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Carolyn Whelan

Writer and editor

Works remotely from New York

  • 40.7127
  • -74.0061
  • Suggested rate €800 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Location
New York, États-Unis d'Amérique
Remote only
Primarily works remotely

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
Business sector
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Biotech
  • Civic & Social Organizations
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Company size
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
  • ≥ 5000 people

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Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • French

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Fluent

  • Portuguese

    Basic

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Skills (24)

Carolyn in a few words

Writer–Editor-Analyst

-Accomplished writer published in International Herald Tribune (IHT), Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Barron’s, SciAm.com, National Geographic Adventure, Marie Claire and Conde Nast Traveler

-Widely respected ghost writer and analyst with rigorous investigative skills used by consulting firms, non-profits, the UN, think tanks and corporations for commentaries, and to assess results and identify investment opportunities

-Prescient observer of news and trends in development and their implications for the future

-Expertise in the sustainability, technology, healthcare, energy, commodities and financial services sectors

-Swiss/American national. Fluent French/Spanish. Work experience in Europe and South America

Currently, at Drivingchange.org, a public policy-focused startup led by former Economist Group executives, I help shape editorial strategy, produce the 'Humanizing Cities' column, and contribute stories on topics ranging from care homes to food security to bike sharing.

For the Rockefeller Foundation, I produce reports, to date on lead abatement, on AI and society, on AI Governance, and on 17 Rooms (the Sustainable Development Goals), the latter with the Brookings Institution. There I covered convenings, counseled teams on capturing insights from meetings, proposed templates and digital designs, and edited essays from influential contributors.

And at EY I authored two chapters on synthetic biology, and on new economic metrics, for Ernst & Young's Megatrends report. There I conducted extensive research, quantitative analysis and interviews with experts. The report, produced by the firm's internal think tank, EYQ, helps inform business and government leaders' decisions based on seismic changes today and a decade away.










Experience

Drivingchange.org; The Rockefeller Foundation; EY

Contributor, Editor and Analyst (freelance)  - As a freelancer

New York, NY

June 2019 - Today (3 years3 years and 2 months)

At Drivingchange.org, a public policy-focused startup led by former Economist Group executives and editors, shape editorial strategy, produce 'Humanizing Cities' column, and contribute stories on topics ranging from care homes to food security to school closures and bike sharing. At the Rockefeller Foundation: Produce reports, to date on lead abatement, on AI and society, on AI Governance, and on 17 Rooms (the Sustainable Development Goals), the latter with the Brookings Institution. Covered convenings, counseled teams on capturing insights from meetings, proposed templates and digital designs, and edited essays from influential contributors. At EY: Authored two chapters on synthetic biology, and on new economic metrics, for Ernst & Young's Megatrends report. Conducted extensive research, quantitative analysis and interviews with experts. The report, produced by the firm's internal think tank, EYQ, helps inform business and government leaders' decisions based on seismic changes today and a decade away.

PwC - PwC Organisation

Editor-in-Chief, Risk Assurance

New York, NY

August 2017 - May 2019 (1 year1 year and 9 months)

Led content development for two flagship campaigns, from theme development to post-launch deliverables. Proposed themes, curated research and led survey design workshop for Partners and Directors, which generated lively discussion and crystallized thinking. Proposed ‘Smarter risk taking over digital transformation’ campaign theme; developed ‘Six habits’ nomenclature which anchored the campaign. Drafted survey, fine-tuned analysis plan and developed Tableau tool with contributor. Survey launched and closed ahead of schedule. Wrote kick-off blog and collaborated with and edited work of contributor in three reports. Produced quiz, executive summary and three web sites in record time with designers and developers. Output well-received by Partners, clients and analysts at annual Risk Summit.

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Senior Editor

New York, NY

February 2013 - April 2017 (4 years4 years and 2 months)

Managed research programs for EIU Perspectives, the EIU’s thought leadership site from the proposal stage to posting/publication. Explored program themes, hired, managed and shaped the work of contributors and presented findings at events on public policy topics such as urbanization, sustainability, gender equality, aging and jobs. Produced surveys, white papers, case studies, microsites, mini-documentaries and infographics. Developed advisory board agendas, managed $1 million annual budget, and liaised with sponsors including AbbVie, Google, Microsoft and the Rockefeller, Citi and UN Foundations, on deadline and to keen client satisfaction. Founded and delivered highly successful internal speaker series to keep company abreast of the latest news and trends. Led efforts to expand opportunities with non-profits through research, meetings and a non-profits-focused proposal.

Ernst & Young (EY) Global & US

Contract writer  - As a freelancer

New York, NY

May 2009 - February 2013 (3 years3 years and 9 months)

Wrote thought leadership articles and conference summaries bylined by senior EY executives. Developed compelling angles and key messages for reports, op-eds and columns. Topics addressed include creative disruption, corporate social responsibility, innovation, distressed debt, sustainability, electric cars, smart meters, and the implications of new banking and healthcare legislation.

Fortune, International Herald Tribune, SciAm.com

Freelance Correspondent/Contributor  - As a freelancer

New York and Argentina

January 2003 - February 2013 (10 years10 years and 1 month)

Wrote stories on economic and social justice topics, including Argentina’s economic rebound, Brazil’s growing clout, deeply discounted therapy in Argentina, Cuban oil, trade secrets in China, advances in artificial muscle technology, micro-supply chains in Africa, and Wal-Mart’s foray into Mexican banking. Prescient stories on the rapid growth of Brazil’s ethanol industry in the IHT and the likely demise of Brazil’s economy in Fortune scooped those by staff writers at the NYT and elsewhere by months.

Columbia Business School

Writer  - As a freelancer

New York, NY

December 2006 - February 2009 (2 years2 years and 2 months)

(Staff and freelance). Interviewed professors for articles on faculty research for quarterly Ideas at Work on subjects ranging from the success of small sachet sales in developing countries to technological tying to CEO salaries. Produced case studies for Schools of Business and Arts and Sciences on ethics and the healthcare retail, diamond and oil & gas sectors. Assessed success of case studies with faculty. Widely acclaimed corporate social responsibility orientation week cases are foundation of core curriculum.

U.N. (International Telecommunications Union)

Creative Writer  - As a freelancer

Geneva, Switzerland

July 2003 - December 2003 (5 months)

Wrote speeches, op-eds and features for two global UN telecommunications conferences (TELECOM and WSIS) on regulatory reform, telemedicine, mobile phones in Africa and bridging the digital divide as a contract writer.

Dow Jones Newswires, The Wall Street Journal; Barrons.com (freelance)

Correspondent  - As a freelancer

Paris, France

March 2001 - November 2002 (1 year1 year and 8 months)

Wrote spot news and features with a focus on the pharmaceuticals, heavy engineering, building materials and utilities sectors. Stories on financial problems at trains-to-turbines maker Alstom and the impact of a falling dollar on European pharmaceutical companies ran well ahead of those published by the competition. Broke exclusive story on Roche scientists forming their own firm.

Money; Fortune (freelance)

Staff Writer  - As a freelancer

New York, NY

April 2000 - January 2001 (9 months)

Wrote stories for investing sections. Articles explored the folly of patent protection, global investing opportunities, money market funds, hut-to-hut ski trips in Utah and tougher times for Ford Motor Company. Four-page emerging markets feature appeared in Fortune’s Annual Investing Guide.

Barron’s Online

Staff Writer

New York, NY

December 1998 - April 2000 (1 year1 year and 4 months)

Wrote weekly columns on the impact of news or trends on a technology firm’s share price. Interviewed fund managers, analysts and executives for contrarian, on-the-mark articles. Tracked progress to assess accuracy of stories. Rated a top technology stock picker by Validea.com.

Electronic News

Reporter

New York, NY

November 1997 - November 1998 (1 year1 year)

Covered the Computers & Communications beat at the height of the Internet boom. Topics ranged from the arrival of video-on-demand and digital cameras to the impact of mergers. Reported on Taiwan’s growing semiconductor industry and technology innovation clusters in Scotland.

Digital Equipment Corporation

Communications Consultant

Geneva, Switzerland

May 1995 - July 1997 (2 years2 years and 2 months)

Managed and produced materials for internal publications and press briefings. Reported latest financial, wins and European company news to senior managers in quarterly Overview and Speaking Points; weekly Management Briefing; and Digital Today, a global staff newsletter. Wrote releases and backgrounders for Telecom as a Press Officer. Tracked and analyzed coverage to evaluate success.

Centre for Our Common Future

Associate Editor

Geneva, Switzerrland

May 1994 - May 1995 (1 year1 year)

Reported environment and development news in quarterly Bulletin, highlighting non-profit and microfinance projects in developing countries. Produced publication and tracked global distribution. (Organization liquidated in May 1995)

WWF - WWF Deutschland

Research Assistant

Geneva, Switzerrland

August 1992 - May 1994 (1 year1 year and 9 months)

Surveyed and analyzed WWF Field Offices’ program reporting needs. Wrote articles for WWF News. Worked with CNN, ad agencies, market research firms and field offices on media campaigns. Delivered presentations to staff and students. Founded initiative to expand opportunities for staff.

Earth Island Institute

Project Manager  - As a freelancer

San Francisco, California

November 1991 - July 1992 (8 months)

Founded and managed project to expand youth input into the UN decision-making process. Delegate and correspondent for the Earth Island Journal at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

International Catholic Migration Commission

Documentation Specialist

Geneva, Switzerland

January 1990 - July 1991 (1 year1 year and 6 months)

Managed documentation center; reported immigration and refugee news in weekly update for staff.

Education