Most recently, Marian created compelling, precisely written copy to tell a catering business's story in the rebranding of their marketing collateral. She guided First Choice Foods through selecting a tagline and managed the collaboration with a graphics designer, successfully completing the project on time, in budget, and most importantly delighting the client.
Marian has an extensive background in fast-paced publication environments that require strategic planning, flexibility, world-class team building, and innovation to meet goals in industries as varied as the space program and a manufacturing plant. Marian created a publication department that supported the launch of 5 new products in 18 months.
Following her vision at The Raymond Corporation, she and her team improved document quality that met or exceeded industry standards and received awards from the Society for Technical Communications. The product support publications were always ready for the product introduction. Raymond is in a high risk industry and the Operator Manual is vital to safely operating the truck.
Marian's leadership and project management skills resulted in cash awards for her contributions to the bottom line at both Asyst Software (Data Acquisition and Analysis Software) and The Raymond Corporation.
Her technical editing skills, attention to detail, efficient document management, and commitment to the accuracy of the STS Flight Data File were recognized by the Chief, Operations Division at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Documents had to have zero defects (errors). A milestone was never missed.
Marian was president of the Rochester, NY Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
Marian Edson has written questions for GED testing and created narratives and informationals for high-stake educational testing.
Who's Who in America(R) (Marquis(TM)). 57th edition, 2003
Who's Who of American Women (Marquis(TM)). 17th edition, 1991-1992
Who's Who of American Women (Marquis(TM)). 18th edition, 1993-1994
Who's Who of American Women (Marquis(TM)). Millennium Edition, 2000
Who's Who of American Women (Marquis (TM)), 25th Silver Anniversary Edition 2006-2007
Who's Who of American Women (Marquis(TM)). 18th edition, 2007
Certified as a historically Underutilized Business (HUB) by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Certified as a Woman-Owned Small and Disadvantged Busines Enterprise (DBE, ESBE, SBE, WBE) by the South Central Texas Regional Certification agency (SCTRCA). NAICS: 323117, 611710, 711510, 541430, 611420.