Elizabeth DeHoff

Elizabeth DeHoff
Studies at:
EDHEC Business School
Location in:
Nice Area, France

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Studies at:
EDHEC Business School
Location in:
Nice Area, France

Bio

I am a communications professional who hopes to use my skills in a management role, such as investor relations, business development or strategy consulting, with a particular interest in the retail, luxury and wine/spirits sectors. I will earn my MBA at EDHEC Business School in Nice, France, in June 2014. The EDHEC Global MBA involves students of more than 35 nationalities and focuses on international team management.

Elizabeth has worked/studied in

  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Elizabeth speaks

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Elizabeth has experience in

  • Arts
  • Consumer goods
  • Government / Public sector / Non-profit
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Real Estate
  • Services - legal, PR, marketing, accounting

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Work

2013 – present

MBA candidate

EDHEC Business School
  • * Worked intensively in internationally and culturally diverse teams to solve problems, put together presentations and write reports.
  • * Learned MBA cornerstones (accounting, finance, marketing, leadership, strategy) as well as specialized topics (Managing the Internationalization of the Firm, Cultural Diversity, Criminal Risk Management).
  • * Led and worked with colleagues from 35 different nations, many professional backgrounds and a wide range of ages.
  • * Learned to use English in an international business context and improved my knowledge of French.
2009 – 2013

Business Editor

SmartBrief Inc.
  • * Line edited daily, weekly and monthly e-mail newsletters in partnership with trade associations in the finance and commercial real estate, retail, luxury, hospitality and tourism fields.
  • * Oversaw freelance writers who created content for the newsletters; edited their work and helped them improve their writing.
  • * Served as primary contact for trade association partners to ensure that shared content was both relevant to the industry and acceptable to the partner.
  • * Wrote and edited blog posts for SmartBrief-branded blogs (Social Media, Workforce and Restaurants), many of which were integrated into SmartBrief's regular e-mail publications.
  • * Attended industry educational and networking events to promote SmartBrief publications and the SmartBrief brand.
2006 – 2009

Copy Editor

San Francisco Chronicle
  • * Edited news, business and feature stories for accuracy, style, grammar and consistency under constant deadline pressure, in cooperation with writers and city editors. Wrote headlines, photo captions, teasers and other display copy for all sections. Proofread pages for all sections.
  • * Quickly learned CCI editing software and other software programs, and became known throughout the newsroom as a troubleshooter.
  • * Took on supervisory roles as needed -- assigned stories to copy editors, managed workflow for entire copy desk, and oversaw other copy editors' work. Monitored daily deadlines and helped ensure that stories and pages were completed and sent on time.
  • * Helped update Chronicle in-house style guide as a member of style committee.
  • * Adapted display text (headlines, sidebars, etc) for use on the Web; selected and input metadata for stories in order to facilitate search engine optimization.
  • * Guarded against and in several instances uncovered plagiarism, intentional or otherwise, by staff writers and freelancers, and alerted appropriate managers to prevent use of plagiarized material in paper. Gave presentations to colleagues on copy editing and plagiarism.
2002 – 2009

Freelance Writer and Copy Editor

SmartBrief Inc.
  • * Wrote and edited online news briefs about industries including forestry, aviation, aerospace, construction, online advertising and telecoms for e-mail business news service. Guarded against plagiarism and rewrote unacceptable articles.
  • * Scanned dozens of online news sources daily, including major and local newspapers around the world, trade publications and blogs, for news relevant to industries covered. Selected 10-12 top stories of the day for each industry. Wrote short summaries and headlines for each story.
  • * Assembled stories into daily e-mail news briefs, ordering them according to importance and newsworthiness.
  • * Kept track of developing stories, prominent personalities and trends in relevant industries.
2007 – 2008
(Apr – Dec)

Freelance Writer and Copy Editor

LifeWire, a New York Times company
  • * Wrote and edited lifestyle and science stories and consumer information articles for CNN.com, weather.com and about.com.
  • * Uncovered plagiarism by freelance writers and alerted editors to it.
  • * Took on short-notice writing assignments to replace writers who had copied the work of others.
2008
(May – Jul)

Freelance Copy Editor

The Grace of Saints
  • * Edited and fact-checked nonfiction book about a Catholic parish revolt.
  • * Carried out research online and through libraries, newspaper archives and Catholic Church records.
  • * Suggested ways to tighten up story or expand it where needed.
  • * Kept track of dozens of characters and made sure they were referred to consistently throughout the book, which spanned a decade.
2004 – 2006

Copy Desk Chief

The Washington Examiner
  • * Helped launch two new daily newspapers, The Washington Examiner and The Baltimore Examiner.
  • * Managed copy desk for both papers; edited dozens of news and feature stories daily.
  • * Developed comprehensive style guide for both daily newspapers.
  • * Selected stories for A1 and section fronts. Monitored multiple area news sources, such as rival papers, television stations and blogs, in order to keep current on local, national and world news.
  • * Recruited, hired and managed five copy editors.
  • * Oversaw copy flow; assigned stories to copy editors; slot edited stories and display copy; and made sure desk met multiple daily deadlines.
2003 – 2004
(Jan – Feb)

Assistant Managing Editor/Copy Editor

Journal Newspapers
  • * As copy editor, edited news stories, wrote headlines and captions, and laid out pages for three daily broadsheets covering the Washington metro area. Worked with reporters and senior editors to whip stories into shape, a process that required diplomacy, tact and occasional toughness.
  • * Was promoted to assistant managing editor within four months. In that position, oversaw news department for two of the three papers. Managed two reporters, three photographers, a staff of copy editors and a small army of freelancers.
  • * Assigned stories to writers and selected wire stories for publication. Line edited stories on tight deadlines; supervised layout and copy editing.
  • * Helped steer desk through two redesigns, including a shift from broadsheet to tabloid format.
2001
(Jun – Aug)

Publishing Intern

Lucasfilm Ltd
  • * Proofread, fact-checked and edited fiction and nonfiction books and magazine articles for a busy publishing department in preparation for and coordination with a major motion picture release.
  • * Helped set up and update proprietary style guide and timeline for reference by writers and editors working on "Star Wars" spinoff material.
  • * Worked on and had access to highly sensitive and sought-after information at a major multimedia company.

Work

2013 – present

MBA candidate

EDHEC Business School
  • * Worked intensively in internationally and culturally diverse teams to solve problems, put together presentations and write reports.
  • * Learned MBA cornerstones (accounting, finance, marketing, leadership, strategy) as well as specialized topics (Managing the Internationalization of the Firm, Cultural Diversity, Criminal Risk Management).
  • * Led and worked with colleagues from 35 different nations, many professional backgrounds and a wide range of ages.
  • * Learned to use English in an international business context and improved my knowledge of French.
2009 – 2013

Business Editor

SmartBrief Inc.
  • * Line edited daily, weekly and monthly e-mail newsletters in partnership with trade associations in the finance and commercial real estate, retail, luxury, hospitality and tourism fields.
  • * Oversaw freelance writers who created content for the newsletters; edited their work and helped them improve their writing.
  • * Served as primary contact for trade association partners to ensure that shared content was both relevant to the industry and acceptable to the partner.
  • * Wrote and edited blog posts for SmartBrief-branded blogs (Social Media, Workforce and Restaurants), many of which were integrated into SmartBrief's regular e-mail publications.
  • * Attended industry educational and networking events to promote SmartBrief publications and the SmartBrief brand.
2006 – 2009

Copy Editor

San Francisco Chronicle
  • * Edited news, business and feature stories for accuracy, style, grammar and consistency under constant deadline pressure, in cooperation with writers and city editors. Wrote headlines, photo captions, teasers and other display copy for all sections. Proofread pages for all sections.
  • * Quickly learned CCI editing software and other software programs, and became known throughout the newsroom as a troubleshooter.
  • * Took on supervisory roles as needed -- assigned stories to copy editors, managed workflow for entire copy desk, and oversaw other copy editors' work. Monitored daily deadlines and helped ensure that stories and pages were completed and sent on time.
  • * Helped update Chronicle in-house style guide as a member of style committee.
  • * Adapted display text (headlines, sidebars, etc) for use on the Web; selected and input metadata for stories in order to facilitate search engine optimization.
  • * Guarded against and in several instances uncovered plagiarism, intentional or otherwise, by staff writers and freelancers, and alerted appropriate managers to prevent use of plagiarized material in paper. Gave presentations to colleagues on copy editing and plagiarism.
2002 – 2009

Freelance Writer and Copy Editor

SmartBrief Inc.
  • * Wrote and edited online news briefs about industries including forestry, aviation, aerospace, construction, online advertising and telecoms for e-mail business news service. Guarded against plagiarism and rewrote unacceptable articles.
  • * Scanned dozens of online news sources daily, including major and local newspapers around the world, trade publications and blogs, for news relevant to industries covered. Selected 10-12 top stories of the day for each industry. Wrote short summaries and headlines for each story.
  • * Assembled stories into daily e-mail news briefs, ordering them according to importance and newsworthiness.
  • * Kept track of developing stories, prominent personalities and trends in relevant industries.
2007 – 2008
(Apr – Dec)

Freelance Writer and Copy Editor

LifeWire, a New York Times company
  • * Wrote and edited lifestyle and science stories and consumer information articles for CNN.com, weather.com and about.com.
  • * Uncovered plagiarism by freelance writers and alerted editors to it.
  • * Took on short-notice writing assignments to replace writers who had copied the work of others.
2008
(May – Jul)

Freelance Copy Editor

The Grace of Saints
  • * Edited and fact-checked nonfiction book about a Catholic parish revolt.
  • * Carried out research online and through libraries, newspaper archives and Catholic Church records.
  • * Suggested ways to tighten up story or expand it where needed.
  • * Kept track of dozens of characters and made sure they were referred to consistently throughout the book, which spanned a decade.
2004 – 2006

Copy Desk Chief

The Washington Examiner
  • * Helped launch two new daily newspapers, The Washington Examiner and The Baltimore Examiner.
  • * Managed copy desk for both papers; edited dozens of news and feature stories daily.
  • * Developed comprehensive style guide for both daily newspapers.
  • * Selected stories for A1 and section fronts. Monitored multiple area news sources, such as rival papers, television stations and blogs, in order to keep current on local, national and world news.
  • * Recruited, hired and managed five copy editors.
  • * Oversaw copy flow; assigned stories to copy editors; slot edited stories and display copy; and made sure desk met multiple daily deadlines.
2003 – 2004
(Jan – Feb)

Assistant Managing Editor/Copy Editor

Journal Newspapers
  • * As copy editor, edited news stories, wrote headlines and captions, and laid out pages for three daily broadsheets covering the Washington metro area. Worked with reporters and senior editors to whip stories into shape, a process that required diplomacy, tact and occasional toughness.
  • * Was promoted to assistant managing editor within four months. In that position, oversaw news department for two of the three papers. Managed two reporters, three photographers, a staff of copy editors and a small army of freelancers.
  • * Assigned stories to writers and selected wire stories for publication. Line edited stories on tight deadlines; supervised layout and copy editing.
  • * Helped steer desk through two redesigns, including a shift from broadsheet to tabloid format.
2001
(Jun – Aug)

Publishing Intern

Lucasfilm Ltd
  • * Proofread, fact-checked and edited fiction and nonfiction books and magazine articles for a busy publishing department in preparation for and coordination with a major motion picture release.
  • * Helped set up and update proprietary style guide and timeline for reference by writers and editors working on "Star Wars" spinoff material.
  • * Worked on and had access to highly sensitive and sought-after information at a major multimedia company.

Education

2013 – 2014

EDHEC Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
1998 – 2005

University of Colorado at Boulder

B.A; Film Studies (Bachelors)
1997 – 1998

Arapahoe Community College

General Studies

Clubs

2013 – 2014
(Oct – Jul)

EDHEC Consulting Club

Member

Additional Info

GMAT Score:
740
Nationality:
  • American