Meet AWAI-Trained Writer:

Lisa Kirkwood

Lisa Kirkwood

Location: Des Moines, IA
Professions: Copywriter, Researcher, Resume Writer, Travel Writer, Publicist
Specialties: B-to-B, Catalog, Financial, Fundraising, Health, Self-Help, Web/Internet

Professional Background:

4 - year college graduate - Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova - Romania (1998-2002)
Bachelor’s Degree, major in English and Italian – graduation thesis in Italian “Women’s Social Condition in Middle Ages “

Extensive Writing Experience:
3+ years of corporate communications – interviewer, reporter and editor for Wells Fargo ODCR online newsletters (2009-2012)

Member of American Writers & Artists, Inc. (March 2016 - present)

Member of Professional Writers’ Association (September 2016 - present)

Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish from Wells Fargo Bank, Certified Bilingual Interpreter – English/Spanish

Certificate of Training for Basic Interpreter from Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa

Certificate of Personal Development from AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economy)

Facilitator and presenter of group training series Hands on Banking; Get Smart About Credit (banking practices)/

Invitation to A Beautiful Country; Living An American Dream (cultural diversity – Romania and USA)

Work Experience:
1 ½ years – administrative assistant, translator and interpreter for Romanian, Italian and English - Maniaftture Italiane, Srl (clothing manufacturers), (2002-2003);

Construction Project Consultants, Inc. (roadworks design and supervision), (2003-2004) - Romania

6 months customer service/sales rep - (2005-2006) - Sam’s Club; Hy-Vee - USA

9 + years call center/collections, training and work in business and finances (2006-2012; 2014 –present) - Wells Fargo & Comp. - USA

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