Resume

SUSAN E. KATZ

Skills:

  • Extensive Professional Editing, Writing, and Proofreading Experience (Published – see list)
  • Computers:   Microsoft Office, Various Programs (typing-75 wpm)
  • Excellent Client Relations and Customer Service
  • Detail Oriented
  • Superlative Interpersonal Skills
  • Highly Organized
  • Exceptional Work Ethic
  • Experienced Instructor

Editor, Writer, Proofreader:

Professional Editor-Writer-Proofreader.  Over forty years’ experience writing, editing, and proofreading business documents, correspondence, brochures, proposals, books, and more.

Published Articles

Editorial for ABQ Free Press, 2/24/16: My Life in Lines at Food Banks

[During a horrible time in my life (2013), I fell on hard times and needed help from food banks.  It was the most embarrassing time in my life.  After putting this bad experience well behind me, I decided to use my writing talent to tell my story and perhaps help others.]

Cover story for New Mexico Voice, 11/12/04

Op-Ed piece for Albuquerque Journal, 4/23/96: Pet Overpopulation is Everyone’s Problem

Self-employed, Unicorn Editing and Writing, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

Client: Rosemary Nevara, B.S.Ed., M.Ed. Edited a deck of oracle cards to be sold.

Client:  Organizational Rebel, LLC.  Wrote promotional email templates.

Client:  D. Inui Moss, Author.  Edited her novel, The Café.  Rewrote many sections.

Self-employed, Los Angeles, California

Client:  Pat Heim, Ph.D., Heim & Associates, Pacific Palisades, CA.  Edited a published business book co-written by Dr. Heim.  Also designed and edited her brochure.  Wrote letters, edited and rewrote articles, books, proposals, and other documents.  

Client:  Aging Information Services, Santa Monica, CA.  Wrote letters, edited and rewrote articles, proposals, and other documents.  Edited staff members’ documents, and assisted in the creative process on various projects.  Responsible for final proofreading.

Independent Projects:

Pet Speak:  Wrote, edited, hosted, produced, and directed a half-hour television program on Albuquerque’s Community Channel.  Produced fourteen original episodes.

Pet Spot:  Wrote, edited, and presented a regularly featured program on University of New Mexico’s public radio station.

Argo’s Pet Forum:  Co-wrote, edited, and published this pet care magazine.

Screenwriter:  The Killing Doubt

Instructor

Unicorn Editing and Writing, LLC – Workshops.

Hughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo, CA.  Taught “Introduction to Computers,” an informal class to our users.

Above-mentioned Pet Speak and Pet Spot.  My shows were highly educational, in that I taught people how to be responsible pet owners.  By intercutting an interview with my veterinarian, I gave comprehensive information on the need to spay/neuter, why declawing is a horrendously cruel practice, basic pet care during different seasons, and more.

Feren Studios, Albuquerque, NM.  Taught an Improvisation Class, based on the Sanford Meisner method of “Moment-to-Moment.”

American Bartenders School, Los Angeles, CA.  After taking the bartending course, I wound up becoming an instructor at the same school.

Acting and Public Speaking

  • Pet Speak
  • Pet Spot
  • Performed in some plays and commercials
  • Performed Stand-Up Comedy: Laffs Comedy Club, Albuquerque,NM and The Comedy Store, Hollywood, CA.

Formal Acting Training

Price Hall:  On-Camera Scene Study; Monologues; Auditioning Techniques, Albuquerque, NM

Women in Comedy Workshop:  Comedy Store, Hollywood, CA; Original Routine

Bobbi Morris Commercial Workshops, Los Angeles, CA: 

Advanced On-Camera, with Kip King; Beginning On-Camera, with Bobbi Morris

Professional Artists Groups, Hollywood, CA:

            Television and Film Workshop, On-Camera with Cliff Osmond

            Auditioning Techniques, On-Camera with Joe Reich

Matt Chait, Hollywood, CA:

            Extensive Improvisation Workshop (using the Meisner Method); Scene Study

Feren Studios, Albuquerque, NM:

            Advanced On-Camera Acting and Auditioning Techniques

Volunteer Experience:

  • Albuquerque Community Television Channel, produced “Pet Speak,” Albuquerque, NM
  • University of New Mexico’s Public Radio Station, produced “Pet Spot,” Albuquerque, NM
  • Alliance Against Animal Abuse, Albuquerque, NM
  • Pet Over-Population Prevention (POPP), Kennewick, WA
  • Vortex Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • Adult Day Care, Prescott, AZ

Additional Training:

Private Pilot’s License, Santa Monica, CA

College:  English, Writing, and Computer Classes, Los Angeles, CA