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Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Writer/Reporter & Web Curator

JMU - University Unions, Technology and Design
  • Maintain department website: promote events biweekly; update “News” and “Events Calendar” on the site
  • Produce weekly articles detailing events and news in the union
  • Contribute weekly to department blog
Jan 2011Present

E-Commerce Intern

Yarn Mountain
  • Create and edit descriptions of products on e-commerce site
  • Edit other parts of the e-commerce site: categories, attributes, meta-descriptions, and inventory
  • Improved traffic to website
May 2009Aug 2009

Office Automation Technician

U.S. Army Research Institute
  • Helped with data collections: organized packets, scanned surveys, typed up comments
  • Sorted and analyzed comments to find similar concerns among soldiers using Excel & Access
  • Performed administrative duties: filed paper work, compiled survey packets, scanned documents, and occasionally answered phones

Education

JMU Practicum - Client Liasion & Writer/Editor

For this class we were put in groups and assigned clients in the community. We worked with the client on producing promotional material.

  • Communicate via email and in-person with client on details of project
  • Write content for client’s website
Aug 2007Present

Bachelor of Science

James Madison University
Aug 2009May 2010

JMU WRTC Course - e-Vision Editor
  • Critiqued multiple student essay’s for grammar, sentence structure, and content
  • Worked with author to prepare essay for publication in the online version of e-Vision

Skills

Adobe Photoshop
Possess the ability to resize images.
Adobe Dreamweaver
Possess the ability to edit pages, add pictures, and add text.
Microsoft Office
Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Basic understanding of Access and Publisher.

Writing Samples

Interest

 -  I'm addicted to information, whether it be from the daily news show, online newspaper, or Twitter. I always want to know what is going on around me.

- I enjoy writing.

- I want a career in writing or marketing or a combination of both!

- I love traveling and visiting new places. My favorite place I have visited is Ireland.

- I visit New York City at least once a year and eventually want to live there.