M.A. Education (Teaching English) / Cross-cultural Studies, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.
B.B.A. Finance / Economics, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
Cambridge Royal Society of the Arts CELTA Certificate, London.
ENGLISH EDITING AND TRAINING
Editor / Business Owner, Write-Right! Providing English editing and writing services to businesses, universities, non-profit and political organizations, research institutes, professional writers and other professionals. (2001 - present)
Business English Trainer, Write-Right! Training. Providing specialized training to business people, with an emphasis on actual / relevant needs, including grammar, vocabulary, fluency, phrases for negotiations, meetings, presentations, cultural issues, writing, editing and more. (2000 - present)
In the US: Academic Writing / Business English Instructor, Seattle University, Seattle, WA. (1998 - 1999) Academic Instructor, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA. (1997)
In Japan: Instructor / Trainer, NOVA ICI, Kyoto and Nagasaki Japan. (1993 - 1996)
ANALYTICAL / BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
Research Analyst / Portfolio Manager & Partner, Curran Group Ltd., Chicago, IL. Managed a 40m USD equity portfolio (including derivatives) specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Assessed financial, economic, political and antitrust factors affecting M & A activity. Performed detailed analyses on companies using pro-forma earnings and cash-flow projections as well as multiple "synergy analyses". Established and maintained a proprietary research database, generated reports, made presentations, and trained research staff. (1986 - 1989)
Research Consultant, Jubilee 2000/USA, Washington, DC.
Researched legislative proposals as well as debt-related economic statistics. Advised supporters nationwide on formulating legislative/local actions. Helped coordinate media events. Prepared and edited materials for the website. (1999)
Futures Analyst / Broker, REFCO, Seattle, WA. Advised clients on investment strategies based on economic and political factors, as well as on specific client needs. Managed client accounts and trading-desk orders. Wrote and edited office correspondence. (1991-1992)
Business Manager / Traffic Coordinator, KSNO Radio, Aspen, CO. Managed business operations, including A/R and A/P, budget projections, income statements and ledgers, as well as all traffic coordination. (1989 - 1990)
Customer Service / Cashier, First National Bank, Iowa City, IA (1985 - 1986)
MS Word, DOS, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook; Corel WordPerfect, Enable database, NOVA Education Software, Adobe Photoshop, Allaire HomeSite, ERIC database and SAS statistical-regression programs.
Intermediate proficiency in German and Japanese, and beginning-level Spanish.
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