Versatile writer skilled in: Journalism Research Copy writing Brand blogging Press releases Social media Internet publishing E-books Curriculum design Editing Proofreading SEO AP, APA, MLA and Chicago styles Accomplished networker expert in: Social media Entrepreneurial start-up consulting Individual and group coaching Mastermind facilitator Telesales - script design, team management and training Facilitating b2b and person-to-person connections MLM Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Office. Education University of Texas at Arlington, BA Interdisciplinary Studies Tarrant County College District, AA Liberal Arts Leadership certification Sigma Alpha PI - National Society of Leadership and Success Presidential Member Multicultural Studies, University of Texas at Arlington - Women in Leadership
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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.
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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 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)
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
I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. I have a JD from Columbia Law School. I have an LLM in biotechnology and genomics (thesis outstanding). My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago, APA, and other style guides. I have written a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage several large business blogs, and I have managed and produced social media for several organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. I have experience providing voice talent, especially for technical businesses (please see sample below). Finally, I have years of experience with training and course development. I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Online portfolio: https://karlalant.contently.com Sample Press Releases: Live Casino Partners: http://www.pr.com/press-release/467632 Victoria Milan: (All English language press releases by Karla Lant) http://www.victoriamilan.com/press/ Sample Web Copy: Visualized Arts: http://visualizedarts.com/ Au Lac Gallery: http://aulacgallery.com.au/about/ Academic reference projects: Multicultural America, eds. Cortes, Carlos Eliseo and Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2014, multiple sections. Golson Media project: Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. Golson, 2014, multiple Industry Profile sections. Graphic World projects: Marketing Handbook (article on Social Media) and Business Law Handbook (article on Global Business Law), 2014. Lifestyle/Humor: Victoria Milan US: http://www.victoriamilan.us/blog/ Smiles for All: http://www.smilesforall.com/author/karla-lant/ http://www.smilesforall.com/three-surprising-things-wont-kill-laptop/ Professional Publications: “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Lant, Karla. SEO Dos, Don'ts, and Must Haves. 11-04-2013. http://www.amazon.com/SEO-Donts-Must- Haves-Karla-Lant-ebook/dp/B00GJWJ3EW Book Reviews, Academic Work: “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/?book-review=the-socialist-feminist-project-a-contemporary-reader-in-theory- and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Books: Lant, Karla. The Candida Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla (co-author). Candida Diet and Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Editing projects: Please request samples http://www.nacdl.org/Champion.aspx?id=1659 Musical Theater: http://www.intransitthemusical.com/#!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant
My Harvard bio says that I am a Wordsmith. I am a writer and editor with extensive experience in written communications for business, media and entertainment. I can help you craft your training materials, internal reports and marketing materials. Are you a writer? I provide spot on critiques to help you produce a professional finished product. Contact me so I can begin to work for you.