Linda Quinet

Linda Quinet

Nationality : American and Belgian


Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri
Master's in Communication Management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University

Retired - 2013


April 2002 to 2013 - freelance web site creation and maintenance, copyediting and writing in Paris, France

February, 2001, to April, 2002- independent contractor at AGT Seven design studio at MasterCard, Purchase, NY: proofreading, quality control, corporate style adherence, editing - freelance writing - web site maintenance

American Institute For Foreign Study, Stamford, CT - Web Coordinator - January, 2000, to February, 2001
- created and managed
- wrote, edited, formatted and published editorial material for eight brands under the corporate umbrella, handling material from international subsidiaries and field representatives in various parts of the world
- introduced the potential of the internet as a marketing medium to division heads as it was developing; educated as to best practices, working to meet particular needs and developed strategy
- revamped architecture, updated design using outside designers for templates and added content for new divisions
- coordinated promotions with tele- and data-base marketing to maximize reach

Editorial Director - 1987-2000 also at the Institute
-In charge of a million+ dollars of print products annually including writing/editing and producing catalogs, newsletters, brochures, flyers, posters, presentations, PR releases and ads
- Oversaw production and cutting print costs 30% while maintaining strict adherence to deadlines and high standards for content
- Introduced on-demand printing approaches, customizing materials for clients
- Hired design, photography and print services
- Wrote, edited and formatted content
- As time permitted, developed the corporate web site, which led to my next position

Previous: Staff writer for the Detroit News. Special events for a department store. New York PR agency account executive

SKILLS as assessed as employed

  • Assess informational needs
  • Concept development
  • Write/edit/communicate
  • Computer formatting - software proficiency in Mac versions of Dreamweaver and PhotoShop. Knowledge of PowerPoint and MicrosoftWord
  • Oversee production
  • Marketing/publicity