Professional writer/editor with four years of experience in editing and copywriting marketing materials for print and Web. Advanced rapidly to leading editorial role with growing skin care company, delivering well-written, professional materials with an in-house creative team. Transitioned to independent freelance work for diverse clients including Art and Copy Group and ASE Marketing. Motivated self-starter dedicated to diligence, timeliness and accuracy. Ardent believer in the written word as a clear and creative means of effective communication.
May 2010 - Present
Art and Copy Group
Recruited immediately upon resignation from Arbonne and awarded contract with Vemma Nutrition Company to write as needed, and edit all materials produced in-house.
- Write and edit articles and promotional materials for print and Web.
May 2010 - Present
Provide copywriting and editing services to a wide range of clientele.
- Write copy and/or proofread business cards, postcards, brochures and other marketing materials for a variety of ASE Marketing clients.
Jul 2007 - May 2010
Promoted as a result of quick learning, hard work and exceptional skills. Responsible for copywriting, editing, proofing bluelines, attending press checks and acting as Managing Editor when necessary.
- Promoted to Editor position after ten months of employment
- Averaged 30% of departmental workload each month, completing 100% of projects on schedule, 65% ahead of schedule
- Acquired additional responsibilities including copywriting and some project management activities
- Edited/wrote product marketing materials for print and Web
- Edited/wrote event materials for print and Web
- Sole copywriter/editor on a variety of large projects, including product catalogue, holiday catalogue, new product copy for Web, brochures, flyers, etc., and credit card launch copy for Web, flyers, billing statements, etc.
- Responsible for proofing bluelines and final-to-print pieces
- Attended press checks
- Acted as Managing Editor when necessary, assigning projects, signing off on all first drafts and generally promoting a smooth work flow
2008 - 2009
Coached a team of four writers to implement established tone and style while writing for MOTION. Attended monthly planning meetings and assisted Managing Editor with story assignments.
- Assisted writers with interview skills, developing MOTION voice, writing and revising stories, meeting deadlines, etc. for bi-monthly publication
- Attended lead team meetings and helped develop story ideas
2007 - 2008
Wrote feature stories and reported on recent events to promote awareness and inspiration.
- Conducted interviews and wrote feature stories for bi-monthly publication
Sep 2006 - Jul 2007
Brought on board to assist with influx of editorial work in fast-paced environment. Responsible for creation and maintenance of records and files, as well as some editing and client relations.
- Edited feature stories and photo captions
- Edited and wrote copy for product packaging
- Maintained records and files of print samples and distributed them
- Maintained records of clientele and contacted on a bi-weekly basis
- Activated Field Meetings, flyers and stories online
2006 - 2006
Wrote articles to promote inspirational Web site and/or specific products.
- Conducted research and wrote inspirational and/or promotional articles for Web site