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Elise Vider is an award-winning writer and editor with extensive experience in journalism and non-profit communications.

A highly versatile communicator, Elise’s recent projects include researching, writing and producing a 70-page, commemorative history, editing books on the architecture and planning of Center City Philadelphia and reviewing a book about the cryonic freezing of Ted Williams’ head.

As a non-profit communications expert, Elise was director of communications for eight years at Philadelphia’s Center City District, a private-sector special services district and business improvement organization for downtown Philadelphia. She also served as deputy director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.

Her non-profit portfolio includes print and electronic newsletters, research and annual reports, marketing collateral and web content. As a writer and editor, Elise draws on her journalism background to report extensively and regularly, from interviewing recovering addicts at Philadelphia Community Court to covering City Council. As a project manager, she has extensive experience collaborating with graphic and web designers, photographers, printers and other specialists.

She is especially skilled at synthesizing and distilling complex information into clear and easy-to-understand language.

Elise has special expertise and interest in architecture and urban design and she has written widely for magazines, newspapers and web sites on these and related topics.

She has a master’s degree in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and is a founder and steering committee member of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia, a citizens’ group that advocates for quality design in the built environment.

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