The Resume provides a condensed list of my naming-related and language experience. For a complete list, click on C.V.
R I C H A R D E. L O R A N G E R
PROFILE: Freelance creative namer. Verbal identity, branding, and nomenclature consultant. Copywriter and editor.
EDUCATION: M.F.A., Creative Writing, Brooklyn College, 2001
B.A., Honors in English, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1983
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2007 - Creative Namer / Verbal Branding and Nomenclature Consultant
Creative consultant specializing in name creation for products and businesses. Generally contract freelance to naming and branding agencies for production of nomenclature and corporate identity solutions. Began in October, 2007, and have completed over four hundred fifty assignments in just over five years. Also available for taglines, messaging, other verbal branding solutions, and copywriting, editing, and proofing. More information upon request.
2004-07 Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Director of interdisciplinary program focusing both on pedagogical development for faculty and direct work with students. Duties include developing and organizing faculty and student workshops aimed at increasing writing skills and the teaching of writing skills institute-wide, developing events to encourage interdisciplinary work and to promote recognition of faculty publications, creating budgets, producing pr, and interfacing with all departments. Complete list of tasks and services available.
1999-07 Adjunct Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Pratt Institute, Rutgers University, Brooklyn College, York College, City College of New York
Teacher of creative writing, literature, rhetoric, critical thinking, and expository composition at various colleges in New York City and New Jersey. Course levels include precollege, ESL, undergraduate, and graduate.
2002-04 English Language and Writing Tutor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Part time tutor of English composition, reading, and conversation, working primarily with ESL students. Special position tutoring two classes of ESL composition in Spring 2003.
2000-02 Item Writer and Editor, CTB/McGraw-Hill (Kelly Services), New York, NY
Part time editor, writer and developer of items for standardized testing. Items test a broad range of skills in grammar, reading, and composition for grades 3-12.
1998-99 Assistant Office Manager/Marketing Assistant, Microsoft, Inc. (Kelly Services), New York, NY
Broad range of tasks for Microsoft website (Sidewalk.com) and NY/NJ Marketing Teams, including organizational assistant for four seminar series; Small Business Alliance contact; business writing, development and writing of administrative manual, copy editing, graphic design; personnel operations; internal/external procurement, accounts payable, expense reports, shipping and receiving, office machine maintenance, reception, and general support.
SELECTED CREATIVE AND EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
1984-2009 Poetry and prose in over 70 magazines and journals, including Correspondence, CLN WR, Barrow Street, Long Shot, Newark Review, Brooklyn Review, Hanging Loose, Prosodia, The Galley Sail Review, Poetry San Francisco, we magazine, Big Scream, Omnivore, and W’orcs. As well as printed magazines, this list includes several online publications, two CDs, two audiocassettes, and one videozine. Complete list available.
2005 Poems for Teeth. Allamuchy, NJ: We Press.
1986-2001 Eight chapbooks (poetry and prose). Various publishers.
1986-2000 Poetry and prose in 15 anthologies.
1990 The Orange Book. Boulder, CO: The International Review Press.
READINGS AND SPOKEN WORD
Since 1980, over 350 featured poetry readings in over 200 venues across the United States, extensively in New York, San Francisco, Boulder CO, and Austin TX, as well as Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Cambridge MA, Denver, Berkeley CA, Detroit, and Ann Arbor MI, among other cities.
Types of venues range from academic to libraries to regular poetry venues to rock music shows, including touring poet with Lollapalooza Festival 1994.
Co-features include Anne Waldman, Hakim Bey, Jim Carroll, John Giorno, Eileen Myles, Maggie Estep, Francisco X. Alarcón, James Broughton, Frank Moore, Anselm Hollo, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Bloodtest, and The Last Poets, among others; and have shared a stage with rock bands Fugazi, The Dead Milkmen, X, Big Black, and Sister Double Happiness (not including Lollapalooza bands). Complete list available.
Since 2001, ten shows of experimental text-based art called blinklists in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Worcester, MA. Three commissioned pieces. Complete list available.
SMALL PRESS AND EDITORIAL
2001 Editor-in-Chief, Brooklyn Review 18, Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn College.
2000 Assistant editor, Brooklyn Review 17, Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn College.
1999 Copy editor, Artifact by Anah-Karelia Coates, San Francisco.
1995 Co-editor, Live at Mexic-arte, video from the Austin International Poetry Festival Austin, TX: AIPF.
1994 Co-editor, we 18, video poetry zine, Allamuchy, NJ: We Press.
1991-2 Coordinator, The International Review Press, Boulder, CO and San Francisco.
1990-1 Poetry editor, Texture, Boulder, CO.