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Extracurricular Activities

Bartender – Revel and Quoin – February, 2011 to Present

Slinging drinks, handcrafting cocktails, and serving up local, organic food under the direction of James Beard Award–nominated chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi.

Resident Expert – The Stranger's Questionland – February, 2011 to Present

Answering questions and giving advice as a local expert in the "Eating Out Etiquette" category of Questionland, The Stranger weekly newspaper's online Q&A forum. Napkins in your lap, elbows off the table, and shrimp fork to the left of the salad fork, please.


  • Meticulous attention to detail, mastery of style guidelines and web writing best practices, and surgical skill with words
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, multiple CRM platforms, and HTML; ability to quickly become an expert at new software platforms
  • Proven track record of creating high-quality deliverables ahead of schedule
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills:  polished in ad copy writing, editing, report writing, data quality assurance, and public speaking
  • Ability to wear many hats, juggle multiple priorities, herd even the most uncooperative of cats, and multitask with joy


Paula Semon

Holley Simmons

Avra Romanowitz

Writing Samples

Work experience

Jun 2011Oct 2011

Senior Editor and Web Producer

  • Edited up to 30 ads daily for grammar, syntax, tone, and factual information
  • Co-managed a team of four writers, one copyeditor, and two graphic designers, training new creative team members, providing editorial feedback, and leading workshops to improve writing quality
  • Developed and maintained Tippr's style guide; upheld white-label client deal sites' style guides—including client sites for NBC, Facebook Deals, Fox, Hearst, and Belo Interactive Group
  • Coordinated with the developer team to build new features in Tippr's proprietary software, improve user interface and experience, and streamline creative operations through product-based solutions
  • Developed a system for Sales Team training to ensure higher data quality in contract submissions to the creative team, prevent user errors in Tippr's CRM software, and provide constant feedback to improve training and processes; led Sales Team training presentations
Sep 2010Jun 2011

Copy Writer and Editor

  • Wrote witty advertorial content for up to ten ads per day for a leading daily deal website and its white-label client sites, reaching up to 1.1 million readers
  • Wrote UI text, promotional emails, social media content, site instructions and FAQs, and marketing copy
  • Edited up to 16 ads daily, upholding style guidelines, streamlining and clarifying content, and eliminating typographical and grammatical errors
  • Managed style guides for Tippr and client sites
Mar 2010Sep 2010

Production Manager

  • Developed and managed the production lifecycle for the nation's third-largest daily deal website; coordinated Tippr's launch into nine new territories
  • Hired and managed a team of two writers and one graphic designer; edited and managed all content on Tippr promotion pages and white-label client deal sites
  • Optimized traffic of deals in all ten of Tippr's cities and on five client sites
  • Composed and ran quality assurance on city's and each publisher's daily email newsletter, reaching a total membership base of 400k to 1.1 million readers
Jun 2010Sep 2010

Contributing Writer, Freelance

Plum District

  • Wrote engaging advertorial copy for a daily deal website geared toward women and mothers
  • Upheld tight style and voice guidelines and produced deliverables before deadline
Jun 2006Feb 2007

Receptionist, Shipping & Receiving Coordinator

Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Processed all incoming calls and served as primary point of contact for incoming visitors to the Adobe Seattle campus
  • Oversaw all incoming shipments and implemented a tracking program to ensure correct processing, insurance, and delivery to the end-user; carried out order processing and fulfillment for outbound shipments
  • Created a task management system to catalog problems with equipment, teleconference systems, and supplies in conference rooms


Aug 2002May 2004

Loyola University New Orleans