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Nancy@AshmoreInk.com
925 Ivanhoe Drive
Northfield, MN 55057

 
NANCY J. ASHMORE, FREELANCE WRITER / EDITOR

As publications manager at St. Olaf College and before that as director of publications at Carleton College (both located in Northfield, Minn.), I oversaw the writing, editing, design and production of hundreds of print and electronic publications annually while managing budgets totaling more than $200,000. My responsibilities encompassed everything from student recruitment materials and the college catalog to special events communications and publications in support of a $125 million campaign.

During my tenures at these two nationally renowned liberal arts colleges, I served as editor of their alumni magazines and edited a weekly campus print and web newsletter for St. Olaf employees. I was also the St. Olaf College “stylemaster,” the person designated to advise campus writers on capitalization, punctuation and other style issues connected with non-scholarly, mass-media publications and correspondence written for and about St. Olaf College.
I began my career in New York City where I served first as an editorial assistant for a noted publisher of reference books and then as an editor at the Consulate General of Japan. There I wrote and produced The Japan Report, a biweekly, eight-page newsletter for Americans on Japanese politics, economics, and culture, in addition to handling speech writing, news analysis and research.
As a freelancer and volunteer, I have crafted the public relations materials of a progressive private school (K-5) and text for the web site of a startup e-business. I’ve also edited a variety of books, including a history of reproductive politics in Puerto Rico, a study guide on comparative politics for Advanced Placement™ students, novels and a short story anthology.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Ashmore Ink, January 2003 to present, owner/operator
St. Olaf College, October 1989 to January 2003, publications manager/senior communications specialist
Carleton College, September 1976 to October 1989, publications director
Consulate General of Japan, New York, N.Y., February 1973 to August 1976, editor, The Japan Report
Gale Research Company, New York, N.Y., September 1972 to January 1973, editorial assistant/photo researcher

TECHNICAL SKILLS / RESOURCES
Apple Macintosh computing platform, plus scanner, CD burner, digital imaging resources, color printing
Microsoft Office v. X word processing program
Photoshop 7.0 image editing
Dreamweaver MX web construction software
Adobe Pagemaker layout and production program
Quark layout and production program
DSL Internet Access

REFERENCES
Available upon request
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