Summary

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 10+ years combined proofreading, editing and copywriting experience.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills developed through project management, ongoing customer relations and various leadership/training activities. Multi-dimensional interests and engagement
  • Exceptional command of English grammar and language conventions
  • Dynamic self-starter with strong attention to detail. Highly organized sense of commitment and consistency, both independently and in a team environment, with a positive approach to all problems/tasks. Keen ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite, Vista, Mac OS, MacroMedia Fireworks, all Internet browsers and Social Media. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Xpress and Microsoft Publisher

Work History

Work History
Apr 2000 - Present

Freelance Copywriter/Editor/Proofreader

BCW Consulting
  • Wrote dynamic, intriguing website copy and email blasts. Authored keyword-rich blog posts and online articles that helped improve traffic to a client's web sites by 40%. Named an Expert Author by Ezinearticles.com.
  • Created vibrant copy for print marketing material, including flyers, brochures, and mailers.
  • Composed concise, eloquent business letters, proposals and contracts.
  • Edited a wide variety of print and web content, including eBooks, essays and manuscripts.
  • Proofread for a diverse client base, ensuring the quality and accuracy of their written content ranging from product packaging and catalogs, to brochures, newsletters and accounting reports.
Mar 2011 - Present

Junior Copywriter / Proofreader

The Garage / Team Mazda
  • Concepted and wrote headlines and copy for consumer- and dealer-facing broadcast, print, CRM and online media campaigns
  • Ensured the accuracy and quality of final copy for multimedia advertising campaigns, from copy decks through to publication/launch
  • Edited and revised copy to ensure grammatical correctness and readability, as well as adherence to the client's nomenclature and style guide
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011

Digital Quality Assurance Manager / Proofreader

Innocean U.S.A.
  • Ensured the accuracy and quality of final copy and functionality for Tier 1 and Tier 2 digital collateral for Hyundai Motor America, including banner ads, homepage takeovers, and interactive video presentations
  • Edited and revised copy to ensure grammatical correctness and readability, as well as adherence to the client's nomenclature and style guide
Apr 2010 - Oct 2010

Proofreader

Ignite Health
  • Ensured the accuracy and quality of final copy for multi-media advertising campaigns, from copy decks through to publication/launch. Clients include Genentech, United Therapeutics, Abbott Medical Optics, Eli Lilly and Merck. 
  • Edited and revised copy to ensure grammatical correctness and readability.
Dec 2009 - Apr 2010

Copywriter

WebVisible
  • Created captivating landing pages for small and medium-sized businesses that include engaging copy with a strong call to action. These landing pages have driven conversions and increased sales revenue for a wide variety of clients.
  • Wrote persuasive Internet ads that utilized accurate geographic modifiers and strong keywords to ensure that they appear regularly in searches on Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask.
  • Reviewed the performance of my accounts on a monthly basis to ensure their success, making modifications to landing page and ad copy, geo modifiers and keywords as necessary.
Feb 2008 - Aug 2008

Proofreader

Y&R Brands
  • Ensured the quality and accuracy of print, web, out-of-home, radio and television advertisements for clients such as Land Rover, Mattel, Jenny Craig, Toshiba and KinderCare.
  • Maintained up-to-date style guides for each client, which included product information, legal disclaimers, etc.

Education

Education
1994 - 1996

BA

Chapman University
  • Degree granted Summa Cum Laude
  • Awarded Chapman University Gray Key
  • Awarded English and Comparative Literature Departmental Honors
  • Awarded the Department of English and Comparative Literature’s annual Mel Watson Award for Outstanding Scholarship – 1996