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Summary

Copy editor wielding an accurate, incisive, and honest red pencil, knowledgeable about content management systems and style guide development. Content marketing writer with ability to master subject matter and voice quickly, and experienced with marketing campaign management.

Work History

20142015

Co-Chair, 59th & 60th Gold Coast Fashion Award Shows

Children's Service Board, Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Reinvented daytime event as an evening gala, collaborating with co-chair, committees, and hospital staff, including guiding board through visioning session led by consultant; Partnered with agency to brand event, design and produce print and digital invitation and collateral; Wrote and copy edited program materials, event retrospective slideshow, and other collateral; Redesigned and maintained event website; Broke all fundraising records, with net revenues of $900,000 (2015), exceeding net revenue goals by nearly 10% and maximizing a $250,000 event budget.

Nov 2014Jan 2015

Marketing Writer

Katten Muchin LLC

Co-managed Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, a compilation of attorney articles posted via WordPress/CMS system. Edited, wrote, and proofread electronic and print communications including matter notices, attorney updates, firm news, and practice brochures.

20122014

Copy Editor/Copywriter

Preferred Hotel Group

Authored electronic communications and print advertorials for a variety of audiences, including consumers, hotel management, and travel agents. Vehicles included newsletters, single hotel communications, and corporate communications. Edited, revised, and proofread electronic communications, web copy, and print ads. Translated, copy edited, and fine-tuned Spanish-language travel agent email.

2005Present

Freelance Writer

Create and maintain as sole author two blogs: Charlottesjourneyhome.com and Culturebean.com; Copy edited Bad Publicity (Dulcet Press, 2013) by Joanne Sydney Lessner; Produced marketing content for corporate clients such as Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Hill Holliday, Pivot Point International, International Latino Cultural Center, and Blue Sky Farms. Penned several entries in Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (St. James Press, new edition). Review books for a variety of publications and blogs. 

20012004

Marketing Project Manager

Discover Financial Services

Oversaw multichannel marketing for automatic bill payment project, generating more than 170MM cardmember contacts; Cultivated strategic marketing partnerships with national merchants; Coordinated cross-functional teams, including vendors, to introduce and support online functionality, including the redesign and relaunch online portion of Discover Card's Cashback Bonus Program, resulting in 31% of cardmembers redeeming online, compared to 10% forecast. 

20002001

Senior Marketing Associate

Discover Financial Services

Education

Copy Editing Certificate

University of Chicago


E-Commerce Business Certificate

University of Illinois-Chicago


PhD & MA

Northwestern University

Radio/Television/Film, specializing in Latin American Film & Video and Women's Studies

B.A.

Brown University

Art History with Honors, French Civilization

Skills

Editing and proofreading (Chicago Manual of Style, AP, MLA), style guide development, long-form content production (articles, blog posts, emails, white papers, advertorials, tutorials, etc.), A/B testing, WordPress

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