Paula Pyzik Scott

Owner of PS Web Essentials LLC and PS Editorial Services (2014–)

  • Manage web content including online listings, social media, and websites.
  • Create print materials including flyers, brochures, and newsletters.
  • Create offline digital ads for movie theater display.
  • Provide research, copywriting, updating, editing, and proofreading services.
  • Serve clients directly and as a subcontractor.

Freelance copywriter and editor (1994–) 

  • Provided monthly website content and social media updates for clients of WebArt of Toledo, Ohio, 2015.
  • Edited and uploaded content to Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon, local online news sources, 2014.
  • Provided compilation, writing, editing, and proofreading services for 2012 and 2014 editions of Explore Bluffton, the Bluffton [Ohio] Area Chamber of Commerce visitor’s guide.
  • Researched, compiled content, and designed “Home Grown, World Renowned–Triplett Meters” photo and product display with Ropp Triplett; installed at Bluffton Town Hall, 2012.
  • Proofread copy and compiled calendar entries for Bluffton News (weekly), 2006-2008.
  • Provided research, compilation, writing and copyediting services for reference publisher Gale Research/The Gale Group, 1994-2006.
  • Copyedited entries for Fitzroy Dearborn reference series, including essays written by ESL contributors for Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design, 2001.
  • Copyedited academic presentations and articles for Ohio Northern University faculty.

Communication Professional

Ohio Northern University, Communication Skills Center, Ada, Ohio (2006–2014)
  • Tutored students and faculty writing in all disciplines. Guided revision process and taught strategies for reviewing writing. Read drafts aloud and provided on-the-spot feedback.
  • Video-recorded and reviewed presentations. Discussed how to improve physical, vocal, and verbal qualities.
  • Conducted and video-recorded mock interviews. Showed students how to proofread and polish resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.

Adult Services Coordinator

Bluffton Public Library, Bluffton, Ohio (2012–2013)
  • Developed programs and fundraising events. Made new contacts and created relationships with area businesses and organizations, generating donations and outreach services.
  • Wrote and proofread press releases, publicity materials, and social media posts.
  • Helped patrons find information, select materials, and use public technology. Led book discussions.

Communication Director

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, Bluffton, Ohio (2010–2012)
  • Provided office management and communication support for non-profit business incubator.
  • Assisted director and board members with planning benefit art auctions, annual meetings, and business plan contests.
  • Wrote press releases, newsletters, and reports. Maintained web site using Drupal content management system.

Municipal Production Coordinator

City of Livonia, City Channel 8, Livonia, Michigan (1986–1994)
  • Developed new municipal cable television channel. Programming included live public meetings, sports, and information about city services. Worked as producer, director, videographer, and editor.
  • Trained and supervised staff, interns, and volunteers. Maintained production equipment and stock footage library.
  • Wrote scripts, promotional copy, and newsletter column.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Major in communication; secondary concentration in English literature

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Mac and PC platforms; Drupal, WordPress, and GoDaddy web content management; basic HTML coding, advanced word processing, research using databases and search engines.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Village of Bluffton Zoning Board of Appeals, 2015–, Friends of the Bluffton Public Library, 2009–12; Reading tutor, Bluffton Elementary School, 2004–2009; Copywriter, Bluffton Blaze of Lights, 2004–2006; Technical advisor, ONU English Department newsletter, 1995–1997.

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Reading, travel, classic films, making clothes patterns, singing and playing the ukulele.