Marni C
Editor #46
Jamaica Plain, MA
Joined 11/22/2011
6 Star Rating
11,078 Projects
Marni C is a meticulous editor with a keen eye for detail and a passion for excellence. She got in on the ground floor of the electronic learning industry (back when it was known as computer-based training) and has gone on to manage, mentor and edit the work of dozens of documentation writers, e-learning specialists and freelancers. In her own right, she is an articulate writer and resourceful researcher who absorbs complex technical information and relays it understandably to non-experts. She is also a seasoned e-learning professional who designs engaging and effective educational programs. Over the course of her career, she has written and edited a variety of materials, from newsletter and feature articles to technical documentation and electronic courses on a wide range of topics, including health care, insurance, banking, derivatives trading, and the law. She has worked for hospitals, publishing houses, software companies and e-learning developers, and has a particular interest in medicine and other scientific topics. Whatever the subject matter, she aims to ensure that the material is clear, concise and appropriate for the target audience. She has a reputation as a stickler for accuracy, consistency and adherence to standards, and she is well-versed in AP and APA style. Marni has a master’s degree in educational communication and technology from New York University’s School of Education, Health, Nursing and Arts Professions and a dual bachelor’s degree in public relations and psychology from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and School of Arts and Sciences. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and is an alumna of Hunter College High School in New York City.

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Interests

Marni is particularly interested in education and the health sciences. She volunteers as a tutor in the Women's Education Center at Rosie's Place in Boston, helping women prepare for the math, reading and writing sections of the GED. She also leads crocheting workshops.

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Education

New York University

Completed master's degree in educational communication and technology at New York University's School of Education, Health, Nursing and Arts Professions, with a focus on adult education. Received Centennial Scholar scholarship.

Syracuse University

Obtained dual bachelor's degree in public relations and psychology from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences. Graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Tau Alpha honorary societies. Wrote an occasional column for The Daily Orange, and was a Traditions Commission officer. Co-wrote the 1982 Goon Show.

Education

1,138 Projects Completed

Marni has worked for more than 25 years in educational publishing, educational software, and e-learning, editing materials for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Elsevier, Park Row Publishers, AIG, Summit Systems, Citibank, Cognistar, SmartPros and New York Life. See resume for details.

Software

843 Projects Completed

At Elsevier, Marni trained authors, coordinated reviews, edited text, and tested computerized nursing simulations and test review software. At McGraw-Hill, she orchestrated educational software development from design through distribution, including editing text and quality assurance testing. At AIG, she shepherded the claims systems documentation group from paper to electronic delivery, developed online help and computer-based training for proprietary systems, and supervised CBT developers and documentation writers. At Summit Systems, she wrote and updated end-user documentation for derivatives trading, risk analysis and back-office financial software. At Cognistar, she edited hundreds of online courses for lawyers and others.

Health

595 Projects Completed

Marni wrote newsletter and feature articles for hospital publications, spotlighting innovative treatments and exceptional members of Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital’s community. She also wrote press releases, brochures and public service announcements for the hospital. Wrote newsletter articles, press releases and annual report contents for SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Recruited and trained authors, coordinated content reviews, edited text, and conducted quality assurance testing for computerized nursing simulations and test review software at Elsevier Science Publishing Co. Coordinated seminars, symposia and proceedings for continuing medical education programs at Park Row Publishers. Supervised manuscript development, evaluated book proposals, and edited medical dictionary entries at Wiley.

Medical

557 Projects Completed

Marni wrote newsletter and feature articles for hospital publications, spotlighting innovative treatments and exceptional members of Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital’s community. She also wrote press releases, brochures and public service announcements for the hospital. She wrote newsletter articles, press releases and annual report contents for SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Recruited and trained authors, coordinated content reviews, edited text, and conducted quality assurance testing for computerized nursing simulations and test review software at Elsevier Science Publishing Co. Coordinated seminars, symposia and proceedings for continuing medical education programs at Park Row Publishers. Supervised manuscript development, evaluated book proposals, and edited medical dictionary entries at Wiley.

Publishing

409 Projects Completed

At Elsevier, Marni recruited and trained authors, coordinated content reviews, edited text, and conducted quality assurance testing for computerized nursing simulations and test review software. At Wiley she supervised manuscript development, evaluated book proposals, and edited medical dictionary entries. At Park Row Publishers, she coordinated seminars, symposia and proceedings for continuing medical education programs. At McGraw-Hill, she orchestrated educational software development from design through distribution, with sole responsibility for editing text and conducting quality assurance testing. Marni also supervised computerized test bank and study guide development.

Legal

375 Projects Completed

At Cognistar/SmartPros Legal & Ethics, Marni edited hundreds of online courses for lawyers and others. She streamlined the development process, reducing turnaround time by more than 75 percent. She conducted and coordinated quality assurance testing of courses, e-learning delivery systems, and learning management systems. She established and maintained a wiki to document key procedures. She trained and supervised course developers. And she spearheaded a webcasting initiative that delivered more than 30 live webcasts and archives in less than a year. Clients included law firms such as Pillsbury and Skadden, and organizations such as AIPLA and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Insurance

191 Projects Completed

Marni shepherded AIG's claims systems documentation group from a paper-based operation to full-fledged electronic delivery, leading the development of online help and computer-based training for proprietary insurance claims systems. Supervised 8 CBT developers and documentation writers, ensuring usability, coherence, accuracy, consistency and adherence to standards, while maintaining a hands-on presence in design and development.

Bio/Pharm

39 Projects Completed

During her tenure at Park Row Publishers, Marni coordinated seminars, symposia and proceedings for continuing medical education programs, including editing transcripts and proceedings for such clients as DuPont Pharmaceuticals, Burroughs Wellcome, Searle, Eli Lilly and Glaxo.

Banking

29 Projects Completed

Marni created exemplary training materials for Citibank’s Global Cash & Trade curriculum and online banking service. Materials included PowerPoint presentations, leader guides and documentation.

Blog Post

1,600 Projects Completed

Marni has edited hundreds of blog posts covering a wide range of topics for a variety of organizations.

Web Page

1,445 Projects Completed

Marni has edited countless web pages for all sorts of companies, including tech firms, manufacturers, universities, medical and legal practices, financial services firms, and a wine investment advisory service.

Article

1,426 Projects Completed

Marni has edited articles on a myriad of topics for newspapers, newsletters, magazines, playbills, websites and more.

Press Release

574 Projects Completed

Marni wrote her first press release while serving as an intern at a small advertising agency in high school. Since then, she has written and edited press releases for all types of organizations. Using her strong knowledge of AP style and journalistic writing, she strives to make press releases newsworthy as well as promotional.

Newsletter Content

540 Projects Completed

With her strong command of AP Style, Marni gives newsletters a polished, journalistic tone. She regularly edits newsletters for school districts and financial services firms. In the past, she has edited newsletters for hospitals, a wine advisory service, and many other types of organizations.

Product Description

539 Projects Completed

Marni has edited descriptions for all types of products, including clothing, housewares, and high-tech gadgets. These descriptions have appeared in catalogs and on websites.

Brochure

281 Projects Completed

Marni has edited brochures for organizations such as tech firms, manufacturers, medical practices, universities and hospitals.

Email Copy

144 Projects Completed

With the ever-increasing popularity of email marketing, Marni has edited her fair share of email copy, promoting everything from financial management services to online music venue marketing.

Script/Video

112 Projects Completed

Marni has written and edited voice-over scripts for numerous online corporate training courses.

White Paper

67 Projects Completed

Marni has edited white papers for tech firms, medical device manufacturers, relocation firms, and more.

Presentation

59 Projects Completed

With a background in educational communication, Marni edits PowerPoints and similar types of presentations so that they convey the most important points without excess verbiage. She has edited presentations for a wide range of companies and nonprofits.

Book

53 Projects Completed

From a three-volume academic treatise to medical texts, e-books and children's books, Marni has experience editing books on a wide range of subjects in a variety of formats.

Webinar

35 Projects Completed

Marni spearheaded a webcasting initiative for Cognistar that delivered more than 30 live educational webcasts and their archives in less than one year. These webinars covered a variety of continuing legal education topics. Marni has also edited webinar transcripts for WriterAccess.

Annual Report

14 Projects Completed

Marni has edited annual reports for hospitals, nonprofits and corporations.

Radio Spot

13 Projects Completed

Marni has edited scripts for radio and TV ads and public service announcements.

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