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Experienced freelance and in-house professional writer, copywriter, copy editor and proofreader, particularly in the fields of marketing, social media marketing and publicity. I am always on the lookout for an opportunity that will allow me to flex my considerable creativity and craft a solid, compelling article, web page, blog post, press release or brand message. Open to freelance work as well as full-time opportunities.

Work experience

Jan 2002Present

Freelance Writer/Editor

  • Write freelance articles, website copy, blog articles, press releases, brochures, advertisement copy and other materials as client needs dictate
  • Proofread, copy- and content-edit written documents and websites for a variety of clients
Feb 2009Mar 2011

Editor-in-Chief/Head Writer

Local Info Company/, Rochester, NY

  • Created all content for daily-deal website, including descriptions of local businesses, marketing materials and promotional content

  • Liaised with merchants to ensure consistency in brand message

  • Promoted daily-deal website through social media channels

  • Assisted graphic designer with selection of images and graphics

  • Proofread all content to maintain high standards of grammar, punctuation and style

Local Info Company, Rochester, NY

  • Wrote news articles, static website content, blog posts, video scripts, marketing materials and a variety of other content to support several websites for the medical and legal markets

  • Proofread and fact-checked other writers' work to ensure high quality of material

  • Assisted link developers team with creation of specialized content for external websites

Feb 2001Nov 2002

Manuscript Editor

West Group

  • Proofread and edited legal manuscripts for clarity, grammar, legal accuracy and compliance with publication standards
  • Utilized a variety of software systems and information technologies to prepare legal manuscripts for publication
Aug 1999Dec 1999

Proofreader/Copy Editor

Broadus & Associates/Millionaire magazine

  • Copy- and content-edited articles, letters from the editor, special advertising sections, press releases and sundry marketing materials
  • Wrote subheads, captions, pull quotes, cover blurbs and table of contents
  • Proofread articles, advertisements, and all other magazine contents
  • Assisted production department with layout and creation of articles
Jul 1998Aug 1999


Peachtree Publishers, Ltd

  • Wrote, edited and proofread catalog copy, press releases, advertising copy and author biographies
  • Researched potential markets for author appearances and publicity efforts
  • Scheduled all author appearances, including conferences and book signings
  • Assisted editorial department with evaluation and acquisition of manuscripts
Aug 1996May 1997


Syracuse University

  • As instructor of record, created syllabi for and taught two sections of WRT 105 Freshman Composition; created syllabus for and taught two one section of WRT 205, Rhetoric
  • Led classroom discussions, prepared and delivered lectures, assigned reading and writing exercises and conferenced with students
  • Evaluated student performance according to attendance and grades
Jan 1990May 1991

Marketing/P.R. Assistant

Jard Group

  • Created and developed a variety of marketing materials for an architectural and design conglomerate
  • Wrote, edited and proofread advertising copy, marketing plans, brochures, press releases, proposals and presentations
  • Handled client relations; liaised between clients and contractor

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Rochester Woman Magazine