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Kim Markesich - resume


Kim Colavito Markesich, writer

Work Experience:


2010 to present, freelance writer for UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and Cooperative Extension. Feature writer, editor, and website content including design, editing and maintenance.

1994 to present: feature writer, The University of Connecticut College ofAgriculture, Health and Natural Resources online blog Naturally@UConn (Formerly UConn College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Journal newspaper.) Responsible for interviews, research, writing, editing.

1993 to present: freelance writer

2004-2007: Created and taught the online course, Creating Healthier Homes, offered by Thompson Learning/Education to G>o

1995, published, Retail Florist Manual, a practical guide to the retail florist business, 176 pages. Stipes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois.

1995-1996: feature correspondent, The Middletown Press, Health and Science and Woman section. Responsible for creating story ideas, writing, research, and developing a network of contacts in the medical/science communities.

1994 to 1996: editor and publisher of Allergy Aware newsletter, a consumer publication addressing allergies, chemical sensitivity, and environmental issues. Responsible for research, writing, editing, design, and layout utilizing Mac OS, Adobe Pagemaker, and Microsoft Word.

Other writing credits include: Family Motor Coaching Magazine, Green Profit Magazine, UConn Traditions magazine, Hort Impact, UConn Outreach, Middlesex Business Review, Allergy Alert.

1981-1991, co-owner, of a full-service retail floral business. Knowledge of design, sales, marketing, purchasing, advertising, accounting, shop design, and management. FTD Master Designer certification.


University of Connecticut 1993, Bachelor of Science; 1978 two-year certification, Floriculture.

Continued Education

Capital Community College, 2004, Creating Web Pages; Introduction to Dreamweaver MX.

Middlesex Community College, 2002, A to Z Grantwriting.

Shelton School of Floral Design, Houston Texas, 1984, floral design and management.