SKILLS: Excellent typing, fast longhand; Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; WordPerfect; basic QuickBooks; Internet research; proofreading
9/•••••Present P. Zaccaro Co., Inc., New York City Position: Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant
Duties:•••••Composing and editing letters in Microsoft Word for predominantly real estate matters; preparing commercial and residential leases and riders; notarizing real estate documents; filing annual rent registrations with the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal; representing the company at hearings scheduled by the New York City Environmental Control Board; researching real estate tax matters via the New York City Department of Finance website; coordinating weekly advertisements of the company’s properties in various media; conducting apartment inspections while utilizing a digital camera; arranging appointments for apartment viewings; showing apartments to prospective tenants; ordering lumber, furniture and furnishings from vendors for apartment renovations; maintaining contractors’ schedules; producing checks for vendors via QuickBooks; assisting the attorney, a solo practitioner, with all correspondence; assisting the attorney in maintaining his calendar and address book in Microsoft Outlook; gathering and preparing residential and commercial closing documents; redlining and proofreading real estate contracts under the attorney’s supervision; conducting domestic and international kinship research via the Internet in connection with writing reports for the attorney’s guardian ad litem matters; and assembling documents for, and serving them on, the Surrogate’s Court of the County of New York.
9/•••••/••••• Legend Staffing Services, Inc., New York City Position: Administrative Assistant
Duties:•••••Reported to the president, senior vice president and director of administration in this transitional position in which I provided overall recruitment support; produced letters and reports in Microsoft Word; electronically scanned, edited and proofread résumés; wrote job descriptions for the company’s website; arranged job candidates’ appointments and entered their records into the company’s database; tracked temporary employees’ time sheets, and reviewed and corrected their hours, all on a weekly basis; produced invoices (as assigned) and proofread invoices (weekly); proofread mass mailings and a salary survey; ran bank errands; and relieved the receptionist on a daily basis. Resume of •••••••••• Page 2
Duties:•••••Produced letters and bills in Corel WordPerfect •••••; proofread letters, bills, and Offers and Orders; prepared affidavit and indemnity agreements for clients in connection with their pending New York City real estate tax refunds; applied for and collected the clients’ refunds; tracked pre-trial cases from the New York City Law Department to the county courthouses; and handled the senior paralegal supervisor’s regular duties whenever she was on vacation.
2/•••••/••••• American Management Association International, New York City Position: Senior Editorial Assistant
Duties:•••••Proofread the now-defunct global membership-fulfillment magazine and newsletters; line-edited manuscripts in WordPerfect and Microsoft Word; proofread the Publication Division’s Stakeholders’ Report; wrote business features, news briefs and photo captions; trafficked copy and art between the editorial and production departments; and, in the now-defunct periodicals division, executed article contracts while serving as my group’s liaison to AMA International’s rights and permissions department; and handled internal and external customers’ requests via Lotus Notes.
6/•••••/••••• The City Sun, Brooklyn, New York Position: Copy Chief/Copy Editor/Editorial Assistant
Duties:•••••At this long-defunct weekly newspaper: gathered and rewrote news wire copy originating from The Associated Press, Reuters and Global Information Network; line-edited manuscripts in Microsoft Word (for Macintosh); proofread galleys; wrote news features and music reviews; assisted graphic artists with layouts; and, as editorial assistant, compiled and edited the community events calendar and centerfold (“City Scene”).
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts, Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York, June ••••• •••••Major: English/Journalism•••••Minor: Spanish •••••Special Distinction: English Honors
INTERESTS: Reading, traveling, cooking and bowling