Resume

Melissa W. Sais is an independent writer of news and features for print and online media and of marketing materials for businesses and organizations. She also is the author of Digital Mom, a blog on raising kids in a digital world. Reach her at melissa (at) melissasais (dot) com.

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer/Photographer
Contibutes news and feature stories and photos to regional magazines and newspapers, national trade publications and electronic publications. Clients include Parenting School Years, New Mexico Magazine, Albuquerque Journal, Wealth Manager Magazine and Investopedia.com.
1998 to present

Communications Consultant
Writes and edits marketing materials including press releases, newsletters, annual reports and web sites for businesses and non-profit organizations.
1998 to present

Communications Director, State Bar of New Mexico
Coordinated communication and public relations efforts of the State Bar of New Mexico. Edited weekly Bar Bulletin, bi-monthly Bar Journal, yearly New Mexico Bench & Bar Directory and other marketing material. Oversaw media relations, publication design and on-site print shop. Managed staff of six.
1996-1998

Reporter/Photographer, New Mexico Business Weekly
Covered business and industry in Albuquerque and New Mexico. Copy edited newspaper.
1994-1996

Reporter/Photographer, Valencia County News-Bulletin/Villager
Covered city council and police beats and general news and features.
1993-1994

EDUCATION
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, BA, Journalism, with Honors

MEMBER
National Federation of Press Women