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I’m a freelance writer looking to expand my business.  Over the last 20+ years, I’ve written and published children’s nonfiction books, a book of poetry, and magazine articles.  I’ve worked on writing newsletters (both print and e-newsletters), promotional copy, press releases, website content, brochures, one-sheets, etc.  I’ve also worked in editing and proofreading, and done some website creation, design and maintenance.

I’m looking for more freelance opportunities.  If you are in need of a writer for your business or project, please contact me at theresa.sapphire@gmail.com   Resume details below.

Writing samples available here.

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Theresa Jarosz Alberti

Minneapolis, MN



Experienced and creative freelance writer seeking new professional projects to employ my writing and editorial talents, and my communications and technical skills.


Marketing and Business Writing

  • University of MN Biomedical Department— multiple fundraising articles.
  • Music Sciences, a MDGI Company— promotional copywriting, new product information.
  • Sanction, Inc.— brochures, press releases, print ads, website content.
  • Hutchinson Associates— website design and promotional content, white sheet, blurbs.
  • Lois Libby Juster, MSW— website design and promotional content, brochure.
  • PAC International, Incorporated— brochure, corporate collateral.
  • Fireside Healing— brochure, website promotional content.
  • The People’s Gallery— website content, print & online marketing materials, calls for art, press    releases, social media, office communications.
  • Jones Lang LaSalle— capital markets offering memorandum materials.

Editing and Proofreading


  • Association of Universalist Women at First Universalist Church, 2012 – 2013.
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Society, 1995 – 2001.
  • American Cancer Society, 1987 – 1989.

Book proofreading & copy editing:    Man of Gold (novel by M.A.R. Barker) for the Tekumel Foundation, 2013.

Proofreader (full-time):      Arthur Andersen (now Accenture), 1987–1990. Proofed/edited detailed business and financial documents.


Non-fiction books:

  • Russia: One World, Many Countries, Red Line, May 2015.
  • Vietnam ABCs, Picture Window Books, 2007.
  • Climates, Capstone Press, 2005.
  • Out and About at the Planetarium, Picture Window Books, 2004.

Poetry book: (After) Confession, Zottola Publishing, 2009.

Magazine articles: published in American Baby, Radiance, and Welcome Home.


  • Technical skills:   Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Drive, Box, Salesforce, Apto, WordPress, Constant Contact, and Quark.
  • Learns new applications quickly.
  • Experience working in media environments, including Minnesota Public Radio and WCCO-TV.
  • Eager to learn new skills and tasks; flexible and adaptable.


Robert Half Office Team (2015 – present)— Administrative office professional, positions including project coordinator, administrative assistant, front desk, customer service, and data entry. Worked for a wide range of companies, including Jones Lang LaSalle, Minnesota Public Radio, WCCO-TV, American Academy of Neurology, RSP Architects, and Memorial Blood Center.

Adecco (2015 – present)— Administrative office professional, working a 1-year position as an administrative assistant at Ecolab.

Self-Employed (1991- present)— Freelance writer (see Professional Experience).

The People’s Gallery (2013 – 2015)— Co-manager of art gallery. Event planning, and hosting openings and receptions; print, online, and social media marketing; planning and managing art exhibits, calls for art, and jurying; communications with artists and the local art community; customer service; treasurer.

National Novel Writing Month (2005 – 2010)— Municipal Liaison of the Twin Cities Region. Planning and hosting events each year for up to 80 people. Managing correspondence, promotions, informational instructions, and answering questions for 9,000 users. Executed a book drive that collected 3,000 books for charity. Managed online calendar of events for region.

The Loft Literary Center (2006 – 2008)— Instructor. Taught successful workshops on “How to Write a Novel in a Month.”


B.A. in English Literature; Library and Information Science minor
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Phi Beta Kappa graduate

TESOL Certification (grammar, language and educational training)
Certified to teach English as a foreign language; 100-hour complete course
ITTT (International TEFL Teacher Training), http://www.teflonline.net