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Work experience

Editorial Specialist

HealthNow New York Inc
Aug 2013Present

Write, edit, and proofread communications for the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York.

  • Simplify complex messaging to maintain brand“ voice” throughout letters, newsletters, promotional materials, employee and marketing communications, intranet, Internet, and overall communications
  • Reflect and reinforce brand campaign in language and tone

Personal achievements include:

  • Editorial lead for Medicare sales materials and implementation of a new letter and reporting system
  • Renaming the BlueCross BlueShield hockey team that plays during Buffalo Sabres intermissions

Editor and Copywriter

Erin Collins Editorial: Freelance
Jun 2015Present
  • Implement clients' visions and provide consultation as needed
  • Write and edit content for print materials and online platforms
  • Clients include, but are not limited to CJ Sound, Colin Gordon Photography, and Sunbeam Entertainment LLC Community Involvement and

Marketing Intern

NOCO Energy Corp.
Jun 2013Aug 2013
  • Corresponded with external vendors and participated on behalf of NOCO in company-sponsored events
  • Assisted with writing a new company commercial and implementing a new employee onboarding guide

Vice President

Buffalo Equestrian Center
May 2014Present
  • Review monthly financial reports and relevant business; manage advertising and marketing of special events

Young Professionals Committee Member

Relay for Life of Buffalo
Nov 2015Present
  • Organize and captain networking events to raise awareness and increase participation for the first community-based Relay for Life event (Canalside Buffalo, May 2016)


Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Language

The Catholic University of America: Washington, D.C.
Aug 2009May 2013
  • GPA: 3.329                                                               
  • Studied abroad: University College Cork, County Cork, Ireland (Spring 2012)