Columbia, SC
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Objective: Freelance Writing Projects


Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina's College of Journalism and Mass Communications (current)
Creative Strategy in Advertising

Freelance Writer (1997 - Present)

Chernoff/Silver and Associates, Columbia, SC (1988 - 1997)
(Largest agency in SC and 35th in Southeast)

Director of Public Relations (1995 - 1997)

  • Strategic writing
  • Managed and trained department of writers/public relations specialists

Account Executive (1993 - 1995)

  • Managed Dayton Power & Light account, which is Columbia office's largest account
  • On team that won Gold Effie for the most effective utility-marketing campaign in the United States

Writer (1988-1993)

  • Also held titles of Senior Writer, Copy Chief and Copy Supervisor during this time
  • Specialized in business-to-business communications

Additional Writing Experience and Awards:

  • Honored with 1996-97 South Carolina Arts Commission Prose Fellowship
    (Designated top prose writer in the state)
  • Selected for South Carolina Humanities' Council's 1994-96 Readers Circuit
  • Four-Time Winner - South Carolina Fiction Project (1996 and 1997)
  • Guest Writer and Panelist - 1997 South Carolina Center for the Book Festival
  • Won several playwriting awards and had plays, all comedies, produced off-off Broadway and in both Carolinas
  • Founding member, Columbia Literary Exchange
  • Fiction and non-fiction published in numerous magazines and newspapers
  • Received many Addy awards


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, 1996
Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont

Master of Business Administration, 1979
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts in English, 1977
Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina

Community Involvement:

  • Columbia Rotary Club - One of first five women invited to become a member of the city's oldest and largest civic club
  • University of South Carolina Women's Studies Business and Community Advisory Board - Founding Member
  • City of Columbia's Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals - Appointed Board Member by City Council
  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce East Area Council - Small Business Achiever Award
  • Leadership Columbia - 1987 Graduate
  • YWCA Tribute to Women in Business - Diamond Award
  • Junior Achievement - Project Business Consultant
  • City of Columbia's Riverfest - 1997 Celebrity Raft Race Chairman
  • Member, Public Relations Society of America


Former Deacon and Stephen Minister, Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Ride horses, play tennis, read voraciously and garden.

Anne Creed
Freelance Writer
Columbia, S.C

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