and technical articles for a lay audience
  • Interviewed, researched and wrote articles for bill insert newsletter
  • Wrote letter for annual fundraising mailing

Evergreen Presbyterian Church

  • Researched and wrote press releases.
  • Contributed to church wide newsletter
  • Researched and wrote Bible study guide

Academic Consulting and Testing Service

  • Proofed and edited revised kindergarten testing materials

Shurley Grammar

  • Wrote copy for nationally distributed space ad
  • Wrote copy for consumer brochure and package insert

Portland Chamber of Commerce

  • Researched and wrote annual guide to the city of Portland

Medical Teams International

  • Interviewed returning volunteers
  • Turned stories into case studies for fundraising brochure

SPECIAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Family and childcare
  • Education (including home schooling)
  • Natural science
  • Alternative Healthcare (especially women’s and children’s)
  • Religion
  • American History
  • Home businesses

CAPABILITIES

Copywriting
Article writing
Web content creation
Editing
Researching
Direct Marketing
Interviewing
Resumes
Proofreading
Translating (Spanish to English)
Grant Writing

WORK EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE WRITER
SELF-EMPLOYED

  • Research and write articles for magazines and newsletters, both print and online
  • Interview subjects for profile pieces for magazines, newsletters and non-profit case studies
  • Research, write and submit press releases for publication in local and national news outlets
  • Contribute monthly column to online publication
  • Proof read and edit materials for publication
  • Write copy for space ads, brochures, inserts and other marketing collateral
  • Write direct mail for non profit fundraiser.

HIGH SCHOOL WRITING TEACHER                                                                                    IMMANUEL HOMESCHOOL CO-OP

  • Prepared lesson plans
  • Presented lessons
  • Coached writing sessions
  • Critiqued writing assignments

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR                                                           UNIVERSITY PLACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

  • Ran elementary grade level children’s ministries for large church
  • Selected and wrote curriculum
  • Managed a staff of several dozen volunteers
  • Planned and held special events

TEACHER
STEPHEN’S ACADEMY

  • Taught self-contained 5th/6th grade classroom
  • Taught senior high Spanish II class

TUTOR
NOONNOPPI LEARNING CENTER

  • Tutored middle school and senior high students in English as a Second Language

TUTOR
SELF-EMPLOYED

  • Tutored Spanish I & 2
  • Tutored Algebra I

TEACHER
DUBLIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

  • Substitute taught high school Spanish and Business classes
  • Taught 5th/6th grade math/science class

TEACHER
CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

  • Taught self-contained 4th grade classroom
  • Taught senior high Spanish I class

TEACHER
WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL

  • Taught self-contained 2nd grade class in multi-cultural, multi-lingual community

 EDUCATION

ACADEMIC

Bob Jones University                         Greenville, SC
BS Elementary Education
Spanish Minor
Bible Minor
Graduate work in Education and Counseling

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Tacoma Community College              Tacoma, WA
Grant Writing
Excel

American Writers & Artists Institute
Copywriting

Portland Community College             Portland, OR
Creative Writing

REFERENCES
Available upon request

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