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Martha Maeda

Author, Co-Author or Editor (2008 - 2011) of over 15  books for Atlantic Publishing (see below). Articles and ad copy for Performance One Marketing, Inc..

New World Encyclopedia 3/06 – 3/09:  Wrote, re-wrote or edited more than 1,000 encyclopedia articles (1,500 to 20,000 words each) for the online New World Encyclopedia, on topics including Western, Arabic, Indian, Jewish, Chinese and Japanese philosophy, culture and history of Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia, geography, business and economic history. Articles available on request.

World’s Fair for Kids 9/05 to 2/06, Director of Sponsor Relations:  Reviewed and implemented sponsor contracts, including placement of sponsor in advertising campaigns; collected specifications for exhibits; liaised with event production team; created flyers, posters, ads and copy; assisted with promotions, sweepstakes and other publicity.  Established and maintained good working relationship with each sponsor.

Orlando Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau  (now Visit Orlando)

8/93 to 8/05  Web Developent Coordinator: Seven years as a customer service representative assisting tourists and travel agents in person, by telephone and email; and  nine years as an assistant and coordinator for development of all aspects of the Orlando CVB website. Assisted OOCCVB staff to formulate proposals and create flow charts for Web site projects; communicated with software vendors and support staff to resolve problems and clarify instructions; wrote manuals for Web site applications; documented Web project meetings and projects; collected  content for online ads and articles; maintained project schedules.  Work on the Web site included copy editing, domain name registration, search engine submission, extensive research, analysis of competitors’ web sites, web traffic reporting, ad management, database maintenance, and creation of reports.  I developed a system of macros to streamline personalized email responses to tourism inquiries, and created a reporting system in Access to track online ticket sales.  I also provided support and database maintenance for OOCCVB Meeting Planner Web site.

Education:  BA in History from Northwestern University, various software training certificates
Languages: Spanish (spoken and written), French (spoken and written), Japanese (spoken)
Office Skills:  Typing 60 WPM, Excel, Access, Power Point, databases, web site reporting software (Funnelweb, Omniture SiteCatalyst), ad-serving and reporting software (AdvertPro, Overture) and  email software (ListServe and Gammadyne).
Writing, editing, copy writing: Writing samples available upon request.

Sales Experience:1993-1996 Soliciting and managing host families for Japanese, French and Brazilian foreign exchange students in Orlando.

1991-1992 Zimbabwe: Wholesale office supplies to all types of businesses; accounts receivable.

Teaching experience: Teaching English language classes at a language school in Japan and in Africa; tutoring immigrants in Australia and in the US. From 2001 to the present, I have been responsible for creating and teaching a Sunday school curriculum for children ages 4 – 14.

Basic Guide to Investing in ETFs  (2008) - Author

Basic Guide to Investing in Bonds (2009) - Author

How to Wipe Out Student Loans (2009) - Author

250 Real Estate Forms and Contracts (2010) - Editor

Complete Guide to IRAs and IRA Investing (2010) - Author

Complete Guide to Spotting Accounting Fraud & Cover-Ups  (2010) - Author

How to Solar Power Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply  (2010) - Author

Preventing Foreclosure on Your Home (2010) - Co-author

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Personal Financial Planning Business  (2011) - Editor

How to Settle Your Credit Card Debt for Pennies on the Dollar  (2011) - Author

Encyclopedia of Small Business Forms and Agreements (2011) - Author

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Independent Record Label (2011) - Author

Private Mortgage Investing Revised 2nd Edition (2011) - Editor

The Complete Guide to Currency Trading & Investing REVISED 2ND EDITION  (2011) - Co-author

How to Design and Build a Green Office Building  (2011) - Editor

The Complete Guide to Green Building & Remodeling Your Home (2011) - Author


Manitoba Memories (2011) - Editor

Exploring True Love (2009) - Translation

101 Sunday School Activities (2010) - Author

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