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Michael L. Smith

Phone: 301.309.6564 // Mobile: 240.413.5349
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Professional Summary

A communicator who uses writing and editing experience, flexible management skills and technology expertise to enhance the value and impact of information. Fluency in Spanish, a multicultural background and 18 years’ experience abroad enable an international perspective.

Highlights of Qualifications

Professional Experience

Writing and editing: carried out journalistic activities: breaking news coverage, investigative reporting, feature writing, commentary, editing and media liaisons - some of the leading media in the world.

Research and Analysis: Engaged in bridging the gap between journalism, policy and academic research on several key issues for Latin America.

Management: Used management skills to turn around a demoralized publications unit at an international research center.

Technology and the Web: Provide consulting services (writing, editing, translation, web development and graphic design) to enhance the quality and impact of content

Employment History

8/05-04/13 Communications Officer
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
Washington, DC
7/01-8/05 Technology Officer
Information Technology Services / OITS
Washington, DC
4/00-6/01 Information Technology Officer / Web Developer
Inter-American Telecommunications Commission / OAS
Washington, DC


Bachelor of Arts, Anderson University, IN, cum laude in Sociology and Spanish.

Masters of Science in Information Technology: University of Maryland University College, Executive Program (2003), Adelphi, MD

Additional training on web development, desktop publishing, productivity applications, project management and evaluation, and photography.

A formatted version of this résumé is also available on request. Send e-mail to Michael L. Smith mlsmith(at)gci275(dot)com