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Robert S. (Bob) Delaney

 

Overview

Biography

Writer and editor with extensive experience for various types of printed material. Six years as editor for specialty publications (5,000 to 10,000 words). Wrote and edited copy for press releases, media guides, game programs, collateral material, and public service announcements. Experience in historical, media and technical research, along with legal, financial and medical information. Also, extensive experience in public relations for both institutions and agencies. Performed copy writing and editing, project management, media research and contact, and special events for various organizations.

Work experiences

  • Proofreader Current

    With Creatives on Call from July 2008 to present.
    Perform temporary proofreading assignments for various organizations.
  • Proofreader Current

    With The Creative Group from August 2007 to present.
    Perform temporary proofreading assignments for various organizations.
  • Copy Editor & Fact Checker Current

    With Free-Lance from September 2005 to present.
    Contributing editor of Naturally Autistic magazine since early 2010 and volunteer editor of Naturally Autistic online newsletter. Perform editing and fact checking of articles for this magazine, which is published by Naturally Autistic ANCA (www.naturallyautistic.com). Perform copy editing and fact checking of articles for specialist information technology magazines published by Ziff Davis Media on behalf of CDW. Insured conformity with Ziff Davis style guidelines and confirmed facts presented in articles with their authors and sources. Also performed proofreading and fact checking for book projects for St. Martin's Press and Oxford University Press.
  • Telephone Bank Caller

    With Citizens for Jake Zimmerman from March 2011 to April 2011.
    Performed telephone contact services on behalf of a candidate for St. Louis County Assessor. Prior to the election, made calls to likely voters that determined level of candidate's support. On election day, made calls to identified supporters seeing if they have voted yet, or urging them to vote for the candidate if they had not yet done so.
  • Canvasser

    With Charlie Dooley for St. Louis County from July 2010 to November 2010.
    Performed canvassing of residents on behalf of canidate for public office. Talked with residents to gauge support of candidate and recorded statistical information for campaign. Conducted telephone contact of residents to further gauge candidate's level of support. Performed get out the vote contact of voters in final days of campaign.
  • Enumerator

    With U.S. Census Bureau from April 2010 to June 2010.
    Visited residences which had not mailed in their 2010 Census questionnaires. Contacted residents to confirm residential status and numbers of residents at that location.
  • Enumerator

    With US Census Bureau from March 2009 to April 2009.
    Performed door-to-door residential verification service in advance of 2010 Census. Conducted canvass of neighborhood residences to confirm housing status. Updated address lists as applicable to reflect current facts collected during canvassing. Worked with colleagues to complete task 60 percent ahead of schedule.
  • Bookseller

    With Barnes & Noble from June 2006 to January 2007.
    Performed customer service functions for Barnes & Noble store in Chesterfield, Missouri on a part-time basis. Duties included cashier, customer service, and inventory maintenance.
  • Office Assistant

    With Promote Success/Publish for Success from October 2005 to October 2005.
    Provided part-time office assistance on a temporary basis. Tasks included preparing media kits on behalf of a client, compiling web pages mentioning a client's new product, proofreading manuscript of a book for another client, and compiling financial information for the firm.
  • Editor

    With Squadron/Signal Publications from January 2002 to March 2005.
    Edited highly illustrated publications on military hardware (combat aircraft, armored fighting vehicles, warships). Established contact with authors and printing companies. Developed positive working relationships with artists, sales professionals, and publishers. Researched facts, evaluated author submissions, maintained publishing schedules, assembled words and illustrations into document, and implemented changes.
  • Assistant Editor

    With Squadron/Signal Publications from February 1999 to January 2002.
    Worked with editor on producing highly illustrated publications. Assumed greater editorial responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.
  • Public Relations Assistant

    With MultiMedia PR Group from April 1998 to February 1999.
    Aided in planning and implementing public relations on behalf of clients in the hospitality and public services industries. Performed copy writing, media research and contact, and special events planning and implementation.
  • Administrative Assistant

    With Linde Group Temporaries, Office Team, Adecco, Kelly Services from May 1994 to April 1998.
    Performed office assistance and administrative assignments on a contract basis with various organizations. Functions included word processing, telephone operatin, and data entry.
  • Reimbursement Specialist

    With Coram Healthcare from April 1995 to June 1996.
    Contacted home healthcare providers for payment of outstanding medical expenses for this firm's clients. Temp-to-hire position .
  • Project Coordinator

    With Corporate Strategies from March 1993 to May 1994.
    Managed projects for marketing communications agency. Duties included copy writing, media research and contact, creative input, and project management. Established template for standardizing common elements in proposals, while allowing for customization to suit specific prospective client's requirements. This template reduced turnaround time by 50 percent.
  • Director of Information

    With St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference from August 1990 to March 1993.
    Opened information office of intercollegiate athletic conference, which began with six member institutions and soon expanded to eight members. Maintained regular contacts with conference staff, member institutions, and sports media. Reported results of contests involving conference teams, news regarding the conference's staff, and honors to institutions, teams, coaches, and student-athletes.
  • Sports Information Coordinator

    With Webster University from August 1989 to February 1993.
    Promoted intercollegiate athletics activities by NCAA Division III institution to sports media and other institutions. Wrote and distributed press releases and other matierals on the athletic program. Compiled and updated records on the program's teams. Contributed feature articles on the athletic program to the university's internal publications.
  • Sports Correspondent

    With Suburban Journals from June 1986 to July 1990.
    Covered high school, amateur, and recreational sports events, teams, and personalities for six neighborhood newspapers (published twice a week) serving the southern areas of the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri.
  • Sports Information Assistant

    With Saint Louis University from August 1988 to April 1989.
    Assisted in writing and distributing press releases and other materials on the athletic program of an NCAA Division I institution to sports media and other institutions. Performed game management duties for various sporting events.

Skillset

Education/Training
Saint Louis University, Class of 1986, Communication
Mehlville Senior High School, Class of 1982,