Elizabeth P. Crowe
Writer/Editor responsibilities with a magazine, web presence/PR firm, book publisher, or newspaper.
Detail-oriented Communications Specialist with a history of success in corporate communications, marketing, advertising, and editing and proofreading for diverse industries. Expertise in communications, public relations and documents. Demonstrates ability to work within deadlines, work independently, and work with a team. Outstanding administrative skills, multitasking ability and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Excel, Word, FrontPage, PowerPoint, and HTML.
Education and Training
B.A., With Distinction, College of Communications, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 1976
Education and Training Proofreading and Editing, Huntsville, AL 1989
Management Skills for Women, Huntsville, AL 1988
Handling Problem Employees, Huntsville, AL 1987
Proofreading and Editing, Huntsville, AL 1989
Newsletter Workshop, Huntsville, AL 1985
Proofreading Workshop, Huntsville, AL 1984
Editing Workshop, Huntsville, AL 1986
Freelance writer, author and speaker 1976-present
Communications Director, St. Ann Catholic Parish, 2005-2008
All internal and external communications and public relations for a parish of 2,500. Newsletters, press releases, photos, and bulletins.
Author, Genealogy Online (Osborne/McGraw-Hill), Nine Editions 1994-2010
Co-author, Information for Sale with John Everett (Windcrest, McGraw-Hill) 1994
Author, The Electronic Traveller (TAB Books) 1993.
Staff Writer, Navarre Press 2004 – 2005. General Assignment Reporter. Honorable Mention, FPA 2005.
NASA Faculty Fellowship Program, Huntsville, AL 2003 – 2004
Created PowerPoint presentation of NFFP’s statistics and activities for 2003 Annual Meeting. Designed, wrote and produced NFFP 2003 Annual Report. Analyzed data for NFFP administrators.
Home Buddies, Inc., Huntsville, AL 2003
Collected, edited and revised internal documents for consistency. Designed, wrote and produced company manual on CDROM and paper.
Assisted in internal corporate communications.
District Administration Magazine, Norwalk, CT 2001 – 2003
Wrote monthly product announcements. Wrote longer, in-depth review of technical products. Wrote feature stories.
Genealogical Computing Magazine, Salt Lake City, UT 2001-Present
Wrote feature articles.
MyFamily.com, Salt Lake City, UT 1999-2000
Researched, collected, edited and posted to Web 20 headlines about genealogy, ancestry and family history each weekday.
Computer Currents, Emeryville, CA 1994 – 2000
Contributing Editor and columnist. Wrote Net Surfer, twice-monthly column on on-line experience and techniques. Wrote twice monthly sidebar on “Internet Basics.” Wrote Reviews of World Wide Web Pages and CD-ROM titles. Wrote Cover and Feature stories as assigned.
Society of Logistics Engineers, Huntsville, AL 1984-1991
Publications Director for a professional, non-profit society.
Responsible for all publications including editing, design and layout, proofreading, printing and mailing.
Sold advertising; oversaw subscription sales. Increased annual income from $5,000 to $10,000. Responsible for internal and external public relations, including press releases. Conducted chapter newsletter workshops.
Created recruitment brochures, electronic bulletin board and other projects as needed.
Managed budget of $100,000+ per year. Worked with Ventura desktop publishing system.
C. A. Parshall, Fort Knox, KY 1980-1982
Designed, wrote and tested printed, self-paced lessons for U. S. Army.
News Reporter. Elizabethtown, Shelbyville & Lexington, KY 1975-1980
Covered sports, politics, lifestyles, features, breaking news.
Freelance Experience Editor of TVGS’ Valley Leaves 1986-1990
Writer: Feature stories for Northwest Florida’s Business Climate, Pensacola Home and Garden, Independent Business Magazine, C|Net Online, Journal of Online Genealogy, Civil War Times Illustrated. 1980 -- Present
Feature stories for The Huntsville Times, 1988 and Huntsville Parent 1992
Part-time copy editor for The Huntsville Times 1988
Syndicated columnist on computers 1982-1986
Public relations consultant for Redstone Arsenal Chaplain’s Office 1983-1984
Wrote company brochure for Control Dynamics, Huntsville, AL, 1984
Co-editor and co-publisher of 56-page quarterly journal on genealogy, LeDespenser, circulation 500 1981-1987
Political advertisement copy and voice-overs 1980
Publicity and newsletters for various local civic groups, including Hospice of Elizabethtown, KY, and Huntsville Greenways. 1978 – 1990; Communications Chair and Webmaster, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church 1995 – 2004; Communications and Webmaster, St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church 2006-present
Phi Beta Kappa. Kentucky Press Association 1978: Third Place Sports Feature, Second Place Feature, Weekly Division. 1976 Playgirl Magazine Scholarship, Ninth Place.