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ARLENE KNICKERBOCKER
PO Box 424, Davison, MI 48423
(810) 793-0316  +  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:
Hands-on professional with extensive and varied writing experience. Excels in both written and oral communication. Exceptional ability to write clear, concise copy. Outstanding editing skills.

WORK HISTORY
2001 to Present -- The Write Spot, Davison, MI (http://www.thewritespot.org)
Own and manage business. Offer writing, editing, and desktop publishing services. Teach writing and poetry classes for beginners. Present motivational speeches.

1998-2001 – Freelance Writer and Editor
Wrote articles, devotions, and adult Sunday school material by assignment. Co-authored a creative nonfiction book and sold it to a traditional publisher.

1997 to 1998 -- Emmaus Road International, San Diego, CA
Managed office. Prepared sales presentations and newsletters. Performed research and marketing. Acquired experience in Internet advertising.

1988 to 1997 -- Travel Adventures, Inc., Lapeer, MI
Worked in management, marketing, and sales. Received training in communication, customer service, management, marketing, graphic artistry, and sales. Hired, educated, and supervised employees. Developed, wrote, and prepared marketing materials. Established and maintained positive vendor relations. Created, instituted, and documented organizational procedures. Performed accounting duties. Wrote operations manual and training manual. Instructed staff on telephone communication.

Prior to 1988 -- Kelly Services, Flint, MI
Contract employee for various companies. Adapted to diverse office environments and procedures. Gained expertise in numerous business procedures and computer applications.


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:
2003 to 2010 - EMP, Inc.
Promoted and coordinated cross-cultural training classes. Taught some classes. Prepared marketing materials. Performed duties as a member of Board of Directors

Cumulative - Various Churches and Para-church Organizations
Spoke at special events and seminars. Developed curricula and taught classes for all ages. Created, promoted, and administrated youth programs in churches. Trained Sunday school, pre-school, and junior church teachers. Coordinated and promoted programs and special events for organizations and churches. Wrote, edited, and prepared newsletters for organizations and churches. Volunteered at a local jail ministry and worked with the children's program at a rescue mission for two years.


2004 to 2005 – SEND International, Farmington, MI
Worked in various departments as temporary substitute.

1999 to 2001 – Manna Ministries, Lapeer, MI
Member of Board of Directors. Served as Director of Promotions. Wrote and edited newsletters, brochures, and press releases. Presented to church boards.

EDUCATION:
The Write Touch, San Diego, CA (Creative Writing Course)
Trinity College, Deerfield, IL (Perspectives Course)
Spring Arbor College, Jackson, MI (Creative Writing Course)
Baker Business College, Flint, MI (Business Major 3.83 gpa)

MEMBERSHIPS:
First Friday Writers Group 2009-Present
Toastmasters, International 2007-Present
Writers' Circle 2007-2011
Utmost Christian Writers Poetry Forum 2004-2011
Christian Writers Group International 1996-Present
Vassar Christian Writers Group 2002-2005
Christian Writers Guild 1995-1996 & 2000-2001
Michiana Writers Group 1999
San Diego Writers Guild 1997-1998
Writers Information Network 1997-1998

WRITERS' CONFERENCES ATTENDED:
Maranatha Writers' Conference, Muskegon MI 2012
Festival of Faith & Writing, Grand Rapids, MI 2012 
Breathe Writers' Conference, Mt. Olive, MI 2010
American Christian Writers, Minneapolis, MN 2010
Festival of Faith & Writing, Grand Rapids, MI 2008
Maranatha Writers' Conference, Muskegon MI 2007
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conferece 2006
Festival of Faith & Writing, Grand Rapids, MI 2004
Write-to-Publish, Wheaton, IL 2003
Maranatha Writers' Conference, Muskegon MI 1999
San Diego Writers Conference, San Diego CA 1998
Write-to-Publish, Chicago, IL 1994

TEACHING/SPEAKING EXPERIENCE:
Online Writing Classes
Davison Community Enrichment Classes
Writers’ Group Presentations
Adult, Young Adult, and Children’s Bible Studies
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Moms with Kids (MKs)
Ladies’ Seminars
Women’s Ministries
Vacation Bible School
Various Children’s and Youth Programs

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