Carolyn Crapo

caromarie at rocketmail dot com

 

Profile


I am a polished, experienced, and adaptable writer and researcher who has covered a wide range of topics in a variety of industries, with a concentration in corporate communications and finance. Currently, I am working for a financial services consulting company and I have reported on financial markets for one of the world’s leading business information companies. I am an active member of the New York Financial Writers’ Association and serve on its Board. I work very well with teams, and enjoy working on both projects and ongoing tasks.


  1. Learned to write quickly and accurately for daily, weekly, monthly and project deadlines.

  2. Can write business strategy, news, or profile articles about a wide variety of topics.

  3. Edited or written documentation, guidebooks, brochures, and policy manuals.

  4. Created advanced Quark reports, PowerPoint presentations and websites in Mac iWeb and GoDaddy.

  5. Works easily with various types of databases, and readily learns new applications and software.

  6. Very cognizant of matters of style and vocabulary.

  7. Excellent at articulating various views, eliminating potential misunderstandings, and clarifying evolving nuances in stories.

  8. Works to crystallize diverse information given about a policy, product, or procedure into a clear message.

  9. Able to tailor complex ideas to an audience in accordance with management specifications and goals.



Experience


2012-PRESENT: Marketing Associate                                                  DUBICK & ASSOCIATES, NEW YORK, NY

  1. Executive assistant, writer, and researcher at consulting company that focuses on helping financial services firms identify and maximize distribution and marketing opportunities to financial advisors.

  2. Write articles profiling C-level executives, industry trends, and practice management tips for the Options Industry Council, the educational arm of the Options Clearing Corporation.

  3. Assist in assembling online surveys and summarizing executive interviews for research study of advisors’ use of closed-end funds for Nuveen Investments.

  4. Conduct or assisting in conducting interviews of top executives in the field of financial services.

  5. Edit and contribute articles to company newsletter on trends in social media and many other topics

  6. Rebuilt and administer company website using GoDaddy.

  7. Create newsletter and manage and track distribution via MyEmma service.

  8. Assist with travel arrangements, meetings, logistical challenges, and other services for President of the company.


2010-2011: Editor and Researcher                                                       DM PUBLIC RELATIONS, NEW YORK, NY

  1. Edited and wrote press releases and client updates for one of the leading environmentally-concentrated public relations firms in New York.

  2. Researched media trends and help pitch stories to reporters and publications.

  3. Assisted with website updates in editorial and technical capacities.


2008-2009: Publications Support Analyst                            INSURANCE SERVICES OFFICE, JERSEY CITY, NJ

  1. Implemented quality assurance of risk data, decision support information and analytics for the largest data provider to the insurance industry in the United States.

  2. Expedited informational bulletins on tight deadlines, improving efficiency by at least 30%.


2007 (On Contract): Writer and Editor                                                                                               NEW YORK, NY

  1. Fine-tuned articles and wrote for such publications as Market News and Pharmaceutical Executive.

  2. Executed various administrative duties via placement agencies for diverse businesses, including completing presentations, creating databases with Excel and Salesforce, and being responsible for mail and filing duties.


JUNE 2006-NOVEMBER 2006 (On Contract): Financial Writer, Technical Assistant

                                                              THOMSON FINANCIAL STRATEGIC RESEARCH UNIT, NEW YORK, NY

  1. Wrote detailed, 1000+ word daily reports on the equity markets in Canada, covering earnings, mergers, and commodities.

  2. Created special reports on advanced financial topics such as hedge funds; critiqued research of others.

  3. Responsible for authoring 400+ word weekly essay on global equities markets as well as monthly national reports.

  4. Formatted reports in Quark and Excel for international subscribers.


JANUARY 2006-MAY 2006: Research Manager                 CHARLES RIVER CONSULTANTS, NEW YORK, NY

  1. Chief researcher for the President at this multinational technical and communications solutions company with Fortune 500 clients.

  2. Expedited research and wrote reports on wide variety of topics ranging from telecommunications, technology, real estate, construction, foreign economies, to geography and media.

  3. Created and maintained large databases in Excel and Salesforce of job functions and assignments for three countries.


2005  (On Contract): Administrative and Executive Assistant                                                          NEW YORK, NY

  1. Various administrative duties via placement agencies for a variety of businesses, including executive support in such companies as Digitas and Casino New York. Advanced database and graphics skills required.


2003-2004: Editorial Coordinator, Creative Marketing Specialist                                ELSEVIER, NEW YORK, NY

  1. Generated approximately 500 reports for innovative medical database used by subscribers for major global science publishing firm.

  2. Managed Matching Gifts program for Elsevier’s U.S. and international offices.

  3. Collaborated with Creative Marketing Director in administration of foundation grants.


2001: Presentation Specialist, Technical Support                     BARSA CONSULTING GROUP, PURCHASE, NY

  1. Prepared and edited elaborate technical PowerPoint presentations for president of this leading IBM partner company for delivery at national midrange shop conventions.


1999-2000: Research Analyst, Drug Intelligence Unit          

                                                                                                  CENTERWATCH.COM (THOMSON), BOSTON, MA

  1. Reported on industry news for the leading Web and print reporter on clinical trials.

  2. Researched the Web for reliable websites, contacts, and updates for various company publications.

  3. Managed monthly updates of information in drug compendium and publications using press releases, sponsor contacts, study results and websites.


Education


Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA: Bachelor of Arts in English, graduated cum laude.

The Bronx High School of Science, New York.

Mac Learning Center, New York: Graphics Specialist Certificate.


Technical Skills


GRAPHICS SOFTWARE: QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Dimensions, Frontpage, basic HTML, Final Cut Pro.

BUSINESS SOFTWARE:  GoDaddy, MyEmma, Thomson One, Salesforce, Dice/Monster, Windows Office Suite including advanced Access, Excel, and PowerPoint in Windows 95, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010.


Societies


New York Financial Writers’ Association (elected to Board in 2014), Wellesley College Alumnae Association.