Elizabeth Powell Crowe E-Portfolio

Author, Navarre, Florida

email: EPC@epcrowe.com          
URLs: www.epcrowe.com
Twitter: @ECWriter   
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Career Focus

Writer/Editor responsibilities with a magazine, PR firm, book publisher, or newspaper.

Experience Summary

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


  • 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


Member Florida Public Relations Association. Phi Beta Kappa. Kentucky Press Association 1978: Third Place Sports Feature, Second Place Feature, Weekly Division. 1976 Playgirl Magazine Scholarship, Ninth Place.

Writing Samples & References Available