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Curtis Franklin

Specializes in: Profiles, Business, Technology

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1713 NW 71st ST
Gainesville, FL  
Phone: 352-331-1311
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Work has previously appeared: National Magazine, Trade Magazine, Online Newsmagazine, Online Trade Magazine, Web Log, Book Publishing

I am an experienced writer and content producer, with a history of telling compelling stories for a variety of audiences, always with a sharp eye on deadline and budget. Professional History President/Editorial Director The CF2 Group Gainesville, FL Provide editorial support for companies in the computer and networking industries. Write reviews and feature articles for publications including InfoWorld, and ComputerWorld. Columnist and Contributing Writer for Dark Reading. Podcaster for Media Live events including Interop and Enterprise 2.0. Blogger and podcaster at CF2Group Technotes ( Writing and language arts instructor, community education program of Santa Fe Community College. Podcast Evangelist and Community Editor TechWeb Manhasset, NY Promoted and produced audio and video podcasts for all CMP publications. Guided strategy for podcasting at CMP publications and web properties. Selected hardware and software used for podcasting, and trained editors and correspondents in their use. Served as podcast host for podcasts hosted at Network Computing Interop and InformationWeek. Was correspondent to daily video webcast The News Show. Worked to develop business plans and editorial strategies for community web sites, including reader-contributed editorial, discussion, and social-rating content. Frequent speaker and commentator on podcasting. Co-author of The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Podcasting (Que Books). Senior Technology Editor Network Computing/ Senior Technology Editor Secure Enterprise Manhasset, NY Owned coverage of network, wireless and server security for Network Computing. Wrote and edited reviews and feature articles on security and infrastructure. Maintained blog for and managed the Security Channel of Wrote reviews and feature articles for Secure Enterprise. Maintained relationships with two labs at the University of Florida. Frequent speaker on security topics for industry conferences. President/Editorial Director The CF2 Group Gainesville, FL Provided editorial support for companies in the computer and networking industries. Wrote reviews and feature articles for publications including InfoWorld, Network Computing, Network World and BioIT World. Technology analyst and editorial consultant to Electrical Contracting Products. Contributor to Bio-IT World. Columnist and Contributing Writer for Mobility magazine. Senior Contributing Editor for InfoWorld. Co-author of Hackproofing XML (Syngress Publishing). Co-author of Guerilla Wireless (Cisco Press) (Release date TBD). Writing and language arts instructor, community education program of Santa Fe Community College. Managing Editor/Technology InternetWeek Manhasset, NY Developed, assigned and edited all product reviews for InternetWeek. Maintained and developed relationships with 2 university labs (University of Hawai’i and University of Florida), managed over 25 free-lance writers, re-designed reviews package. Redesigned reviews process and page layout. Managed Best of Show program at Networld+Interop conference. Senior Writer Raleigh, NC Developed content on widely varying computer and technical topics for on-line publication ranked as the web’s number 2 encyclopedia site, and one of the 500 most-visited sites on the Web. Senior Editor, Hardware Southborough, MA Was part of launch team for publication. Managed content for hardware and storage content and community sections of this site designed to fill the information needs of IT professionals. Helped develop on-line search taxonomy. Chose and managed free-lance contributors to site. Executive Editor, Technology Solutions Integrator Framingham, MA Member of publication launch team. Led coverage of technology and products for publication targeted to the needs of system and network integrator executives. Led design team for re-launch of Final position was as head of the Solutions Integrator business unit of IDG. Director of Labs Client/Server Labs Atlanta, GA Developed plan for, built and staffed commercial I.T. testing service. Developed benchmarks for general computing and ERP applications. Full P&L responsibility for technical operations. Assisted in sales management and made frequent sales calls on critical customers. Customers included IBM, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Shell Oil and Blue Cross of Florida. Frequent speaker at industry events in U.S. and Europe. Technology Editor VARBusiness Manhasset, NY Led development of technology and product coverage for publication aimed at management and executives of value-added reseller organizations. Created VARBusiness Information Exchange (VIX), first on-line presence for magazine. Managed transition of VIX to CompuServe. Wrote “Tech Insider” column. Frequent speaker at industry conferences and vendor events. Editor in Chief Circuit Cellar INK: The Computer Applications Journal Vernon, CT First EiC of magazine designed to meet the information needs of engineers specializing in embedded control applications. Developed all editorial processes and procedures, and managed editorial staff. Oversaw increase in readership from 4,000 – 50,000, and page count from 38 – 120. Managed publication of two books of articles compiled from magazine issues. Managed Circuit Cellar BBS, on-line publication. Senior Testing Editor BYTE (a McGraw-Hill Publication) Peterborough, NH Managed design, building and staffing of the BYTE Testing Lab. Was liaison between print and BYTE Information Exchange (BIX). Created and hosted on-line special events and projects on BIX. Wrote numerous product reviews and technology analysis articles. Conference Manager The Interface Group Needham, MA Managed conferences for the BYTE Computer Shows. Assisted with conference design, staffing and management of COMDEX and INTERFACE industry trade shows. Worked in PR for all trade and public computer shows. Education Legacy Leadership Course, (Certified as Trainer) -- The Lazar Group (Lawrenceville, GA) Publishing Management Training Courses, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY) Graduate Study in Computer Science University of Alabama in Birmingham B.A., Art Birmingham-Southern College Other Scuba Diver (Master Diver Certification, NAUI) Amateur Radio Operator (General Class, KG4GWA) Member, North-Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Commission (Governor’s Appointment) Graduate, Florida Master Naturalist Program (Upland Forest)

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