That's All She Wrote

That's All She Wrote

by Joan A'Hearn

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BN ID: 2940013227859
Publisher: The Hudson Press
Publication date: 10/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 901 KB

About the Author

Joan A'Hearn claims she started writing soon after Guttenberg made type moveable. Her first paying job was at an advertising agency in New York City and since then she has written articles, speeches, manuals, scripts for multi-media presentations and now a full length creative non-fiction account of her days at GE. She also has a one-act play and a screenplay in the desk drawer just waiting for a good kick in the pants to get her to do something with them.

In the early years Joan was responsible for some of the captions on the Bigelow Carpet ads in the New Yorker Magazine (“A title on the door ...”) as well as copy for Studebaker Lark, Fedders Air Conditioners and Lenox China. It's just a coincidence that two of those companies went out of business. While at GE, she produced videos and wrote speeches promoting factory automation, transportation systems, financial services, and the major appliances business.

After leaving GE in 1987 Joan wrote on a free lance basis for a variety of clients including Xerox, Cadbury, Waldenbooks, Nynex International, Berkshire Life Insurance Co. and Osram/Sylvania. A short-lived audiovisual joint venture, Green Street Productions, bit the dust after two years. She then joined the Schenectady Museum where she was marketing director for the GE Hall of Electrical History which housed the photos, films, technical papers and artifacts salvaged from the GE main plant by the Elfun Society.

Joan is now officially “retired,” but can't seem to stop writing. She is currently trying to finish a mystery set in Saratoga about thoroughbred racing and to lower her golf score. She is booking bets on which will happen first.

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That's All She Wrote: A GE Speechwriter Tells (Almost) All 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lanierJD More than 1 year ago
Read this book twice...as a wife of a long time GE employee, I really enjoyed it. Made me laugh out loud. Ms Ahearn did a great job ...