Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne

Work History

Work History

Editor

Mi Barrio Latino Magazine

Edit all content for quality and accuracy including articles, clients’ advertisements and web content. Write articles of Hispanic interest, and cover local events including all photography for these events. Translate content from English to Spanish and vice-versa, ensuring clients‘ needs are met. Attend networking events to distribute and promote the magazine, helping it grow in popularity and reach and surpassing the competition in sales. Elevate the magazine from a Clearwater-based, Mexican-targeted magazine to a Tampa Bay-based, Latino-targeted magazine.

Jul 2010 - Present

Freelance Copy Editor

Demand Media Studios

Edit, rewrite and approve or reject content for informational websites such as eHow.com, Answerbag.com, and other similar sites to ensure style and quality are met. Provide feedback for contributors on how to rewrite their articles to ensure client specifications are satisfactory.

Aug 2010 - Oct 2010

Copywriter

Revolution Money

Create engaging and compelling copy for financial services company’s development website. Edit existing content including website copy and other written communications for grammar and accuracy. Test development website and mobile application for flaws and improvements in content, user experience and quality. Use content management system tool to populate development website and make any changes to ensure quality. Create a style guide for implementation in company communications for preserving consistency and accuracy.

May 2008 - Jun 2010

Copy Editor

Jacobs Technology

Edit content in both English and Spanish, and some Portuguese, for 6 regional Department of Defense magazines published for U.S. Northern Command, Southern Command, Central Command, African Command, European Command and Pacific Command. Ensure copy conforms to Associated Press, local and client-specific styles. Revise and rewrite translations, including translating copy in-house, ensuring the language meets the standards of the target audience. Evaluate translations for editorial approval or rejection. Create and update style guide for English and Spanish content. Write headlines and photo captions or rewrite existing headlines to engage readers. Work directly with the Art Department in editing and placing copy and evaluating target language. Revise designed layouts and flats, including photographs and artwork, for accuracy, quality and consistency. Serve as a liaison between nonfluent in English and nonfluent in Spanish editors, improving their content and communications with the client.

Apr 2007 - Apr 2008

Copywriter/Copy Editor/Marketing Coordinator

Teasdale Worldwide

Create effective campaign messaging and write supporting copy for print advertisements and collateral pieces such as brochures, flyers, tradeshow displays, etc. Write and edit copy for print and radio advertisements, collateral material and web content for clients and the company. Brainstorm and create campaigns for potential new clients, leading to the potential client eventually signing with the agency. Write press releases, execute marketing research, monitor SEO and ensure client work meets deadlines. Provide high-quality photography for company events, websites and for clients to satisfy their visual needs.

Aug 2006 - Jan 2007

Freelance Reporter

La Prensa Newspaper

Report and write articles about local issues, events and news of Hispanic interest and other newsworthy stories. Provide photography for every article submitted and published.

Education

Education

Associates

St. Peteresburg College

Skills

Skills

Photographer

Translator

Copywriter

Copy Editor

Editor

ACTFL Certificate

Copy Editor - Jacobs Technology

Copywriter - Teasdale Worldwide

Editor - Mi Barrio Latino

Freelance Reporter - La Prensa

Photography Samples

Objective

To continue advancing my career as a highly proficient and professional writer, editor and translator, providing superior quality content and communications to reputable companies, organizations and projects.

Certifications

Certifications

ACTFL Advanced High Proficiency English

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Secret

DISCO