I like working with stories. Any stage of the process, from research to outlining, drafting, editing; most subjects, fiction or non; or working with others to edit and improve their work; this is the work that motivates me. Because they involve both visual and verbal elements, I am particularly interested in video/film and stage. I also find it exciting to share my knowledge with others, and act as a mentor, coach and cheerleader for people new to or early in their careers. At the same time, I very much enjoy anything to do with computers and digital technology.
Writing: Video/Audio scripting; fiction; articles (including research) (technical, book reviews/literary, medical, political, history); social media content; website content; brochures, marketing and ad copy; resumes and cover letters; business plans.
Marketing: Strategy, management, tactics.
Copy Editing: Books; articles; resumes, cover letters. Fiction and non-fiction.
Shoot: ENG or multi-camera. Variety of cameras, video and still. Lighting, directing.
Edit: Short form or long; Avid, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro. Samples available.
Web Architecture & Usability: Using Axure, create wireframes and site structure; user journeys; card sorts; persona creation. Content strategy and creation.
Website Creation: Using a variety of content management system platforms, can build a site from scratch, or manage your existing site.
Performance: On-camera talent: hosting, acting, news, wraps, spots, training, presentation. On-stage: acting and directing, presentation, meeting/MC, improv. Voice-over: everything from training to spots to characters.
Producing, Directing: Stage and video. Single or multi-camera. Field producing, studio, stage. Directing for theater, studio and field shoots.
Teaching: Secondary English (emphasis on writing), History, Acting for Adults.
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MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE
2010 - present
2010 - present
freelance - contract
2012 - present
Working with a variety of clients - website creation and management, social media, video/audio production, seminars, webinars, and a wide variety of other projects.
information architect, project lead and content manager
2004 - 2013
Led the launch of the Syracuse University College of Law website; the Le Moyne College website; developed a tool for remote training on medical products for Welch Allyn; managed day to day site updates for Hand Held Products (later Honeywell).
Partner/owner. All digital work: video and audio, web, CD development for training applications. Text book writing and layout. Newsletters.
robert burns training, inc.
WCNY TV, TimeWarner TV
Produced, wrote and hosted a variety of shows and series: multi-camera specials, national level documentaries, a long-running regional series on business, a daily call-in show, a computer call-in show, a magazine show. Field, studio, remote truck.
Concentration in theater and writing.