Howard Newman
Freelance writer, editor, public relations specialist
human services
Vinfen newsletter          Sample story          Sample press release          Patriot Ledger placement
I’m a communications professional with an educational background and hands-on experience in the human services field. I
have the compassion and understanding to write compelling copy about sensitive subject matter.

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, I have five years of experience working in
the field. My background includes individual and group therapy, vocational counseling and activity planning.
Vinfen Corporation
At Vinfen Corporation (2008-2009), I combined my human services know-how with
communications expertise, serving as Senior Communications and Public Affairs
Specialist. I helped raise the profile of Vinfen, a large nonprofit human services
organization, with placements in the
Patriot Ledger, Boston Globe and many other
local media outlets.  
As Communications and Public Affairs Specialist at Vinfen, Howard Newman raised the organization's profile.
Through my writing, editing and public relations work at Vinfen, I cultivated relationships with supporters, sponsors and
donors. I also wrote, edited and coordinated design of
The Voice, the organization's quarterly newsletter, and developed a
Web version which was e-mailed to large audiences.

In addition, I served as Webmaster for the Vinfen Web site (, with a focus on keeping content fresh, adding
new pages and photos, and driving more traffic to site. I supported Vinfen staff by writing, editing and designing brochures,
annual reports, fact sheets, speeches and other materials as well as assisting with development and crisis management.
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Don’t live in the greater Boston area? No problem. I am a freelance writer, editor and public relations pro who works with clients from all over the country. If you have a
phone and e-mail, I can help you with websites, press releases, brochures, newsletters and more.
New England Psychologist magazine
From 2013-15, I contributed a monthly article to New England Psychologist. Topics
have included policy issues and facility profiles as well as new technologies and