Amber Riippa

Amber Riippa

Work History

Work History
May 2012 - Present

Proposal Support Specialist

CDW Corporation and CDW Government LLC
  • Reviewed the Terms and Conditions, instructions, and all other data in bid (RFB, RFQ) and proposal (RFP) documents
  • Strove to meet all RFP requirements by articulating and following instructions (i.e. composing Executive Summaries and writing technical data, etc.)
  • Worked on proposal projects with Solution Architects, Account Managers, and other members of the team to provide the best technology solution to each customer
  • Solved issues relating to governmental contracts and how they relate to company policy and protocol
  • Assisted Account Managers / Sales Representatives by reviewing quote documents and answering any range of questions relating to RFPs
  • Awarded company-wide recognized "Cheers" honors for a job well done
  • Controlled the general department email inbox (bi-monthly)
    • Varied duties: logging bid documents and reviewing proposal requirements, distinguishing a bid from a proposal, answering multiple ranges of questions, archiving, managing and sorting through hundreds of emails on a daily basis, reviewing proposals, etc.
Oct 2010 - May 2012

Website Editor and News Writer

  • Wrote hundreds of full reviews relating to business and consumer technology products, including notebook PCs, desktop PCs, multifunction printers, software, PC games, and notebook accessories
    •  Reviews and news articles posted on,, and
  • Traveled as needed to cover technology expos and tradeshows, most notably the four-day International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas
  • Wrote numerous NDA product announcements for Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung, Sony, NVIDIA, and other well-known companies
  • Given full charge of my group's main website,
  • Wrote several feature-length stories for our special edition section (Example: Holiday Technology Guide 2011)
  • Snapped and edited numerous professional product photos on a regular basis
  • Assisted other editors with various tasks (updating the database, writing general news stories, benchmarking desktop and notebook PCs, and more)
  • Given charge of writing and developing the newsletter for
  • Established a good deal of valuable industry contacts
Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

News Writer - Intern

Dayton Daily News
  • Published on the front page of the Neighbors section
  • Attended Fairborn City Council and Board of Education meetings
  • Conducted several interviews per story with sources of different standpoints
  • Edited and researched all stories
  • Wrote approximately two stories per week and included photographs
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010

Editor/Clerical Asst. III

Wright State University
  • Updated the departmental website and maintained large training and occupational health databases
  • Assisted the director with several computer and database issues
  • Edited and revised the quarterly newsletter
  • Edited the SPCC Plan and online training PowerPoints
  • Created and edited training forms using Adobe LiveCycle Designer 
  • Completed general bookkeeping tasks
Nov 2007 - Jun 2008

News Writer

Wright State University, The Guardian
  • Gathered story ideas from student government meetings and the news editor
  • Attended events on-campus and at the Ervin J. Nutter Center for story ideas
  • Interviewed a total of twelve sources per week
  • Researched, developed, wrote, and edited stories before submission


Sep 2004 - Mar 2010


Wright State University



General Technology Skills

Besides my proficiency in programming and Photoshop, I have been able to take on large PC-related tasks such as: troubleshooting, creating large databases, setting wireless up on printers, running benchmarks, designing websites, and building PCs from the ground up.


While working for TechTarget, I was required to snap photos on a daily basis for use on our group of websites. I did several clean edits of the photos before uploading them onto the sites.


I worked as a Clerical Assistant at the office of Environmental Health and Safety at Wright State University, where I learned how to:   Update the departmental website Maintain large training and occupational health databases Edit and revise the quarterly newsletter Edit the SPCC Plan and online training PowerPoints Create and edit training forms using Adobe LiveCycle Designer   


While attending Wright State University, my major required that I take five quarters of Spanish. I also studied abroad to Costa Rica and completed a Spanish communications course (300 level).

Programming and Design

While attending a two-year vocational school, I learned how to program HTML/CSS, C++, Visual Basic, Java, Javascript, CoBOL, and RPG.

Microsoft Office Suite

News Writing, Editing


Hardworking individual with a passion for writing, assisting others, and designing webpages.

Note: I am searching for a position in the Dayton, Ohio area only. I am willing to commute up to 60 miles from Dayton. I am not looking for work in Chicago.


Creative writing, video gaming, reading, painting, and exploring new things.


Seeking a position within the scope of editorial, technical writing and communication, or online content writing. Will also consider human resources, administrative or website design.




Technical Writing and Communication

Wright State University