I am an award-winning writer and editor with more than a decade of experience in the news industry and a keen attention to detail and quality. I am adept at discovering and planning content, managing and mentoring writers, crafting creative and engaging copy, proofreading and copy editing articles about diverse topics according to prescribed styles, and I have a strong reputation for distilling complex information into easy-to-read text. Expect to partner with a proactive and timely communicator who possesses excellent time management skills, is highly reliable for meeting deadlines and is very technologically savvy.
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I live in Barcelona, Spain, where I work as a part-time copywriter for a local tour company. I wrote more than 80 pages of copy for the site's recent redesign and relaunch. I also oversee the company's social media campaign, which includes Twitter, Facebook and Google+. In addition to Barcelona Experience, this past year I've run social media campaigns and blogs for two different American companies. I'm also a news reporter for Snooth.com, a job in which I write 20 400-word articles in a 12.5-hour work week. From 2010 to 2012, I was a reporter at The Villages Daily Sun newspaper, the fastest-growing newspaper in America. I was a three-time finalist in the Florida Press Club's Excellence in Journalism contest. This past November, I won first place in Class B light features and second place in Class B health writing. Previous to the Daily Sun, I spent two years as a staff writer for the marketing department at Southeastern University. I oversaw the school's student intranet, I wrote ad and web copy, and served as the lead writer on several projects. I worked with Adobe Dreamweaver and an in-house CMS.
I’m a Technical writer and research with twenty years of experience developing case studies, white papers, proposals, fact/product sheets, and feature articles within forestry, forest products, energy, policy, manufacturing, health care management, collaboration, and much more. I hold a BS in professional and creative writing and MS in natural resource management. My training and experience includes qualitative research design, survey development and implementation, and focus group delivery and analysis.
I am an experienced and skilled writer, capable of communicating with a variety of audiences and in an array of voices, styles, and formats. Over the past six years, I have worked with executives, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and many other professionals in writing and publishing eBooks, print books, web content, blogs, newspaper articles, and more. My objective is to craft communicative written materials to the exact specifications, expectations, and deadlines of my clients.
I am an experienced editor, writer, proofreader, and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated, organized and deadline-driven, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table gained in various settings over 30 years. I have earned a 5 star rating on oDesk and intend to keep it by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I design, write and produce promotional materials for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish an article, blog, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I am detailed, motivated, driven to succeed and take pride in my work. I will consider your project my project, and do my utmost to make you happy.
As a published poet, recipient of the Scottish Book Trust award, columnist for Oh Comely magazine, and commissioned author for the BBC, I have all the words at my disposal to produce compelling copy for your website, press release, brochure, ebook, and more. I was a member of the editorial board of Forest Publications for six years and have worked freelance on numerous other editing projects, so can guarantee error-free prose and pernickety attention to detail. My strong sense of style will add a touch of finesse to your manuscript, as I work alongside you to create an interesting and informative read. I'm well versed in SEO and have written for numerous large clients, including the Rezidor Hotel Group and Malmaison. I've also run my own business, so understand the importance of deadlines and rapid turnaround. Get in touch for a quote, and let me put the words in your mouth.
As an adept writer, editor and marketer, I bring professional expertise to all of my work. I have experience in copywriting, marketing strategy, communications, and digital marketing that comes from full-time work and freelance inflow alike. I'm always looking to help various businesses achieve their goals through communications and marketing. My strong organizational and project management abilities are instrumental to this process, and something I feel that defines my approach to marketing. There should be a thread of strategy and planning throughout all of it. When I have a client, their best interests become my own, and I bring a unique solution that fits both their brand and their objective. Building effective, situation-tailored strategies and key messages is top of mind when I work, and I see that practice as a necessary part of creating truly impactful communications.
I am a writer who is very adept at both creative and academic writing. I obtained a degree in Anthropology from UCLA with Highest Honors in which my thesis was published in academic journals. I have worked as a project manager for an International News Media company where I wrote, organized, and transcribed news media projects. I also currently have a creative writing blog I try to actively keep updated while working on my very first novel. Part of my career objective is to pursue a highly rewarding career in a challenging and healthy work environment where I can utilize my skills and knowledge efficiently for organizational growth.
Education: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English literature and language from Boston College, May 2014. In addition, I minored in International Studies: Conflict and Cooperation. Upon graduation, my cumulative GPA was 3.4. Recent Employment: PennWell Corporation, a business-to-business (B2B) media and publishing company. (1) Helped editorial team at TransmissionHub, subsidiary of PennWell Corporation, to gather story leads by reviewing documents focusing on electric transmission planning, projects and policies, such as the following: -Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) orders and notices -North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) press releases and energy reliability standards -Public utilities commissions' (PUC) orders and notices -Electric utilities' press releases -Department of Energy's press releases -Technical analyses on the bulk electric system, regional transmission systems or transmission line projects (2) Interviewed sources, such as commissioners, electric utility analysts, transmission planners and utility media contacts to obtain more information on the leads to generate an angle for the articles (3) Wrote detailed articles for TransmissionHub subscribers and daily post stories online
EDUCATION B.A. Major: Literature and Creative Writing University of California, Santa Barbara (2004 – 2008) Copyediting Certification University of California, San Diego (2014) FREELANCE/PUBLISHED WORK: *The Santa Barbara News-Press *The Santa Barbara Independent *Sacramento Press *Spectrum *Teen Ink AWARDS: *UCSB's 2006 Creative Studies Short Story Award WORK EXPERIENCE Associate Editor, iConcept Media, New York, NY (September 2014-Present) Assistant Editor, Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (December 2013-September 2014) Educator, The Nest, Atlanta, GA (July 2012-November 2013) Art Instructor, Teacher’s Assistant, and Extracurricular Activity Leader, Merryhill Elementary School, Sacramento, CA (August 2011-July 2012) Contributor/Writer, Sacramento Press, Sacramento, CA (April 2011-August 2011)