I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.
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I am a full-time UK-based arts professional with 18 months' experience working in the visual arts. I have completed numerous projects in this time covering film, animation, sculpture and installation, drawing and painting, sound, performance and outdoor arts. My academic background is in biological sciences and environmental physics. In the past 18 months, I have undertaken three international arts residencies, have had two UK-based solo exhibitions (one supported by Arts Council England) and participated in several international group exhibitions. My work is held in private collections in Australia, Canada, Iceland, Germany, the Republic of Ireland and throughout the UK. I have been published internationally and have presented work at conferences both in the UK and internationally. I have six years of project management experience in addition to my visual arts background. This experience includes fundraising, grant applications, writing publicity materials, creating content for web and print, graphic design, creating copy, organizing conferences and workshops, and managing events.
In the first 9 years of my employment, I was involved in the management of health and nutrition researches in the Philippines. Specifically, my worked revolved around the development and writing of health and nutrition researches; their submission to foreign funding agencies; and their implementation when grant(s) is/are procured. In the next 12 years, I was employed in different pharmaceutical companies. I started as clinical research coordinator, followed by being sales and marketing manager, as marketing research consultant, and then as head of a business corporation. After leaving the pharmaceutical industry in mid 2005, I started to have full time medical practice.
I'm an artist with a linguistic background. I have an MA Degree Linguistics: specialized in English and Spanish languages, in particular. I've always been painting and on the 4th year of my university studies got interested in arts, graphics and illustration. Took various courses on graphics and illustration, participated in numerous exhibitions as well as ran solo ones. Later on my keen interest towards visual storytelling took me to the year course of design and animation, after the completion of which I started taking design jobs for local and International organizations on free-lance basis. Later in 2012 established Eiva Arts Foundation ( Yerevan, Armenia) in order to use my skills and knowledge for the positive impact on society and started doing design and illustration on full time basis. The mission of the organization is to practice social art as a tool of voicing out social issues and contribute to the creation of the alternative content as a new form of information sharing and educational resource. You can check Eiva Arts Foundation’s portfolio on www.eiva.am
I am an experienced graphic designer, photographer, and internationally certified writing consultant and tutor. I earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Art from Coastal Carolina University in 2007, where I concentrated in photography and printmaking. I subsequently earned a Master of Art degree in Studio Art, with an emphasis in New Media, from West Virginia University in 2011. While earning my master's degree, I worked as the in-house designer for Glenville State College, in Glenville, WV, where I produced a wide variety of print and digital projects. I have since maintained an active freelance business, working as private contractor for a number of corporate, government, and private companies. In 2012, I became a Writing Consultant for the Florida Atlantic University Center for Excellence in Writing. Through the training for this position, I've earned an internationally recognized Master Level Certification for Tutoring, Editing, and Consultancy through the College Reading and Learning Association. I began my undergraduate studies as an English major, and although I ultimately found my way to the fields of art and design, writing and literature have always figured prominently in my interests and engagements. I am also deeply committed to education, and after working in higher education in various capacities, including as an adjunct professor, graduate teaching assistant, and as a writing tutor, I have begun the pursuance of a K-12 teaching license. My technical skills include exemplary photo editing, retouching, and Photoshop operation. I have taught a number of digital photography courses, which has provided me with extensive experience in all aspects of photography. I have also been commissioned for both candid journalistic photography, and formal posed portraiture. My design strengths are with print media, layout, poster, and cover design. However, I am experienced and confident in all forms of graphic design. My unique combination of design experience and software knowledge, writing and editing competency, intimate knowledge of contemporary art and art history, and a comprehensive understanding of higher and secondary education give me a specialized knowledge base that can be applied to a vast number of projects. I would love to be an asset to your project and am confident that I can provide you with the highest level of service and collaboration.
Emerging young professional experienced in project management and development. I’m an expert in facilitation, strategic planning, and organizational processes. My passion for technology and creating social-networks has led me to reassess my career path and goals. Therefore, I am currently seeking new opportunities in the field of IT/Technical Recruiting. I am searching for a truly challenging experience. I love fast paced, demanding work environments that push me to my limits. The recruiting sector’s competitive environment, high-rewards, and role-autonomy makes this professional field highly appealing.
My career history is one that deserves to be in a storybook in itself and I have been told that with a few more plot twists, the "Elephant Man Redux" will undoubtably be at novel proportions. In the past I have served as a pizza maker, wedding photographer, a senior portrait photographer, yearbook layout design associate, event planner, college marketing specialist for a startup and, my personal favorite, elephant and rhino handler. I am currently a student at the Ohio State University where I hold a position of research associate as well as a designer specializing in graphics and brand development. I am a multifaceted, creative, startup loving brand guru with a knack for detail and a lot to offer my employer. Established in visual design, with expertise in brand development, and a passion for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners compete in the marketplace. It is my goal to collaborate with others in cross-disciplinary fields in order to develop a more creative world.
I was in a previous life a newspaper reporter. I wrote the articles, did the ad layout and design and the copyediting of other articles written by other reporters. I was a professional grant writer achieving funds in the millions and taught grant writing seminars.
I have experience in medical research and medical transcription. I have a passion for scientific and technical writing. I also have other administrative skills such as data entry and email response handling.