Category Archives: Writer CV

Scriptwriter or Screenplay Writer CV

The Scriptwriter or Screenplay Writer provides the intellectual mean of any movie or film as it created the contextual story around which the characters and film are inevitably wound together. The movie story is the basic foundation for any cinematographic work to succeed in reaching its target audience.  Whether it is original or adapted from existing literary works, the script inspires the director to create the visual and aural extravaganza that only the cinema can offer as an entertainment and artistic medium. Without a script, there can be no sensible movie that can stand on its own.


Movie Screenplay Writer CV Format

Siegfried R. Tierney

Burbank, LA, California

Phone: (818) 422-5564

tierney_sr@ycmail.com

Career Objective

To work as a scriptwriter for a large or independent film studio

Professional Experience


1993 – Present:  Assistant Movie Screenplay Writer, Universal Studios, LA

  • Discuss and brainstorm with director about new movie script ideas and
  • Conduct research on past and present literary works for possible scriptwriting source material.
  • Attend stage production in high school, college and theater to get ideas and inspiration for new script materials
  • Develop and submit script to directors and movie producers for review, comment and approval/rejection.
  • Once approved, secure the copyright or exclusive deal with living authors of literary works to be used as basis for scripts
  • Collaborate with Directors and Cinematographers on the estimated production budget for the project and list of possible actors and actresses for the parts.

Skills and Qualification

  • Member of the Screenwriters Guild of America
  • Extensive experience in screenwriting techniques.

Achievements

Portfolio of movies produced with original and adopted screenplays available on request during interview

Education

1991 – 1993:  MS in Filmography, The Art Institute of Michigan

1988 – 1991:  BA Literature, California State University

Professional and Character References

To be furnished upon request


Film&Movie Reviewer CV

Movie lovers often refer to their favourite Film/Movie Critics or Reviewers to guide them on which upcoming movies are worth the wait to watch. Film reviewers are excellent writers whose objective is as much to entertain as their subjects are.  They may not always agree with popular sentiments of what a good movie is about but they provide interesting an entertaining reads.  Their works are nonetheless published in newspapers or in online movie review sites like rottentomatoes.com.

Film Reviewer CV Format

Brenda O. Fullbright

Live Oak St., Dallas, Texas

Phone: (214) 422-4223

fullbirght_bo@ycmail.com

Career Objective

To work as a full time contributing movie critic and reviewer to a weekly entertainment journal or broadsheet.

Professional Experience

2004 – Present:  Freelance movie critic for the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, USA Today,  Entertainment Weekly and Rottentomatoes. com


  • Check forthcoming movie releases from the major and independent movie production studios and get a pre-commercial screening play date or premiere
  • Take down notes while the movie is being played and organize these notes into cohesive essayistic reviews.
  • Submit list of movies to be reviewed to the publisher to get recommended titles for review during the upcoming publication.
  • Submit reviews as on or before indicated deadline as email attachments.
  • Accept special review projects provided that the movie material I available on Blu-ray or DVD

Skills

  • Extensive exposure to European, Oriental and Hollywood films over the last 50 years
  • Excellent communication skills with emphasis on essays and review

Achievements

Portfolio of film reviews published online and in major entertainment journals available upon request during the interview

Education

1984 – Present: Extensive library of nearly 5,000 films from European post-war film noir to modern Hollywood with vast experience in film as a hobby

1993 – 1996:  BA English Literature, UCLA

Professional and Character References

To be furnished upon request

Professional Book Reviewer CV

Book lover around the world often check with the recommendation of Professional Book Reviewers on the latest book titles worth reading. These professional writers provide both objective and subjective insights and opinions about forthcoming and current book releases to inform the reading public about what the book is about and how ell the author was able to bring his or message across.  They provide critiques which consumers can take or leave when buying a new bestseller,

Professional Book Reviewer CV Format

Helga D. Ford

Pearl St., Buffalo, NY

Phone: (718) 779-7789

ford_hd@ycmail.com

Career Objective

To work as a full time Book Reviewer for non fiction literature and novels for a large broadsheet publication with the wider readership

Professional Experience


1998 – Present:  Part Time Freelance Book Reviewer for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Amazon and Banes & Noble

  • Accept book review assignments from publishers and secure copies from authorized sources
  • Read and provide criticism of assigned books titles and finalized review as an email attachment to the requesting publisher.
  • Alternatively, provide reviews of books not assigned by any publisher but carries a good potential to be a bestseller.
  • Interview authors as requested by the publisher for possible introduction to their on their book jackets.

Skills and Qualification

  • Excellent written an oral communication skills in English

Achievements

Portfolio of film reviews and criticisms available on request during interview

Education

1999 – 2001:  Master in Creative Writing, Syracuse University

1994 – 1997:  BA English Literature, University of Phoenix, Nashville Campus.

Professional and Character References

To be furnished upon request

Editor CV

An editor is in charged to do necessary revisions of a written document and/or suggest changes in the design and layouts of a certain publication. A newspaper editor, moreover, also delegates writing assignments for correspondents and writers.

Sample Editor CV

Pierre Newport

52 Finchley Road, Golders Green

London, NW11 7PE

Email: pnewport@yahoo.com

Phone: 020 7385 3920

Career objective:

Efficient, detail-oriented and skilled professional with comprehensive experience in writing, proof reading, and editing contents of different communication materials such as magazines, books, flyers, among others, who seeks for a long term editing job for a renowned company or organization.

Professional Qualifications:

1997-2000: Technical Writer, London Institute of Science and Technology

  • Reviewed and studied published and non-published communication materials and proposed necessary changes in format, content, writing style, and design
  • Simplified content of highly technical communication materials to make it more understandable and relatable to the general public

2001-2003: Homebased Mechanical Editor

  • Proposed necessary modifications in word usage, writing style, sentence constructions, among other erroneous components of a communication material or academic output such as research papers, essays, feasibility studies, scientific papers, among others.

2003-Present: Editor, Power Books Inc.

  • Mechanically edited contents of books, magazines, and other materials produced by the company
  • Participated in brainstorming about content and style of the reading materials
  • Coordinated with various publishers to specify the materials’ ink and paper types.

Educational Qualifications:

1990-1993: Cum Laude, B.S. in Development Communication, London State University

1993-1996: M.S  in Communication, University of London

References:

Available upon request.

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Technical Author CV

A technical author is a professional writer who produces documents for technical use, like brochures, user guides, manuals, etc.  One should have a good understanding of the subject so that documentation can be provided with clarity.  Thus the CV should reflect one’s qualifications or experience in the technical field or the ability to gather information from experts on the subject, as well as writing skills.  This resume can also be used by freelance writers, online consultants, quality analysts, and such.

Sample Technical Writer CV

Richard Anderson

55 Henderson Row

Edinburgh, EH3 5DS.

Mobile Number:  44 843 594247

Telephone Number:  834363

Email: richyandy@yahoo.com

Focus of Career:

A professional writer well versed in the technical nuances looking out for writing assignments for industrial and technical use.  Looking forward to challenging work as a team or individually to study and collect information from subject experts and produce useful manuals, brochures, or clarifications of technical queries.

Educational Qualifications:

1999-2000:  Honours Certificate in Technical Communications, London College of Communication.

1997-1999:  Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Design), University of Edinburgh.

1996-1999:  Bachelors in Engineering, University of Buckingham.

Professional Background:

2005 (to current):  Technical consultant and author for Wipro Soft Systems, Edinburgh.

2003-2005:  Technical author for ABC Machines, London.

2001-2003:  Chief reporter for the technical magazine “Advanced Manufacturing.”

2000-2001:  Freelancing as a technical consultant online for queries related to mechanical engineering.

Achievements:

Punctual and always completed assignments in time.

At Wipro Soft Systems I led a team in improving on the user manual and producing a perfect manual that invited quite favourable comments from clients, thus adding to the appeal of the product.

The Golden Award for Best Technical Author 2002 for original articles published in “Advanced Manufacturing.”

Proof of my technical writing work will be provided.

References:

Available on request.

Technical Support CV

A person working in technical support must be able to provide help with solving the problems associated with a product like a television, mobile phone, computer or other electronic goods.  Technical know-how as well as analyzing and problem solving abilities must be the highlight of a resume for technical support services.  This is a CV that can be used by technical analysts, consultants, customer service and such job profiles.

Sample Technical Support CV

Robert Randall

106 Meadvale Road

Ealing, London, W5 1NR.

Mobile Number:  44 843 594247

Telephone Number:  834363

Email: randyrude@hotmail.com

Profile:

Five years of experience in providing feasible solutions to various problems mainly related to televisions and other electronic gadgets.

Excellent communication skills to clarify doubts of customers, able to maintain cool under pressure.

Proven ability to specifically identify a problem and provide quick solution to it.

Achievements:

Able to achieve 100% customer satisfaction in support services undertaken.

Timely support services from my part led to increase in customer base for each organization I worked for.

Support Staff Excellence certification from TSIA.

Employment details:

2008-2010:  Working in technical service department of Seven Seas Televisions in London (currently working).

2006-2008:  SQL Electronics as a technical support associate.

2005-2006:  Offered freelance technical services for various electronic firms.

Educational Qualifications:

2001-2004:  Bachelors in Electronics Engineering, University of London.

1998-2001:  Diploma in Electronics Engineering, Warburg Institute.

Professional Background:

2005 (to current):  Technical consultant and author for Wipro Soft Systems, Edinburgh.

2003-2005:  Technical author for ABC Machines, London.

2001-2003:  Chief reporter for the technical magazine “Advanced Manufacturing.”

2000-2001:  Freelancing as a technical consultant online for queries related to mechanical engineering.

References:

Appropriate references will be provided upon request.

Ghost Writer CV

A ghost writer is a professional writer who is hired to write articles, biographies, stories, lyrics for a given style of music, essays, and even blogs nowadays, for which he is paid and the credit goes to the hiring person.  The accomplishments of the applicant as a writer should be the highlight of the CV.  This CV can also be used by reporters, journalists, freelance writers, biographers, bloggers, and such.

Sample Ghost Writer CV

Emily Johnson

88 Birkholz Avenue

Dormansland, Surrey, RH7 6PX

Mobile Number: 44 864 697123

Telephone Number: (01342) 839125

Email: emilson@gmail.com

Focus of Career:

A professional writer seeking ghostwriting assignments in fiction or biographies, ready to do a lot of research and eager to express my skills in the form of writing to client’s specifications.  My pen is ready to undertake any kind of fiction or nonfiction assignments, blogging, or even lyrics if the music is provided.

Education:

2000-2002:  Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Edinburgh.

1999-2000:  Specialization in Creative Writing, London College of Communication.

1996-1999:  Bachelor of Arts in English, University of London

Professional Experience:

2008 (to current):  Associate Editor for EuropaSurvey.

2005-2008 – Chief reporter for European Weekly.

Achievements:

Ghostwriting for various prominent personalities, a good number of which turned out to be bestsellers, from 2006 until now.

Ghostwriting the lyrics for a couple of popular movies (“The Ghost House” and “Heart Break.”).

Some Outstanding Publications:

Path seldom trod

Haunted Mansions

Flying like a Falcon

Computer Skills:

Diploma in computer applications (MS Office, word perfect, PageMaker, CorelDraw, AutoCAD).

Samples of written work other than the above mentioned will be provided.

References:

Available on request.

Editor CV

Editing involves correction, organization, and proper modification of written work.  Editing is in demand in various fields like newspapers, books and journals, technical documents, medical reports.  An editor’s CV should dwell on his language, ability to look for detail, and creativity.  These resume can also be used by copy editors, technical editors, medical transcription editors, or proofreaders.

Sample Copy Writer CV

Mary Beth Lewis

15 Treelined Avenue

Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2DJ.

Mobile Number: 44 855 656789

Telephone Number: 214567

Email: marybethlewis@gmail.com

Profile and Job Focus:

Looking out for a better outlet for the creativity deep within, newer, better opportunities to put forth my skills in bringing forth appealing documents and books.  Years of experience in editing various fiction and nonfiction material including various science and technology publications puts me in good stead to improve on all kinds of reading material.

Educational Qualifications:

1994-1996:  Master of Arts degree in magazine journalism, The College of Journalism, Nottingham.

1991-1994:  Bachelor of Journalism and Communications, University of Nottingham.

Professional Experience:

2000-2010:  Still working as editor-in-chief for Nottingham Evening Post, responsible for the daily editorial, leading a team of ten writers, responsible for creating headlines.

1998-2000:  Commissioning editor for QMJ Publishing Limited, involved in creation and design of various publications, working with a team of dedicated writers.

1996-1998:  Freelance copy writing and copy editing work for various newspapers and magazines.

Achievements:

Award for Best Editor of Nottingham in the Nottingham Congress of Writers.

Converted the little-known “Nottingham Evening Post” into a popular, well-circulated Daily.

Publications:

The Nuances of Creative Writing.

My Date with a Rainy Day.

References:

Provided on request.

Copy Writer CV

A copywriter has to take up the task of promoting a business or a person in advertising agencies, public relations firms, etc.  He must have a good imagination and creativity and be able to produce persuasive matter.  The CV of a copy writer should reflect his creativity and ability to think out of the bag.  These resume can also be used by journalists, content writers, etc.

Sample Copy Writer CV

Elizabeth Hamilton

42 Lakeport Road

Woodseaves, Stafford, ST20 0NP.

Mobile Number: 44 822 456789

Telephone Number: 234567

Email: merryliza@hotmail.com

Job Focus:

A desire deep within my heart to produce the perfect advertisement and work with a team of similar individuals putting their thinking caps on.  Eagerly awaiting for new opportunities to showcase my skills in jingle lyrics, taglines, brochures, postcards, greeting cards, etc.  Ready to take up freelance jobs that are challenging too.

Education:

2003-2005:  Master of Visual Communications, Keele University.

1999-2003:  Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), Stafford College.

Professional Experience:

2008-2010:  Still working for as leading copy writer with a team at the advertising firm “SeeThrough Solutions” based at Stafford, that has dealings with various prominent business establishments.

2005-2008:  Worked for the comic section of Stafford Post, independently responsible for the comic strip, “Happy Husbands.”

Achievements:

Various awards and citations for essays and poems at college level.

Responsible for the very popular jingle in the recent advertisement for the soap, LimeSoak.

Creative ideas provided for various bestselling greeting cards of the “Richards” variety.

Publication:

Jenny’s Summer Holidays.

Computer Skills:

Diploma in computer graphics and animation.

Diploma in computer applications.

References:

Provided on request.

Online Writer CV

The Internet offers various opportunities for budding writers to get a start on their career and also for established professional writers.  A flair for writing and willingness to gather the up-to-date knowledge on subjects is an added advantage for a job as an online writer and these qualities should form the main part of the CV.  These resume can be used by various other kinds of writers like freelance writers , technical writer and ghost writer.

Sample Online Writer CV

Linda Moore

42 Norton Hampshire

Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2EZ.

Mobile Number: 44 811 487123

Telephone Number: 249138

Email: linmore@hotmail.com

Profile:

Interested in writing from a very young age, have various articles published in school and college magazine.  An avid reader and member of the British Council Library, I try to keep abreast of the latest bestsellers in fiction and quite a few nonfiction books too.  Looking forward to being engaged in writing on a wide range of topics.  Though I am interested in writing of fiction, I am ready to take up nonfiction work too, doing the necessary research.

Education:

2003-2005:  Master of Arts in English Literature, University of Bristol.

1999-2003:  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fine Arts and Creative Writing), University of the West of England.

Professional Experience:

2005-2010:  Freelance articles for various online magazines like TPM Online, Families Magazine, Media UK, Hello! Magazine, and various other such magazines.

Achievements:

Award for excellence in creative writing at the University of Bristol.

Loud acclaim and appreciation from a varied crowd of readers for an article on Families Magazine.

Computer Skills:

Diploma in computer applications (MS Office, word perfect, PageMaker, CorelDraw, AutoCAD).

Specimens of different kinds of articles will be produced if required.

References:

Provided on request.

Speech Writer CV

A speech writer is hired by politicians or executives, and senior-level officers to prepare speeches, lectures, or presentations for them.  Speech writers are supposed to have a wide range of knowledge and understanding on political roles, economics issues, and can even be a bit philosophical and thus their CV must be such that it highlights these characteristics.  These resume can also be used by a ghostwriter, content writer, or online writer to a certain extent.

Sample Speech Writer CV

Stuart Pallett

256 Miranda Gardens

Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7LT.

Mobile Number: 44 823 851732

Telephone Number: 326125

Email: stuartlett@yahoo.com

Profile and Objectives of Career:

Eager to express my skills in producing speeches and presentations that invite huge positive response from the audience, I would like to have assignments on various political and socio-economic matters.  Able to produce work as per client specifications and take criticisms in the right spirit.  Enjoy hearing my original speeches from the platforms of prominent personalities and feel rewarded.

Education:

2002-2003:  Honours Certificate in Creative Writing from Aylesbury College of Arts. Communication.

1998-2001:  Bachelors in Economics and Political Science from Aylesbury College.

Professional Experience:

2009-2010:  Speech Writer for the Chairman and Managing Director of MSM Softworld (currently employed).

2004-2009:  Undertook speechwriting assignments for various highly placed officials, executes, and even a few ministers.

Achievements:

Widespread acclaim for a recent speech on economic management written for the Chairman and Managing Director of MSM Softworld.

Several awards and certificates in creative writing at school level and college level.

Speech samples will be provided.

References:

Available on request.