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Kevin R.

Schwartz
Kevin.schwartz1@gmail.com
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Education
Boston University
M.S. in Print Journalism – Currently matriculating
Boston College
B.A. in English and Communication
Canterbury English
TEFL Certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Objective: To find an entry level job writing or fact-checking for a magazine.


Relevant Work Experience

Contributing Writer

 Commonwealth Magazine, The Milford Daily News, The MetroWest Daily News, and Watertown
Patch.

4/06-Present Edit. Asst., Biochemistry, American Chemical Society/Boston University, (P/T) Boston, MA

 Facilitated all aspects of the peer-review process, including preparing manuscripts for
assessment by the Associate Editor, maintaining files, and corresponding with authors and
reviewers.
 Responsible for all administrative aspects of Current Topics articles, including soliciting
manuscripts, maintaining database, and creating annual report for the Editorial Board.

9/2008-Present Chemistry Department Colloquium Series Coordinator, Boston University, Boston MA


 Coordinated all aspects of department Colloquium Series including scheduling, travel,
accommodations, and receptions.
 Maintained web pages for all department seminars.
 Created new web profile template for faculty profiles with emphasis on reaching out to
graduate students.
 Created new poster template to advertise Colloquium Series seminars, and supervised
creation of posters for special seminars with Creative Services department.

9/04- 5/05 English Language Teacher, Emerson Academy, Madrid, Spain


 Taught English language to groups of international students ranging in age from 10 to 55
years old, from beginning to upper-intermediate level.
 Developed individualized curriculums based on students’ skills, interests, and time-
constraints.
 Designed worksheets to assess and improve students’ skills.

8/03 Freelance Copy Writer, BzzAgent Word-of-Mouth Marketing, Boston, MA


 Wrote copy for entire six-page marketing pamphlet that provided the foundation
for Mailblocks.com word-of-mouth advertising campaign kit. Pamphlet contained
product description, target demographics, marketing strategies and outline of
incentives, and was sent to over 1000 internet-based agents. Mailblocks.com
later renewed the campaign.
5/03-8/03 Writing intern, BzzAgent Word-of-Mouth Marketing, Boston, MA
 Wrote copy for marketing pamphlets sent to over 1000 internet-based agents.
 Edited business reports, marketing pamphlets, online surveys, and internet copy.
 Critiqued and evaluated thirty reports per day sent in by internet-based agents detailing
field experience. Responded with tips to improve their word-of-mouth marketing, as well
as the content and clarity of reports.
 Assisted in creation of marketing plans, involving identifying target demographics, hooks,
and overall marketing strategies.
Kevin R. Schwartz
Kevin.schwartz1@gmail.com
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Computer Skills
 Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
 Experienced in Microsoft Access, Quark, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity and Soundslides

Foreign Languages
 Proficient in Spanish.

Volunteer/Interests
 Completed first two sections of Shambhala Training, a Buddhist meditation program that
introduces students to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings through a set of successive
weekend programs and longer retreats. This included 12 programs.
 Coordinated and staffed meditation programs at the Shambhala Center, and periodically
led a discussion group for young adults interested in Buddhism.

References and writing samples available upon request.