Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Blogger & Founder

Engaging Ideas

•  Write, edit and create content for two blogs. 

•  Design appearance of blog using HTML.

•  Use Google, Blogger and WordPress Analytics to pinpoint readers and advertising strategy.

•  Incorporate Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube to improve content, drive brand awareness, engagement and traffic through social media pages.

•  Improved readership in one-month span by focusing on social media and quality content. 

Aug 2009 - May 2011

Adjunct Professor

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale

•Adapted textbook content to syllabus and institution criteria.

•Developed syllabi and content for face-to-face and online classes.

•Facilitated and guided research and critical thinking at a collegiate level.

•Instructed students in basics of rhetoric and MLA style, literary forms and writing skills.

•Evaluated performance of students.

•Collaborated on presentation for peer pedagogy improvement conference.

Aug 2007 - Jun 2009

Editor

Computer Science Corporation

•Delivered projects on time consistently.

•Copyedited and produced material for publication

•Collaborated with clients and graphic designers to design and produce material in a fast-paced, government organization under tight deadlines.

•Maintained a database of past work to use as reference.

•Used Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop. 

Education

Education

Interest

Wordpress, Blogger, Google tools & Analytics, HTML

Fiction writing, life & style blogging, cooking, yoga.

Summary

Goals:

To use my teaching and communication skills in an innovative organization that fosters education and community development.Profile:A creative writer with proven success over five years in both the education and technical writing fields. Recognized as a deadline focused, results oriented collaborator who is innovative and has well-developed critical thinking and editing skills. Can be counted on to develop and edit content in a fast-paced environment and empower creative decision-making. Problem-solver who researches, analyzes and initiates creative resolutions to achieve strong results. Values collaboration to raise the sharing of knowledge, strengthen results and speed up delivery. Well-developed writing and presentation skills honed in the academic field and demonstrated by editing and teaching experience.

Technical Skills and Results Focus:

Delivered projects on time after thorough editing, proofreading and dialogue. Improved new method of production process, resulting in significantly higher efficiency and overall reduction of errors by 98%. Developed system for teaching composition to improve research skills, critical thinking, engagement and class completion. Created online classroom and integrated multimedia tools that fostered discussion and furthered understanding.

Specialties:

Social media and networking, training, educational institutions and policy, writing and editing.

Skills

Skills

MLA & Chicago Manual of Style

More experienced with MLA, however have used Chicago in the workplace for 2 years. 

Microsoft Office Suite

Top Secret - Counter Intelligence Polygraph

USIS, Inc.