MIKE MARCOE



OBJECTIVE

To write and edit educational material in a variety of subjects and media.


EXPERIENCE

1996-Present                                   Precision Information                              Madison, Wis.
Director of Content Development, Writer, Editor
  • Manage database of 2000+ articles, tutorials, and courses in customized publishing
    program.
  • Manage online university of 300+ financial education courses.
  • Write user and administrative manuals for customized programs.
  • Design financial education courses for bank, credit union, and other large  institutional
    clients.
  • Wrote 66 tutorials for the Encyclopedia of Personal Finance, an educational resource
    on CD-ROM. Wrote over 1,000 quiz questions to accompany them.
  • Construct investor education guides.
  • Design and convert books and guides into online learning modules with the Precision  
    Authoring Tool, a custom-publishing program.
  • Wrote 2000+ terms for the EPF’s glossary of investment terminology.
  • Edited thousands of pages of material for content and grammar, using Microsoft Word
    and HTML.
  • Wrote quiz questions for the (Wis.) Governor’s Task Force on Financial Education.
  • Set up customized publishing program and provide account management and
    troubleshooting services to clients.


2005-2007 (contract position)                      Planet Newsletter                          Verona, Wis.
Writer, Outline Creator
  • Wrote articles on personal finance and retirement planning for Sentry Insurance.


2005-2009                                     Peter Lang Publishers                                New York City
Editor
  • Proofread and copy edited scholarly books.


2004-2006                                           Capital City Press                                         Barre, Vt.
Editor
  • Edited multi-volume sets of social science textbooks, using APA, Chicago, and  
             Vancouver styles.


2001-2002                   University of Wisconsin Learning Innovations             Madison, Wis.
Ad Hoc Editor
  • Edited course books for UW classes, using the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Corresponded with professors and formatted manuscripts in Microsoft Word.


2000-2001                                       Facts That Matter, Inc.                      Lake Geneva, Wis.
Writer, Proofreader
  • Wrote 13 articles on American life for The Rating Game.
  • Edited proofs and researched film clips for Their First Time in the Movies.


1996-1999                                         WHA-TV                                                  Madison, Wis.
Copy Writer
  • Wrote ad copy for annual spring television auctions.


1994-1997                                          Open Arms, Inc.                                Beaver Dam, Wis.
Writer, Editor
  • Co-wrote company policy and procedure manual.
  • Wrote and edited company newsletter.


1994-Present                                       Self-Employed                                      Madison, Wis.
Writer, Content Editor, Copy Editor
  • Wrote cultural articles for Volume 1 magazine and Dollar Stretcher magazine.
  • Wrote and edited policy and procedure for Open Arms, Inc.
  • Wrote reviews of new books for the Internet Review of Books.
  • Wrote several dozen SEO definitions for Investor Glossary.
  • Co-wrote grant application to the Ford Foundation, on behalf of the CLIMB program.
  • Copy edited the Journal of Investment Consulting, November/December 2002.
  • Edited several fiction books and anthologies.
  • Revised and edited resumes for individuals.



EDUCATION

August 1999                   University of Wisconsin–Madison                          Madison, Wis.
  • B.A. in English. GPA of 3.4. Additional work in copy editing, psychology, journalism,
    Spanish, and martial arts.