Elissa Malcohn/Malcohn Enterprises
P.O. Box 640461
(Click here to access my bibliography.)
"Can I just say your work is stunningly accurate and fast. Thank you for working with me! It's a revelation!" -- Genevieve Rajewski, Boston Society of Architects, in a June 10, 2010, e-mail. (Rajewski is now at Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.)
"Elissa Malcohn provided swift and professional preliminary transcriptions of the discussion sessions, skillfully tackling the challenge of several different disciplinary dialects delivered in variously accented versions of English." -- Graham Owen, Ed., Architecture, Ethics And Globalization: Ethics, Efficacy And Architecture In The Globalized Economy, Routledge, 2009, p. vii.
"Elissa Malcohn, for her grammar expertise and good-natured tutelage." -- Lisa Mantchev, Eyes Like Stars: Theatre Illuminata, Act I, Part 1, Feiwel & Friends, 2009, p. 355.
"I ... found funding to have the rest transcribed by the wonderful Elissa Malcohn." -- Ann Forsyth, Reforming Suburbia: The Planned Communities Of Irvine, Columbia, And The Woodlands, University of California Press, 2005, p. 312.
"Elissa's work is outstanding. Not only is she a skilled researcher, interviewer, writer, and editor, but also she can quite competently juggle a myriad of time-sensitive tasks with little or no supervision. She also has deep experience with writing and editing projects and can competently manage editorial projects." -- Daniel V. Edson, Marketing Communications Strategist/Editor, Corporate Communications, Abt Associates, 2002. Full text here.
"I greatly respect Elissa's talent, drive, dedication and energy. She's quite the prolific writer and her creativity carries over into the voice booth. Elissa is a fine voice-over talent, adept at characters as well as straight narration. I recommend her highly for any future projects." -- Jordan Rich, partner, Chart Productions, Inc.
"I have hired Elissa Malcohn as either transcriber, writer and editor on numerous projects. Elissa's abilities are exceptional. Whether she's performing under a tight deadline or writing on a complex subject matter, her performance is always of the highest quality." -- Stephen L. Thomas, Thomas Communications, 1996. Full text here.
"It should be noted that the Executive Seminar Program is a highly complex activity designed for most senior levels of American corporate management and leaders from other major sectors of society. These are people who are used to the finest quality of support in their own work and it is necessary that we provide it for them in our services. Ms. Alkoff grasped the nature and content of the Executive Seminar Program with great adroitness and skill and by the end of her month-and-a-half with us is functioning like a veteran member of a very specialized and fast-moving team. If she were available, we would certainly find a way to employ her here at the Aspen Institute and I urge her on other prospective employers without reservation." -- Martin Krasney, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1978. Full text here.
Articles, business plans, press releases, promotional materials, reports, video scripts, Web materials. Examples have included press releases and project briefs for Abt Associates Inc.; "News Notes" for Arthur D. Little; Web writing for The Graduate Center at Marlboro College; corporate video scriptwriting for Thomas Communications; report and academic manuscript editing for Purdue Univ./Krannert School of Mgmt., UNC Kenan-Flagler, and UW/Milwaukee; and flyers and ad copy for small businesses.
Includes formatting and design, equations, and troubleshooting. I currently use MS Word but have also worked in WordPerfect, Lotus WordPro, MultiMate, and all the way back to Scripsit in the early 1980s. As a graduate student, I wrote a primer on a very early word-processing program called SOS. I was also part of a team that produced a series of books for Cliffs Notes called Cliffs Quick Reviews, and word-processed the equation-filled Solutions Manual for Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment (Harold F. Hemond and Elizabeth J. Fechner-Levy, Academic Press, 2000).
I can accommodate both standard-sized and microcassettes along with digital files. I have transcribed book dictation, conferences, expert elicitations, focus group meetings, interviews, lectures, radio programs, and roundtable discussions for Abt Associates Inc.; Boston Architectural College; Boston Society of Architects/Architecture Boston; The Cultivated Gardener; Harvard University (undergraduate and several graduate schools); Industrial Economics, Inc.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Minelli, Inc.; Outward Bound (Expeditionary Learning); Moshe Safdie & Associates; Thomas Communications; Tulane School of Architecture; Tufts University (Veterinary Medicine magazine); UNC Kenan-Flagler; The Winthrop Group; The World Media Foundation (Living on Earth); and small businesses and private individuals. In one job, for WGBH, I recorded as well as transcribed a two-day conference, which required a quick purchase of the right equipment and learning, on my feet, the nuances of recording a group discussion.
I have taught science fiction writing at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, writing from observation at the Dorchester Center for Adult Education, creative writing at the Art Center of Citrus County, and was on the 2008 faculty of the Florida Writers Association. My workshops for FWA received overall student evaluation scores of 4.82 and 4.52 out of 5. In addition to giving private instruction, I have given workshops for the Central Middlesex Writers Guild in Massachusetts and the Florida State Poets Association.
In 2002 I was trained as a voice-over artist at Chart Productions, Inc. My demo includes commercial and industrial applications (.wma files, Windows Media Audio). To date my VO activities have been in the form of volunteer work, in commercials for Citrus County cable station WYKE (with Sunshine Video Productions) and in speaking more than a thousand names for the Vietnam Veterans Gathering, Inc., Voices for the Wall project.
I've employed both PageMaker and Quark XPress in newsletter and brochure production. Past clients have included the Town of Harvard (Massachusetts) and the Harvard (University) Business School. I currently perform desktop publishing services in MS Word. I produced camera-ready layout for the Florida State Poets Association's annual anthology from 2003-2007, and edited and produced the Art Center of Citrus County's Art Center News from 2006-2008.
A resume with my full range of activities, both corporate and artistic, may be seen by clicking here.
© 2008-2012, Elissa Malcohn Version 17, 2014-05-21
Malcohn Enterprises by Elissa Malcohn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
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