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Rick Saia

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Professional Editor, Editorial Leader, Writer

About Me

Rick Saia has many years of experience as a journalist, content specialist and content manager in media and corporate marketing functions, plus two years as an IT/business research analyst. Most recently, he performed all editorial functions for ITBestOfBreed.com, a sister site of CRN.com aimed at executives information technology channel partners. Prior to that, he was Editor of the award-winning Worcester Business Journal, Central Massachusetts' source for business news, where he executed, shaped and refined the WBJ's print and online editorial missions. He also oversaw a staff of five. Earlier, he helped develop, implement, and refine the content strategy for a B2C website aimed at job seekers. In that role, Rick also wrote extensively about job search issues, and became a Certified Professional Resume Writer in 2008. Over the last year, Rick has been working as an English teacher for several public high schools in Massachusetts, specializing from time to time on media literacy and civics. He is licensed in Massachusetts to teach both English and History. Since 2003, he has been a teacher and tutor of SAT preparation courses  for The Princeton Review in both classroom and one-on-one tutoring sessions, both in-person and live online. Specialties: Rick's expertise lies in editing, writing, mentoring and developing young talent, along with content development, content management and content strategy for both online and print.

Industries I Write About

Information Technology & Services

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Executive Office

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Human Resources

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Media Production

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Newspapers

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Online Publishing

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Public Policy

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Writing & Editing

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Education Management

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My Writing Samples

Eye on IT: 5 takeaways on hiring, spending climate at midyear

Halfway into 2017, how do IT leaders view the state of hiring and spending compared with how they saw it before the start of the year?

http://www.itbestofbreed.com/slide-shows/best-business/eye-it-5-takeaways-hiring-spending-climate-mi

Can MSPs fill a coming gap left by middleware?

As the number of cloud applications and data sources rise, many corporate IT organizations plan to replace old middleware with off-premise solutions, including managed services, according to an Aberdeen Group survey.

http://www.itbestofbreed.com/slide-shows/best-business/can-msps-fill-coming-gap-left-middleware

Boost sales through effective use of social media

If you can't find the customer, let the customer find you. But how many businesses have really embraced that?

http://www.itbestofbreed.com/article/best-marketing/how-social-media-can-boost-sales

CSC, HPE execs ready the new DXC to tackle digital transformations

Just days before their company flips the switch to become DXC Technology, top executives of CSC promise a focus on their clients' digital transformation efforts.

http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/300084360/csc-hpe-execs-ready-the-new-dxc-to-tackle-digital

Canned drink losing its taste? They've got it covered

Who says innovation has to be complicated? Here's a solution that helps seal in a drink's flavor and "fizz."

http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20140120/PRINTEDITION/301179978

Can Worcester boost its statue as a destination for minor league sports?

After the Worcester Sharks announced they were leaving town, how tough will it be to land another team - whether it plays hockey, baseball, or some other sport? (from 2015)

http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20150316/PRINTEDITION/303139977

Experience

Freelance Editor, Content Writer, Editorial Consultant

Company: RMS Editorial Services

I worked there from 8/2017 until now

Classroom Teacher

Long-term substitute teacher of English Language Arts (courses include media literacy, core high school English courses targeted at various levels)

Company: Various public schools in Central Massachusetts

I worked there from 4/2018 until now

Content I Write