About LJ Writing

Lisa Jo Lupo has more than 25 years experience in business communications, newspapers, and magazines; a BA in Journalism from The Ohio State University; and an incurable passion for writing.Lisa Jo Lupo


Internationally published writer/editor
Lisa Jo Lupo (nee Lisa Goetz)

Experience

Independent writer and consultant (2003 – present) In my eight years as freelance writer, I have covered a vast range of topics, from food safety and defense to exhibits and entertainment, biofilm and E. coli, finance and home building, and cockroaches and mice in pieces ranging from magazine articles and corporate newsletters to commemorative reflections. I blend my innate skills as a writer with my diversity of experience to write to the intended audience, and provide new understanding, knowledge or need.

GIE Media (2004 – present) Editor, QA (Quality Assurance & Food Safety); Contributing Writer, PCT (Pest Control Technology) Starting as a contributing writer to both publications, I now manage the publication of QA magazine; am responsible for its feature articles and sourcing and visiting of Cover Profiles; and developed and lead the QA Advisory Board.

Exhibitgroup/Giltspur (1998 – 2003) As a regional, then corporate Marketing Manager, I was responsible for various aspects of communications and sales management for this exhibit display company, including public relations, sales proposals and RFP responses, web content, trade shows, marketing collateral, sales forecast reports, and annual plans.

Ecolab Pest Elimination (1985 – 1998) I joined Ecolab as a freelance writer/editor in charge of developing and producing an employee communications newsletter. In my 13 years with this company, I progressed to Communications Coordinator, then Marketing Communications Manager. Through my tenure, I developed five distinct-genre newsletters, managed the Malcolm Baldrige Award submission process, wrote and coordinated publication of technical service manuals, managed the trade show program, and created and managed marketing collateral.

Suburban News Publications (1982 – 1984) As a reporter and copy editor for this weekly Ohio newspaper, I covered a schools beat, wrote feature articles, and edited releases.

Education

The Ohio State University (1978 – 1982) BA-Honors in Journalism, with minors in German and European History.

Associations/Contributions

ASBPE. American Society of Business Publication Editors
– Immediate Past President, Twin Cities Chapter
– At Large Board Member, Cleveland Chapter
– Chair, Web Redesign Committee
– Judge, 2008
TABPI
– Judge, 2007. 2008
Akron Children’s Hospital Tree Festival
– Volunteer, 2009-2011

Speaker/Trainer

Sigma Xi, Food Safety Symposium Panel Speaker, 2010
Food Safety Summit Panel Moderator, 2009
Copesan University, online training content, 2007 – 2008
Exhibitgroup/Giltspur, various corporate speaking/training, written training guides, 1998 – 2003
Ecolab, various corporate speaking/training, written training guides, 1985 – 1998

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