Download PDF

Summary

Content Development | Editing | Copyediting | Proofreading | Copywriting | Social Media

Publishing | WordPress | Adobe Creative Suite | Microsoft Office | Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Skilled Writer and Editor with experience in content creation and proofreading for a variety of different media outlets, including print, web, and social media. Coordinate with various team members to develop editorial calendars and content. Craft individualized content geared toward customers, industry leaders, and business partners. Deliver quality work on or ahead of schedule. Thorough knowledge of Chicago and AP style manuals.

Work History

Mar 2016Present

Freelance Copywriter

iDENTiwrite, Roanoke, TX
  • Create SEO-optimized content for dental, medical, and law web pages. Cover information regarding dental and medical procedures, such as dental implants and breast reconstruction surgery, as well as personal injury lawsuits, especially regarding defective drugs and medical devices.
  • Write an average of 40 web pages per week at 550 to 800 words per page.
Apr 2016Present

Proofreader

Impact Group, St. Louis, MO
  • Proofread resumes and cover letters for grammar, spelling, consistency, and formatting in accordance with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and internal style.
  • Partner with resume writers to discuss changes and discrepancies between originals and edited versions.
Feb 2016Present

Researcher

Impact Group, St. Louis, MO
  • Complete information requests for clients relocating to new cities, researching medical and dental referrals, fitness centers, home improvement contractors, veterinarians, sports lessons, and more.
  • Conduct research utilizing Google and various industry websites; verify research results through phone calls.
  • Write, format, and proofread research letters containing verified results.
Nov 2014Present

Freelance Writer & Editor

Self-Employed
  • (Wo)man, A Collection of Historical Poetry by Angela Spinzig (Current)
    • Developmental editing services.
  • American Female by Emily Timmerman (July, 2015)
    • Copyediting services including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation.
    • Completed ahead of schedule.
Jul 2015Dec 2015

Teller

Citizens National Bank, Florissant, MO
  • Performed an average of 100 transactions per day with cash handling averaging $20,000 to $30,000.
  • Ensured cash drawer was balanced at beginning and end of each day.
  • Balanced vault several times per week.
  • Prepared and sold large shipments to Federal Reserve.
  • Assisted customers with a variety of banking needs in a timely and friendly manner.
Apr 2015Jun 2015

Copywriter

Mortgage Returns, Brentwood, MO
  • Wrote and edited corporate marketing, email newsletter content, direct mail, and made enhancements to client content. Improved verbiage in existing content, created new content based on current events in the banking and mortgage industries, and removed outdated content and information.
  • Selected, wrote, and/or edited feature pieces for Home Edition, Agent Edition, and Economic Commentary newsletters, geared toward mortgage customers, real estate agent partners, and mortgage brokers.
  • Rewrote and edited 200+ emails to create an updated content library for clients to better target potential mortgage customers, potential refinance customers, and current and past customers. Utilized information regarding changes to the housing market to encourage purchase and refinance customers to take action.
  • Wrote news releases regarding new product features, showcasing improved functionality and new tools to enhance the user experience.
  • Created weekly social media campaigns for Facebook and LinkedIn pages, monitoring the results to measure growth in followers and interaction. Generated significant growth and improvement in just one month.
  • Assisted in creating a house style guide to reference for future publications, including guidelines for voice and tone, logo usage, branding colors, and more.
Feb 2014Apr 2015

Assistant Account Coordinator

Mortgage Returns, Brentwood, MO
  • Created and edited template sets, flyers, emails, and other documents for clients to use in their personal marketing.
  • Assisted with implementation of new software to track customer emails and phone calls, peak times, and request types.
  • Implemented project tracking spreadsheet to track/measure the number of projects and amount of time spent per client.
  • Created and proofread training guides and manuals for internal use and for client use on the website.
  • Provided external technical support to clients via phone and email and supported internal teams with overflow projects.
Dec 2013May 2014

Staff Writer

Community News, O'Fallon, MO
  • Wrote weekly cover stories for Community News—North County and bi-monthly cover stories for Our Town magazine on various community topics and events.
  • Interviewed subjects for cover stories; researched and gathered content from various community sources.
  • Created content from sources for “Around Town” and “Business News” sections of Crossroads
  • Showcased local businesses by writing promotional pieces to expand customer base.
  • Managed time and simultaneous assignments to meet weekly print deadlines.
Feb 2012Jan 2014

Assistant Editor, Office Manager

Southeast Missouri State University Press, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Proofread and edited 10+ book-length manuscripts, two bi-annual literary journals, news releases, letters, emails, and other professional documents.
  • Designed page layouts and book covers using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Formatted and composited book and journal manuscripts using InDesign.
  • Wrote and designed newsletters, news releases, and flyers using InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Created content for and updated Press website regularly using Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Assisted in the creation and execution of marketing plans for books, writing contests, journals, and author events.
  • Supervised and collaborated with 5 to 10 interns and graduate assistants on book and journal manuscript projects.
  • Implemented the use of FileMaker Pro to manage journal subscriptions, book orders, mailing lists, and inventory.

Education

Aug 2012Dec 2013

Master of Arts in Professional Writing

Southeast Missouri State University

Completed 15 credits toward a Master’s in Professional Writing from Southeast Missouri State University

Aug 2007May 2011

Bachelor of Arts in English Writing

Southeast Missouri State University

Related Coursework

  • Advanced Publishing
  • Editing and Research in Professional Writing
  • Research Studies in English
  • Manuscript Editing Practicum
  • Small Press Publishing
  • Writing for Mass Media
  • Writing About Literature
  • Advanced Creative Writing – Poetry
  • Graphic Design
  • Internship and Independent Study at Southeast Missouri State University

Portfolio

Writing samples. Additional samples available upon request.