Gregory L. Harris

gharris@aye.net
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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 

Talented and highly skilled writer and editor with a background in newspaper, magazine and book publishing encompassing journalistic, technical, critical, and creative styles. Expert in use and instruction of PC- and Macintosh-based operating systems and applications and the Internet. Experience includes creation and oversight of a bimonthly magazine and supervision of numerous computer-related books. Relevant skills include: 

  • Expert in major software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; DOS, Windows and Macintosh operating systems; the Internet, HTML and DreamWeaver
  • Web site design, creation, and maintenance
  • Oversight of content quality and production schedules for best-selling computer book series
  • Management of contributors; editing submitted copy to ensure top quality
  • Training and instruction of software for beginning through advanced students
  • Ability to produce top-notch work under tight deadlines and with little preparation time
  • Unusually proficient at business communications; concise, informative and entertaining prose; familiarity with AP style
  • History of publications available
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MACMILLAN COMPUTER PUBLISHING 1998-2000 

Development Editor 

  • Managed editorial process and quality for numerous computer- and Internet-related books. Responsible for overall quality of finished product, which includes best-selling titles.
  • Established guidelines and procedures for new book series.
BOOKPAGE 1999-Present 

Reviewer 

  • Regular contributor of reviews of printed and electronic books.
NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER 1997-1998 

Certified Instructor 

  • Instructed classes, both in-house and on-site, in a wide variety of computer applications, from business software products to operating systems and the Internet.
LOUISVILLE ECCENTRIC OBSERVER 1996-1997 

Staff Writer 

  • Composed a weekly restaurant column combining news, profiles and opinion.
  • Contributed occasional feature articles and cinema reviews.
THE COBB GROUP 1991-1997 

Author 1993-1997 

  • Conceived, created and composed small-circulation, four-color aviation simulation magazine; wrote technical and journalistic copy, provided photographs and graphic art, assisted in layout and design. 
  • Helmed additional software technical journal contributed copy to several others.
Editor 1991-1993 
  • Proofread and edited copy on up to eight separate technical journals; contributed technical articles.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in History, University of Louisville, 1989 
Completed one year of post-bacchalaureate study in creative writing and Russian, U of L, 1990 
Graduate, St. Xavier High School, Louisville, KY, 1985 
 
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