About Me

Lisa Jo Rudy
                                                             21 Ridgeview Drive
Falmouth MA 02540
www.lisajorudy.com * Lisa@LisaJoRudy.com

                                                   PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Writer and Consultant, Falmouth MA 1991 - present

·         Develop, write and edit a wide range of publications and written products including digital and print educational products for children and adults, web content, books, articles, video and multimedia scripts, exhibit labels, marketing and fundraising materials, federal grant proposals
·         Manage and consult on fundraising and educational projects. 
·         Develop hands-on teaching kits and interactive exhibit  materials
·         Clients include major museums, publishers, federal agencies, corporations and educational institutions.

Senior Writer, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Phila., PA 1987‑1990

·         Researched, wrote and edited federal, foundation, and corporate grants for a $72,000,000 capital campaign for the museum’s new wing and Tuttleman Omnimax theater.
·         Conducted individual and foundation prospect research for major fundraising efforts.
·         Wrote copy for direct mail, annual appeals, membership campaigns, annual reports, capital campaign, donor stewardship publications, speeches, etc.
·         Wrote and edited exhibit copy for The Franklin Institute’s Future Center wing
·         Developed, edited, and oversaw writing of "Newspaper in  Education" supplements for  Philadelphia Inquirer

Project Coordinator at Cambridge Forum, Cambridge, MA 1984‑86
·         Supervised staff of four
·         Programmed and promoted nationally broadcast public affairs television and radio series
·         Developed, wrote, and edited grant proposals, newsletters, promotional materials for radio and television broadcast
·         Designed, promoted and directed a major video contest

Associate Producer, "Cambridge... USA" TV series, Cambridge, MA 1982‑83
·         Selected, recruited and briefed guests for weekly public affairs television series 
·         Assisted in television direction


Masters in Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, 1984

B.A. in Humanities with Honors, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 1981

Selected Client List

The Association of Science-Technology Centers
Drexel University
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
The National Geographic Society
The National Science Foundation
The New York Times Company
Smithsonian Institution
Space Telescope/Goddard Space Flight Center
Scholastic Publishing
Temple University
Time, Inc.
The University of Pennsylvania

                                                          Selected Products

Distance Learning and Instructional Design
Exhibit labels (static and interactive)
Multimedia and video scripts
Live theatrical scripts
Social Media
Touchscreen interactive scripts
Trade books (K12 and adult)
Video and Camtasia scripts
Web content