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Friday, August 24, 2007

Media and Communications Specialist

Media and Communications Specialist: Kelly N. Patterson

Kelly N. Patterson has 10+ years professional writing and editing experience, with 8 years of international, multi-media PR, marketing, and communications experience serving mostly international and domestic non-profit organizations, academic institutions and the arts.

Current Position:

The Well Project – Atlanta, Georgia
e-Content Manager and Editor
Manages and edits (English and Spanish sites)
  • Initiated and manages an Editorial Advisory Board of HIV+ women to construct the 2007 website editorial calendar
  • Uses EMC Documentum Web Publisher and EMC Documentum E-Rooms applications
    Producer and author of The Well Update, a monthly e-newsletter from The Well Project.;jsessionid=GgSRNdywK3DzfQL9XNnbhYXy5hxmqnnNJ2B3nvKt1VVTGp21JRWK!-512318635
  • Designed and implemented all editorial and e-management policies and processes
  • TRUST-e and Honcode management and renewal
  • Google Analytics and Net Tracker management for Search Engine Optimization
  • Serves as Public Information writer for the “Ask the Expert” section of
  • Recruited new writers and manages all contributing writers and medical review editorial staff, as well as Armedia ( tech support; final web content edits
  • General PR and media communications content and delivery
  • Manages Donor and Membership database
  • Set up and maintains collaborative links with POZ magazine (online) on the development and implementation of a Local Resources Directory, as well as implements several reciprocal links with other reputable HIV/AIDS and health care multi-media venues

    Writing Positions and Contracts

    Providian Financial - San Francisco, California
    Corporate Communications Writer
    · Composed action complaint correspondence to State Attorney Generals, Better Business Bureau, and Office of the Comptroller of Currency on behalf of Directors of Consumer Relations, Media Relations, and Corporate Communications

    Seoul National University - Seoul, Korea <>
    Exam Script Writer
    · Scripted “Listening Comprehension” section of six independent university English board exams

    Educational Broadcasting Systems (EBS) - Seoul, Korea <>
    Script Writer
    · Member of a four-person writing team to script weekly television debate show, Conversational English: Pros and Cons

    ReefKeeper International - Miami, Florida
    Development Consultant
    · Composed letters of approach, queries, and grant proposals on behalf of Director Alexander Stone

    The Center for Positive Connections - Miami, Florida <>
    Development Consultant
    · Drafted organization Fact Sheet, letters of approach, queries, proposals, and other developmental documents on behalf of Executive Director Sheri Kaplan

    Habitat for Humanity International - Americus, Georgia <>
    Public Information Writer/Editor
    · Composed and then later (upon promotion), edited individual response letters to donors/clients/public for the Public Information Department
    · Composed biographical profiles of Habitat’s International Partners for press releases and Habitat publications

    Editing Contracts

    Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) – South Africa and UK <>
    Newsletter Editor
    Edited 25-page, quarterly newsletter for +300 VSO development workers and staff in South Africa

    Pick’n Pay Employee Health Newsletter – South Africa
    Newsletter Editor
    Edited 10-page, quarterly Employee Health newsletter for over 12,000 Pick’n Pay employees throughout South Africa

    CONTECH Legal Services - Reston, Virginia
    Legal Exhibits Editor
    · One month editing contract on the case: British Petroleum versus the State of Puerto Rico

    Sisters of the Presentation - San Francisco, California <>
    · Directed the production of bi-annual periodical, Light, (circulation 7,000) responsibilities included: editing, writing articles, conducting interviews, managing writing staff, and collaborating with layout designer
    · Composed donor acknowledgment letters and written material on behalf of President Sister Rosina Conrotto

    Habitat for Humanity International - Americus, Georgia
    Public Information Editor
    Co-edited Affiliate Tools Manual; a 12 volume publication for developing Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the United States

    Media/Press Contracts

    Kelly has served as Media Liaison, or Press Officer for the following agencies:

    The Well Project
  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2005 <>
    The International Community of Women Living with HIV <>
    The European Union Global Village Exhibit at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, South Africa, 2002)
    (The EU selected Kelly to “man” their “Global Village” exhibition booth at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002, on behalf of all EU Sub-Saharan African-based international development projects.)

    Health and Sciences Reporter for Reuters (Sub-Saharan Africa Division) <>
    Editor Martha Kerr

    Speech Writer <>
    Scripted speech for Richard Gere, on behalf of the Gere Foundation, at the 14the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand 2004


"Cup of Hope" written by Kelly N. Patterson, short film produced in Atlanta May 2007: about HIV Stigma and Discrimination.

Collaborations (“Community Liaison”) with documentary filmmaker, Deborah Shipley of “True Visions”, BBC and No Lie Productions, both in South Africa and Honduras

No Lie Productions

Press Releases

Kelly brought the attention of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, specifically in South Africa, to several reputable international and domestic media outlets:

Note all of these have pdf attachments for each publication

The Washington Post
The New York Times
The Mail and Guardian
Swedish Press
The Montreal Gazette
The Sunday Independent
Natal Witness

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