Special Skills

Managing small teams of freelancers and interns, acquisitions reading, copy editing, project management

AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style, CMS publishing platforms

Adobe Software: Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy

Extensive knowledge of computer hardware, entertainment software, and custom PCs

Summary

Journalist and highly creative professional with a well-rounded background in all forms of online and print media. Excels at in-depth reporting, interviews, and producing quality copy under tight deadlines. Broad-based background in highly competitive and dynamic organizations, as well as freelance work. Extremely tech savvy with extensive knowledge of hardware and custom computers.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self Employed

Serve as regular contributor to PCGamer.com; travel to industry conventions to remain current on trends.

Wrote hundreds of articles, helped drive PCGamer.com to its highest ever web traffic month in July, 2013.

Edited books for award-winning journalist Douglas Wissing and novelist Ian McDonald.

Sep 2014 - Present

Senior Copywriter

Via Luna Group
Sep 2011 - May 2014

Digital Creative Copywriter

JC Penney

Assisted the copy team transition to a new digital platform designed for SEO compatibility.

Led optimization efforts that led to a 30% gain in web traffic.

Oversaw creative copy for the online watch department, results proved a 300% increase in sales for select brands.

2009 - 2011

Editor

Brown Books Publishing Group

Joined as intern and hired full time within seven months.

Lead role in editorial projects including editing, proofing and writing back cover/flap copy and ghostwriting.

Collaborated on long-term creative overhauls for drafted manuscripts.

Key player in the launch of the eBook division; developed web copy and managed the transition from print to digital.

Aug 2006 - Jan 2009

Sports Stringer

The Denton Record-Chronicle

Conducted interviews, writing up to 12 sports briefs each night; covered athletic events, taking after-game interviews and coverage.

Education

Education