CV

Maria Lourdes A. Castañeda


KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Flexible and adaptable writing style that allows me to write all kinds of articles, novels and other writing assignments
  • Creative approach to all writing assignments that utilizes original thinking that results in unique and superior final products for clients.
  • A proven team player who has headed-up and participated as a member of many successful creative teams over the years. Superior communications skills.
  • Energetic and positive outlook, which often inspires others
  • A multi-tasker who is able to handle multiple assignments in parallel under tight deadlines.
  • Prompt and professional approach to dealing with clients.
  • Active and dynamic approach to work and getting things done

LANGUAGES

English: Expert Level            Filipino: Expert Level            Japanese: Conversational Level

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, FrontPage. Intermediate Level. More than 10 years experience.
  • Adobe Photoshop CS 2: Intermediate Level. More than 5 years experience.

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Freelance Writer: XDEAL Magazine (2010- Present)

  • Wrote a three part , six page feature article “Koreanophilia 101: A Crash Course in K-Pop” for the first three issues of the magazine.

Ghost Writer: jtrigsby.com (2010 – Present)

  • Wrote the blog post  “Is there such a thing as Privacy Online?” (June 15, 2010).
  • Wrote the blog post “Get an Ownership Attitude” (June 17, 2010)

Administrative Assistant: Maranaw Luzon Shipping Co., Inc., Malate, Manila, (2008-present).

  • Teaches seminars on Government Benefits and Services ( SSS, Pag-ibig, Philhealth).
  • Acts as Liaison officer of the company for Social Security, HMDF and Philhealth.
  • Responsible for Certificate of Service and other similar certifications
  • Created the Crew Masterlist and Personnel Database.
  • Authored Crew Status Report of 2010.
  • Developed the in-house “Administrative Department Manual.”

Realtor/Owner : Southern Point Realty, Malate, Manila (2009- Present).

  • Wrote a feature article entitled “Change your life in an instant- Guaranteed!”  for inclusion in the “PMRB Newsletter.”
  • Wrote advertising copies for Southern Point Realty.

EDUCATION

BS Marketing Management , Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila, Philippines (2007-2008).
Graduated, President of the Business Administration Department’s Student Council

BA Marketing and Sales, St. Benedict College (San Beda Alabang), Muntinlupa ( 2000-2001) Undergraduate, President of  Teatro Benito. Member – SBC Debate Circle. Competed in Benavides Cup – National Debate Championship and other Public Speaking Contests.

BA Communication Arts Management- Major in Advertising Management,De La Salle University, Manila (1998-1999)

High School Graduation, Colegio San Agustin, Makati City (1994-1999). Consistent winner of Essay Writing Contests.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE

Realtor: Passed the May 31, 2009 Real Estate Licensure Exam.

MEMBERSHIPS

Member: Philippine Association of  Real Estate Brokers.

Secretary: Tagaytay City Board of Realtors.

OTHER INFORMATION

Blog: Blogger for 10 years. Blog sites include : http://idiosyncraticinklings.wordpress.com and https://littlemissmarikit.wordpress.com.

Personal: Single. Interests include: reading, writing, blogging, exercise and fitness, Philippine Politics, Japanese culture and Language, Asian Pop culture, geek culture, crafting, movies,  animation and fashion.

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3 thoughts on “CV

  1. Good day Maria,

    I found your info on BestJobs and would like to get in contact with you – but for obvious reasons this blog is not the place to do that. It is in connection with internet related freelance work (if you are interested).

    If at all possible, can you reply to my email and I will send you more details so that you can make an informed decision.

    I really hope to hear from you.

    Kind regards

    Maartin

    PS: Please feel free to delete this post from your blog once you have read it…

  2. Hi!

    Can I please have you personal email address because I have a need to make certain work related proposals which is obviously not suitable to post on this blog.

    Kind regards,
    Maartin

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