Anita Holmes, a writer, editor, and photographer, is the principal and
sole proprietor of Holmes Creative Services. 

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“Before completing my college education,” Anita Holmes relates, “I held all sorts of jobs––sales clerk, department store gift wrapper, keypunch operator (boy that was fun!), secretary, and photo technician, to name a few. Possibly my most unusual job was working as a clerk-typist/receptionist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Our office was smack dab in the middle of the Nike Zeus testing range. Periodically a missile roared off into the sky, having been launched from a silo just a mile from our field office. The sound was deafening. I used to get a kick out of driving VIPs out on the range to look down the shaft at the menacing missile below.”

After receiving a B.A. from Cal State L.A., Anita’s professional career in publishing 
took off, and she has been involved in editorial and photographic work ever since. The years have been about equally divided between working as an independent contractor and holding 
staff positions. 

Work History

Following is a list of Anita Holmes’s past editorial staff positions:

Senior Editor

Assistant Director of Education Services                                                             
CONSUMERS UNION, Yonkers, NY                       

Editor, Elementary Division 

Editor, Office Supervisors Bulletin 

Production Editor, Training Department 
BANK OF AMERICA, San Francisco, CA

For a brief biography of Anita Holmes, click here.

Professional Memberships, Past and Present

  • American Management Association (contributing writer, newsletter)
  • Author’s Guild, Inc.
  • Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
  • EdPress
  • International Reading Association
  • League of American Pen Women, Inc.
  • National Arts Club, New York, NY
  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
  • National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Norfolk Artists & Friends
  • San Francisco Advertising Club (contributing writer, newsletter)
  • Winsted Health Center Foundation, Winsted, CT (past president, board member, newsletter editor, fund-raiser, and events planner)

Other Memberships, Past and Present

  • Norfolk Battell Arts Foundation
  • Norfolk Community Associates
  • Norfolk Committee for Sound Growth (CSG) (board of trustees)
  • Norfolk Country Club 
  • Norfolk Democratic Town Committee (congressional liaison) 
  • Norfolk Historical Society
  • Norfolk Land Trust
  • Norfolk Library (board of trustees)

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