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Lorraine S

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Profile Summary
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Completed Orders 9
Revisions/Order 0.11
Repeat Clients 13%
Last Login 8/30/2016
Location Reading, PA
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Lorraine S. considers herself a bit of a jack of all trades. She attained an undergraduate degree in Marine Science in 2001 and went on to work as pharmaceutical microbiologist for six years. In 2008, she moved into technical writing for two years, preparing documentation for the FDA, as dry a writing as ever existed, but satisfying work when a drug application was accepted.

In 2010, Lorraine completed her MBA while raising a family and by 2011, she began work in animal welfare management. Lorraine is exceptionally well-versed in the challenges that arise in attempting to balance work, a family, and personal development. While focusing on her career, Lorraine also raises her two daughters, ages 6 and 10, with her husband of 13 years. She knows the daily juggle - er, the daily struggle - that comes from working full-time and raising a family.

Despite the challenge, Lorraine is a longtime dreamer who still pursues her own interests, firmly believing that the only way to attain goals is to pursue them with a passion. Continuing education is exceptionally vital to Lorraine's life philosophy, but she's not set on traditional classroom education. She started taking piano lessons at age 29, wrote two novels by the time she was 35, and regularly photographs and paints the world as she sees it.

As a result, Lorraine's professional career, home life, and personal interests lead to an eclectic take on most topics and she is well suited to tackling many subjects. Her writing ranges from rigidly formal when necessary to a comfortable, off-the-cuff style, interacting with the reader on a more personal level.
Specialties
Marketing via humor and personal outreach
Interests
Family, Pets, Nonprofit, Marketing, Humor
Education
Marist College Jan 2007 – May 2010
Business Administration, MBA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Aug 1997 – Dec 2001
Marine Science, BS

Minors: Chemistry, Psychology


Honors and Awards
Animal Rescue Hero Award May 2013
Lorraine received the Animal Rescue Hero Award for her work with the Humane Society of the United States in New Jersey directly following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Her team provided food and supplies to pet owners who chose not to evacuate and to emergency shelters. The effort was the first of its kind, preventing pets and their owners from becoming separated and helping to reduce the burden on local animal shelters.

Certificates
Canine, Feline, Equine Massage Integrated Touch Therapy, Inc.
Jul 2001
In 2001, Lorraine attended Integrated Touch Therapy's school of massage for certification in canine, feline, and equine massage. During this time, she learned techniques to enhance muscle function and efficiency, reduce stress, provide relaxation, reduce recovery time from injury or soreness after competition, and strengthen the human-animal bond. Lorraine still offers canine, feline, and equine massages through locally owned Therapetz.

Projects by Industry
Non Profit

Lorraine has worked for the nonprofit animal welfare organization, Humane Pennsylvania, for over 5 years. Before that, she acted as a volunteer for 4 years. Her focus on nonprofit management while attaining her MBA proved useful, and she has served various roles throughout her time with the organization. Lorraine began her work as a Kennel Technician and Adoption Counselor in 2011 in what she jokingly referred to as the lowest paid MBA salary in the history of the degree. However, she was quickly offered the role of Administrative Director and dove headfirst into the world of nonprofit management. Her roles since have included Berks & Chester County Director and Marketing Director. In the ever changing environment that is a small nonprofit, Lorraine has quickly learned that flexibility and adaptability are essential to survival.

Humor

Lorraine has a unique talent for identifying the humor in just about any situation. As a someone who has worked in various industries from pharmaceutical microbiology to technical writing to animal welfare management, Lorraine's interactions with people on many different levels have always left her marveling at what drives the human mind. She has found that people essentially "just do funny things sometimes," and that there's a lot worth laughing about in life. She is known for her appreciation of irony and enjoys giving others the opportunity to view situations through her brand of humor.

Projects by Asset Type
Newsletter Content

Lorraine S. is the Marketing Director for Humane Pennsylvania, a nonprofit animal welfare organization. She is responsible for writing, editing, and managing a variety of pieces including biyearly direct mail appeals, collateral, weekly electronic newsletters, social media marketing, and a handful of websites. She oversees content at all stages of development from conception to distribution.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

Lorraine worked as a technical writer in the R&D department of a major generic pharmaceutical company. She wrote, revised, and edited Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) for submission to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). During her time as a technical writer, Lorraine worked on documentation development for a variety of new pharmaceutical products simultaneously, providing expertly written documents in a highly deadline-driven environment. In addition to ANDAs, she also worked to develop and edit Standard Operating Procedures.

Projects by Writing Style
Humorous

Lorraine finds humor in everything and enjoys writing candidly about it. Her best and most humorous writings can be found on her blog at http://www.thisartisticearth.com/blog.html.

Projects by Company Size
Large Business

Lorraine worked as a technical writer for the R&D Department of a one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world. Her work there entailed writing Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in a deadline-driven environment.

Small Business

Lorraine currently works full-time as a Marketing Director for a small nonprofit animal welfare organization with fewer than 50 employees. On a regular basis, she handles press releases, marketing collateral, weekly electronic newsletters, biyearly appeals, website management, and social media marketing.

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