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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 experience

Jan 2011Present

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 2014Present

Senior Copywriter

Via Luna Group
Sep 2011May 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.

20092011

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 2006Jan 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.

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