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Ardal Powell

PO Box 148, Hillsdale NY


m: (518) 779-6188
ardalp@me.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ardal
SUMMARY
A humanities and social science editor with a successful record in the business
of making and selling books, and energized by opportunities for new business mod
els to grow the industry. Well-connected in interdisciplinary studies; skilled i
n financial and data analysis, project management, database and graphic/web desi
gn, contracting, and communications.
OBJECTIVE
Looking to contribute experience gained in a position of broad responsibility at
a small academic press to an scholarly or university press publishing team open
to the opportunities of change and innovation.
WORK HISTORY
~ Pendragon Press
Hillsdale, NY, United States 2007 - 2010
Director of Operations
Designed, documented, staffed, and implemented routines for office and warehouse
operations, data sharing, project management, financial controls and reporting,
and editorial workflow, leading to efficiencies that
a Increased working capital from operations by 150% within one year
a Raised productivity by 300% over 3 years
a Grew net profit at a steady annual rate of 40%
~ Traverso (ISSN 1041-7494)
Hudson, NY, United States 1989 - 2009
Editor
Founded and edited international quarterly newsletter for researchers, players,
collectors, and makers of historical woodwind instruments. Electronic distributi
on since 2000; published 10-year compilations in 1999 and 2009, as well as a ser
ies of subject-related volumes.
~ Folkers Flute Co Ltd
Hudson, NY, United States 1984 - 2009
President and Chief Financial Officer
Co-founded and managed company to research, manufacture, and sell specialized hi
gh-end musical instruments through direct retail, trade shows, websites, and dis
tributors; achieved strong international reputation; produced and sold 1000 unit
s with a gross value of $3 million.
~ Scholarly Author and Editor
Hillsdale, NY, United States 1992 - Present
Books for University Presses of Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, and others; numerous sc
holarly journal articles and reviews. Editions in progress for Routledge, Pendra
gon Press. Journal Editorial Board and society committee service. General Editor
of two musicology series for Pendragon.
Interdisciplinary research, applying concepts and methods from the sociology of
culture and of technology to music history, with a particular focus on musical p
erformance, instruments, and taste.
EDUCATION
* Cambridge University
Cambridge, United Kingdom
PhD, Music
Research in organology and the history, historiography, and sociology of music.
* Yale Publishing Course
New Haven, CT, United States Jul 2010 - Jul 2010
Leadership Strategies in a Time of Transition
Faculty included Robert E. Baensch, Joseph Galarneau, Bruce Judson, Martin Levin
, Carolyn Pittis,
Dominique Raccah, Paul Saffo, and Tom Turvey.
* Fred Pryor Seminars
Accounting for Managers, Advanced Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project,
Coaching Skills for Managers
* Columbia County Community College
Greenport, United States
Business Law
* Koninklijk Conservatorium
Den Haag, Netherlands
Certificaat, Baroque Flute Performance
* Cambridge University
Cambridge, United Kingdom
MA, English
SKILLS
* Software (Expert)
10+ Years Experience, (Currently in use)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook); QuickBooks; Adobe I
nDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver; Sony Sound Forge; Windows XP, Mac OSX.
* Book Databases (Expert)
10+ Years Experience, (Currently in use)
Bowkerlink, Publisher Alley (Baker & Taylor), Library of Congress Copyright, Ven
dor Central Languages (Intermediate)
* Languages
10+ Years Experience, (Currently in use)
French, German, Dutch; Visual Basic, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Perl/CGI, PHP